Cancun located on the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is now the biggest tourist draw in Mexico, each year attracting more than 2 million visitors fascinated by alluring offers of a Cancun trip. This tropical paradise joins the ancient Mayan past with one of the world's most modern resort areas. Cancun is a step to the Mayan world, the Mayans being the original inhabitants of the Peninsula of Yucatan, an important centre of commercial and religious activity during the post-classical period dated approximately 1,000 AD to 1,500 AD.
Cancun is divided into two zones: the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) located on the Cancun Island, and El Centro (Downtown), which is on the mainland. The city's two parts have two distinct atmospheres. The Hotel Zone is 14 miles long and '7'-shaped, with most of the hotels on the spine. A single thoroughfare - Kukulcan Boulevard - links all the beaches, hotels and restaurants, and is connected to the mainland by bridges at the southern and western tips.
The mainland where most of the permanent residents (some 450,000) live offers the experiences of a 'real Mexico'. It offers outdoor cafes instead of air-conditioned restaurants; gold and silver are marketable goods in Cancun, where local goldsmiths produce some of the unique and most beautiful jewelry on the planet.
If you are having Cancun vacation just to relax on the beach Cancun's white beachline and clear waters make it a great option for recreation. The climate is mild all the year round, with 330 days above 27°C and average summer temperature ranging from 27 to 29 °C. Rainfall varies a year through, with the driest months being March and April. Remember that the Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30 each year, so be prepared for your Cancun vacation plans to be disrupted or postponed during that time. Cancun's weather is at its hottest in May and coldest in January, with rains most likely between September and November; still, the sun is virtually guaranteed.
The whole family is welcome in Cancun, and efforts have been made to develop attractions that will be of interest to all age groups. Thus, AquaWorld is the facility of the kind. It offers wave runners, water skiing, windsurfing, catamarans, paddle boats, sailboats, kayaks, floats and boogie boards. There is even a subsea explorer craft for underwater viewing of fish, coral formations, turtles, and other marine life species. When it comes to deep-sea or sport fishing, countless marinas are at hand to accommodate anglers of all types. Diving professionals offer courses for beginners and experts alike.
There is no season that is not just the right time to step back from life's hectic pace and take Cancun vacation. Cancun, one of the premier tourist destinations in North America, offers a wide variety of experiences for everyone, whether a college student on Spring Break, honeymooners, families on annual vacation, ecotourists looking for adventure or someone just looking for good relax on the beach. A range of facilities will pleasantly surprise the fussiest guests when on Cancun vacation.