Located in the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun is a popular resort destination that attracts vacationers from all over North America and the rest of Mexico, as well as the rest of the world. The city is served by Cancun International Airport
, which is about six miles outside of the major Cancun hotel district. The airport is busiest during the winter months leading into spring, when North Americans flee toward the warmth of the tropics. Getting to the resorts is made easy by the availability of shuttle buses and hotel pick-ups.
Offering visitors a great mix of the relaxed Caribbean beach days and a lively nightlife, the resorts and hotels of Cancun are as suitable for families as they are for single vacationers looking for a whirlwind vacation. Most of the hotels and resorts of Cancun are concentrated within the Hotel Zone
, which is home to the highest number of all-inclusive resorts and activities geared directly toward tourists.
Activities in Cancun usually involve a beach chair and a cocktail, though there are plenty of more elaborate options available. Traditional bull fights, similar to those seen in Mexico City, are staged in Cancun. Not for the squeamish, these exciting affairs offer fascinating insight into the culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. If the beautiful turquoise waters and white sands aren’t enough, travelers can engage in water activities such as snorkeling and diving, which are often arranged by the hotels and resorts.
Of course, there’s a lot more to see and do in Cancun and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.
For more information on hotels and landmarks in the different areas of Cancun, click on the interactive Cancun map
on the left-hand side of the page.