Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico
cancun

Once a refuge for pirates, Cancun has since become one of the world's favorite refuges in Mexico. Its overall package as a modern paradise draws more than two million visitors each year. Cancun is a coastal city and a world-renowned resort located in the eastern-most part of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo.

Beaches in Cancun

The beaches in Cancun are simply spectacular, to say the least. The balmy tropical weather combined with white powdery beaches and tranquil blue waters make this a paradise where you can enjoy watersports or simply soak up the sun. You can go fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Laguna Nichupte

This lagoon has a number of waterfront restaurants, marinas, shopping malls, golf courses and island entertainments. Bask in the lovely sunset while eating fresh seafood in one of its restaurants or haggle your way into a precious souvenir.

Nightlife in Cancun

Party the night away and rub shoulders with celebrities and stars. After all, Cancun is the playground of the rich and famous, and it is likely you will see them here. The discos and nightclubs range from fancy to funky. You can choose to belt it out in a karaoke bar or shake your booty to a salsa rhythm.

Mayan Ruins in Cancun

You can also see some ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization in Cancun. There is the El Rey ruins and the El Meco ruins. You can also visit nearby Isla Mujeres for the ruins.

El Rey

The El Rey ruins is located in Cancun's Hotel Zone. El Rey means “the King” and is said to be named after a skeleton that was uncovered in the site, presumably that of a former Mayan king. It dates back to the 3rd and 2nd century B.C. It has two main plazas with two main streets and several platforms. The pyramid contains some stucco paintings.

El Meco

These ruins can be found just north of Cancun. The Post-classic structures are set high, and are considered the highest archaeological structures in northern Yucatan. The pyramids offer a jaw-dropping view of Cancun's lagoon.

Isla Mujeres

The “Island of Women” is located 5 miles from Cancun. The island was dedicated to the fertility goddess Ixchel. The ruins of her temple are majestically set on a cliff and provide a stunning view of the coast below.

Golf & Tennis in Cancun

If golf is more your thing, do not fear, for Cancun has two championship golf courses plus two 18-hole courses and a miniature golf course. As for tennis, most hotels have their own courts.


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