Cancun is a city located at the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is one of the most important touristic destinations of Mexico. It is divided in 5 zones: Cancun Island, where most of the hotels, beaches and tourist activities are located. This hotel zone has an extension of 23 km and has a shape of a “7”. The other four are: Puerto Juarez, here are the common docks to travel to Isla Mujeres, the urban zone, where most of the citizens live, the ejido region, and Alfredo V. Bonfil.
In which time zone is Cancun located?
How is the weather?
Cancun has a semi-tropical weather where it is mostly sunny throughout the year; occasionally there is rain and strong winds particularly on September, October and November. The average temperature is 25°C and it can go up to 30°C during the day. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular sky, which can change within minutes from partly cloudy to a blue sky.
What does the word “Cancun” means?
The Mayan Culture usually named the sites accordingly to the plants and animals that commonly habituated the area. Almost 46 snake species habitated in Cancun; that is why the Mayans named it Kaan Kun “serpent’s nest”.
How to get there?
You can arrive directly to the International Cancun Airport, concentrating most of the international and domestic traffic in Mexico. It is located only 15 minutes away from the Hotel Zone.
What is the common language?
Spanish, but English is also common among the population.
What currency is used?
The Mexican pesos, but they do accept American Dollars.
What is the Voltage?
The common volt is 110. The frequency used is 60 Hz and the plug type is A/B.
What is the typical food?
Cancun’s gastronomy is based mainly in fresh fish and seafood. One of the most famous dish is the Tikin Xic fish, made with traditional ingredients and Mayan techniques grilled and marinated with achiote adobo sauce. If you like spicy food you can try habanero sauce and lime in your dishes, but be careful because the flavor is very strong. Other options are pescadillas, doraditas, based on tortilla dough and seafood. Additionally, this city offers international culinary cuisine of the best quality.
What activities can you do?
The most popular things to do in Cancun are water activities like snorkeling, diving, parasailing, Catamaran trips at the sea or visiting islands like Isla Mujeres. You can also adventure yourself by visiting the eco-parks located at the Riviera Maya such as Xel-ha, Xcaret, Xenses or the amazing cenotes or sinkholes. If you want to get to know more about the Mayan Culture, we recommend visiting the Museo Maya, El Rey ruins, Tulum, Coba or Chichen-Itza arqueological zones.
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How is the nightlife?
Cancun is famous around the world for its nightlife. You can find most of the clubs and bars at Cancun’s Party Center, at the 11th km of the hotel zone. For those who love to party, they can dance all night long at the best nightclubs like Cocobongo, Mandala, The City, which feature the best musical mixes of excellent DJs, exciting live shows, special effects with lasers state-of-the-art light shows and so much more.
Do you want to do some shopping?
Along the hotel zone you may find shopping malls such as Kukulcan Plaza, Plaza La Isla, Plaza Caracol and Plaza Forum; with exclusive boutiques, brand names for perfumes, cosmetics, clothing and accessories. If you are looking to buy arts and crafts, a great option is visiting Market 28 located at the Urban Zone.
Where can you stay?
AMResorts offers two resorts located at Cancun’s Hotel Zone and one at Isla Mujeres.
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