Famous for its beaches, historical monuments of the Mayan culture, and exceptionally developed infrastructure, Cancun draws more than 6 million tourists each year for all the good reasons.
With lush beauty of sea and land where nature coexists with a modern metropolis, Cancun captivates its visitors with the transparency of its waters, its gentle waves, the fine white sand of its beaches, and its natural and cultural wealth.
Cancun has the most modern and functional airport in Latin America and the Caribbean with flights and connections to different parts of the world. The destination has a first-class infrastructure and tourist services of the highest order.
It has a tropical climate with 250 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 23 C (73F). The Cancun International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel zone and 15 minutes from downtown.
If you are someone who is looking for extreme activities surrounded by nature, maybe this park is for you. The Xcaret Group has just opened the doors of its most recent adventure park - Xavage, a complex, where you can climb a circuit of ropes suspended in the air, sail on a jet or drive a jeep off-road on complicated roads....
The Collective Conciencia LGBT Mx announced for June 22 of this 2019, the gay pride march in Cancun, Quintana Roo, with which they seek the visibility of the issue in society, organizers said.
The World Taekwondo Federation announced that Cancun will host the 2020 Grand Prix Final, and Manchester will do so in 2021 and 2023, and according to the agency, these designations reflect the continued interest in organizing this type of event. events in world-class cities.
With the participation of more than 150 players from various parts of the world, including those selected from Mexico, everything is ready for the 2019 Beach Tennis World Cup and the ITF Cancun Beach Tennis Tour.
Starting this year, Air France-KLM Group will increase frequencies on its Paris-Cancun route, with the aim of offering greater air connectivity to the southeast of the country with Europe.
In order to encourage travel between Mexico and Lima, Peru, the Interjet airline announced the start of operations from Cancun with a flight to the South American city.
On June 24 and 25, 2019, the tenth edition of Sustainable Tourism Expo will be held in Cancun, it will be a very special one, celebrating 10 years as the most important platform for the sustainable supply of the national tourism sector.
The Bureau of Consular Affairs of the United States described Quintana Roo well in the new travel alert from the United States, unlike states such as Guerrero, where it states No travel. For Quintana Roo there are no restrictions for American tourism.
The low-cost airline Viva Aerobús announced four new routes that will operate on a regular basis, and a "summer season" designed to meet the needs of passengers during the holiday season, two of which will depart and arrive at the Cancun International Airport.
Cancun is divided into two completely different areas: Ciudad Cancun (city of Cancun) and Isla Cancún (island of Cancun). The city of Cancun is located on the mainland, it is here that most of the local population lives, there are traditional Mexican restaurants, markets, less expensive hotels, and travel agencies. Avenida Tulum, the main street of the city, towards the south, it turns into a broad highway leading to the airport and Puerto Juarez, where ferries depart to the island of Isla Mujeres.
The island of Cancun is a sandy strip of 22 km in length, its shape resembles the number 7. This place is the famous Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera), also called the Tourist Zone (Zona Turística). The island is connected to the mainland by the Playa Linda Bridge in the north and the Punta Nizuc Bridge in the south. Between these two areas lies the Laguna Nichupté. Kukulcan Boulevard is the main transport artery of the island while the Cancun International Airport is located near the southern tip of the island.
Taxis in Cancun are regulated, safe and reliable. It is advisable to check the rates at the hotel; Most hotels publish a list of prices from the hotel to various points in and around Cancun.
Taxi prices in Cancun are clearly set by zones. The minimum fare within the resort is indicated. In addition, taxi drivers working in the Hotel Zone adhere to the rule: locals have to pay half of what tourists pay. Before boarding, be sure to ask the driver the fare to avoid misunderstandings. Only an authorized taxi service can take passengers from the airport, but any taxi can take them to the airport. Therefore, the fare from the city to the airport is two times cheaper when compared with the cost of a trip from the airport to the hotel.
Most of the world's leading car rental companies have a branch in Cancun and rent new car models. If you plan to know all the attractions that surround Cancun and prefer to explore them on your own, this is the best option.
If you plan to visit Isla Mujeres, the ferry departs from Puerto Juarez and offers several departures every hour and there are three additional departures every hour. From Chiquila to Holbox the transfer leaves every 2 hours. For Cozumel, the ferry leaves Playa del Carmen every hour
The bus system in Cancun is reliable and inexpensive (approximately $ 10 pesos). Route 1 circulates throughout the hotel zone, up to Tulum Avenue in the center and to Puerto Juarez. The waiting time at stops is 3 to 4 minutes.
Cancun Bus Station is located in the city center at the corner of Uxmal Avenue and Tulum Avenue. From here, buses leave for most cities in Mexico, including the capital Mexico City (26 hours). City buses regularly stop near the bus terminal from Tulum Avenue and then go to the Hotel Zone. Buses run from 6 am and 10 pm, but traffic along the main boulevard Kukulkan in the Hotel Zone does not stop even at night. The fare is indicated on the windshield of the bus.
Many bus drivers can stop even if passengers do not wait at the bus stop. For bus drivers, the following rule applies: "The one who first selects the next passenger will earn more money." When you need to exit, click the button. If you are not sure of the correct stop, show the driver the place you need on the city map or ask.
Most city bus drivers speak English fairly well. Buses go around the clock, the interval of traffic during the day is 5-7 minutes, at night - about 20. To stop the bus, you need to raise your hand, it can be done anywhere. But to get off the bus is possible only at designated bus stops, for which it is necessary to press the button in the salon of the bus.
In the mainland of Cancun, tourists use mainly two main routes: R1 and R2. R1 goes to the city center, bus station, Wal-Mart supermarket, Mercado 23 market, Puerto Juarez. R2 - Wal-Mart supermarket, Mercado 28 market.
What distinguishes the gastronomic offer of Cancun is an important culinary movement, with chefs from all over the world. The list of specialties is endless from Mexican cuisine to the most exquisite international cuisine. It has more than 300 restaurants that offer all kinds of authentic, innovative, elegant and casual possibilities.
Excellence in service is the common denominator and the scenery are part of the delight as palapas facing the sea, overlooking the sunsets from the lagoon, enlivened by the sound of violins, pianos, trios, mariachis, and jaraneros.
It is not surprising that many of the restaurants in Cancun are among the best of specialized travel magazines and receive awards from the Michelin Guide and the AAA, among other important associations.
Enjoying a sensational meal should be part of a vacation in Cancun, you will find a fabulous and different restaurant for each night of your vacation, from informal to those who offer gourmet food. You can savor the culinary delights of the original Yucatecan cuisine, with a rich mixture of European and Mexican flavors.
Or, enjoy the typical Mexican food with delicious charcoal grilled meats and a variety of sauces to try. In addition, many restaurants offer fresh lobster and if you like seafood, you should try the ceviche, a tropical Mexican specialty with fish or seafood such as shrimp, octopus or squid, with finely chopped onion, cilantro, and tomato.
The vast gastronomic offer of Cancun has led to the creation of festivals dedicated to the culinary art such as "The International Food Fair Holbox" and "Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival".
TIP: In Puerto Morelos, there is a gastronomic school of regional cuisine.
Cancun is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan destination that has options for all travelers. It has more than 2,000 boutiques and stores. Here you will find from ultra-chic designer stores and famous brands to craft markets and souvenir shops.
Shopping in Cancun is tax-free, so it's easy to find real bargains in cosmetics and fine jewelry. There are several shopping centers that are a delight for the avid buyer. The 16% VAT (value added tax) can be refunded if you are a foreigner and have a copy of your receipt. Minimum purchase of around $ 88 USD ($ 1,200 pesos) is required from a single product.
Cancun is a showcase of the latest fashion brands and internationally renowned designers such as Burberry, Carolina Herrera, DKNY, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Paul & Shark, Pineda Covalin, Purificación García, and Salvatore Ferragamo, to name a few.
Currently, VIP services are offered by professional image consultants who offer suggestions to choose according to each personality.
RELAXATION AND WELLBEING
Cancun is one of the main destinations for spa travel in the world. You can choose from more than 40 spas. Most of the hotels in Cancun offer a variety of treatments that combine herbs and native plants with ancient Mayan healing rituals and the latest technologies and treatments to reduce stress, improve the skin and detoxify the body.
It is quite an experience to try a traditional Temazcal steam bath or a full body massage on the beach admiring the turquoise blue waters.
Indulge yourself with a thalassotherapy treatment and relax while expert therapists place natural body wraps made with plants, chocolate or local flowers. The maximum relaxation experience should include a Mayan massage that incorporates the traditions of an ancestral world.
In addition to a large number of amenities, spa centers always offer a selection of teas, fruit drinks, light dishes and workout routines, pilates, yoga, tai-chi, and aerobics.
The spas of Cancun have obtained the best qualifications from both tourists and the specialized media in the areas of quality, environment, innovation, and facilities.
WEDDINGS AND ROMANCE
Cancun is a magical place where harmony with nature is enjoyed in an environment with all the comforts. It offers fun, spas, excellent restaurants and nightlife, it is ideal for a good romantic moment as well as for those looking for couples activities.
Your wedding in Cancun will be a unique celebration in one of the most romantic places in the world. The turquoise waters and white sand, combined with a good climate all year round, make this a spectacular location for your special day.
There are many Catholic churches and chapels, some of which are located inside the hotels. Almost all hotels offer wedding packages designed for all tastes and budgets. The wedding organizers in Cancun give advice during the process of planning and carrying out both civil and religious links.
In addition, you can choose from a variety of sites, such as a lush tropical garden, a traditional Mayan village or the different scenarios that can offer us a natural ecological park such as Xcaret.
Ceremonies are also held on the beach, as well as in the different locations of the hotels: lounges overlooking the sea, chapels, gazebos, and docks with palapas. In Cancun, you can practically realize any idea, even an underwater wedding!
Cancun is also a fantastic place to enjoy your honeymoon or anniversary, or just enjoy a romantic getaway.