Today, this Spring Break hot spot is #1 on the list of most popular Spring Break destinations for students nationwide. No other location brings more Spring Breakers to one place for two months of non-stop parties than Cancun Spring Break 2016!
Experience the original Spring Break destination, totally different than Spring Break Jamaica and Spring Break Acapulco. With twelve miles of sugar-fine sand and luxurious hotels, you're steps away from an afternoon of relaxation and tanning. Then, as night falls, our Spring Break Cancun gets you discounts and easy admission into famed places like Daddy O, Mandala, The City, Mandala Beach, Palazzo, Senior Frogs, Coco Bongo and La Vaquita.
Whatever you do, act like a star and be treated like one with the philosophy, "what happens on Cancun Spring Break stays in Cancun," - the Spring Break Capital of the World! #springbreak
All you need to know about Cancun Spring Break
Cancun is part of the country of Mexico and is also considered a Caribbean location because of its proximity to the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. It's land mass juts out towards Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean. Cancun is on the northeastern tip of the Peninsula, fronted by Bahía de Mujeres (Bay of Women), the Caribbean Sea and two lagoons. Cancun is actually two places in one. You have the actual town or commercial center called Cancun and The 23km (14mi) long sandy island, Isla Cancun. This is also known as the hotel zone. Boulevard Kukulcán, a four-lane two-way road, leaves the city of Cancun and goes 9km (5mi) westward to Punta Cancun. The boulevard then heads south for 14km (9mi) to Punta Nizuc, where it turns eastward, rejoins the mainland and heads inland to the airport.
Cancun International Airport is 8km (5mi) south of Ciudad Cancun. Puerto Juárez, the port for passenger ferries to Isla Mujeres, is about 3km (2mi) north of the center. The busy bus station is just west of Avenida Tulum.
Cancun enjoys a year round warm climate and daytime temps in the mid-80's to low 90's F. The sun is extremely strong and protection is highly recommended. Although rain is possible at any time of the year, when storms pass through, they are generally strong but brief. Evenings in March are generally cool and comfortable. Dress is casual, but neat, so pack lightly!
Cancun is in the central time zone and does not participate in day light savings. For example, during Spring Break it is the same time in Cancun as it is in Chicago.
Spanish is the official language in Cancun as well as the rest of Mexico. Although most hotels, restaurants and club staff do speak English, please remember that English is not their first language. Patience is the key! It wouldn't hurt to learn a few key words like thank you (Gracias) or please (Por Favor) or even where is the closest bathroom because I think I drank too much? (Dode esta la bano mi estomica es malo)
The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso. The rate of exchange against the US dollar fluctuates daily. Most hotels have a currency exchange desk, but you will get the best rates at banks and exchange houses. Mexican banks are generally open from 9am to 2:30pm weekdays. Exchange houses are open longer and provide faster service. Banks will give cash advances in pesos, for a fee, if you have a major credit card. Most restaurants, bars and shops accept major credit cards. You may want to notify your credit card company in advance to be sure you are set up to access your card outside the country. ATM machines are available and most bank cards with Cirrus or Visa/Mastercard status can be used; check with your bank before you leave to be sure. Keep in mind the machines will dispense Mexican Pesos, not U.S. Dollars.
The government charges a 10% General Consumption Tax on hotel and restaurant bills and most purchases from shops. Most hotels add an additional 10% service charge. A 10% tip is considered normal in most hotels and restaurants, though some restaurants add a 10% to 15% service charge, in which case there's no need to leave an additional tip. Most prices in shops are fixed but bargaining (haggling) at street stalls and markets is expected. Bargaining occasionally gets a bit brusque so do your best to keep things good natured.
What Should I bring with me?
If there is two words we use most often when asked this question, they are is "pack lightly!" We like to remind people that you are only going for 1 week so pack appropriately. Remember, it is a tropical climate so there is no need for lots of warm clothing. Some important things not to forget: Important prescriptions, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, extra batteries and a camera. Leave anything valuable like expensive jewelry or accessories at home. You won't need them on Spring Break so why risk losing them? Also, a reminder is to pack important stuff like passport, camera, prescriptions with you so you have it on the plane close at hand. If you do forget something you can always find almost anything you need on location.
Cancun is pretty casual in terms of dress code but there are some broad rules to follow. Wearing bathing suits in a restaurant, for example, is frowned upon. When packing, take a couple of decent outfits you can wear at night. And when in doubt, just ask before you go out.
You can bring a hair dryer or radio and it will work the same as in the US. There is no need for any special adapters. The outlets are the same.
Everyone has a cell phone now days so check with your provider.
The first and best way is to walk. Cancun has large wide sidewalks built with the tourist in mind. Many hotels are near shopping and nightlife, so you don't have to go far. However, not everything is walking distance. This is where the public bus system comes into play. In Cancun, it is inexpensive and very efficient. Buses run 24 hours a day back and forth the main road. It costs US $1.00 to ride and there are plenty of stops along the way to get on and off. During the day buses come every few minutes, although late at night you might have to wait 15 - 20 minutes. Taxis are everywhere but are obviously more expensive. Many people opt for a cab late at night because it is faster and if you split the cost four ways it should never be more than US$ 3 - 4 per person.
U.S citizens must carry proper proof of citizenship. Starting January 1, 2007 all U.S citizens traveling to and from the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Canada will be required to have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States. Non-U.S citizens should contact their consulate for proper I.D. requirements. Passengers who are denied boarding or entry for improper documentation will receive no refund. You should carry all important documents with you. Very strict regulations govern international travel by minors into Mexico. Every minor must have a tourist card, proof of citizenship and sometimes other documents listed below.
• Minors traveling with both legal parents or guardians: nothing else is needed.
• Minors traveling unaccompanied or with anyone other than their legal parents or guardians: they must obtain an original notarized letter of permission signed by both parents.
• Minors traveling with only one parent: must have notarized written permission from the other parent.
(Airlines will also require the name, address and phone of the person meeting the unaccompanied minor upon arrival in Mexico.)
In the case of deceased or divorced parents: legal proof must be carried to accept just one signature on the letter. This proof (death certificate, proof of sole custody etc.) can also be shown to a notary who can then notarize an Affidavit of Sole Custody form.
New Federal Regulations require that the following information be provided: Full legal name (as it appears on your Passport or Birth Records), Date of Birth, Gender, Passport Number (only if using a passport as proof of citizenship), Citizenship and Emergency Contact information. If you are a US Citizen and will be using your Birth Certificate, you do not need to provide your passport number. The only way to provide this information is to visit our web site at www.sunsplashtours.com (after making your reservation) and clicking on the Login In button. You will need to enter your last name and customer number.
All meals and all drinks included at the hotel
Round trip airfare (except Hotel Only packages)
Round trip airport transfers (with flight packages)
All taxes & gratuities
Professional onsite staff
24/7 Onsite Staff
Welcome Orientation to get the lowdown on everything from safety to the best parties.
Free Daily Beach and Pool Parties
Optional All Access Party Pass
Optional Payment Plan
Optional Side Trips
Optional Travel Protection Plan
No Credit Card Fees