Beach umbrellas on a beach in Cancun, Mexico

Perched on the north-east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, with long strips of beach and views over the Caribbean Sea, Cancun deserves its status as an iconic holiday destination. But this place is more than just powdery sand and turquoise water. Famous for its Spring Break parties and pulsating nightlife, Cancun also offers a genuine Mexican experiences of warm hospitality, ancient Mayan ruins, authentic cuisine and small local bars. What’s more, shopaholics will be in their element here.

Popular Cancun Holidays

Lively, vibrant and epitomised by its platinum sand and azure waters, Cancun is the perfect spot to unwind. And if you want something more, it offers plenty too – there’s the nearby Chichen Itza, arguably one of the most well-known Mayan sites in the world, as well as the La Isla Shopping Village, if you’re looking for some retail therapy. However you want to spend your time, our range of beach holidays called Escapes has you covered, incorporating hand-picked accommodation and flights. Chat to one of our Travel Experts to start planning your dream getaway to Cancun.                                                    

Cancun Holiday Types

Mexico’s party capital has heaps to offer beyond its up-all-night lifestyle – namely great beaches, fantastic hotels and some incredible cultural experiences. There’s something for every type of traveller, so start planning your trip to Cancun with our holiday types below:

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More about Cancun

Currency: Mexican peso

Language: Spanish, English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required, however typhoid and hepatitis a are recommended.

Getting there

Flight time: London to Cancun flight time is around 11 hours

Airport: Cancun International Airport

Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa

Top 3 Things to Do in Cancun

  • Head out on the water in search of whale sharks
  • Laze on the beaches of nearby Isla Mujeres
  • Take a day trip to the UNESCO-listed Chichen Itza

Why Book Your Cancun Holiday with Flight Centre

Cancun Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Cancun resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a Cancun holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance service.