Cancun and the Mayan Riviera are jewels in the Mexican Caribbean. Within Cancun there are mostly European Plan Hotels, whereas the Mayan Riviera offers more All Inclusive Hotels. These are two great but distinctly unique destinations, and both locations offer the same friendliness that characterizes Mexico.
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The average maximum and minimum temperatures are: From January to March: 20°to 30°C (68° to 86°F) From April to June: 22° to 32° C (71° to 89°F) From July to September: 24° to 33°C (75° to 91°F) From October to December: 20° to 31°C (68° to 87°F)
Resort casual attire is appropriate almost anywhere and includes slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts for gentlemen, sundresses, skirts, dress short or pants for ladies. Please note that some restaurants do not permit non-dress shorts or recreational sandals. Shorts, slacks, collared sports shirts, skirts, sundresses, jeans and swimsuits with cover-ups are all appropriate for daytime. You should also check the attire for your selected activities in case special items such as soft-soled shoes or hiking shoes are required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for all excursions. On tours involving water activities bring along or wear a swimsuit and wear sunglasses, a sun hat or visor and sunscreen.
+ 29,000 rooms. Cancun offers a complete and well-developed tourism infrastructure: Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Golf Courses, Marinas, Modern Shopping Malls and Handicraft Markets
The electricity standard in Cancun is 110 Volts AC, the same as in the United States and Canada.
Cancun telecommunications are modern and up to date. All main tourist areas have facilities such as fax and internet services and you will find wireless internet access in most hotels as well as in many restaurants and cafes. To make international calls from Mexico you dial access code 001 for the US and Canada and 00 + access code for the rest of the world. The cheapest way to make phone calls is with prepaid cards. Making phone calls from your hotel room may be costly. If you wish to use your cell phone in Mexico contact your service provider before your vacation for more information. You can rent cellphones per day for local use.
Two major hospitals have opened Downtown Cancun, with one specializing in care of tourists. Staff in both facilities is bilingual, some even accept US insurance. At major resorts a doctor usually is on call 24 hours a day
A 16% value-added tax (called IVA in spanish) is applied to most goods and services, allthough some items such as medications are exempt. Receipts are not required to itemize taxes separately, the taxes are usually included in the retail price of the goods.
The official currency in Cancun is the Mexican peso but American dollars are also widely accepted. Banks open Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm. The majority of Money Exchange offices are open much later. Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most hotels, shops and restaurants. Your purchase is charged in Mexican pesos, your bank converts the ammount to the equivalent in dollars and charges it to your account. Keep in mind that some stores don't accept $100 US dollar bills. ATM's accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express and dispense money in Mexican pesos, the commission amount depends on your bank'
10 Reasons to Visit Cancun
Longing for sun, white sandy beaches, and eye-popping natural beauty? Then, the Mexican Caribbean is your best choice. You will undoubtedly be struck by the beauty of Cancun’s turquoise sea, nothing compares to the cobalt waters of the Caribbean. By the way, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the most awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets in the world!
Make the most out of your trip by visiting the archeological sites within Cancun city. In the heart of the hotel zone, there is a site called El Rey - once a center for maritime trade. Another site is El Meco, of maritime importance too, located north of downtown Cancun. If you visit Isla Mujeres, tour one of the Mayan temples devoted to Ixchel, considered a fertility goddess.
One of Cancun's most popular attractions is the eco-interactive Park concept. Investors have carefully designed wonderful Parks that preserve and enhance nature, thus creating an amazing combination of man made and natural formations. Each Park has attractions for the comfort and pleasure of its visitors.
Cancun and the Mayan Riviera Golf Courses offer amateurs and professionals challenging and enjoyable courses for any skill level.
One of the world's most popular destinations for golfers, and home to prestigious PGA Tour events, Cancun offers World Class courses in stunning locations. A powerful business tool, and a great team building exercise, be sure to schedule a round at one of the premium courses in Cancun.
Cuisines from around the world are well represented in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. There are a variety of gorgeous settings providing elegant and casual atmospheres, first-class food, and excellent service.
The cuisines of the world are well represented in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. Gorgeous and diverse settings for elegant and casual atmospheres, first-class food and excel service.
Commercial and charter flights daily connect Cancun to and from the main U.S. Cities. Just to mention a few carriers: American Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, Aeromexico, Miami Air, North West Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, etc.
Daily commercial and charter flights connecting Cancun from the main US Cities. To mention some: American Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, Mexicana Airlines, Aeromexico, Miami Air, North West Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, etc.