One of Mexico's top tourist destinations is Cancun. This jewel sits at the tip of the Yucatan peninsula. Cancun is renowned for unspoiled powder-white beaches, soothing aquamarine seas, and remnants of mystic Indian civilizations. This is Mexico's most modern and luxurious Caribbean resort, with attractive beaches and excellent weather.
Cancun is situated in the young State of Quintana Roo. It is located on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, 1 hour by air from Miami, 2 hours from Mexico City.
To the North is the Caribbean Sea with wide open beaches and strong waves. To the west the shore is buffeted by Isla Mujeres (Isle of Women) causing calmer waters. To the south, between the island and the mainland is the Nichupte Lagoon which is perfect for all sorts of water sports.
Bay fishing offers red snapper and bonefish; deep-sea fishing, especially in spring and summer, yields sailfish, marlin, and tuna.
The nearest ancient cities of the Maya civilization, Chichen-Itza, Tulum, and Coba allow the visitors an insight into the mysterious of Mayan culture.
The "hotel zone," which is what most tourists think of as Cancun, is a fourteen mile long, thin island shaped like a "7". Cancun has 200-plus days of sun a year and the average temperature is 27° C or (80° F). Rain is rare.
Cancun offers a variety of activities and services to enjoy, including markets,
outdoor cafes and street vendors. Water sports include diving, snorkeling, water
skiing and deep-sea fishing, or for those who like to keep dry enjoy biking, golf
and tennis. Travel a few miles down the coast to Cozumel to see ancient Mayan ruins
and fabulous diving reefs.