Cancun epitomizes the popular view of a
sun, fun, tropical resort. The idyll: swathes of inviting sandy beaches,
magnificent water sports, relaxing in the sun; for many Cancun can be
Cancun is an ideal vacation destination for people of all ages. Most people
think of Cancun and they think about the nightlife, the fun, the tequila
and the parties. There~s so much more to see and do in Cancun as well.
How about the world class snorkeling or scuba diving? Cancun is ideally
located, close to amenities where tourists can swim with the dolphins
in the ocean. There are also many archeological places of interest to
visit while in Cancun.
The area of Cancun relies almost solely on tourism; as such everything
is made easy for visitors. This includes everything from shopping to eating.
Tourists are, however, advised to drink bottled water only.
Given the focus on tourism, it is not surprising that there is an area
of Cancun, which spans 14 miles, that is dedicated to hotels. Amongst
this strip of hotels there are also a wide range of restaurants, discos
and nightclubs. If you are taking younger children to Cancun, it is well
worth choosing your hotel carefully. Many of the hotels offer superb children's
entertainment including supervised clubs so that parents can enjoy some
peace and quiet. Of course, there is always the seaside that is guaranteed
to amuse even the fussiest of children!
Water sports feature large in the resort of Cancun. Organized tours to
the surrounding area are also popular.
Some people holidaying in Cancun prefer to lounge around in the sun all
day, in their swimwear, enjoying the delightful beaches and taking the
occasional dip. For them, relaxation is the name of the game. But, if
this is your bag, don't forget the high factor sun lotion!
Because of its proximity, location, wide range of facilities, and acceptance
of US dollar currency, Cancun is, needless to say, very popular with US
Not only has Cancun got something to offer everyone, but it is can also
be a cheap holiday. Cheap flights are often available and there are a
wide range of hotels to suit all budgets. As with any holiday destination,
off season prices are substantially cheaper than peak season. Given the
wide choice of hotels it is possible to find both budget accommodation
and fine dining, all within a few miles of each other. Whatever you are
looking for, Cancun has it all!
Cancún is one of the most important tourist complexes
in Mexico and the world. Its superb location, shaped like an island, its
year-round mild climate, and its gorgeous, warm, sandy white beaches washed
by the Caribbean sea are ideal for water sports.
The waters of the bay sheltered by Isla Mujeres are calm
and perfect for surfing, sailing, underwater diving and boat trips; those
facing the open surf have stronger currents but are also suitable for
fishing and snorkeling.
Cancún has a first rate tourist infrastructure
and services. The most famous hotel chains in the world have combined
luxury and comfort with hospitality and all of them offer access to tennis
courts and relaxing spas.
Nightlife in Cancún?s hotel zone is extremely varied.
You will find some of the largest discotheques in the world and restaurants
with some of the world?s most famous chefs as well as fast-food outlets.
If you are looking for a calmer atmosphere, there are jazz or piano bars,
as well as those with traditional mariachi music.
The numerous marinas facilitate this type of activities
in both the bay and Laguna Nichupté where we recommend you try
Cancún has fascinating Mayan remains, as well as
a museum displaying pieces from this culture. Its excellent overland and
air links will whisk you to some of the most impressive places in the
Mayan World in both Quintana Roo and neighboring Yucatán.
However, Cancún also has plazas and malls
carrying everything from handicrafts from all over the country to an impressive
array of imported goods.