Cancún Travel Guide
Cancun was developed by the Mexican government to serve as a tourist destination.
Set on the Yucatan Peninsula, it is one of Mexico’s tourism gems. The sandy beaches and clear blue waters along the Caribbean coastline offer easy access to some of Mexico’s most intriguing historical attractions.
While the beaches are the main reason for visitors to flock here, the nightlife is also legendary. Cancun offers 24-hour fun and really comes alive in the late evenings. Its party scene enjoys a worldwide reputation, attracting a blend of international merrymakers. Punta Cancun is known as the party center and boasts the largest variety of nightclubs. Those who like it quieter will find some great nightspots along the boulevard, generally drawing an older crowd.
Many bars in the city put on live music, folklore shows with traditional mariachi music, folk ballet or play dance music. Culture buffs can find a small but impressive selection of museums including the Cancun Archaeological Museum and Mexico Museum of Popular Art.
Aquaworld’s Jungle Tour: lets you navigate your own boat through mangrove forests and explore the coral reef.
Parque Nizuc (Wet ‘n’ Wild): is a marine park where you can snorkel, sample different waterslides and swim in a wave pool.
Mujeres Island: is set seven miles off the coast of Cancun and is famous for its relaxed tropical surroundings and turquoise blue, warm waters.
El Rey: is an archeological site right in Cancun’s resort area and features wonderfully preserved Mayan ruins.
Tres Rios Ecopark: is just half an hour’s drive from Cancun and offers horseback riding along the seashore.
Cristo Rey Church: is located in the center of the city and has impressive architectural features. It provides a good opportunity to witness the faith of the locals during services.
Tulum: boasts one of the most prominent archaeological sites on the Yucatán peninsula, dating back to between 1200 AD and 1400 AD, with similar building styles to Chichen Itzá and Uxmal.