It is a little hard to picture Cancun in the early 70s when only three families lived by its beautiful azure waters. The name Cancun comes from the ancient mayan language “Kaan Kun” and it is not short of controversy, while “The nest of the snakes” is widely accepted, most recent investigations and linguist agreed in 2015 that its real was “Can Kun Ha” meaning “Four Lagoons” which would be today’s lagoon system of Nichupte, Bojorquez, Laguna Amor and Laguna del Inglés.
Cancun’s convenient location and its increasing connectivity, with Cancun International Airport ranking as the 4th busiest in Latin America with 21 million passengers in 2016; make it the place to find the finest accommodations in the world.
With 7 resorts topping TripAdvisor’s Top 25 All Inclusive Resorts in The World located in Cancun and the Riviera Maya corridor, the offers are also endless. If, on the contrary, you are looking for a more private and off the grid situation, there are cute little hotels all over Cancun as well as a good stock of Airbnb condos that will fit your budget and relaxation needs.
The answer to this question is simple because it always comes down to “What do you feel like doing today? From touring around the world famous 7 shaped Hotel Zone and its 14 miles of powdery sand beaches which seems endless, snorkeling and scuba diving the Great Mayan Reef Barrier and its rich marine life, spelunking the underground caves and rivers, ziplining over the luscious jungle or discovering enigmatic archaeological sites, the options are endless, a handful of Cancun tours would have you covered.
Cancun’s weather is tropical all year-round, with a fairly warm “dry” season that goes from mid November up until April and a rain season that starts around May and can go on until the first weeks of November. The average temperature throughout the year is of 80 °F, with a lot of ocean breeze that keeps the temperature from going much higher during the summer months.
Keep in mind that during winter months, Cancun gets colder winds coming from up north and although it will still be a lot warmer than in the United States, Canada and Europe, visitors may get morning chill; while during summer it is also likely to get scattered shower rains on a weekly basis.