It’s true that Cancun is one of the most beautiful places in México and even in the world, but, what is what you are really looking for when you travel to these heavenly destination? If you are looking for relaxation, forget about the stress of working life, spend really memorable moments with your family, rest in the Hotel Zone must be the best option for you.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to immerse into in Mexican culture & folklore, and to learn about citizens’ lifestyle, the way they interact each other, their customs, gastronomy, among many other factors that shape Mexican culture, you definitely should live the Hotel Zone and visit the down town where you will find interesting places, like handcraft stores.
The Mercado 28, is a place that have the appearance of a street market where you will probably have really Mexican dishes (maybe you will find dishes from many states of the country), buy souvenir and typical clothes from the Yucatán Peninsula.
Being in downtown you will appreciate the architecture of some of the monuments in it.
Prices for some services are so much lower compared to those of the Hotel Zone, so you will definitely spend less money.
If you have to visit Cancun city for business or just for pleasure, rest in the city center is an excellent idea, it is only 12 kilometers from the Cancun International Airport.