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Cancun, situated in the Yucatan Peninsula adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, is a Mexican city famous for the resorts, vibrant night life and beaches.  There are 2 major districts, including El Centro, the traditional area; and Zona Hotelera featuring beach line greeted with hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.  Cancun is a popular spot for students during spring break.

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CANCUN – OCTOBER 19: Avianca A-330 preparing for leaving Cancun on October 19, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico. Avianca is oldest continuosly operating airline  (Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock)

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Beautiful sunrise on the beach in Cancun, Mexico  (Copyright: Dan Thornberg)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – DECEMBER 05: Parasailing in a blue sky over Caribbean sea in Cancun on December 05, 2011. Parasailing is a popular recreational activity among tourists in Cancun, Mexico  (Copyright: gumbao)

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Group of friends having fun, walking at the paradise beach of Cancun  (Copyright: Luna Vandoorne)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – DECEMBER 04: Crowded beautiful beach on December 04, 2011 in Cancun, Mexico. Thousands of people daily come to Cancun to enjoy Caribbean waves  (Copyright: gumbao)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – APRIL 21, 2014: day view of Punta Sam pier and coastline in Cancun, Mexico. The only car ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres runs from Punta Sam, taking 45 minutes to make the crossing  (Eddy Galeotti / Shutterstock)

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MEXICO, CANCUN – 13 MARCH 2015: Luxury hotel Bay View Grand Porto Fino with a swimming pool on caribbean sea coastline  (photopixel / Shutterstock)

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Gulls on the beach in Cancun, Mexico.  (Copyright: Tetiana Dickens)

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Schooling orange lined sweet lips in the clear blue waters on a Reef system off Isla Mujeres Cancun, Mexico  (Copyright: AquariusPhotography)

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Crowded hotel zone along Caribbean sea coast, always warm and sunny Cancun, Mexico  (Copyright: You Touch Pix of EuToch)

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Beautiful woman on the Cancun beach  (Copyright: Pavol B)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – September 25, 2015: Luxury hotel Cancun Clipper Club with a swimming pool  (photopixel / Shutterstock)

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Hotel Fiesta Americana, cancun, mexico  (csp / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – JULY 14, 2015: Cityscape of Cancun. Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – JULY 14, 2015: Cityscape of Cancun. Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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Cancun, MEXICO – March 27, 2015: House in Cancun, Yucatan  (photoshooter2015 / Shutterstock)

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Mexico, Chichen Itza – 16 March 2015: Souvenir market with different goods (photopixel / Shutterstock)

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Handicrafts for tourist available for sale in Cancun, Mexico.  (Copyright: francesco de marco)

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CANCUN – JANUARY 22: View of the Hard Rock Cafe on Main Street on 22 January 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. In this street is a lot of clubs and restaurants for tourists from all over the world.  (ppart / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN – JANUARY 22: The main street of the hotel zone close to the beach on 22 January 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. In this street is a lot of stores and restaurants for tourists from all over the world.  (ppart / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – JANUARY 22, 2015: The Forum in the Cancun hotel zone is a popular place for tourists to enjoy modern shopping, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and people watching  (Chad Zuber / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – JULY 27, 2015: Tourists enjoy eating at the Taco Factory, a popular restaurant offering tasty Mexican food in Cancun’s hotel zone  (Chad Zuber / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – JULY 14, 2015: Cityscape of Cancun. Cancun is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 1, 2015: Marina Chac-Chi, 1st Carrera Nacional Jet Surf 2015, Grand Premium Jetsurf Mexico, Cancun, promo Jetsurf girls washing car (photopixel / Shutterstock)

International Bikini Model Search 2014 at the Oasis Sens Resort_194821373CANCUN, MEXICO – MAY 05: Models poses outside for white t-shirt project during IBMS – International Bikini Model Search 2014 at the Oasis Sens Resort on May 05, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.  (FashionStock.com / Shutterstock)

white t-shirt project during IBMS_194821445CANCUN, MEXICO – MAY 05: Model poses outside for white t-shirt project during IBMS – International Bikini Model Search 2014 at the Oasis Sens Resort on May 05, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.  (FashionStock.com / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – MAY 05: Model Brittany McDonald poses outside for white t-shirt project during IBMS – International Bikini Model Search 2014 at Oasis Sens Resort on May 05, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico.  (FashionStock.com / Shutterstock)

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CHICHEN ITZA, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 24: The famous Mayan pyramid on February 24, 2012 in Chichen Itza, Mexico. Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico  (mandritoiu / Shutterstock)

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Iguana on the rocks of Isla Mujeres island near Cancun, Mexico  (Copyright: Lev Levin)

Coco Bongo_249978799CANCUN, MEXICO – JANUARY 22, 2015: Coco Bongo is a popular nightclub in Cancun with great entertainment and effective visual promotions  (Chad Zuber / Shutterstock)

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CANCUN, MEXICO – 27 November 2015: The new Super Chedraui Selecto Supermarket at Zona Hotelera in the evening  (photopixel / Shutterstock)

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MEXICO, CANCUN – DECEMBER 31, 2014: Shopping Mall Plaza Las Americas in Cancun city. New Year shopping at last day of December.  (photopixel / Shutterstock)

Useful Reference

Cancun – A Dream Destination
By Steven Kay

Cancun is the ideal vacation destination for all ages. If your think a good time is laying in the warm sun, going to the spas, shopping for souvenirs, going to an ecological park or just chilling out, Cancun is the one for you. For the nightlife crowd, Cancun is known as having the hottest nightlife anywhere. Cancun restaurants serve Mexican and international cuisine and can satisfy the most discerning taste. The amazing white sand beaches, the easy shopping, and the water activities and of course, the warm Mexican and Yucatan culture, contribute to make it an ideal getaway. There is only one Cancun and there is no other place like it! Cancun is located slightly West of Cuba in the Yucatan peninsula with the Caribbean Sea and it is also less than 2 hours drive away from the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, a must see destination.

Water Sports

Cancun is located next to the 2nd largest coral reef in the world, providing the adventuresome traveler with the most incredible snorkeling and scuba diving experience anywhere. You can even swim with the dolphins (but a bit pricey)! Cancun is one of the best places in Mexico to go scuba diving. Aside from the excellent diving services, the reefs off the coast of Cancun and the relatively calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico turns Cancun into an excellent choice for a scuba diving or snorkeling vacation.

A Tourist Paradise

Cancun is without a doubt the most popular of all the Riviera Maya tourist destinations. Every year, 3 million tourists visit Cancun. Cancun is a beautiful coastal city, full of luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches, and incredible nightlife. Cancun is a place that mixes the feel of an unspoiled paradise with the comforts of modern living. It is truly a place to experience. Cancun has perfect, gorgeous, powdery white sand beaches, and crystal, clear, turquoise, warm water!

The City

The City of Cancun itself (which is not the hotel zone) is 30 years old, and resides outside the hotel zone. But you can take a quick bus to the city and back from your hotel at very little cost. Avoid some of the seedy parts of Cancun where there are gangs; if you stick to the ‘tourist’ places in the City of Cancun, you should be fine.

The Hotel Zone

Cancun Hotel Zone is located in a tiny sliver of land shaped like a boomerang divided in two parts with each part connected to the mainland via a small bridge. The narrow fourteen-mile island section (Cancun Island) is populated with modern beach front hotels facing Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women), the Caribbean to the front and the green Nichupte and Bojorquez lagoons to the back.

Spring Break

Cancun is also a vacation destination for the college Spring Break crowd, and has a huge Spring Festival. The festival is really fun – as good as New Orleans festival. Cancun is the largest international spring break destination and attracts more than 300,000 college students every year. Also, Spring Break has plenty of fun for all different kinds of people. While there are a great number of places to stay in Cancun, not all hotels cater to the rowdy spring break crowd. But then Spring break in Cancun is a perfect way to relax after a semester of hard studying and just the thing one needs before settling down for another semester of studying.

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