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Flights to Cancun

Find beautiful beaches, ancient ruins and underground rivers in this diverse Mexican city

When you book your flights to Cancun, you'll find a city designed with beach life in mind – and with good reason. These are some pretty special beaches. The glittering Caribbean Sea and mile upon mile of pristine white sand make Cancun the ultimate destination to relax by day and party by night.

While it boasts all the comforts of a modern Mexican beach holiday, Cancun is also surrounded by history. And if the mystery of the Mayan ruins doesn’t tempt you from your sun bed, the diving, golf and high-end designer shopping just might.

Play video Cancun video guide Check out our video guide to Cancun, showcasing all the beaches, ruins, tequilas and sombreros that Cancun has to offer.

Cancun video guide

Check out our video guide to Cancun, showcasing all the beaches, ruins, tequilas and sombreros that Cancun has to offer.

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Let your hair down

If you're looking to let off some steam on holiday, you've come to the right place. Head to the island’s top nightclubs for amazing light shows, chic surroundings and a generous supply of live jazz, salsa and rock music. Our blog has tips for where to stay to make the most of Cancun's winter sun.

Beautiful ruins

Archaeology buffs will want to check out the Yucatan Peninsula. It's within easy travelling distance and made for exploring palaces, pyramids and numerous other historical sites. For something different, Cancun's underwater museum should definitely be on your list of things to see.

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Meet a Whale Shark

The memory of seeing sharks, sting rays and dolphins glide through the water will last much longer than your tan. Luckily for us, these sharks are known as the gentle giants of the ocean. We reckon the best time to catch them in action is May to September.

Make a splash

For total escapism, hike or swim in complete silence through Rio Secreto’s incredible underground river system. Don’t forget to marvel at the huge stalactites and stalagmites along the way. There are great scuba diving spots too – head to our blog to find out more.

Be taken for a ride

There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Cancun to keep kids entertained. Take a horse riding trip where you'll follow a gentle trail as it winds through the jungle, ending up at the beautiful shoreline.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Cancun International Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Cancun from London Gatwick is approximately 10 hours and 10 minutes.

Local currency

The Mexican Peso is the currency of Cancun, but the US Dollar is also widely accepted.

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Local transport

The cheapest way to get around Cancun is by bus. Buses run frequently throughout the day and cover both tourist areas and regions where locals live. Taxis are also available widely across Cancun, but be aware that prices may vary if taking a taxi from the street rather than booking at your hotel.


The electricity supply is 110 volts in Cancun. The main plug socket types are North American grounded and non-grounded plugs. Standard British plugs will need an adapter.