When otherworldly scenery collides with unbridled capitalism, the results can be extraordinary—which explains the droves of happy visitors patronizing Marriott’s Cancun hotels each year. With its turquoise waters, white-coral beaches, water recreations and swank accommodations, Cancun shines as one of the world’s premier resort destinations.
First settled by the Mayans a millennium ago, this coastal paradise remained relatively unknown until declared a city in 1974. Designed by government officials seeking to emulate the success of Acapulco, the city boasts a pre-planned (and glitzy) “Hotel Zone.”
Enjoy live music, fine dining and shopping before venturing out to some of the world’s most extraordinary beaches. Soak up the rays on Langosta or Tortugas, and then disco the night away at one of the Zone’s chic nightclubs. Swim with the dolphins at (lovely) Isla Mujeres, or grab your courage—and your sun block—and try parasailing.
Not far from your Cancun hotel, you’ll discover there’s even more to the Yucatan Peninsula. Two Mayan ruins sites are nearby, one boasting an ancient Mayan Sun Temple. For sunny, sandy fun, book your Marriott Cancun resort hotel accommodations.