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The vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Cancun rests on the along the warm, clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. It is home to Mayan archaeological wonders, turquoise seas, a lively underwater environment, and world-class amenities. Mayan temples and ritual sites abound, some hidden by dense jungle, others easily accessible.

Cancun means a no-hassle beach vacation where you can fly in, soak up the sun, and never speak a word of Spanish or even have to exchange your money into pesos. If you want to experience some Mexican culture on your visit, you can experience a number of exceptional Mayan Ruins within a few hours drive or less, including Tulum, Coba, and the breathtaking site of Chichen Itza. Cancun is one of the top vacation destinations in the world, and enjoys a year-round summer climate. This action-packed paradise offers travelers gorgeous white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, exciting water sports and an unstoppable, exciting nightlife. It’s no wonder Cancun is one of the hottest spots in Mexico, with so many world-famous nightclubs and bars that keep you moving to the beat of salsa, cumbia, club mixes and other spicy sounds. 

It’s hard to believe that only a few years ago there was practically nothing here except long stretches of deserted, white-sand beaches studded with coconut palms. Only an adventuresome few found this hidden paradise until the Mexican government, wanting to lure more tourists to Mexico, developed Cancun into a planned resort. The best hotels are not in the town but line a narrow, 22km spit of land that wraps around a large lagoon. Here an endless row of hotels stretch along the beach. Most of them are huge high-rises offering “all-inclusive” vacation packages, and are of attractive design and high-quality construction. Staying in this area means spending most of your vacation with other travelers. Modern hotels, fast food restaurants, golf courses, trendy bars, and shopping malls dull the cultural shock of leaving home. If you prefer a more intimate Mexican ambience, yet want to be close to Cancun, consider staying at Isla Mujeres, a delightful small island about half an hour’s boat ride off the coast. 

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