The Mexican resort community of Cancun is often thought of as a party destination, with a renowned nightlife that made it popular for those seeking some action.

But there’s another side of Cancun that makes it worth spending your next holiday there. In a time when crowds are discouraged and health and safety are top of mind, Cancun remains an ideal vacation destination.

Cancun is located on the eastern coast of Mexico, on the Caribbean sea, and is one of the world’s most beautiful beach destinations. You can’t go wrong with time spent relaxing on the white sandy beaches and dipping into the clear blue-green waters.

white sandy beaches

And there are excursions that give you a chance to see the area, once home to the Mayan civilization. Explore the Mayan archaeological site of El Rey, which has dozens of stone structures, including a Mayan temple. Outside the temple you may see iguanas, lizards, crabs, and even turtles.

Maya ruin El Rey archaeological site aerial view, Cancun, Quintana Roo QR, Mexico.

Snorkeling is beautiful in the calm waters of the Nichupte Lagoon, or if you’re into diving, visit the man-made statues in the Cancun Underwater Museum.

There are some stunning resorts in Cancun, too, which will make your vacation even better.

Those looking for an adults only beachfront experience with fabulous food, superb service and first-class spa experiences can stay at the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Lagoon of Bahia Petempich.

Woman swimming in freestyle pool.

This resort is ideal for singles, couples, or groups of friends, where you can balance excitement and relaxation. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment at Pevonia®, visit the energy pool, and savor gourmet dining at 10 trendy restaurants and nine bars and lounges. The resort features three horseshoe shaped buildings and sections, each with their own unique personality and vibe.

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Those traveling as a family can choose the Now Emerald Cancun, situated in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone between the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. The 427 rooms and suites feature garden, lagoon and ocean views, and there are eight restaurants and seven bar options, including a non-alcoholic bar for teens, kid-friendly menus and more.

Beach Aerial

The Now Emerald Cancun has activities for every age, from land and water activities to a relaxing spa by Pevonia®, three beautiful pools, kids and teens clubs, and adults-only designated areas.

Both of these resorts are part of the Unlimited Vacation Club, so they have stringent health and safety protocols in place as part of the CleanComplete Verification™ program. From check-in to room cleaning, to sanitation of common areas and dining locations, to behind-the-scenes processes, these resorts ensure safety for guests and staff.

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So it’s time to explore the other side of Cancun, long known as a party spot, but a vacation destination that offers so much more.


The Unlimited Vacation Club by AMResorts is an exclusive travel club whose members receive VIP privileges at AMResorts properties in Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama and Costa Rica, including guaranteed preferred rates and special offers.

Through a variety of participation levels—Pearl, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Impression—discerning travelers can earn free nights stays at luxurious resorts and access to exclusive partner offers. In addition, participants can take advantage of discounted rates for a variety of room types at different AMResorts properties.

AMResorts’ brands Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas, Reflect Resorts & Spas and Sunscape Resorts & Spas include a wide variety of upscale travel experiences from adult destinations to wellness resorts and family-oriented properties.

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