?? Cancun Travel Guide ?? | Travel better in MEXICO!

?? Cancun Travel Guide ?? | Travel better in MEXICO!

We are in Mexico bringing you our travel guide
to Cancun! Cancún is Mexico’s most famous tourist
resort, sitting on the Caribbean coast in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana
Roo. It’s famous for having colourful nightlife
and flashy all-inclusive hotels, but there is another side to this region and we’re going
to show you why it’s worth exploring. Take a couple of hours drive from the city and
witness Mayan culture, historical ruins, striped back beaches, and nature in all its beauty.
Sound tempting ….? Well, we’re here to show you how you can turn your trip into a
real adventure! We’re bringing you all the essential information
to travel better, from food, money, transport, and things to do. But first how to get here … It’s easy to fly to Cancun from the UK.
We flew direct flight from London Gatwick, which will take roughly 10 hours. As it’s
a long journey booking a lounge at the airport can be a good idea, we went into Club Rooms
and had breakfast before our flight. Take a look at our website for prices. If you have a British passport you won’t
need a visa to enter the country. You will, however, be asked to fill out a landing card
before passing through customs. It is really important to keep this card safe as you’ll
need to it to leave the country. If you don’t, you will have to pay a fine. Cancun is really tourist friendly and many
of the airport hotel packages will include an airport transfer, but ig you’re doing
it on your own then your best bet is to pre-book a private airport taxi. If you’re on a budget there are always public
buses that run every half an hour from the main air terminal, to the big downtown Cancun
bus station. From there you can take a cab or the Number 1 bus which runs very frequently
to the strip. I highly recommend travelling outside of Cancun
to experience real Mexican culture. Most hotels will include transfers with their excursion
packages, ut if you’re doing it your own way then don’t panic there are plenty on
transport options on offer. One of the most popular options is to book an ADO bus. They
are the Mexican version of Megabus or Greyhound so you can expect air con and wifi on board.
The ADO buses run to all tourist locations such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. So another option is to jump in a Collectivo,
so these are 10 – 16 seater air conditioned mini buses, that locals and tourists use.
The great thing is they tend to be a bit cheaper and run more often that buses.
Or finally you can do what we did, and hire a private driver. So we booked through out
hotel last night, and it’s cost us about £60 for the day. But he’s taken us to Coba
and the Cenotes so I think it’s well worth the money. And as for getting around Cancun town, taking
the local bus is really simple. The R1 and R2 run through the hotel zone to downtown
and come every 5minuets. They can be used to get to the beach, and also into town if
you want to explore the market. A single ticket costs 11 pesos, this part of Mexico is built
fir tourists, and actually has the largest police presence in the whole of the county,
but it always pays to be vidulent. So here are our top tips for staying safe
in and around Cancun! 1. Watch out for pick pockets
2. The tap water might not be safe, so only use bottled water.
3. Avoid using Uber, the rules for using this service are a bit of a grey area in Cancun
and we where advised by a local to always stick with the regulated taxi companies.
4. And finally don’t leave your drink unattended in clubs or bars.
5. If you want beaches and nightlife then Cancun
has it in abundance, but there’s so much more to explore outside of the City that is
totally unique to Mexico, so here’s our favourites. Visit one of the seven wonders of the world,
Chichen Itza a famous Mayan Ruin just two hours from Cancun. Most hotels will organise
excursion packages here, although the ruins are a tourist haven here it’s worth checking
out. The main pyramid El Castilo is very impressive,
we got there early to avoid the crowds and the heat.
Cool off in a Cenote, you’ll find loads of these natural water caves around in the
area. The water is super refreshing, and great fun to jump into. A tip is to hire a private
driver to take you to the best Cenotes. So here’s a little tip for when planning
your trip to the Cenotes, try to avoid going on a Sunday, it’s a free day for locals
and can get really busy! Coba is less developed than other Mayan ruins,
but actually the most exciting! As you can hire bikes and peddle through the jungle surrounding
the ruins. A big plus is the you can climb the tallest ruin in Mexico at 42 meters high,
120 steps up, and the perfect place for a selfie with stunning views.
Ok, we’re half way up, and it’s getting steep, but the views are looking pretty nice!
So apparently the Mayans said that the pyramids where the closest thing to heaven once you
get to the top. So let’s hope that they were right!
Ok, I’m going to keep going! Tulum is around a 2 hour drive from Chitchen
Itza and Cancun, it’s right on the Carrabien coat of seven miles of white sand, and clear
blue sea. I loved the laid back vibes to this costal town, everything seemed very local
with cute boutique hotels and shops. Isla Mujeres is a small island that’s just
a twenty minuet boat ride from Canucn, and makes for a great day trip.
There’s so much to do on this island, try snorkelling, visit a turtle sanctuary, enjoy
the beaches, and head to Puerto Juarez most easily point in Mexico! We hired a golf buggy
to get around, and it was so much fun! And finally, try some of the local food, some
hotels with have Mexican restaurants, but the food in Downtown Cancun is mainly American
chains. So if you want to try real local cuisine,
head to market 23 or 28, for genuine Mexican food. I’m with Yuri from the Travel Foundation
and she’s going to take us through some Mexican language! So thank you very much for
joining us! You’re very welcome.
So what’s the difference between Mexican Spanish and Spanish?
Well it’s pretty much the accent, we have as far as I know, in Mexico we have a very
natural accent, so I’ve hears from travellers that if they’re coming to Mexico and learning
Spanish, they feel like this is heaven, because it’s easier to understand. So to begin with, very easy! A huge thankyou to Yuri from the Travel Foundation
for taking the time with me to teach us some Spanish. The Travel Foundation is a charity
supported by Holiday extras, that help and promote sustainable tourism in countries like
Mexico. For more details on the projects here’ follow the link in the description below! The Mexican currency is Pesos, but plenty
of places in Cancun will accept American Dollas, now if you’re paying in American Dollas,
always except change back in American Dollas not pesos, otherwise you probably will get
short changed! As a rule of thumb it’s probably always
best to just pay in Pesos if you’re using change. How expensive will your stay be in Cancun?
Well here’s a look back at our costs during our time here in Mexico.
Our return flights cost £557 each direct from British Airways.
Our world wide Travel Insurance was £16 per person for standard cover with Holiday Extras.
Our Holiday Extras transfer was £35 for a four seater car one way to Tulum.
A hotel room in Tulum cost us £57 per night. These enchiladas in Cancun cost 110 pesos.
Entrance to Chichen Itzá cost us 242 pesos. Entrance to the famous Ik Il Cenote is 80
pesos. The return ferry to Isla Mujeres was 450 pesos
per person. And finally entrance to the Coba Ruins was
100 pesos each. If you want to be sure of conversion rates
then we recommend using XE.com, or download the app. And as our time in Mexico comes to an end,
don’t forget to subscribe for more destinations, tips and videos! As we’ve got loads more
travel content to come! So that brings us to the end of our time in
Mexico, my advice is to get out there, explore Chitchen Itza, Coba and my personal favourite
being Tulum! It’s only a two hour drive from Cancun, and definitely worth it for the
beautiful beaches and a little bit more Mexican culture!

89 thoughts on “?? Cancun Travel Guide ?? | Travel better in MEXICO!

  1. Hello Holiday Extras Travel Guides! We love your videos and would love to share your travel insights with travelers looking to venture out. We will credit your amazing videos!


  2. Hey! Great video! We are planning ​a trip soon. I can see that you carried a drone! Question: I have a DJI Mavic Pro. Was there anything you had to pay for taking that drone through customs? It'll be great if you could give us more information on that!

  3. Nice video BUT it has turned into a HUGE FLEE Market where EVER you go. Taxi drivers will OVER Charge you, Hotel Managements are RUDE as hell (Hotel Casa Maya), beach vendors will TRY to sell you a $1 dollar item for $10 or more. How do I know all this.I was there just 2 weeks ago. this was my last trip to Mexico..

  4. Cancun is extremely dangerous. Don't kid yourself. Dead bodies end up on the very Beach she's filming from! Fair warning!

  5. Awesome video!  Went there last April with my family, definitely do the pyramid ruins, as well as Coba!!  if you go, do XPLOR!!  The best excursion … so fun!!

  6. I'm there 2-3 times a year. Very safe place by the way. People who say its dangerous are not street smart. Every place is dangerous if you're dumb. Chicago is more dangerous and again its not if your not oblivious.

  7. Chicos que buen canal tenéis quedamos suscritos le damos nuestro apoyo, estamos en contacto, saludos desde las Islas Canarias España

  8. Echa un vistazo a mi nuevo video, me fui de Pata de Perro a Isla Mujeres

  9. Hi from Montreal. Just got back from Cancun with my girlfriend. I really loved it there and will go back for sure! Next time, I will go to Isla Mujeres.

  10. 60 pounds a day for the driver?, they done you up like a Kipper. You can get it for a mere 10 pounds a day m8

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  15. wow, I'm currently living in Cancun and she did a great job with her recommendations! From safety tips to cost to transportation to sight seeing. Everything! very impressive!

  16. Hi I’m going there in July. Our flight will make a short pit stop at Miami airport. Do I need a US transit visa? I have a uk bio metric passport. Thanks in advance

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  19. what music did you use? please answer, im going to cancun in 5 days and wanna make an edit with this music!!!

  20. I'm from Syria my dream to visit Mexicoooooooooooo and to taco and to get a girlfriend ??????????????????????????????????

  21. does cenotes have boxes to leave belongings? where should I leave my stuff (with wallet etc) while swimming in cenotes? Or it's so safe that I shouldn't be worry?

  22. Don't ever purchase anything from DON TEQUILA. In August we went to Cancun and took the ferry to isla mujeres…. While there we went to Don tequila…. We purchased 2 bottles of tequila for 1400 pesos approx 70 USD. However when I checked my bank statement they took 1400 USD. When I went back to them they all of a sudden Couldn't understand English, they pretended to call their bank to have the situation rectified however to no avail. We left the store and on our way to the police some other tourists advised us to go to the tourista and file a complaint. They were very helpful and allowed us to call our bank to lodge a report. But our bank advised that the transaction was completed and when we return to our country we must Make a formal report. BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE!

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  24. FYI, from a native Spanish speaker, Mexican Spanish does NOT have a neutral accent. Try Colombian or Costa Rican Spanish for that. Also, Mexican Spanish uses far more slang than any other Spanish-speaking country so be aware that any colloquial phrases that you are taught might not be understood by other Spanish speakers.

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  26. We just got back from Cancun and I recently uploaded a sick cinematic travel video to go with it! Cancun is definitely the place to be so I encourage everyone to take a trip over there, if you want to get some travel vibes or see what to expect then for sure check out my video if you are interested if not then for sure book your tickets anyway and have an amazing trip! 😀


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  29. great video and advice except for UBER… it's perfectly safe and cheaper than any other options, I always use UBER in Mexico

  30. Great video!! We have been there recently too! We love this country so much!
    Please take a look at our channel to see our vlogs and tips about Mexico 🙂

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