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Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is situated on the Caribbean, being among one of the more visited Caribbean destinations. In fact, more people visit Cancun than any other location in Mexico. Tourists will find plenty of activities to occupy their days, and all the great shopping, dining, and nightlife found in other popular Caribbean locales. Cancun is also noted as an excellent location to observe numerous species of birds and other animals in their natural habitats.

There are plenty of beaches on Cancun to accommodate visitors, and some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts anywhere in the world can be found here. Since many hotels and resorts can accommodate all their guests’ requests, some never leave the property.

Most travelers visit Cancun December through April, and as a result, prices rise. Many people avoid Cancun during the summer because of the high temperatures and hurricane warnings.

Cancun was purposely designed and developed to be a destination for vacationers. Until the area was developed, not many people lived in Quintana Roo, a state on the Yucatan Peninsula. Currently, fourteen miles of beaches are situated in Cancun. Besides beach fun and water sports, tourists can also tour ancient Mayan ruins since Mayan Civilization once existed on the Yucatan.

Most businesses and services near the hotels depend heavily on tourists. People who do not like large crowds should carefully consider a Cancun vacation. Tourists venturing away from the beaches to downtown will find many restaurants, shopping outlets, and grocery stores.

Travelers wanting to visit the Mexican Caribbean and not pay Cancun prices and avoid large crowds should consider a vacation spot south of Cancun. Cabs, rental cars, or buses are available for those traveling to alternative locations. These alternative locations include Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, or Puerto Morelos.

Travelers seeking movie star luxury in a city setting can visit the largest city on the Yucatan, Merida. Getting to this city from Cancun or other parts of the world is not difficult since it is serviced by an international airport.


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