About Cancun, Mexico

About Cancun, Mexico
Cancun is a coastal resort city on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. More than 3 million tourists visit Cancun each year.


The average annual temperature in Cancun is 78 F. The best time to visit is between November and April, when there are sunny days and cool evenings. In September and October, be prepared for occasional strong winds and heavy rain.

Getting Around

The closest major airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN). The city is well-served by buses, and taxis are readily available.

Things to Do

On land, there's plenty to do including go-kart racing, folkloric dancing, jungle tours and cooking classes. Watersports enthusiasts can indulge in scuba diving, speedboat tours, kayaking and paddle-boat cruises. If you'd rather see Cancun from the air, try skydiving or parasailing with a local tour operator.

Mayan Culture

There are several Mayan archeological sites in and around Cancun. The most significant are El Meco, a ruined city with a pyramid, and El Rey, which is now home to placid iguanas.

Eco Tourism

Nature reserves in the Cancun area include Cozumel Reef National Park, Isla Mujeres National Park and Isla Contoy National Park. Visitors can see monkeys, flamingos, whale sharks and even manatees in their natural environment.

Article Written By Hailey Williams

Hailey Williams is a freelance writer and editor from Los Angeles, California. She has a particular interest in culture, lifestyle, health, and women's interest reporting, and her work has been published in magazines including TV Week and Sugar. She graduated from the University of Sydney.

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