Cancun International Airport is the gateway to this destination for most visitors, who take buses and taxis to get around in the city.
Visitors can explore the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, which is designated as one of the seven wonders of the world and is located just a short drive inland from Cancun.
Several nature preserves and ecological theme parks offer guests the opportunity to explore the jungle areas of Cancun by foot, mountain bike or open-top jeep.
One of the most exciting attractions for many visitors is the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing are also popular in this seaside location.
When to Visit
February and March are the busiest months filled with spring break partiers, while the late summer and early winter quiet season offers the best deals. September and October aren't good for travel due to high winds and the possibility of tropical storms.
Where to Stay
The "Hotel Zone" is a long stretch of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs that extends for miles along the beach in Cancun and is the most popular place for visitors to stay.