Sun lovers can find the tropical paradise of Cancun on the northeast coast of southern Mexico in the Yucatan Peninsula. The name “Kankun” means “pot of snakes” or “nest of snakes” in Maya.
What started out in the 1970’s as a deserted segment of an undeveloped island has been developed by the Mexican government into a popular, world-class resort with hundreds of city hotels located directly on the beach. Cancun provides a wide variety of activities for all ages and lifestyles. Visitors enjoy Cancun’s average temperature of 80 degrees, soft sandy beaches and one of the largest coral reef systems in the world.
The winter tourist season is from December thru April. Cancun is a great spot for sun bathing or snorkeling during the day and romantic dinners by the ocean at night. Cancun is known for its spectacular beaches. The adventurous can make plans to swim with the dolphins or explore the scuba diving opportunities with reef, wall, wreck and night diving. Activities such as deep sea fishing, glass bottom boats and land and sea cruises are also available.
During the rainy season (September, October and November), travelers to Cancun can expect mid afternoon rain showers and high winds. If you wish to take advantage of lower prices and less crowded beaches, you can choose to travel to Cancun during the month of November and early December. During the summer months, temperatures can climb to as high as 100 degrees and may be offset by the breeze coming in from the Caribbean Sea.
Cancun provides a vibrant nightlife and visitors to Cancun will find the Hard Rock Café, Senior Frogs, Margaritaville and Planet Hollywood, as well as many other excellent dining establishments. Shopping can be found in the island tourist zone as well as in the main residential area (known as “El Centro”) located downtown.
There are many national celebrations throughout the year, including New Year’s Day, Constitution Day (February 5th), Benito Juarez’s birthday (March 21st), Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Labor Day (May 1st), Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), Independence Day (September 16th), Dia de la Raza (October 12th), Day of the Dead (November 2nd and 3rd), the Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (November 20th) and Christmas celebrations (December 25th to January 2nd).
Mexico’s culture and heritage can be discovered a stone’s throw away in a number of Mayan archeological sites, including Chichen Itza and Chetumal. For equestrians, there are horseback rides and tours. Avid golfers can tee up at several beautiful golf courses in Cancun, which offer a variety of golfing experiences to suit all golfing levels. With the wide variety of natural attractions, activities and experiences, it is no wonder that Cancun is a top vacation destination. A wide choice of hotels, dining and wonders await. Book your CanCun vacation today with one of our many inexpensive CanCun Hotels.