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Welcome to Cancun

Welcome to cancun the best city in the caribbean

Cancun, a city of international tourism development certified by the World Tourism Organization, is located on the northeast coast of Quintana Roo in southern Mexico.

Cancun is situate at the north-eastern of the Yucatan peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Cancun is part of the territory of the ancient Mayan civilization. If Cancu stand out is because of his its infrastructure, his modern leisure centers and that make the holiday destinations among the most popular in the world. Cancún is specifically developed for tourism and continues to meet the needs of the 3.3 million tourists it receives each year. 22 km of beautiful white sand beaches that draw together a "7" crystal clear water and sensual nights which we enjoy drinking the margarita is perfect. From Mexico, it takes about 2 hours or 24 bus tickets to get there. The city is located on a peninsula in the shape of L, 400m wide and 21km long. This city was created for tourism because its white sandy beaches where stand of palm trees, turquoise blue sea where beautiful coral reefs decorate the sea, dreaming leave very many people for its heavenly beauty. This large holiday center has mainly developed in recent years, enjoying a subtropical climate with low rainfall.

originally Cancun was a mayan teritory, befor 1970 its was only a sandy island with barely 100 mayan peoples living on fishing and harvesting of chile then the government decided to make an international tourist resort. Since this change the population grow up at hundreds of thousands and more than 200,000 visitors are going every years enjoying the beautiful beaches and the perfect climate. The city is as much populate of mexicans as americans people and the dollar dominates the Mexican peso.

currently there are 2 cancun:  the first one is the city center located on the coast with few hotels and no beach and the second one is isla cancun , which is actually a hotel zone lined with beaches.

Information and Facts

Night-life

Cancun is very famous because of his nightsclubs and it has something for everyone with a several splashy discos dominate the scene.

There are a lot of fun and entertainment like dance club, bars parties, festivals, shows, retaurants, live music bands and all of these great things are usualy a musical nixes of excellent Dj's and exciting lives shows. If you like to dance, the best nights-clubs of the city offer special effects, lasers and others state of the art light shows which provide a framework for non-stop music. You have every type of music from rock and techno to salsa to reggae and most of the nightsclubs have an all-you-can-drink cover charge.

These are the place were you can go and enjoy your night:

  • Dady'o, it's a night club which have bikini contests and open bars promo, 90's and 80's theme night and the best dj's all aroud the world are playing all kind of music all night long.
  • Grand Mambo Cafe, you can dance on the ryhtme of salsa, merengue, cumbia and more again, it's give a very tropical feel because of the decor and the firendly staff and the bands who play are from all over the Caribbean and South America.
  • Las de Guanatos,it's a bar were you can find beer, micheladas and cocktails that perfectly complement the famous tortas ahogadas (a sauce covered sandwich), It is located in Plaza de Toros in downtown Cancun.
  • Mandala, an open bar with all the best music and it is perfect for the people who want to enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
  • Rose Bar, if you want to enjoy a stylish night out then this is the good place for you
  • The Black Pub, it's the best british pub in the city and offer up a wide variety of international beers as well as great music and good company to create a truly unforgettable evening.
  • Wings Army, this wonderful bar offer you a great selection of beer and wings.
  • The city, it's the biggest night club and the most incredible because of his live shows which include acrobat and also the best dj's and a lot of big artiste have already perfom in this club.

So the Night-life in cancun is actif and loud and in this city real things starting at 10:30 pm and often finish until sunrise and for those who like a little adevnture on the sea you hsave the popular sunset cocktail or diner cruises like being on a floating restaurant - a wonderful way to see the sunset over the bay and the lights of Cancun.

Shopping

Cancun offer a lot of shopping experiences you can find everything from ultra-chic designer stores and famous brand name to flea markets and souvenirs shops selling Mexicans local handcrafts and you can also find good business on cosmetics and fine jewellery. There are so many shopping malls in Cancun which offer to all customers a real pleasure wether it be for a new designer outfit for yourself or a gift that you want to offer for your lves ones because shops offer you a many possibilty for buying present, travels need, sportings good, liguire and more again. In Cancun you will pay the lowest prices on items such as perfume, spirits and fines jewellery. In the city center you can find all kinds of unique stuff and u may be able to negotiate.

This are the place where you can go for shopping:

  • La Isla Shopping Village
  • Kukulcan Plaza & Luxury Avenue
  • Plaza Caracol
  • Plaza Las Americas
  • Market 28

Sight-seeing

In cancun there are a lot of things to so there is no reason to get bored you got the golf and there are some tounament which are organised by the PGA , you got the La Lagune de Nichupte this place is for the one who like the nature it offer you a hospitable habitat for thousands of species plant and animal like colorful birds, reptiles, monkeys, leopards and jaguars thnaks to the residents who try hard to preserve the land wich make this destination so special and that's why tourists, travelers who combine their love of travel with that of nature, come to discover this place and its riches. Cancun have 24 perfect site for the scuba diving and we find the best instructor of carribean, whether you are a beginner or experienced diver, you will find Cancún activities tailored to your level. You have the Bullfights situate in the downtown at  Plaza De Toros near the north end of Boulevard Kukulkan. Bullfights take place every Wednesday at 3:30 pm.Introduced to Mexico by the Spanish viceroys, bullfighting is now as much a part of Mexican culture as tequila. you can do Boating Excursions to the Nichupte lagoon, Isla Mujeres, Contoy Island, and other destinations are available every day from Cancun, some tours include a snorkeling stop at ecological parks, continental breakfast, lunch, and a shopping tour. Sunset and night cruises go to the beaches of Isla Mujeres or feature pirate or Caribbean shows and usually include a Mexican buffet dinner and open bar. You can visit the El Rey it's an archaeological site which show the the vestiges of one of the most interesting and complete civilizations of America: the Mayan. These ruins are a window into the history of Mexico, and constitute Cancun's largest archaeological site, then you have the Interactive Aquarium its a good opportunities to share your day with the wildlife you can touch sea urchins, stingrays, sea turtles, and conches. Another section has an enormous pool where you can swim with dolphins. Still another has a huge, covered tank where you can safely feed the sharks from inside a locked cage with a diving trainer and equipment.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Climate

Cancun weather is amazing during all the year because he got a tropical climate and Cancun water temperatures varying from 78°F-80°F in the winter months to 82°F-84°F in the summer months.

June is the hottest month in Cancun with an average temperature of 28°C (82.4°F) and the coldest is January at 23°C (73.4°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 11 in August. The wettest month is September with an average of 228.6mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in July when the average sea temperature is 29°C (84.2°F)

Public Transportation

One of the best values in Cancun are the 3 private bus lines that that go to and from the hotel zone to downtown/centro Cancun. The one way fare in the hotel zone is 9.5-Pesos (1.00 usd if you pay in dollars). There are now newer and air conditioned busesand they have internet included. You have the buses, a bus leaves on average every 40 min. Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen. It takes 45min. and it will cost about 120 pesos. Contrary to what one might think, buses are very good quality (air conditioning, space, ...), the bus company is called ADO, you will find the bus stop a few hundred meters on your right as you leave the airport (terminal 2). It desserve course other interesting destinations to visit (Tulum, Chetumal etc ...). There is the Colectivo, The "colectivo" are minibus used as public transport, mainly by locals. This is the most economical way and it costs only between 5 and 25 pesos per ride. The principle is simple, it is positioned on the side of the road and waved to the driver who stops to embark, you announce where you are going  and pay when you arrive. You have the Ferry Cozumel the ferry connects Playa del Carmen and the island of Cozumel, it will cost you 155 pesos. Then you have the taxis and you can rent a car, it is possible to rent a car for at least 50 usd per day.

 

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