Mexico 101: Cancun
Cancun is the quintessential beach destination, famous for its perfect weather, white sand, and world-class resorts. From all-inclusive getaways, to family fun, to blissful romantic escapes, Cancun offers multiple stunning properties for every type of vacation.
And there’s more to Cancun than just its amazing resorts. While you’re in Cancun, you’ll enjoy a wide range of activities that fit whatever type of vacation you’re looking for.
If you’re out for adventure, explore ecological parks with zip-lines, water mazes, and natural habitats. Dive into crystal clear water to snorkel in a kaleidoscope of colored coral or venture into the natural reserves to see the unique wildlife, such as monkeys, flamingos, marine turtles, and other native species.
If you just want to relax, then you can put Cancun’s reputation as one of the premier spa destinations to the test. Enjoy traditional spa treatments or unwind like the ancients did with a Mayan Temazcal — a rustic steam room that infuses aromatic herbs with the steam to promote ultimate relaxation and reflection.
History buffs can take in the ancient Mayan culture by learning about the region’ past and visiting the stepped pyramids of Chichen Itza and Coba.
And, of course, there are nearly 14 miles of beaches to explore and enjoy, whether you want to stretch out on the white sand or splash into the crystal blue water for swimming and water sports.
Cancun Vital Stats
Average temp: 80ºF
Official language: Spanish (English widely spoken; Mayan spoken by many local indigenous people)
Official currency: Mexican Peso (U.S. dollar widely accepted)
Approximate Flight Times
New York/Newark: 4 1/2 hours
Philadelphia: 4 hours
Boston: 4 1/2 hours
Miami: 2 hours
Los Angeles: 4 1/2 hours
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