Spring Break in Cancun Mexico
Cancun is a tropical paradise that remains one of the world’s top tourist destinations. This comes as no surprise when you consider how much Spring Break in Cancun has to offer. If you’re looking for a place with great weather, pumping nightlife, many accommodation options and some of the coolest activities in Mexico, Cancun is where you want to be.
Home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Cancun is an ideal place for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Cancun adventurers may also be interested in exploring a cenote or taking a side trip. You may also want to go golfing, fishing or play tennis. If you’re looking for something a tad tamer, Cancun also has great shopping, sun-bathing, and dining.
As far as accommodation, Cancun runs the gamut. It has everything from luxurious villas to all-inclusives and all-inclusive resorts budget hotels, you’ll be able to find something in Cacun that meets your budget and your needs.
And when it comes to nightlife, there is no better place than beautiful Cancun. There are dozens of great bars, superclubs and even lounges to ensure the perfect night out.
Cancun is located in the eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsular. It is just south of the Strait of Yucatan that divides the Mexican Gulf and the Caribbean Sea. At the other side of the Strait of Yucatan, about 400 miles from the State of Quintana Roo is Cuba. Towards the south, the Yucatan peninsula borders Belize and Guatemala.
Where Is Cancun Located
The city of Cancun is actually a few miles away from the Cancun hotel area. Most hotels are built on a long but narrow peninsula, so that they have a beach to both sides. The front side faces the Caribbean Sea, while at the other side there is large Lagoon. This area is known as the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera). The Zona Hotelera is several miles long and connected to Cancun City by a good, four lane avenue.
Spring Break in Cancun Weather
With the sun shining on average between 240 and 253 days per year, Cancun is a year-round holiday destination, although certain times of year may be more favorable than others. High season for travel falls between December and April. During these months the weather tends to be sunny, with temperatures hovering around 85ºF (30ºC) during the day and rarely dipping far below 65ºF (18ºC) at night.
Cancun Hotel Zone
The hotel zone is a narrow piece of land shaped like the number “7” and separated from the mainland by the freshwater Laguna Nichupte. Construction began in 1970 and the first hotels opened in 1974. There are now over 27,000 hotel rooms along the 17-mile stretch of beaches, according to the official Cancun tourism bureau.
Cancun International Airport is the second busiest in Mexico. Located south of the Hotel Zone, it sees an average of 800,000 passengers a month pass through its portals in the winter high season, according to the airport’s official website. The drive to the Hotel Zone takes 20 to 30 minutes.
When To Go To Cancun
With an average temperature of 80 F (27 C), average water temperature of 86 F (33 C), and 240 days of sunshine, nearly any time is a good time for a siesta. If you are looking for a high-volume party atmosphere, the best months are February and March – the peak of the American university’s spring break season. If a thrifty getaway is what you seek, late summer and early winter are most affordable. September and October should generally be avoided due to windy weather and the occasional tropical storm.
Cancun is equipped with everything from luxury all-inclusive resorts to small, quaint inns. Reservations are always suggested, but they are essential from December through April; rooms during the last week in December and the first week in January are sold out months in advance.
Many Web sites allow you to check out the various accommodations, including Cancun Hotel Guide, Mexico Web and Cancun Online.
When selecting a hotel for your spring break Cancun vacation, start with the location. Generally speaking, the Hotel Zone has mostly high-rise hotels, but this is where it’s at when it comes to partying. With the Caribbean Sea to the east, Mujeres Bay to the north, and Nichupte Lagoon in the center, almost all options in the hotel zone have some type of beachfront property. The downtown area has less expensive and more intimate hotels, but you’ll need to take a bus or taxi to get to the beach.
To narrow down your ideal hotel location further, read on for specific beaches and party spots.
Spring Break in Cancun Beaches
Cancun’s famed beaches suffered damage and erosion during Hurricane Wilma in 2005, but a $71 million effort restored them. Strong currents and undertows flow offshore and visitors should always heed warning flags at lifeguard stations–yellow, red and black flags signify rising degrees of caution with black advising visitors to stay out of the water. The safest beaches are located on the north side of the causeway leading to Cancun City. The southernmost beaches, where the newest resorts are located, have the strongest offshore current.
Student City – Spring Break in Cancun Video from last year.
A little preview of what you are in for-Please stay seated and fasten your seatbelts
Spring Break in Cancun Night Life
Coco Bongo – Dance on the floor, dance on the bar, dance wherever you are when you are at Coco Bongo, Cancun’s House of Rock & Pop – This place is LOCO!! The unique club features an entertainment design that not only includes live bands and the best in dance music, but also features extravagant stage shows. You will dance til dawn when confetti & streamers falling from the ceiling, costumes, shows and a high voltage atmosphere come together to give you a complete ‘Party Overdose!
The City – The concept is simple. We are building a place for people of all ages, both local to Cancun as well as visitors, to have a great time. The City® features a tri-level, state-of-the-art nightclub, a beach club, a lounge, a restaurant, and a terrace bar. The facade: A three dimensional city skyline, with skyscrapers, towers, and various styles of architecture. Simply, a city in the middle of Cancun’s party zone.
Dady ‘O – ” Get a Nightlife” is their motto so if you’re at Dady’O, you know you’ve got one! Dady’O is known as the techno palace of Cancun. The club is formed like a cave with tiered seating surrounding a large dance floor and stage. Famous for its extensive sound, video and psychedelic light shows, Dady’O was rated one of the top 5 dance clubs world-wide.
Senor Frogs – 100% party. A jamming dance floor and party atmosphere. Live band and recorded music. Sawdust dance floor. Good Margaritas. Can get crazy! Then throw in BBQ ribs, homemade bread, reggae band, popcorn fights, water guns and a water slide that’ll dump you right into the lagoon.
Bulldog Café – The Home of Rock & Roll! Bulldog Cafe is a fairly new nightclub in Cancun offering a new concept similar to those found in most cosmopolitan cities around the world. ‘People like you, good tunes, live concerts, celebrities, rock and roll Jacuzzi and a splendid time guaranteed for all.’ It’s a place ‘by and for musicians.’ The club features the latest audio and lighting innovations, lasers, special effects and live shows. The stage is set up so that it can be seen perfectly to everyone in the club and there is an exotic ‘Rock and Roll Jacuzzi’ available for the more untamed clientele. Bulldog Cafe will entertain and surprise you with innovative shows and the hottest rock, hip-hop, pop and alternative rhythms, rockin’ until sunrise!
Caribbean Carnival – The Crazy Caribbean Carnaval Cruise to Isla Mujeres (Island of the Women) every year is voted best Spring Break Party! From the moment you depart the dock the drinks flow freely and the music never stops while you cruise to Isla Mujeres for the wildest night of your Spring Break Vacation. Upon arrival at the island enjoy an exquisite dinner, buffet style, including fresh salads, delicious pastas, meat, chicken and fish as well as succulent desserts and tasty coffee. You will also enjoy our open bar. As dinner wraps up, the crowd moves to the amphitheater for a variety of entertainment including a wild array of games and contests organized by the entertainment staff. At the end of this beach party you will cruise back to Cancun on the Caribbean Carnaval, where fun will continue. Don’t miss the opportunity of enjoying this spectacular night with entertainment, games, dancing and live music. If you can remember… it is sure to be a night you will not soon forget.
XX Bar – XX Bar and Terrace is an open air bar decorated in a Caribbean style, with palms, palapas, hammocks, beds and jakuzzi overlooking the party zone. Offering entertainment of first level: performances, dancers, regueton live band, airdancers, djs and MCs that will make you take the party to the climax, (are you ready to party!!) the music that is enjoyed in our bar and terrace includes from classic of all the times, rock, disco music, hip-hop and electronic music, to the already famous regueton, salsa and the best music in spanish. XX Bar is an excellent place to get the night rolling, or comeback to keep it rolling.
Terrasta Bar – Located right int he heart of Cancun’s nightlife, this outdoor terrace features world renowned dj’s palying the best reggae, hip hop, r & b and reggaeton. The party continues until the last person leaves or the sun comes up…
Spring Break in Cancun Safety and Health Information
For health and safety information go to The Trip Advisor
Cancun Beach Descriptions
Cancun’s hotel zone is shaped like the number seven, as you can see from the small map to the right.
At the top of the “7” is the Bahia de Mujeres – the northern end of the hotel zone. Beaches here are beautiful turquoise-blue with white sand, shallow for some distance out, and have little or no surf, making them great for swimming, snorkeling and other water sports.
To the right of the “7” is the Caribbean sea. The beaches here also have beautiful turquoise waters and white sand, and also have surf. Be especially careful on these beaches fronting the open Caribbean, where the undertow can be quite dangerous at times. In general, the best Caribbean-side beaches are found from the Sheraton and south.
To the left of the “7”is the Nichupte Lagoon. It is a salt-water lagoon, and is generally not good for swimming. During the day, the Nichupte becomes a water sports haven, and many marinas offer jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, parasailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, and jungle tours.
Yes, there are even crocodiles in parts of the lagoon! However, Cancun’s crocodiles are non-aggressive species that feed on fish and other small wildlife. It is estimated that no more than twenty-five adult crocodiles live in the 5,000-hectare-lagoon system, most of them in areas distant from tourist activities except where they are fed by restaurants as a tourist attraction.
Cancun Public Beach Access
While all beaches in Cancun are technically public (owned by the government), you may not be able to access the beach by walking through a hotel, which is private property. Visitors staying in hotels that are not on the beach can access the beaches at any of the 10 public-access entries to the beach.
Playa Ballenas – Public entrance is a sidewalk along the Meridien Hotel wall fence. Incredible views, and peaceful sunbathing. Keep an eye on the warning flags, however, as the currents can be quite dangerous any time of the year. At kilometer 14 in the Hotel Zone, in between Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc.
Playa Caracol/Playa Las Palmas – Entrance is hard to locate. Go through the small wood gate next to Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. Also accessible through Xcaret bus terminal. Near Punta Cancun, ideal for children or beginner swimmers. One of the nicer beaches because of its flat shallow sand bed. Located at 8.5 km in the Hotel Zone.
Playa Chac Mool – Public entrance is across the street from Señor Frog’s. Public beach with changing area, handy restaurants. Be advised however that the currents are strong and it’s tempting to wade too far out into the shallow water. Good water sports area – sail-boarding, water skiing and parasailing. Located kilometer 10 in the Hotel Zone, near Punta Cancun.
Playa Delfines – Peaceful sunbathing and breathtaking views. However it also offers dangerous swimming conditions in the strong surf and sometimes treacherous currents. There are some stone benches for sitting and contemplating the sea, but no other facilities. At kilometer 18 in the Hotel Zone, near Punta Nizuc.
Playa Juventud – Here is a nice place for swimming and a good place for water sports. Located off of Kukulcan Boulevard at km. 3 in the Hotel Zone.
Playa Langosta – Excellent swimming. Situated in the middle of the north end of the Hotel Zone and facing Bahia de Mujeres, you can find some of the best swimming that Cancun has to offer at Playa Langosta. Lots of beach restaurants and bars. Located at km. 5 of the Hotel Zone. A dock with shuttles to Isla Mujeres and other tours located here too
Playa Las Perlas – Another nice place for swimming and a good place for water sports. There are restaurants and bars on the beach. It is located at kilometer 2.5 in the Hotel Zone.
Playa Linda – Excellent swimming. Close to downtown and facing Bahia de Mujeres. Some of the best swimming in all of Cancun. Restaurants, changing rooms. Playa Linda’s dock is the departure point for submarine and dive tours. Located at kilometer 4 in the Hotel Zone.
Playa Marlin – Public entrance behind Kukulcan Plaza. Sunbather’s delight. Well known for its incredible, expansive views and peaceful sunbathing. Keep an eye on the warning flags however, as the currents can be dangerous. Located at kilometer 13 in the Hotel Zone, in between Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc.
Playa Tortugas – Public entrance is next to Fat Tuesday’s. Good swimming here, and perfect for water sports. A number of restaurants and refreshment bars located here too. Located at kilometer 6.5 in the Hotel Zone. Dock offering shuttles to Isla Mujeres and other tours
Spring Break Fashion in Cancun
As always the main weapon of choice for Spring Break is the Bikini and the skimpier the better.
Vibrant solids and animal prints are in this year in a host of brilliant colors.
The first item getting top 10 points is the thong bikini and g string bikinis. The leopard print g string is among the most popular as seen on the cover of Bikini Magazine. You can count on thousands of thong clad girls strutting their stunning figures at the beach, poolside and parties.
Leopard Teeny G-String
Teeny Taffy G-String
Barcelona Thong Bikini
Panama City Bikini
Tangy Taffy Tie
Bare Bones Bikini
Sexy Straps Bikini
Gold Chic Braided
Jazzy Metallic Tie
The underwire bikini has aggressively grown in popularity and mix and match tops and bottoms are in.
Beach Blanket Underwire
Island Fever Belted
Black and White Calypso
The one item that has shown the most increase in popularity is the super sexy one piece thong that seems to have taken hold as a super sexy beach fashion swimsuit.
As for cover ups, low rise pants, and sheer see through cover ups are in offering protection from the afternoon sun.
The one cover up that is really going to be popular this year is the floor length tie sarong and tie top. Sales on this fashion item have already topped the charts for this upcoming spring break season.