Love it or hate it, Avenida Kukulkan is a Cancun strip where nearly all visitors will end up. If you’re staying at one of the oceanfront resorts across from Nichupte Lagoon, Avenida Kukulkan is the pulsing thoroughfare that leads to all of the resorts. Lined with shops, restaurants, cafés, and thumping late nightclubs, it’s also home to what many visitors consider as Cancun’s best shopping. And, while brand name stores and high end labels aren’t very difficult to find, there are still pockets of local boutiques selling traditional, handmade Yuacatan crafts for those who take the time to explore.
The stores and restaurants and shopping malls aside, one of the best activities on Avenida Kukulkan is simply going for walk. Along the length of this long, flat strip, visitors can marvel at the manicured resorts and their ornately designed entranceways, or get views looking out at Nichupte Lagoon and people watch by the shops. There are various paths leading out to the beach and the limitless stretch of white sand, and by night, hit the strip to be instantly engulfed in Cancun’s famous nightlife. While it might not be the most culturally authentic corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, Avenida Kukulkan provides comfortable modernity to help you feel at home.
Kukulkan Boulevard is approximately nine miles long if walked from end to end. The street is well manicured and mostly safe, although it’s a better idea to arrange a ride than walk alone at night.