About Cancun

Cancun city was the first tourist destination on the Mexican Caribbean to showcase the clear blue waters and white beaches found on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Since the 1970's Cancun has provided visitors with luxury vacations in all-inclusive resorts, villas, and boutique hotels. With its proximity to the Cancun international airport, many visitors take advantage of this resort city and the amenities it offers before heading south along the coast.

Cancun is most famous for its hotel zone which is full of upscale international brand name resorts, internationally recognized shopping and a variety of restaurants and clubs. The hotel zone is surrounded by the Caribbean Ocean on one side and the Nichupte Lagoon on the other. Both bodies of water offer an array of activities, tours and experiences that visitors flock to. The underwater museum created off the shores of Cancun are a popular attraction that was built to sustain the local reefs and sea life. Tours of the lagoon show the eco-diversity of the area as you boat through mangrove and canals.

As the popularity of Cancun city has grown, visitors enjoy international influences not found in the southern cities and towns. Shopping malls are filled with international brands like Guess, Giorgio Armani, Zara, and Huxley. National brands like Liverpool are popular shopping options for locals and visitors. The city center located outside of the hotel zone is home to local artisans, markets, and taquerias. Cancun city center provides the local flavor and Mexican culture so many visitors look for.

Entertainment is at your fingertips with discos, Vegas-style shows, nightclubs, and waterfront restaurants. American, European and national influences provide a variety of choices that make your dining and entertainment options diverse and varied. If you are searching for a true local experience, Cancun city center is the place to be and will reward your adventurous spirit with street food, original Yucatecan and Mayan recipes and family run restaurants.

Yucatan highways converge in Cancun and enable visitors easy access to inland archeological sites, villages, and attractions. Making Cancun your home base provides visitors with a number of local options within a short distance from your accommodations. Chichen Itza, Tulum, colonial towns, cenotes and eco parks are close by and can be visited by local tour companies or on your own with either a rental car or public transportation.

Places not to be missed are the Mayan Museum, a new attraction that depicts the history of the Maya, Isla Mujeres a small island off the coast of Cancun, beautiful beaches that stretch the length of Cancun city, and the El Meco Mayan Ruins just minutes from the Cancun hotel zone. During the month of March, the Cancun Food and Wine Show and Festival showcases local and international food trends and wines that foodies love to explore.

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What People Say

Cancun had more to do and see than I expected. I was expecting a beach vacation but got way more than that! Great service at the hotels, super friendly people, Amazing cultural experience and to top off each day, we had great food overlooking the beach or lagoon. I will be returning to Cancun!
Cancun is really great city! It is one of the best resort in the world with its awesome beaches with white sand that never gets hot even in the hottest weather. I arrived here with my family 2 months ago and I still live here. People are very friendly and always smiling in Cancun City, the main problem that was for us is that ordinary people doesn't know English, only Spanish. But in big and well-known organizations and offices you will always find a person who speaks English. So don't worry!

If you go on holidays with little children be ready that all Mexicans will smile to your child and say how beautiful he/she is. They love children very much! My 7 months old girl always attracts their and their's children attention.

Visiting Cancun you should obligatory visit its main avenue Kukulkan with all its 5-stars hotels, different restaurants with Mexican food and beautiful beaches; the main and the biggest mall "Plaza Las Americas"; Mercado 28 (the market where you can buy all possible souvenirs); Las Palapas where you can try Mexican fast-food, listen to the music, watch different performances and see how Mexicans pass their evenings with their families.

Cancun is the city where you can relax on the beach, dance in the nightclubs and practice active sports (scuba diving, paragliding, fishing, fly on helicopter over Cancun etc.).
Last year, my friends and me decided to choose Cancun as a destination for spring break. It all started when I get off the plane what impressed me most was the change in temperature that looks amazing, left the airport and headed to the hotel RIU. The hotel was well placed, and I got a special rate. It was amazing, we get kindly attended with the personal and we hired several excursions that we wanted to enjoy. The first thing we did was enjoying those fantastic Cancun beaches and know the hotel, the next morning we visited one of the seven wonders of the world "The Mayan Pyramid" in Chichen-Itza. The nights were amazing. We took advantage of last minute free hotel bar before getting on the bus and head to area clubs, every day we were going to a different nightclub like Cocobongo, Mandala, Señor Frog's and The City. It was an incredible and beautiful experience. If you like party, Cancun is the best for you.
There are so many things to do and to see within driving distance to make the whole family happy and it's affordable with lots of fun options for sightseeing.
I love Cancun! Great beaches, great food, perfect weather, and beautiful people. I will be back again and again.
The best vacation I have had so far. Lot of activities, restaurants, nightlife. Beautiful white sand beaches. As well, Cancun is very safe day and night.

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