Cancun is a tourist resort on the Mexican Caribbean coast. It sits on the northeast tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, an area popular with British holidaymakers.
A holiday to Cancun offers the ultimate in sun, sea and sand holidays. The 15-mile long island is attached to the mainland via bridges and is bordered one on side by the Caribbean and on the other by Nichupte Lagoon.
Who is Cancun suitable for?
Cancun is favourite of couples and families though it is an ideal resort for just about everyone. Brimming with sandy beaches, drenched in endless sunshine and surrounded by clear blue water it offers the ultimate in relaxation.
For those wanting a bit of excitement on their Cancun holiday, there are numerous water sports available including parasailing and windsurfing.
What are the beaches like in Cancun?
Lazy days on the beach are a top pick for Cancun holidaymakers. The north side of the resort is where you'll find the calmest waters, ideal for water sports such as sailing and scuba diving. Canoeing is a popular activity on a Cancun holiday as well as the unforgettable chance to swim with dolphins.
Sightseeing in Cancun
Surrounding the resort you'll find lots of water based activities - water parks, glass-bottom boat rides and sunset cruises. Inland why not get closer to the natural beauty of the area with a day horse riding? If you're looking for cultural activities the nearby Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza are a popular destination on your holiday to Cancun.
At Xcaret, a vast eco archaeological park set in 12 acres of land, you can wander along the tropical jungle trail, swim through underground rivers and pay a visit to the butterfly pavilion and coral reef aquarium. When night falls watch the Papantla flying men or get a taste of Mexican traditions with the Experience Mexico live show.
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