Cancun is a tropical paradise in the Mexican Caribbean renowned for
unspoiled powder-white beaches, soothing aquamarine seas, and remnants of
mystic Indian civilizations. There are a variety of activities to enjoy in
or near Cancun, which includes diving, snorkeling, water-skiing, deep-sea
fishing, biking, golf and tennis. A visit to the legendary archaeological
sites should not be missed. Experience the magic Cancun has to
offer...past and present.
Cancun is approximately 16 miles long
with the highest point above sea level being 200 feet. Along the coastline
of about 540 miles, there are numerous coral islands and the second
largest reef barrier in the world. If you are searching for calm, peaceful
days to enjoy the sun and the sand, Cancun boasts some of the most
beautiful beaches in the world.
For those who go more for daytime
than night time sports, Cancun, with its beaches of powdery coral sand, is
the place to be. Cancun is a snorkel and scuba diving paradise. The lagoon
enclosed by the island is ideal for sailing and water-skiing. Deep-sea
fishing and diving are fantastic in the open sea, which stretches out in
shades of light green to turquoise from the shoreline to the violet-blue
There is much to explore around Cancun – an adventure to
the mysterious Mayan archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza or
Uxmal with. Boat trips to the nearby islands of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and
Contoy are excellent daytime excursions.
Whether you’re visiting
Cancun for business or pleasure, you can choose from hotels for all tastes
and budgets. There are luxurious beachfront accommodations,
“all-inclusive” resorts, and many that are perfect for family vacations.
The cost of rooms depends mainly on location and range of facilities. Some
of the downtown hotels, designed for business travelers and budget
vacationers, offer comfortable rooms and moderate amenities, while the
beachfront facilities in the Hotel Zone feature deluxe rooms, and a full
range of dining, entertainment, and sports options.
Cancun! The Mayan Riviera has the most beaches and the clearest turquoise
water imaginable! Couples will enjoy exploring the ancient Mayan ruins,
swimming with dolphins, and strolling through the streets of Playa del
"Hotel Zone" lies along 14 miles of beachfront known as "Cancun
Island" within 30 minutes of Cancun International Airport. Properties here
face the Bay, the Nichupte Lagoon, or the multi-colored waters of the
Caribbean Sea. Downtown hotels in the city of Cancun (el Centro) are
reasonably priced alternatives to the Hotel Zone – many offer shuttle
service to the beach.
The Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen, Akumal,
Tulum, Xpu-Há – is comprised of a string of sparkling beaches, Mayan
archeological sites, villages, and resorts – an attractive alternative for
vacationers wanting a Mexican Caribbean getaway without the crowds and
clamor. The Riviera Maya is bursting with scenic and natural wonders,
perfect for the escapist looking for a Caribbean adventure or romantic