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7 Reasons Why Nearly Half Of All Visitors To Mexico Go To Cancun 

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Millions of travelers visit Cancun every year, and in recent years, records regarding the number of visitors the destination receives were shattered.   

A large percentage of the international tourists that visit Mexico choose Cancun as their vacation destination.   

If you have ever visited Cancun, then this probably wouldn’t come as a surprise to you.   

Tourists on a Beautiful Cancun Beach

For those who haven’t, and for those looking for even more reasons to visit the destination, let’s go over the top seven reasons why nearly half of all visitors to Mexico go to Cancun.   

Sun, Sand, And Turquoise Seas 

With warm days, beaches stretching for miles, and water so clear that you can see the ocean floor, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many travelers visit Cancun for the sun, sand, and turquoise seas.   

For starters, it gets around 250 or more days of sunshine a year.   

Additionally, high temperatures average between 82-90 degrees, and the water is warm enough for swimming pretty much year-round.   

What’s not to love about all that?  Especially for American travelers who want to escape colder weather.   

Cancun Blue Ocean Beach in a beautiful sunny day

Amazing All-Inclusives 

Not only are there plenty of amazing all-inclusive resorts and hotels in Cancun right now but there are more currently being constructed as well.   

The modern all-inclusives in the destination are much better than they were during the days of bad buffets and organized activities too.   

It’s not uncommon to find gourmet restaurants, premium liquors, 24-hour room service, and included individual activities at Cancun all-inclusives.   

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Intriguing Natural Surroundings 

For outdoors lovers, Cancun has a lot to offer too.   

In addition to stunning beaches, the destination is also surrounded by beautiful jungle land.   

Within this land, you’ll find underground rivers and cenotes, which are natural swimming holes, to explore too, a unique experience you’ll be sure not to forget.   

Adventure Park in the Mexican Caribbean

Adventure Around Every Corner 

With the diverse and amazing natural surroundings in Cancun comes plenty of opportunities for adventure, both on land and on the water.   

Visitors enjoy everything from kayaking and paddleboarding to snorkeling and diving and everything from ATVing to horseback riding.   

There are also several adventure parks where many of these activities and more can be enjoyed.   

A pool in Xcaret park with swimmers and blue water

Easy Access To Several Mexican Caribbean Destinations  

If you’re concerned about planning a lengthy vacation and getting bored halfway through this is not something that should worry you when visiting Cancun.   

Not only does Cancun have plenty to keep you busy for a week or more, but it is surrounded by many other awesome destinations.   

From Holbox to Playa del Carmen, down to Tulum and Bacalar, there is no shortage of exciting places to visit.   

Tourists on a Beach in Tulum, Mexico

Fascinating Mayan Culture 

Even though Cancun is often seen as a party destination, there is a lot of depth and history to the city and the surrounding region as a whole.   

The most fascinating is Mayan culture and history, which can be explored through museums and archeological sites.   

You don’t have to go far to find them, but if you go a little further, you’ll find one of the most famous, a well-known site called Chichen Itza

Large Crowd at Chichen Itza, a Popular Mayan Ruin Near Cancun, Mexico

Safety And Security 

Last but not least, Cancun is one of the safest vacation destinations in Mexico.   

Safety is important to the image of the destination, so authorities are always making improvements in security to make Cancun safer.   

On top of that, hotels and resorts address security in their own ways too.   

Although some crime does occur in Cancun, it’s very rare for tourists to be affected by it.

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