Discover Cancun’s amazing beaches and rich Mayan heritage with British Airways

03 October 2017

Head to Cancun with British Airways and experience the holiday of a lifetime!

Whether you’re relaxing on idyllic white-sand beaches, trying your hand at water sports in the shimmering waters of the Caribbean Sea or exploring the area's numerous Mayan archaeological sites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in sun-kissed Cancun.

With regular non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Cancun Airport every week, it’s even easier to escape to sunny Mexico at a time that suits you!


Sights to see in spectacular Cancun

Idyllically located on Mexico’s breathtaking Yucatan peninsula, Cancun offers more than your average Caribbean holiday. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break, world-renowned nightlife or ancient culture, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Cancun!


Blissful beaches and crystal-clear waters

Soak up the sun on powder-soft white sands and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkel with the myriad of brightly-coloured fish around the spectacular barrier reef or relax under a coconut tree with a piña colada in hand. In Cancun, you can enjoy your holiday at your pace!  


Exhilarating adventures

With so many incredible places to discover, Mexico is an adventurer’s dream! Head to the remarkable Xcaret Park and swim with dolphins, explore underground rivers and take a musical journey through Mexico’s rich past. Meet monkeys and feed crocodiles at Crococun Zoo, and whizz over jungle trees on a zip wire at the exhilarating Xplor. For a more relaxed place, take a leisurely dip in one of the legendary waterlogged cenotes or hop aboard a submarine-style glass-bottom boat and embark on a magical underwater journey through the coral reef of Punta Nizuc - the second-largest coral reef in the world!


Superb shopping

Indulge yourself with a luxury shopping experience in one of Cancun’s chic boutiques! Feel like you’re in Venice at the canal-encircled La Isla mall in the glitzy Hotel Zone, enjoy the VIP treatment on Luxury Avenue, or shop at Forum by the Sea before staying to dance the night away at the world-famous CoCo Bongo club! For handmade arts and crafts, the ever-evolving boutiques and markets on Playa del Carmen’s cosmopolitan Fifth Avenue are the place to be.


Thriving nightlife

Cancun’s glittering Hotel Zone and the lively resort of Playa del Carmen will not disappoint if you’re looking for iconic nightlife. Whizz down the pool waterslide and sip mojitos at Señor Frog’s, and dance to an eclectic mix of sounds featuring laser shows at top nightspot, Dady’O. Plus, no trip to Cancun would be complete without a couple of Margaritas at the world-renowned CoCo Bongo nightclub. With its spectacular shows, mesmerising high-tech light shows and live cover music, it’s one-of-kind entertainment at its finest!


The gateway to the ancient Mayan world

The Yucatan peninsula is an area of rich cultural heritage, home to incredible Mayan monuments and ancient temples. Marvel at the incredible El Castillo pyramid at Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, visit the breathtaking walled city of Tulúm, gaze in awe at the spectacular ‘Pyramid of the Magician’ at Uxmal, cruise down Mayan-carved rivers at Muyil, and explore the stunning Mayan ruins of Coba. Holidaying in Cancun, you’ll be ideally placed to soak up Mexico’s rich cultural heritage and discover the wonders of the ancient Mayan world. 


Flying to Cancun with British Airways

With non-stop flights departing from London Gatwick to Cancun Airport each week, you could be sunning yourself in spectacular Cancun in no time with British Airways!

With an average flying time of eight and a half hours, British Airways’ friendly and professional cabin crew will take care of everything from take-off to landing, allowing you to relax and make the most of every minute of your holiday. Sit back and enjoy complimentary dining, a full bar service and the latest in-flight entertainment as you make your way to sun-drenched Mexico.

Flying with British Airways, you’ll also enjoy a handy 23kg baggage allowance and online and mobile check-in facilities. Cancun Airport is located approximately twenty kilometres from the main Hotel Zone, so you can catch a taxi from the terminal building and arrive at your beachside resort in around 20 minutes. Alternatively, a number of shuttle services are available, which can be easily arranged at the airport or by your Cancun hotel.


Whether you’re looking for a romantic beach break for two, a fun-filled family adventure or the ultimate getaway with friends, Cancun has a lot more to offer than just relaxing on a beach! Speak to your Travel Counsellor today to plan your magical Mexican getaway!

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