Cheap Vacations & Vacation Deals to Cancun – Where to book?

by Alyx Sariol  |  Published July 18, 2018

Cancun is a Caribbean destination with something for everyone. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the city is divided into two distinct areas. Visitors can experience the traditional downtown area, known as El Centro, or cruise the Zona Hotelera, a strip of resorts, restaurants and shops along the beach. Opportunities to explore ancient Mayan ruins are just a short trip away, making this destination a popular spot for tourists from around the world.

Cancun is known for its beachfront resorts (Photo: ChrisFLinton via Flickr)

Due to its popularity, there are many websites advertising cheap vacation packages to Cancun. We’ve compared the most reputable sites and believe that these three offer the best deals on last minute vacation deals and all-inclusive vacations. To score the best deal, we recommend comparing your travel dates across all three sites before booking.


Expedia offers the biggest savings for those seeking a cheap vacation package to Cancun. Travelers can save anywhere from $100-300 per person by booking a travel bundle that includes flights and hotels (savings vary based on your place of origin). As a bonus, bookings generally include an option of a spa or resort credit, or free breakfast for two. Thanks to its large selection of properties, Expedia also has the most last minute vacation deals to Cancun. They generally have last minute options at luxury, boutique and all-inclusive hotel properties to choose from. For booking and itinerary questions, Expedia’s customer service is available 24/7. If plans change, most bookings include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking.

We also recommend checking CheapCaribbean for all inclusive vacations and cheap vacation packages to Cancun. Their prices are within the same range of Expedia but if they come in a bit more expensive, you can take advantage of their “Best Internet Rate Guarantee” price matching program. If you’re willing to book a mystery hotel, you can save up to 65% off on a “Deal of Fortune.” Book wisely, as these deals generally don’t qualify for free cancellation. CheapCaribbean has a thorough filter system, which makes it easy to customize a search for family-friendly or luxury resorts. Unfortunately, CheapCaribbean does not list as many properties so last minute vacation deals can be hard to come by depending on your origin point.

Apple Vacations

Apple Vacations also has good deals on all-inclusive vacation packages to Cancun, but it’s best if you’re booking your trip in advance. They seem to have the smallest selection of properties and run out of deals as it gets closer to travel dates. While their prices are initially a bit higher, they do price match and offer perks like complimentary roundtrip airport transfers and on-site customer service representatives. We suggest researching properties a bit further before booking through Apple Vacations, since their comprehensive reviews are from TripAdvisor and are not verified. Any cancellations may be subject to a fee unless you purchase Apple Vacations’ travel insurance.