Cancun is one of the favorites and most important destination in Mexico for international vacationers, because its beautiful white sand beaches, vast green vegetation and endless fun. it has become the brand for the entire Riviera Maya.
The arrival of international tourists in January 2018 was 3.4 million, 379 thousand more tourists, than the previous year (2017).
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The Word Cancun Comes from two maya words: kaan and Kun which means cradle of snakes, or snakepit and is located on the northeast Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico, where the Riviera Maya starts and crosses different coastal cities as: Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Xpu Ha and Tulum.
Weather is fantastic most all year round with temperatures between 67 Fº to 90 ºF during the whole year. The best time to visit is from January through April, since the humidity levels are low, which makes it great for a perfect tan on the beaches or to go explore the Cenotes in the jungle.
How to get to Cancun
The fastest way to come is by plane, you have to arrive to the Cancun International Airport (CUN), which is outside of the city, 15 minutes away from the hotel zone. The airport currently has 4 terminals separated from each other, connected by an internal bus service. The major international airlines have direct or connecting flights to Cancun. Making it accesibble from almost every major city in the world.
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Once you land at the International Airport, it will take you approximately 15 minutes to claim your luggage and 20 minutes to reach he hotel.
If you come with transport from the airport to your hotel included you do not have to worry about anything, you have to follow the instructions given to you at the time of booking, and you will be at your hotel as soon as possible, if you prefer an independent and trusted company to be in charge of your transportation there are several options for private services.
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Located at the Caribbean Sea, and its beaches has an enviable beauty, soft white sand formed by the corals of the Mesoamerican Reef, the sea water has a turquoise color that on the shore is lighter and becomes darker with the depth, the water is crystal clear so you can see at first sight the small fish that swim in the shallow waters. All the beaches of the Riviera Maya are beautiful but according to the locals the beaches of Cancun and Isla Mujeres are the best.
The Mayan civilization is one of the most important ancient civilizations of America since in almost 3000 years of development they stood out for their many traditions as well as the knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, architecture, sciences and writing. They were developed in the region that covers Southeast Mexico corresponding to the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Chiapas. as well as Guatemala, Belize and the western part of Honduras and El Salvador.
The richness of the archaeological vestiges of the Mayan civilization is a reason why many travelers choose the Riviera Maya as a tourist destination. Chichén Itzá Yucatan, is one of the main archaeological sites of this civilization and was recognized as a World Heritage by the Unesco. You can find El Rey archaeological site, El Meco archaeological site, Yamil Luúm archaeological site and of course the Mayan Museum, where you can find one of the most significant archaeological collections of the Mayan culture in the country.
Cancun has large areas of rainforest that make its visitors feel in direct contact with nature. We can not forget that 50 years ago this territory was just an immense jungle. The cenotes are also a natural scenery much sought after by those who enjoy outdoor activities.
During the day there is plenty of activities to choose, no matter which one you elect, there is always time for one more activity. We will update this page to offer you the novelty of activities, by the moment we recommend you the top 6 activities:
Underwater Art Museum:
Or MUSA, which stands for its acronym in spanish. To visit this museum it is neccessary to dive into the Caribean sea to witness the beautiful sculpture collection Jason de Caires brought to this paradise.