10 Cancun Resorts and Hotels That Offer a European Plan

Cancun’s Hotel Zone is home to some 100 resorts, most of which are completely all inclusive, which means the price of your room includes meals, drinks and entertainment.  Many visitors love to travel on an all inclusive plan, but others prefer to take the European plan (ep) route, which means the price only includes a room and possibly a continental breakfast. This gives guests an opportunity to experience the local dining scene.

The Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach is located just steps from Cancun’s Party Center, which boasts nightlife, shopping and dining. This resort is practically perfection, from the rooms to the restaurants to the pool and beach. The Krystal Cancun and Cancun Clipper Club are all also located adjacent to the Party Center. Cancun Clipper Club is a great option for budget-conscious travelers, as is the Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas.

The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort is a superb choice for those wishing to go non all inclusive as many suites have kitchens. At sister resort Westin Resort & Spa guests can also choose a European plan for the duration of their stay.

The Ritz-Carlton and both of Cancun’s Marriott resorts, the JW and the CasaMagna are other excellent options for those who prefer to travel on a European plan.



The Krystal Grand Punta Cancun is located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, just steps away from the Party Center, restaurants and shopping. The Krystal's pool area and beach are gorgeous and the views from the oceanfront rooms are...  Read More



This resort is located smack in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone at km 9 across from the convention center on the lagoon. This is the perfect place for travelers that want a budget vacation with a European plan. Continental breakfast is...  Read More



This 220-room property is located on the beach in Cancun's Hotel Zone, but it is also very close to downtown Cancun, which makes it a great homebase for checking out restaurants, nightlife, and shopping in both sections of town. Holiday Inn...  Read More

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The Krystal Cancun is just steps away from Cancun's Party Center and shopping and dining and even a bus stop if you do want to venture further from the resort. The hotel boasts three restaurants, three bars, a panoramic pool with swim-up bar and...  Read More



The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun is located at the far end of the Hotel Zone at km 20. With its gorgeous beach and four pools, guests will always find a place to soak up the Caribbean sun. The resort is home to the Heavenly Spa, WestinWorkout...  Read More



Travel magazines, like Travel & Leisure, often rate Marriott CasaMagna Cancun Resort as one of the best hotels in Cancun. This AAA Four Diamond resort has 450 guest rooms & suites (416 guest rooms and 34 suites) and is very popular with...  Read More



This upscale resort is great for families, couples, or singles. The pool area is lovely, the rooms are well-appointed & nicely decorated, and the staff is outgoing and attentive. All guest rooms and suites have an ocean view. Guests that...  Read More

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This elegant beachfront resort is one of Cancun's finest hotels and it has received the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award each year, for more than two decades. Ritz-Carlton properties are known for their outstanding service and that's exactly what...  Read More



The Westin Lagunamar is located just across the street from the largest outdoor shopping and entertainment center in Cancun, La Isla. Spacious, richly furnished studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas feature ocean views, provide full...  Read More



Grand Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach Cancun is located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, just steps away from the Party Center, on a calm, white sand beach with turquoise blue water. Grand Coral Beach is one of Cancun's largest, oldest and...  Read More


Meet Kristin Busse

After vacationing in Mexico many times, Kristin decided to move to Cancun "for a year". That was in 2001.

Kristin grew-up in Michigan and studied Communications at Michigan State University....  More About Kristin