Its beautiful scenery framed by white sand beaches and turquoise sea; its extension and biodiversity in its reefs, lagoons, cenotes and forest; its ancestral Mayan culture wealth; its great air and ground transportation connectivity and; its highest level hotel infrastructure have positioned Cancún, Quintana Roo, as the most awarded Mexican tourist destination in the world and as a leader city in Latin America.
Cancún was the first tourist development of the Fondo Nacional de Turismo (FONATUR in its Spanish acronym). After its opening in the early seventies, travelers from all latitudes immediately arrived to explore its 23 kilometer coastline and to enjoy the quality of its hotels (35 thousand rooms) that still set the highest hospitality standards for the rest of the world.
When talking about Cancún, it’s impossible to avoid its beaches, which are mainly located along the Kukulkan Boulevard in the Hotel Zone. If you travel with children, elderly people, or in the case that you can´t swim very well, we suggest you choose a hotel located between kilometers 3 to 8.5. In those specific beaches, ocean waves are soft as they are located in front of Isla Mujeres which allows the formation of a bay called Bahía de Isla Mujeres.
On the other hand, if you stay downtown, you will be able to find 11 public beaches such as Perlas, Langostas, Tortugas, Delfines and Chac Mol. Most of them have been granted with the Blue Flag eco-label which certifies coast destinations that have reached top standards in water quality, environmental management, safety, services and environmental education activities.
Besides having the best beaches in the world, you can enjoy exciting water activities in Cancún such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing on a Catamaran or speed boat, flyboarding, windsurfing and paddle boarding in the Caribbean Sea or the Nichupte Lagoon. Both immense water bodies frame the scenery.
When it comes to food, Cancún offers a culinary experience through the fusion of Mexican and international flavors which are masterfully developed by the best chefs in the world. There are restaurants that have been granted with the 5 Diamonds of the American Automobile Association and have been recognized by Michelin Guide.
It is not possible to have vacation time in Cancún without being caught by its nightlife, which flows in clubs where international DJs and acrobatic performances can be found. In addition, fun can go beyond the shore and you can enjoy parties on board a Pirate boat or on a trajinera.
If you want to explore the surroundings, Cancún is also an entry to other popular destinations in the Riviera Maya: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. Moreover, you can visit the Mayan Archaeological Sites such as Chichén Itzá, Cobá and Muyil, just to name a few.