Cancun Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Sep 2022

Cancun has exploded in popularity in the recent decade, and it’s now among the most popular winter-travel destinations in the world. It didn’t even exist until the early 1970s, and now it’s lined with hotels and very crowded in season. In fact, the greater Cancun area consists of the Hotel Zone, downtown, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and more. Here is our guide for where to stay in the Cancun area for your own style.

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Travel Costs to Cancun

Population 600,000
Area 600,000
Timezone UTC-6
Currency Mexican peso
1 USD = 16.5900 MXN
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Cancun

Cancun Hotel Seasons

Cancun Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar22.00 - 46.00
starstarstarstarstar38.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 115.00
starstarstarstarstar68.00 - 315.00
starstarstarstarstar185.00 - 420.00

Cancun Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.00 - 20.00

Cancun Attractions Prices

Best tours in Cancun

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Swimming with dolphinsA 45-minute swim with the dolphins is very popular here, and expensive.
adults
children
115.25
111.39
Cancun Jungle TourRent your own private 2-person speedboat with snorkeling gear for a voyage through mangroves. Prices do vary a bit throughout the year.
adults
children
71.37
60.88

Cancun Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastThese prices are for cheap meals in the Hotel Zone. If you go Downtown you can eat for far less.3.32 - 6.63
Budget lunchIn the Hotel Zone the best deals are the small local places in the heart of the nightlife/tourist area.5.42 - 10.85
Budget dinnerYou might have to look around for reasonably priced places unless you head Downtown, which is probably not worth the savings.9.64 - 14.47
Beer (.33l bottle)Look out for happy hours and bucket specials to avoid paying the highest prices. The clubs charge double this range.2.11 - 3.62
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Cancun Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to hotel zone49.43 - 54.25
Shuttle van from airport to hotel zone6.93 - 12.06
Bus from airport to hotel zone4.94 - 9.04
3km taxi ride in Cancun1.21 - 1.33
Bus ride in Cancun0.60
Bus to Playa del Carmen from airport11.93
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When to visit Cancun

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January82695.4
February84691.8
March86712.1
April89741.5
May91763.5
June91775.4
July92773.0
August92774.3
September91768.9
October88758.7
November85735.2
December83703.8

Cancun Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:51am5:59pm
21 Jun6:07am7:32pm
21 Sep6:36am6:45pm
21 Dec6:20am5:11pm

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