Cancun Travel Tips
Back in the 1970s, Mexico's ambitious tourism planners decided to outdo Acapulco with a brand-new, world-class resort in the Yucatán Peninsula. The place they chose was a deserted sand spit offshore from the little fishing village of Puerto Juárez. Its name was Cancun.
In the last two decades Cancun has grown into one of the world's best-known holiday resorts. Unabashed and unapologetic, Cancun is a party city that just won't give up. Top that off with a great beach and you have one of the Western Hemisphere's biggest tourist draws, bringing in as many as four million visitors (mostly from the US) each year.
It begins unlike any other polo match you’ve ever seen, a Mayan priest signaling the start with the evocative call of the conch shell. The scent of sacred sage wafts through the well-dressed audience ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2011
Evocative and impressive at any time of year, the massive, well preserved ruins of Chichen Itza make for an unforgettable day trip into the world of the ancient Maya. The site upon which Chichen ...
Written by STEFANIE S, December 2011
What a nice trip! Picked up on time at Riviera Maya and taken to office to catch bus with others! Slight wait but when we were on the road, had to wait for possible "late family" on the ...
Written by Fly C, February 2013
Go to Chiche itzá mayan ruins by airplane from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Cozumel in just 55 minutes one way
Operated by Fly Tours Cancun company
it`s a great experience
FLY, EXPLORE, ...
Christmas in Cancun? Though traditional images of Christmas might involve snow and bedecked pine trees, the holidays down south can be equally as lovely, just in their own way. Not as hot as in the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2011
Off the Yucatán Coast are some of the world’s most beautiful denizens of the deep, the colorfully “maned” lionfish. Its showy fans of brilliantly hued spines and quiet, fearless demeanor make ...
Created by presidential edict in 1996, the Cozumel Reef National Park is a sublime diving opportunity where multi-colored varieties of fish, corals and marine life swarm in the warm waters of ...
The Yucatan Peninsula, particularly the northern half, is very dry. There are no rivers on the surface, and marshlands are rare and transitory; it is said that the Mayan Empire was weakened (though ...
The resort city of Cancun, on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the most visited beach resort destinations in Mexico and serves as the gateway to the Riviera Maya. High-season in Cancun runs from ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012
Mexico ’s premier travel destination
is quite easy to navigate, thanks to an excellent public transportation
system geared to tourists who speak little or no Spanish. Editor's Note: This ...
Written by Viator, June 2011
The Riviera Maya region is a diver's paradise. Destinations such as Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen are world famous for ocean life, barrier reefs (the second-longest in the world, after ...
Written by Laura, USA, October 2012
The popular resort city of Cancun is one of the best known travel destinations in Mexico and a top ecotourism destination with unspoiled stretches of beautiful beachfront and vast areas of tropical ...
With its laid-back Caribbean vibe, Isla Holbox (pronounced hol-bosh) is a tranquil island escape located just off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, northeast of Cancun where the Gulf of ...
Written by Laura, USA, July 2012
Get a taste of island life, Mexican-style, when you visit the small Caribbean island of Isla Mujeres located just 8 miles (13 km) off the coast of Cancun. Isla Mujeres is just a 15-minute ferry ride ...
Written by Hudson, USA, December 2012
Ringing in the New Year with a bang? 2012 is the year the Mayan calendar is set to end (or at least is set to end as best rumors can predict) and many people are heading to Mexico in the hope of ...
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8 Days in the Yucatan!
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the world's most diverse places - ancient ruins, white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and sleepy haciendas. You can do it all on this 8-Day Yucatan Peninsula Tour and get the very best that Mexico has to offer. See the major Mayan ruins - Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, and Tulum - with a small group, tour the small villages of the Yucatan, and enjoy the best of Mexican cuisine. Don't forget your Panama hat!