Cancun is Mexico’s most popular tourist destination and attracts millions of visitors each year to its white sand beaches, crystal blue water, and luxury resorts. With a modern airport offering plenty of flights, it's ideal for travelers who are looking for an international beach vacation that is relatively affordable and easy to get to from the US. This thriving coastal city is located in Southeastern Mexico on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and has near perfect weather with year-round temperatures averaging around 80 degrees. Most of the locals live in downtown Cancun (El Centro), while the tourist hub is known as the Hotel Zone (Zona Hotelera). The hotel zone is a barrier island shaped like the number seven, and is lined with hotels, condominiums, shopping complexes, restaurants, golf courses, and marinas. Kukulcan Boulevard is a 15 mile stretch of road that runs through the Hotel Zone and serves as Cancun’s main drag.
Cancun has something to offer every type of vacationer. It's a magnet for the Spring Break crowd and those who like to party through the night, but it also appeals to more sophisticated adults with its posh restaurants, five star hotels, and world class spas. Families are drawn here as well and many hotels have fantastic kid’s clubs and water parks.
Choose from extraordinary shopping malls, exceptional restaurants serving outstanding international cuisine, water sports galore, including world-renowned fishing, diving and snorkeling, and fascinating tours to archaeological sites dating back thousands of years. Colorful coral reefs and diverse sea life are located right offshore, and a variety of inland cenotes (natural water-filled sinkholes) attract diving enthusiasts to explore the rich underwater worlds of Cancun. The top attractions in this region include the Cancun Underwater Museum, the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, and Chichen Itza.