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Cancun, one of the most popular beach destinations worldwide, and definitely from Mexico... The best places to party and joy are here, from the afternoon and until four in the morning, whether to have a drink, dance , relax or continue until you can not anymore.

Of course, not everything in Cancun is to celebrate until the bones hurt. If you like to play golf, this city has more than nine courses that have the highest level, as they have been designed by legends such as Jack Nicklaus or the renowned designer Robert Trent Jones.

The warm waters of the Caribbean and the soft sand, as well as the pleasant climate, will make you forget any problem, and it is certain that in one of its 27 thousand hotel rooms you will find the comfort and tranquility you are looking for.

Interestingly, the strength of this place as a tourist destination was not given by coincidence, as in others. On April 20, 1970, the city was founded, conceived from the beginning as a tourist center that should be highlighted worldwide. And what has been achieved!

Cancunenses and visitors are fortunate to find restaurants for the most demanding palate or for the most traditional. And as in gastronomy, traditional clothing and handicrafts are inherited from the Mayan culture, and there is an emblematic place located in the heart of the hotel zone, the Black Coral market.

The hotel zone is divided fierme land by a series of lagoons among which highlights the Nichupté lagoon, where you can do different water activities such as sport fishing, kayaking, boat ride, sighting of flora and fauna, and ecotourism.

The beaches of Cancun is something inescapable when talking about tourism, and with good reason, since its range of options is almost endless: Las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas, Playa Caracol and Playa Gaviota Azul, Chac Mool Beach, Playa Ballenas, Playa Dolphins, Playa Nizuc and Playa Mirador II are places where you can lie down to sunbathe, listen to the sea or play sports.

If it is a question of buying, there are no limits here; There are several shopping centers where you can find products from the best brands in the world, such as Luxury Avenue, Plaza La Isla, Plaza Caracol, Plaza Las Americas and Malecón Cancún.

Of course there are options for those who want to change their pace: the Mayan culture is one of the most important in America and in the city, along the Kukulkan Boulevard, you can find archaeological sites such as Yamil Lu'um, El Rey and El Meco .
Being in Cancún you will soon realize that this is only the beginning of what the Riviera Maya offers, and that surely a vacation will not reach you to know everything that awaits you... but it's a great start!

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Beaches Here you can practice any kind of sea sport, such as diving, snorkeling, or swimming, as well as many aquatic amusement activities. Also, it is possible to have a horseback ride to enjoy the beauty of this white-sand beaches with turquoise waters. Among the many beautiful beaches of the area, Chemuyil and Delfines are the most popular ones.
  • Nichupté Lagoon Framed by mangroves and green waters, in this lagoon you can rent a small boat to have a ride or practice ski and jet-ski. Some of the restaurants located in the surrounding shore are considered the best ones in Cancun.
  • Archaeological Museum It exhibits an interesting collection of the pre-Hispanic artworks and objects that have been discovered in the nearby archaeological sites.
  • Xcaret Considered the most important ecological park in whole Mexico, here you can visit underground rivers or swim along with dolphins! Besides this, you can enjoy many of the most traditional Mexican spectacles, such as the so-called "Voladores de Papantla".
  • Xel-Há Catalogued as the largest aquarium of the world, here you can practice many aquatic amusement activities since it features more than 20 attractions of this type.
  • Isla Mujeres Here you can have all of the tourist services that you might need, such as accommodation, restaurants, and communications. The surrounding crystalline waters are perfect for diving.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • Carnival As in the rest of the Catholic world, it takes place during the week before Lent, when you can enjoy float parades, traditional music and dances, masked people around, and the crowning ceremony of a queen and a king just for this festivity.
  • Cozumel Triathlon Usually, it takes place in October or November.
  • Riviera Maya Jazz Festival Organized in November every year, this festival gathers the best national and international performers of this unique musical gender.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • Seafood Shrimps, lobsters, octopus, snails, oysters… any type at any season, prepared in different ways, always delicious and fresh!
  • Tikinxic Fish Seasoned with achiote sauce it is roasted in a grill or it can be also baked in an underground stove.
  • Kibis Wheat small balls stuffed with cheese or meat.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • In 1517, this area was discovered by the Conquistador Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba.
  • Cancun is the County Seat of the municipality of Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo.
  • The name Cancun means in Maya language "Snake Nest".
  • Because of the beauty of its natural attractions and the high quality of its services, Cancun has been certified as "High Level Destination" by the World Tourism Organization.
  • In 1974 the very first local hotel was inaugurated.

Popular Craft

  • Embroideries
  • Carved wood
  • Ornamental items and handicrafts made of coconut shells, shells and other sea objects
  • Hammocks made of colorful threads

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