Cancun attracts more tourists then any other city in Mexico; about 3 million people take Cancun vacations annually. Cancun is famous for the incredible beaches, stunning views, access to ancient civilizations and plenty of exciting activity. The history of Cancun is just as interesting as the many modern attractions Cancun has to offer. Modern day development of Cancun did not begin until the mid 1970"s when a groups of Mexican businessmen decided that Cancun would make the ideal Mexican resort town. Prior to this development, Cancun was a lone area near a wild jungle on the Yucatan Peninsula, and ancient times saw a Cancun that was heavily inhabited by Mayans and Mayan cities.
Visiting Mayan ruins is a popular attraction for tourists taking Cancun vacations. Any of the Cancun resorts will have information about jungle tours available at the front desk. The ancient ruins have remained virtually untouched for thousands of years and many have even been restored. For anyone who has never traveled to Mexico or viewed an ancient Mayan city, Cancun vacations make an ideal first experience. Many Cancun vacation packages will offer jungle tours along with flight and accommodation, and a Cancun hotel map can help you choose the best place to stay for your own trip.
Cancun vacation packages are an excellent way to take advantage of all that the area has to offer, particularly if you just want to relax on the beaches in Cancun without having to worry about the logistics of your trip. Cancun resorts are almost all owned by local, native Mexicans and often Cancun vacation packages can be booked online or through a travel agency. Cancun packages often include free meals, such as breakfast or lunch, along with transportation options. Be sure to check a few different sites for the best deals and promotional offers.
Cancun resorts will also have information on many of the other activities in Cancun. The city has more than one exceptional golf courses, as well as an entire network of trails for horse back riding, either through the jungle or along the beach. The Yucatan Peninsula is also an incredible geological wonder. As one of the flattest places on earth, the environment is quite unique and has an intricate jungle ecosystem. Cancun even has its own bullfighting arena, which is smaller then the more famous arenas in Mexico City but still puts on a great show.
Shopping, dining and nightlife are all readily available in Cancun. Since most Mexico travel should include a little bit of shopping, travelers will want to visit the main market to pick up a souvenir to bring home. With a huge influx of tourists at all times of the year, Cancun also has a wide variety of restaurant options. Most Cancun resorts will have a bar or restaurant on site and the city itself has a nice mix of international restaurants, as well as traditional flair. American franchises dot most of the city, although the traditional restaurants generally offer a better value.
No matter how you choose to take advantage of the sunshine and beauty of Cancun, your Mexico travel will be filled with activity and incredible weather.