Cancún has everything: crystal-clear waters, white sand, some of the finest hotels in the world, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. But it is much more than that. Cancún is the gateway to the wonders of the Mexican Caribbean and the Maya World and the vast nature reserves of the state of Quintana Roo. The possibilities for entertainment, adventure and contact with nature are endless. Cancún truly has it all.
Little more than twenty years ago, Cancún was just a Mayan name, a deserted, sun-drenched island off the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula.
The magnificent resort city of Cancún now offers visitors over 25,000 rooms in four and five star hotels as well as all inclusive accommodations that offer package deals including food, beverage and rooms. Some hotels are internationally recognized, but there also small family style hotels that offer first class service and accommodations.
Cancún Island is approximately 16 miles long with the highest point above sea level being 200 feet. The State of Quintana Roo is located 550 miles south of Miami, in the South-eastern part of Mexico. Along the coastline of about 540 miles, there are numerous coral islands and a reef barrier, the second largest in the world.
If you are searching for calm, peaceful days to enjoy the sun and the sand, Cancún boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
For those who go out more for daytime than night-time sports, Cancún, with its beaches of powdery coral sand, is the place to be. Cancún is a snorkel and scuba diving paradise, the lagoon enclosed by the -L- shape of the island, is ideal for sailing and water-skiing. Deep-sea fishing and diving are fantastic in the open sea, which stretches out in shades of light-green to turquoise from the shoreline to the violet-blue horizon.
If you prefer to visit the surrounding areas, there are many excursions to the mysterious Mayan archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza or Uxmal with. Boat trips to the nearby islands of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Contoy are popular and easy to do.