Cancun Regional Info (App Version)
Located in the state of Quintana Roo, Cancun is a world known touristic spot. Although is not the capital city, it is the most popular one. Here you’ll find everything you ever wanted and more.
Cancun might be known as a destination for spring breakers, however there is much more that this city has to offer. There are shopping malls, golf courses, theme parks, fishing, scuba diving and more. Cancun is a great place to visit with your family too!
Over 1/3 of Mexico's tourism revenue is generated by Cancun. Each year, hundreds of thousands of travelers visit Cancun each year to enjoy the great weather and beautiful, white-sand beaches.
Cancun's beaches have white sand, which is made from crushed coral and is not hot to the touch.
In early 2010, there was a major beach restoration project that included the rebuilding of the beaches in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel. The Mexican government invested $71 million US Dollars in the project, which restored 11 kilometers of the area's beaches.
Cancun's airport is the 2nd busiest in Mexico (only Mexico City's airport is busier) and it has the most international traffic of any airport in Latin America.
Cancun is everything you want and more! It is a tropical paradise and a city that never sleeps; is a top tourist destination, located in the Caribbean, with great tropical weather white sand beaches and a beautiful blue sea. But that is not the only thing Cancun has to offer; as a modern city, there are many accommodation options, exiting nightlife and so many different activities. Believe us, you won’t miss home!
But let’s take a step back and talk about what you can expect from this world known destination. Cancun is located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico, it has a tropical and humid weather with year round sunshine and the temperature is roughly around the 25°C (77°F).
The city is split into two; The Cancun Hotel Zone and Downtown Cancun. The first is where you will find most of the tourists, mostly all-inclusive resort hotels and part of whereas the latter is the real Mexican city, with an abundance of restaurants, shopping centers, markets and clubs.
The International Airport is just 10 km away from the city and it handles the second largest volume of traffic in Mexico. The Airport features many duty free shops and gift shops for last minute shoppers.
Getting around Cancun is easy and also a fun experience; you can catch a bus for $7.00 pesos, the R1 and R2 buses take you around the hotel zone and downtown, you can catch a new one every few minutes, some of them are air-conditioned and have wi-fi.
Taxis are also an available option, of course they are most expensive but they will take you to a specific place so you can save the worries! Lastly, there are many car rentals through out the city; we recommend this only if you are planning to move a lot between long distances. More on public transportation here.
Now, for the people; the official language spoken in Mexico is Spanish, and Cancun is not the exception. However, most Mexicans working in tourism speak English; some of them even speak other languages like French, German or Italian. Locals may also have Mayan as their first or second language, it’s common to hear them talking in Mayan among themselves.
Cancun is famous for its man-made and natural attractions. Home to the world’s second largest barrier reef, it is an ideal place for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are archeological sites and cenotes (sink holes) nearby and you can always book a tour at your hotel to Tulum or X-caret.
The City also provides great spots for golfing, fishing and playing all kinds of sports, Cancun also features many shopping malls, spas and restaurants.
Cancun gets thousands of visitors every year for spring break. The nightlife in Cancun is incomparable; there are dozens of great bars, clubs and even lounges to ensure the perfect night out.
There are many things to do in Cancun, as there is something for everyone. Families, couples and groups of people go there every year to have the vacations of their life. Don’t miss the chance of visiting this beautiful paradise, you won’t regret it!