Cancun Hotel Zone (Avenida Kukulkan) Tours
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Avenida Kukulkan, also known as Cancun’s Hotel Zone, is a pulsing thoroughfare lined with oceanfront resorts that separate the Caribbean Sea from the Nichupte Lagoon. This long, flat strip is home to some of Cancun’s best shopping, dining, and nightlife. From Avenida Kukulkan, various paths lead out to a limitless stretch of white sand.
If you’re vacationing in Cancun, chances are you’ll end up at one of the resorts along Avenida Kukulkan. There’s lots to see and do here, including shopping, surfing, and more. After dark, visitors flock to Party Center, right in the middle of the Hotel Zone, to drink and dance the night away at Cancun’s hottest clubs.
Party-goers who want to avoid the hassle of planning transport can opt for a skip-the-line nightlife tour that includes unlimited drinks plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
Things to Know Before You Go
- English is widely spoken in almost all of the tourist areas.
- Paths leading out to the beach are easy to spot from Avenida Kukulkan.
- Remember to bring sun protection and water, as the strip and beaches offer little shade.
- Get a taste of Maya culture at the Cancun Maya Museum and San Miguelito.
How to Get There
There are several ways to reach Avenida Kukulkan, located just minutes from downtown. Most visitors arrive by airport transfer, taxi, or public transport—the R1 or R2 buses travel the length of the Hotel Zone. If you’re driving, head eastbound on Avenida Coba and continue straight through the intersection with Avenida Bonampak.
When to Get There
Cancun can be visited year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, and the weeks before and after Easter are also some of the busiest. Other times of year are less crowded. From May to October, expect higher-than-average humidity and a chance of wet weather.
Cancun Maya Museum
While it may not be the most authentic corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, Avenida Kukulkan does offer pockets of culture. At Km 16.5, the Maya Museum showcases centuries-old artifacts from ancient Maya sites throughout the Yucatan region. The museum sits alongside a patch of jungle with a small group of well-preserved Maya ruins known as San Miguelito.
Address: Blvd. Kukulcán, Cancún, Q.R. Mexico 77500, Mexico
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Cancun Hotel Zone (Avenida Kukulkan)
Pair Mayan-ruins sightseeing with shopping on this combo tour from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Discover the archaeological site of El Meco, and learn about its historical role in trade. Move on to an artisanal craft market, Celso at Market 28, in the heart of Cancun. Visit Cancun landmarks and highlights, including the Tequila Museum. Snap frame-worthy photos of Cancun’s coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. Entrance fees, tequila tasting, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Explore the natural attractions, shops, and culture of Cancun on a guided city tour that takes in the top attractions as well as the hidden treasures missed by most tourists. This tour is ideal for travelers who want to see all the highlights without worrying about the logistics of traveling from one site to the next. Plus, get tips on the best spots for shopping and photos from your guide.
The Yucatán Peninsula is rich with archeological treasures and natural wonders, but not all visitors want to spend the whole day sightseeing. This private tour of Cancun offers the ideal compromise – marvel at the Mayan ruins of El Meco, check off the highlights of Cancun, and visit the Tequila Museum, then shop for souvenirs and duty-free bargains at Cancun’s shopping malls and artisan markets.
Great savings with this combo. 2 days of activities: Visit Tulum, Mayan cenote, and Playa del Carmen in one day and go shopping to Cancun another day. Great experiences bundle at the best price. Returning to your hotel after each tour.
Discover the best of Cancun! Why the city was named Kan Kun (Snake’s nest)? How were mayans related to it? Enjoy the cultural and iconic attractions of interest. Cancun is not just hotels, party and resorts. It has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. You will see the most important Cancun Downtown sights, Parque de las Palapas, Cristo Rey Church City Hall, Avenida Nader, the world famous Boulevard Kukulcan, Playa Delfines and the best Souvenir Market. Discover the local and authentic side of the youngest city in Mexico, in the most privileged point of the Caribbean.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Cancun Hotel Zone (Avenida Kukulkan)?
The best ways to experience Cancun Hotel Zone (Avenida Kukulkan) are:
- Cancun City Tour and Shopping
- Cancun City Tour Around Downtown and Turistic Hightlights
- Private Cancun Shopping and City Tour
- 2 days Combo Tulum Ruins with Playa del Carmen Tour and Cancun Shopping
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