We arrived in Cancun at night and made our way to our hotel – a slightly stressful experience, as we couldn’t find the cheap bus and instead were followed around the airport by men who were very keen for us to use their shuttle services! We finally found a shuttle for a reasonable price and made our way to our hotel. It always feels much more difficult arriving places in the dark – much harder to orientate ourselves and work out what is what!
Unlike most of the people on holiday in Cancun, we opted to stay in the city instead of at the beach – we managed to find a nice hotel only a few minutes walk away from the bus to the beach and from yummy Mexican food for about a quarter of the price of staying on the beach. Cancun has a reputation for being really touristy, but by staying in town we managed to avoid a lot of this (we were pretty much the only tourists we saw in our area!) We stayed in Cancun for five nights, and had an awesome time at the beach, swimming and sunbathing. It was really nice to relax in such a stunning setting.
One of the highlights of our time in Cancun was a day trip to Tulum, ancient Mayan ruins perched next to a stunning beach. We took a public bus down to the ruins then explored – it was incredible to swim at the foot of these ruins in clear turquoise water. The nearby beach was also gorgeous – we really loved Tulum and would like to come back here again.