Cancún is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo. It is the municipal seat of Benito Juárez municipality and a world renowned tourist resort with modern beachfront hotels surrounded by the Bahía de Mujeres (Bay of Women), the Caribbean Sea, and the Nichupte and Bojorquez lagoons. The mainland downtown commercial section (Cancún City), connected to the island by two bridges, has broad avenues lined with a wide diversity of shopping, hotels, dining and nightlife.
Cancun boasts beautiful white powdery beaches, excellent weather and crystal clear water, making it an excellent place for water sports. There is also the lure of ancient Mayan ruins evident in all directions and a number of ecologically oriented theme parks.
Things to see and do
* Ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum
* Xcaret preserve park
* Interactive Aquarium
* Powdery white-sand beaches
* Snorkeling and jet skiing
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Mexican Peso ($)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 5 sq km’s
Population – 457,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 52
Port Location – Cancun is a tender port and the ship anchors quite a ways from the tender pier. It is about a 20 minute ride to get to shore.
Transport Links - Cheap charter flight deals available from the UK to Cancun (from around £100) and elsewhere, including Canada/USA and Cuba.
Buses and taxis are available for getting around Cancun.