Where to Stay in Cancun for Spring Break

Where to Stay in Cancun for Spring Break?

I am all for spontaneous trips. My friend and I decided to go to Cancun for spring break about a month before we went. We stayed at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort which is a 4.5 star hotel that we got for over half the price. How? Priceline express deals.

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We lucked out y’all.  This 4.5 star ocean front resort is usually around $375  per night and we didn’t even pay that much for our entire stay. Not only was it a great price but it was also perfectly located in the popular hotel zone, AND it was also only a quick 10 min ride from the airport. Score! PS, I won’t leave y’all out the loop. I have a post on how to score 4 star hotels for super low prices here!

Also, for those who don’t speak any english or spanglish, the resort staff speak both english and spanish. & they were all extremely hospitable and accommodating.

Our room was a luxurious ocean front room with 2 double beds and a private balcony. The balcony had 2 chairs and a table. We spent time out here each night listening to the waves crash, and each morning watching the sunrise, which was difficult to do because the beds were so comfy. Free wifi was also provided to us for being Marriott Rewards Customers (free to join, highly recommended, earn points for free hotel stays).


There are about 9 restaurants on site ranging from seafood to Thai to Japanese to a steakhouse. Since we spent a lot of time relaxing at the pool and beach, our favorite restaurant was La Isla, which is the pool side/beach side bar and grill that served the best shrimp burritos I have ever had.

Pool at resort features swim up bar

The resort is conveniently located on the bus route, so it was very easy and very affordable to get to shopping, ports, and activities. We used the bus daily as our main form of transportation to and from activities in Cancun.

There were many activities nearby and onsite, but we decided to go to Playa Tortugas which is about 4 miles away, to take the UltraMar Ferry to Isla Mujeres for a day.

UltraMar ferry to Isla Mujeres

The UltraMar ferry featured live entertainment and the option to sit inside or outside, both offered gorgeous views.  Isla Mujeres is a beautiful Island off the coast of cancun with tons of shopping, restaurants, and of course gorgeous white sand beaches

Playa Delfines, home of the Cancun sign!

Of course, no vacation to Cancun is complete without a trip to Chichen Itza! Other attractions near the Resort include Playa Delfines, Aquaworld, Wet n Wild Waterpark, and the Tulum Mayan Ruins. Theres definitely something for everyone!

All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. All opinions are my own.

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Hi! I'm Diam, a 24 year old Ohio native who lives in Florida and is obsessed with all things travel! I've explored 30 states, 10 countries and many many islands all while knocking big adventures off of my bucket list! I hope to inspire you to start searching for travel deals (theres tons) & remember, you don't have to be rich to travel!

9 thoughts on “Where to Stay in Cancun for Spring Break

  1. Cancun sounds amazing! Was an expensive trip over all? How was the staff at the resort? How about the quality of the food in the restraints on site? I would definitely have to taste some authentic Mexican food! Do they have a lot of options as far as authentic Mexican restaurants go? Are you available to help book travel?


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