Cancun’s reputation as a holiday destination spreads far and wide around the globe. But what is it that draws the crowds in the thousands each year?
- Amazing Wildlife
Cancun and the Riviera Maya, in general, attracts those who are looking to catch a glimpse of the diverse wildlife in the area. From lemon sharks to sea turtles, whale sharks to mantas and let’s not forget the vast range of land creatures – iguanas, coatis, agoutis, monkeys, tapirs and foxes.
- Culinary Delights
The food in Cancun is varied and delicious. If you are craving a dish, you will find it here. Sushi, curry, burgers, seafood – Cancun will have it somewhere. And of course, the Mexican food is in a class of its own. From gourmet restaurants to the extensive array of delectable street food, you won’t go hungry.
- Beautiful Weather
When winter hits in the USA and Canada, those in the Northern states head for Cancun to delight in the warmth. With year-round sunshine, there is no need to sacrifice the beauty of the location for cool weather – here you get the best of both worlds. Did you know that Cancun averages 250 sunny days a year? Exciting news for those wanting to leave their coats and jackets at home!
- Retail Therapy
If you love shopping, then Cancun is the place to go. From markets to malls, shopaholics and bargain hunters will find arts, crafts, clothing, souvenirs and much more. You can even try to perfect your haggling skills when purchasing the local wares.
- Water Activities
The surf, cenotes and reefs are some of the main attractions in the area. With crystal-clear waters, the activities in this part of the Yucatan draw everyone from the leisure swimmer to the professional diver. The unique cenotes make a memorable part of any Mexican holiday.
- A Little Bit of Luxury
If you are seeking a little bit of luxury, then look no further. Quality hotels, spa resorts, individual tours, private taxis and personalized pickups – Cancun allows you to travel and vacation in style.
- Historic Ruins
While much of Cancun is relatively new in the scheme of things, history surrounds this part of the Riviera Maya. There are many Mayan ruins, temples, pyramids and archaeological sites in the area that make it a great place for history buffs to explore. Some of these ruins – including Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum – can be visited within a day’s drive of Cancun.
- Party Town
Cancun is known for its late nights and parties and rightly so. It won’t take you long to find the bars and clubs that draw the crowds each night. If you are considering a show or a concert to entertain, Cancun will not disappoint. It is a premiere night time destination.
- Relax on the beach
The beautiful turquoise water and white sandy beaches surrounding Cancun are a real drawcard. The Riviera Maya offers a playground of beauty for those wanting to enjoy the beach life and reenergize in the warm ocean water. And as many of the beaches have convenient amenities, it isn’t hard to find you have lost days just sitting on the beach.