Spring Break Hotels in Cancun
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What better place to let loose and have the time of your life than the Caribbean? Young travelers were first drawn here by the warm, blue waters, low drinking age, and quick, affordable travel costs from the United States, Now, Cancun is the world’s unofficial Spring Break capital, and it shows no signs of slowing down. The heart of all the action during Spring Break is in Party Center: the brightly lit nightclub-district found in the Punta Cancun area of the Hotel Zone. In Party Center, you’ll find the best clubs (Coco Bongo, Dady’O and The City), along with large-scale restaurants and Plaza Forum mall. When choosing your Spring Break accommodations, a hotel near the excitement of Party Center will make it easy to get to and from your hotel each night. Other Cancun hotels, however, bring the party right to you. To perpetuate the Spring Break fervor, resorts and clubs now host music festivals, beach and pool parties, and offer students hassle-free all-inclusive options.

Oasis Cancun

This large beach resort is considered the headquarters of Spring Break fun in Cancun. During this season, its 1,000 rooms quickly fill as students flock to its 1/4-mile long pool (the largest in the city) for parties and contests. An all-inclusive food and beverage plan, as well as access to amenities at surrounding resorts, gives students peace of mind on their vacation.

Krystal Cancun

You can’t get any closer to the clubs than the Krystal. Situated right next to Party Center, you’ll have the city’s best nightclubs steps from your front door; perfect for late nights out. This all-inclusive resort is known for its sleek, modern design: white marble floors, flat-screen en suite televisions, and dark wood accents. In the morning, recover with the complimentary continental breakfast.

Gran Caribe Real

Located just a few minutes from Party Center, the Gran Caribe Real is a beautiful beach resort offering a convenient, all-inclusive plan. This hotel features two freshwater pools, eight restaurants, and hosts a variety of its own theme parties and nightly entertainment. For those looking to leave the resort, Senor Frogs and La Isla bars are a short walk away.

Hotel Riu Cancun

This all-inclusive beach resort is a perfect choice for Spring Breakers who want to enjoy all the craziness of nearby Party Center while retiring to more refined, upscale accommodations. The recently renovated hotel doesn’t host many private Spring Break parties or events, but it is home to a number of bars (poolside, sports bars, and lobby lounges) as well as the Pacha discotheque.

Salvia Condos

Affordable accommodations in an incredible location draw Spring Breakers to this inexpensive hotel in the heart of all the action, right by Party Center. Salvia Condos are set on a breathtaking white sand beach surrounded by Cancun’s top nightclubs and shopping, and each condo has a balcony and a kitchenette—perfect for groups of friends traveling together.