Cancun is the most popular resort city, located on the Caribbean coast, in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It was built in the 1970’s in place of a fishing village and is now a city with a highly developed infrastructure, an international airport and breathtaking nature. Its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, mild tropical climate, numerous 5* resorts, a great variety of restaurants, bars and other forms of entertainment make it a famous destination not only for Americans but for travelers from all over the world.
Being a popular resort area, Cancun offers numerous luxurious and glamorous properties to choose from. Most of the hotels are located in the Zona Hotelera, that resembles a number 7 and is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon with mangroves from one side and the Caribbean from the other. Most of the hotels work on an All-Inclusive basis, and offer its guests various types of accommodation, spa centers, pools, bars, restaurants and fitness centers. There are also major hotel chains present, such as Melia, JW Marriott, Intercontinental, Ritz-Carlton and even the Hard Rock Café. These beautiful hotels have everything you may need during your vacation and are suitable for any taste and budget.
The white sandy beaches of Cancun, framed by tropical palm trees and crystal clear sea water are a beautiful site that attracts more than 3,000,000 tourists annually. And though the beach is considered to be public property, if you wish to enjoy a day in the sun in comfort, you may choose to do so outside of the resort where you will be staying. There are also water sports available, including a thrilling experience of surfing and even a water jet pack!
Being a trendy destination, there are numerous forms of entertainment that visitors can enjoy in Cancun. From famous night clubs such as Coco Bongo, that is open till the break of dawn, to beach parties, a casino and exciting adventures in theme parks, such as Xcaret and Xelha! There is so much to do and see, that a week in Cancun may not be enough to get the full experience.
Mexican food is extremely rich in delicious dishes such as mole, the chocolate sauce, tacos, home-made burritos, traditional guacamole, salsas and of course dishes with lots of chili! Where best to try Mexican dishes than in Cancun? Don’t forget to order frozen margaritas, and try mescal, which is a hard liquor that resembles tequila, but is not quite it. It usually comes in a bottle with a worm at the bottom and is drunk in shots!
Mexican culture is extremely diverse, as it has been shaped by the Mayan heritage and the Spanish influence. When in Cancun, you will have the opportunity to see local customs and traditions, experience the local way of life and understand a bit more about this colorful and interesting country.
Though a relatively young resort city, Cancun is extremely popular with visitors from all over the world. Here you have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset from an open terrace of a restaurant located on the lagoon, swim in the refreshing Caribbean, indulge yourself at a luxurious Spa, visit shopping malls, dance the night away and relax by the pool. The unique location and stunning nature allow guests to combine a relaxing beach holiday with a cultural and exciting experience that can only be found in Cancun.