Visiting downtown Cancun?

“El Ceviche”, emblem of downtown Cancun.

Downtown Cancun is an area usually visited by thousands of tourists who arrive every day to this beautiful corner of Mexico. Sometimes in search of a souvenir, sometimes just to explore, sometimes to buy in a supermarket that product that we forgot at home or that we could not bring from home, and without which we can hardly live. Regardless of the reason for your visit to downtown Cancun, it is important that you follow these tips to make it more fun and enjoyable. Besides, you can always stay in Cancun’s 5-star hotels, which will take your breath away.

  1. Downtown Cancun is beautiful, take a tour!

    Downtown Cancun is also beautiful

The center of Cancun is one of the few among all the cities of Mexico which had a design prior to its construction. Filled with corridors, blades, traffic circles and curves, the heart of the city is full of surprises around every corner. Walk around downtown and discover cafes, restaurants and stores that will be the icing on the cake of your visit to Cancun.We assure you that it will be an experience that you will tell your friends and family about for a long time.

  1. Avoid traffic, travel at the best hours.

downtown Cancun.
Choose your transportation to downtown Cancun wisely

It is also the most beautiful tourist destination in Latin America, Cancun is a city in constant growth and change. With more than 30,000 rooms in the hotel zone and hundreds of thousands of tourists to be served daily, the flow of locals to and from the hotels during rush hour is really serious. Avoid crowds, both in transit and public transportation, and travel downtown after 10:00 a.m. and before 5:00 p.m., your trip downtown will be calm and pleasant.

  1. Visit market 28, the real one.

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Mercado 28, the best of downtown Cancun.

Downtown Cancun is divided into Manzanas and Súper Manzanas, hence the most popular market in the city is nicknamed “Mercado 28”.. However, number 28 refers to this nomenclature and other stores take advantage of it as a way to attract or confuse tourists who do not know the real market and can sometimes be confused. Visit the real market 28, located about 3 blocks from the bus stop and get to know the real Mexican tradition. Likewise, all the streets of this super block have different establishments where you can buy products or souvenirs, compare prices and take home the best of downtown Cancun.

  1. Taste the gastronomy, discover the flavor of Mexico.


In the entire area that begins at Tulum Avenue and ends at Kabah Avenue, including markets 28 and 23, you can find restaurants and restaurants that serve the most traditional dishes, not only of Mexico, but also of the particular Yucatecan cuisine; black filling, cochinita, stuffed cheese, tikin xic and many others are served here like nowhere else; smells, flavors and textures transport and motivate the imagination that delights as much as the palate with these exuberant dishes. After a long time of walking around downtown Cancun in search of the perfect souvenir, a traditional dish from the peninsula will be just what you need to satisfy your hunger and make your heart happy.

  1. The best known park.

Las Palapas, the best known park in downtown Cancun.

One of the most popular places for locals to visit in downtown is undoubtedly the famous Palapa Park. A gathering place for hundreds of people every afternoon, this park is one of the most traditional and beautiful areas of downtown Cancun. In recent times urban artists have adorned the landscape of this area of the city that leads to the once famous Yaxchilan Street and have made it even more of a pleasure to simply stroll through the gardens and parks that make up the area, definitely a walk that may be far from glamorous, but not to be missed.

These are the five recommendations for our guests when visiting downtown Cancun. But if you have others please feel free to share them with us in the comments.


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