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Cancún, Mexico:


Cancún Paradise of turquoise waters in Mexico

Cancún is the Mexican hot spot destination and one of the most famous and coveted travel destinations in the world for its natural beauty and touristic development.


Chac-Mool Beach, Cancun, Hotel Zone

Cancún nightlife in the hotel Zone area

Located on the east cost of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo, it has heavenly Caribbean soft white sandy beaches with indigo calm waters and a sunny and warm weather all year round. Here you will be able to contemplate both the sunrise on the Caribbean sea as well as the sunset on the Nichupté lagoon.

Aereal view of Cancún Island, Yucatán PeninsulaCancún is divided in two areas, the "Zona Hotelera" (Hotel Zone) on a "7" - shaped island and "El Centro" (Downtown) on the mainland, both connected by a bridge and surrounded by the Nichupté lagoon. The Hotel Zone is a privileged area of 13.6 miles bathed by the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea and white beaches where you can practice any activity or aquatic sport you want.


Downtown Cancún is a mix of traditions and modernity. Nearby the ADO bus terminal there are plenty of hotels and hostels for all budgets, small and classy restaurants with regional mexican food, discos, souvenirs shops, markets and pedestrian crossing full of tourists from all over the world with live music bars and a lot of nightlife.


San Miguelito beach from public viewpoint, Cancún

Cancún is Mexico’s water sports capital. Among the multiple activities available, the highlights are snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing, sailing, parachuting both on the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupté lake. Enjoy the unlimited services the Hotel Zone has to offer, where you will find from 5 star hotels to convention centers, exhibitions, golf courts, spas and resorts, malls, aquarium, the water park Wet ’N Wild, restaurants, bars and discos where the buzz never stops.


Chac-Mool Beach, Cancún, Hotel Zone

There are excursions to the nearby islands of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and the wildlife sanctuary of  Contoy, ideal destinations for snorkeling and diving in one of the most fantastic coral reefs in the world. If you wish to visit Isla Mujeres, there are cruises, water taxis and shuttles to the island leaving from Playa Linda, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas and Playa Caracol.


Sunset in Cancún island from the Nizuc Point


Cancún is much more than breathtaking beaches and a cosmopolitan city. The island holds vestiges of a Mayan Post-Classic settlement (A.D. 900-1521) that can be seen in El Rey ruins 10.5 miles from the Hotel Zone.

Chichen Itzá mayan ruins in YucatánCancún is the gateway to the Mayan World, the ancient civilization considered as one of the most advanced in history. South of the state of Quintana Roo is the Riviera Maya where you can find the magnificent beaches of Playa del Carmen, the ancient mayan ports of Xcaret and Xel-Há that have been converted into ecotouristic paradises, and the archaeological area of Tulum in front of the sea, famous for being the only city walled from the mayan culture.

Explore the legacy of the majestic piramids, palaces and Mayan temples in Tulum on the Caribbean coast, Chichén Itzá and Uxmal in Yucatán, o travel even further to Palenque, Chiapas in Mexico, or the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala that are considered the best architectural Mayan area in the construction of pyramids.

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