Cancun Mexico is an island approximately 16 miles long and a quarter-mile wide. It is situated in the state of Quintana Roo in the south-eastern part of Mexico off the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula, on the Caribbean coast.
The island is connected to the Mexican mainland by two bridges. Cancun Mexico has a resident population of over 300,000 persons and is divided into two main parts: El Centro, downtown of Cancun Mexico, is where most of the local residents live, and is home to many smaller hotels, restaurants and shops.
The famous Cancun Mexico Hotel Zone, the principal tourist area, is located on a 8 mile peninsula jutting out into the Caribbean Sea, and is where the luxury hotels and modern shopping malls are to be found.
There are many reasons for popularity of Cancun as a Mexican Caribbean tourist destination including: its gorgeous beaches with clear turquoise waters, excellent resort hotels offering a full range of amenities and modern facilities, gourmet restaurants, vibrant night life, great shops, and nearby Mayan ruins.
Further, Cancun has great weather, with an average temperature of 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) and 240 days of sunshine each year, with little rain.
The Downtown has a non-stop party atmosphere and attracts numerous categories of visitors including families, seniors, students, couples, budget travelers and the rich and famous. Beaches & Water Sports: The beaches are, without question, the biggest draw with their soft, white, powdery, sand and crystal clear, warm, turquoise water.
There are eleven beaches, each of which has its own distinctive personality, and all of which are open to the public. The very best beaches are at the north tip of the island. The sand of the beaches are made of crushed coral rather than silica. The coral remains cool even on very hot days, so you need not be concerned about burning your feet. Beach sandals are not necessary.
If you would like to visit a lovely mayan site famous for its pyramids and folklore go to CHICHENITZA And when you visit the Yucatan peninsula make sure that you check out PLAYA DEL CARMEN WEATHER.
If you decide to visit the mainland on the eastern coast of Mexico PUERTO VALLARTA HOTELS are plentiful and offer Oceanfront, bayfront and gorgeous mountain views of Puerto Vallarta and the surounding areas.