Cancun is one of the top destinations for Americans that are looking to vacation in a quick beach getaway. When traveling to this tourist hot spot of Mexico, there are some things visitors should know to plan the best trip possible.
Other than bars and fine dine restaurants, Cancun is home home to the world’s second-longest coral reef and is filled with crystal clear waters and white sand. The city serves as the perfect opportunity for tourists to take a dip in the cool waters through activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.
When to visit
Cancun is Ideal for vacationing all year round. While December through April is the city’s peak season, May through August brings warmer and more humid weather and September through November is when visitors can potentially encounter the best weather.
Where to stay
Cancun is divided into two areas: the Zona Hotelera and El Centro. The Zona hotelera is known for its long beachfront strip of resorts and features a combination of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and shopping centers. Family-friendly resorts can also be found in this area.
El Centro is a downtown area which also features many exotic places to visit and explore.
What to do
Resorts offer the thrill of sand, waters, and sun all while visitors remain in the comfort of their hotel.
If planning to explore outside, tourists can book snorkel or diving excursions — or even something as simple yet pleasurable as a sunset catamaran sailing.
Activities from parasailing to horseback riding and trips to nearby cenotes the opportunities for adventure are endless.
Places to visit
The Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) at the National Marine Park of Cancun and Isla Mujeres offers 500 sculptures in three galleries. The sculptures are found deep in the depths of the water and can be reached through snorkeling and diving.
Mexican handicrafts are available in downtown Cancun, as well as delicious street food and dine in restaurants.
Safety in the city
Health and safety procedures are important in the city. Abiding by Covid-19 safety guidelines is important while vacationing in Cancun, as the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel advisory for Mexico.
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