With the Cancun activities we would like to extend the most cordial welcome to our city. We are here
to provide you with quality service and make
23 years ago, Cancun is located in Yucatan and was an unknown fisherman's
village with only 117 inhabitants. Today, it offers deluxe modern
hotels, a convention center; and two 18-hole golf courses one
designed by Robert Trent Jones, quality restaurants, and shops.
Cancun is located to one side of the northeastern end of Yucatan
peninsula. 347 miles south of Miami. Shaped like a "7",
the island is 13 miles long and about a third of a mile wide.
Cancun's location on the Yucatan peninsula makes it readily
accessible to some of the most important Mayan archeological areas.
And an hour by air from Miami, nestled on the eastern coast of the
vast, mysterious Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is Mexico's number one
Created in the 70's, Mexico's youngest and most luxurious tourist
destination sports a base population of 800,000 residents and with
that a first-class infrastructure for Cancun's stellar hotels.
Excellent weather, facilities, and the do-word of all premium
resorts - location, location, location - means that visitors get the
best services possible, not to mention the highest concentration of
luxury hotels in the Caribbean, with jungles and ruins right next
Cancun is divided into two parts. The narrow 23-kilometer-long
(14-mile) island section (Cancun Island) is lined with modern
beachfront hotels surrounded by the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women),
the Caribbean Sea, and the Nichupte and Bojorquez lagoons. Each end
of the boomerang-shaped islet is connected to the mainland by
bridges, the southernmost connecting to the airport and the highway
south. To the north, the bridge connects the Hotel Zone with Cancun
'Centro' on the mainland. 'El Centro' has colorful shops,
restaurants and smaller hotels catering more to European and
Cancun weather is friendly, with an average at 80° F (27° C). With
an annual 240 days of sunshine, rain is rare. Beaches are almost
100% limestone outcroppings covered with Caribbean sand - comes from
naturally processed shell and coral, so unlike quartz beaches to the
north and the south, our sand stays cool even on the hottest of
Customs regulations allow citizens of the United States to import
$400.00 USD. worth of merchandise and 2 liters of liquor duty free.
The Government of the United States will tax any additional
purchases. Customs forms are supplied by airlines during flights to
the United States
The city of Cancun, as well as the hotel zone, has a special water
purification system. In addition to this each hotel has it's own
purifying plant. Water from the tap is safe to drink, or if you
prefer; bottled water can be found any place at your convenience.
The peso is the legal national currency in Mexico. However, American
dollars are accepted in the majority of shops and restaurants.
American dollars can be exchanged at banks and hotels at the daily
conversion rate (exchange rate).
Eastern Time (Cancun)
110 volts A.C./60 cycles
The temperature ranges from 75-90 degrees year round with a 90%
humidity level and more than 200 sunny days per year.