The resort city of Cancún is Mexico’s most popular tourist destination. Ideally located on the Yucatan Peninsula in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, Cancun is home to scenic coral reefs, pristine waters, beautiful beaches and favorable weather. Over 3 million international travelers visit the city annually to sample the trappings the city has to offer. The area is broadly divided into two; the residential downtown area and the Hotel Zone. Most hotels are located along Kukulkan Boulevard. The area experiences a pleasant tropical climate, with warm weather and cool nights all year round. Nature lovers will be glad to know that Cancún is home to a variety of animals and bird species.

Fun Activities

The fun things do in Cancun include water sports, nature exploration, shopping and visits to the famed archeological sites. The most popular water sports are water skiing, snorkeling, swimming and scuba diving. The other big attractions are the fiestas, made famous by the string of casinos, night clubs and bars in the area. The restaurants here offer international cuisine, including French, American and Spanish. The fun sites to check out include:

  • The Cancún Underwater Museum
  • El Meco Archeological Site
  • Urbano Kabah Park
  • Isla Mujeres

The main airport in the city is the Cancún International Airport, located about 5 miles from the hotels and resorts Islands. The airport serves the entire southeast region and receives flights from all the major cities in the US. The town also has an efficient bus transportation system with several bus lines and car rental services for those who want to venture further afield.

Where to Stay

Besides the turquoise Caribbean waters and white sandy beaches that span far and wide, Cancun is home to numerous world class accommodations. Most of the resorts here offer all-inclusive services, which includes excellent cuisine to the delight of all travelers. If you want some comforts from home, consider short term rentals rather than a hotel. Go to to see the many rentals available in Cancun.