Cancun’s heart is the city’s downtown, where locals and travelers unite around the food stalls and shops of central Parque Las Palapas. The city is also known for its nightlife, and a number of waterfront clubs light up the after-hours scene in the area’s Hotel Zone.

    Quieter spots are also plentiful in Cancun, ideal for tranquil days on the beach. On the south side, you’ll find the serene blue waters of Puerto Morelos. Just a ferry-hop away, visit the white-sand beaches of Isla Mujeres and the deep-sea sculptures of the MUSA Underwater Museum of Art nearby.

    Where & what to eat in Cancun

    • 10 Great Restaurants in Cancun

      This collection of great restaurants in Cancun shows that the Mexican city is awash with cool places to enjoy authentic local dishes as well as exquisite international fare. As the tourism epicentre of the ever-popular Yucatán Peninsula, this fun-loving city knows how to cater to a variety of palates. But the culinary competition is fierce throughout Cancun, both...

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