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Where to stay in Cancun

If you're a first time visitor to Cancun, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Cancun.

What's the best area of Cancun to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Cancun are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Along the Yucatan here, there are several options in addition to the two most famous, being Cancun and Playa del Carmen: Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Tulum."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Cancun?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Cancun, here's a list to get you started.

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Ami Wuschnig from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where to stay/ What to do in Playa del Carmen  (1 answer)

profile  Jenna Rayburn from Providence asked:
What are the most popular areas to stay in Cancun?  (8 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Cancun.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Cancun? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Cancun?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Cancun locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Cancun.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Cancun? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Cancun.

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