Cancun Tourist Information

Cancun Tourist Information
Cancun is located in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula right on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. Visitors to this tourist-friendly area have a vast array of outdoor activities, water sports and beaches from which to choose.

Getting There

Cancun International Airport is the gateway to this destination for most visitors, who take buses and taxis to get around in the city.

Mayan Culture

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.

Jungle Exploration

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.

Water Activities

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.

Article Written By Ashley Henshaw

Ashley Henshaw is a writer based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on the websites of The Huffington Post, "USA Today" and "The San Francisco Chronicle," among others. Henshaw received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University Chicago.

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