Its name means in Maya: kaan and kun, 'cradle or nest of snakes'. Cancun is a part of the territory of the ancient Mayan civilization. It has now become a tourism development certified by the World Tourism Organization; thanks to its cultural wealth, top-level facilities and a philosophy of service that rivals holiday destinations around the world, this destination is visited annually by millions of domestic and foreign tourists.
Cancun is recognized worldwide for its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise blue sea. The Hotel Zone is a strip of white sand along the eastern part of the municipality and is the main tourist attraction. Thanks to its location in the north of the state of Quintana Roo, Cancun, it has the most attractive beaches of the Mexican Caribbean, among which, Dolphins Beach, the famous "Mirador", is the first beach in Cancun to have the Blue Flag recognition , awarded to those beaches that achieve "excellence" in information, water quality, environmental management, safety and services, Puerto Juarez (Playa del Niño or Playa de los Niños), Las Perlas Playa, Playa Langosta, Tortugas Beach and Playa Nizuc .
Cancun is influenced by warm ocean currents, mainly from the current of the Gulf of Mexico, which creates a warm and rainy climate with average temperatures of 27ºC and maximum of 35ºC during the summer. Cancun, is also known as the gateway to the Mayan World; Within the city you can find archaeological sites such as: El Meco, Yamil Lu'um and El Rey.
A few hours away are other areas of equal importance, such as: Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza, the latter, considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The morning activity of Cancun offers a lot of activities, you can do water sports; visit archaeological sites, theme parks; swimming with dolphins, in cenotes and underground rivers. Nightlife is one of the specialties of Cancun, it has a wide variety of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping centers and the Party Center, where most night entertainment is concentrated.
Cancun is a paradise that offers fun for children and adults, its majestic hotels provide comfort, safety and first class service.