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  • Top Reasons to Go to Cancún

    Dancing the night away: Salsa, cumbia, reggae, mariachi, hip-hop, and electronic music dizzy the air of the Zona Hotelera's many nightclubs.... Read more

  • Cancún's Best Beaches

    Offering 22½ km (14 miles) of accessible coastline, Cancún abounds with postcard-worthy beaches that beckon outdoor enthusiasts of every ilk. The... Read more

  • Mexican Food Primer

    The varied culinary characteristics of each region make it difficult to define "Mexican food" as a whole. Its complexity and diversity is a direct... Read more

  • Safety First

    Overall, the beaches facing the Bahía de Mujeres are best for swimming. Farther out, the undertow can be tricky. Some beaches facing the Caribbean... Read more

  • Favorite Beaches

    Playa Langosta (Lobster Beach) The calm waters and designated swimming area make this Cancún's most child-friendly beach. Facing Bahía de... Read more

  • Just Desserts

    Locally grown fruits like mango, mamey, cherimoya, pomegranate, tuna (cactus apple), and strawberries are delicious alone or served with a dollop of... Read more

  • Regional Cuisines

    Mexican food is much more than burritos, tacos, and rice and beans. Traditional recipes reach far beyond these stereotypical dishes, varying by... Read more

  • Cancún's History

    The Maya, Cancún's original inhabitants, arrived centuries ago, and their descendants remain in the area to this day. During the golden age of... Read more

  • Ecotours

    The 500,000-acre Reserva Ecológica El Edén, 48 km (30 miles) northwest of Cancún, is in the area known as Yalahau. The reserve was established by... Read more

  • Wet, Wild Water Sports

    With the Caribbean on one side and the still waters of Laguna Nichupté on the other, it's no wonder that Cancún is one of the water-sports... Read more

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