Cancun’s postcard-perfect beaches, with white, powder-soft sand and crystal-clear water, have made it one of Mexico and the world’s favorite tropical destinations. Cancun travel brings together gorgeous natural settings with first-class accommodations, and the rich, mysterious world of the Mayans.

So you have arrived in Cancun after a long flight. Now you are ready for sightseeing. There is so much to do and see in the Cancun region… The Chichen Itza ancient city, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, the Mayan region in Yucatan and Isla Mujeres must be on the to see list. And the crystal clear water and the white sand you saw in pictures are really as beautiful as can be.

Cancun is composed of 21 kilometers of pristine white beaches shaped like a number “7”, home of the Mayan archaeological wonders, turquoise seas, a bountiful underwater world, and world-class vacation amenities. It is still considered the gateway to the Mayan World. Mayan temples and ritual sites are everywhere, some smothered by lush jungle, others easily accessible.

The Cancun hotel zone is almost entirely built around the tourist industry. It abounds with all-inclusive resort hotels. Stay there if you don’t mind spending your vacation with many other tourists. Most tourists are primarily from English-speaking North America and there are also many tourists from Europe, but many tourists also come to Cancun from the rest of Mexico.

Downtown Cancun, is where most residents live. There are many restaurants, many of them are really good restaurants. Those mostly seeking beaches and scuba diving, or who are a bit adventurous, can easily find rooms on equaiiy beautiful and less crowded beaches along the coast just an hour or two south of Cancun.

The climate in Cancun is tropical, with consistent hot and humid weather throughout the year, and very warm sea temperatures.

PLACES TO SEE IN CANCUN

Chichen Itza Ancient City: Don’t miss out on the chance to behold Chichén Itzá, a large Mayan archaeological site that is one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. The city is the second most popular ancient city in Mexico today. The El Castillo (castle), Kukulcan situated here is 30 meters high.

The Ancient City of Tulum: Situated 128 km south of Cancun, Tulum is famous for its Mayan ruins and is Mexico’s third most popular architectural attraction. You can also try scuba diving here.

The Cenotes: Rappelling into a cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, a subterranean pool of temperate water is something you should definitely do! The most famous one is Cenote Ik Kil. The depth of the cenotes are between 8meters and 150 meters. The water is ice cold, so beware!

Underwater Museum: The world’s largest underwater museum is here, too. If you have the time, don’t miss it. You can dive or do some snorkelling here.

Cozumel Island: Mexico’s largest island, Cozumel is 71 km south of Cancun.

La Isla: Shopping and dining at La Isla Shopping Village is a must for first time tourists.