7 Key Questions to Ask BEFORE You Book Your Cancun and Riviera Maya Tours

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In the old days (the 80’s and 90’s), we relied on an armful of colorful brochures from travel agencies when reserving tours to Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Now that most tour and excursion bookings are done online, it might be a good idea to ask the following questions before plunking down your hard-earned money […]

7 Must-Do’s on Your First Time in Cancun and the Riviera Maya

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So it’s your first time in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, you’ve arrived at your hotel and you’re wondering how to make the most of your time here. We’ve put together a short list of ideas for you to get a great taste of the Mexican Caribbean so you can keep coming back for more! […]

XOXIMILCO-Taste a True Mexican Fiesta

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It’s Independence Month here in Mexico (and here you thought that was May, right?), and the celebrations continue well past September 15th. Here we’ll tell you about one of Mexico’s most beloved places of celebration, and also how you h’can experience it here in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.   One of Mexico’s most enduring […]

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Archaeological Wonders in Cancun

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Chichen Itza

Cancun offers the opportunity to visit the most spectacular archaeological sites in Mexico without having to travel long distances.

Take a trip back in time and learn the culture of a fascinating world: the Maya.

– Ruinas del Rey (Ruins of The King): The original name is unknown, was named after the discovery of a sculpture representing a human face decorated with an elaborate headdress, which probably portrays a character of high rank.
Because of its location to both the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte lagoon, it is possible to have functioned as the center of a small city devoted to maritime trade and fishing. Today it is visited by local and international tourism and has a wide variety of birds and reptiles.
Location: On the mile 17.5 of Boulevard Kukulcan, Cancun.

– El Meco: it is named after the nickname of a local resident who became associated with the ruins. Until the arrival of the Spanish enclave work as a strategic business and assumed importance in the regional economy by participating in a commercial network and inland marine lagoon which is integrated in all populations of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has the tallest building and important part of the conurbation of Cancun and the largest number of civil and religious buildings. Corresponds to the Early Classic period, AD 300-600.
Location: Seven miles from the junction between Bonampak avenue hotel zone and the road to Punta Sam.

– Chichen Itza: For its size, symmetry and astrological significance, was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, as well as a World Heritage Site. Home to the pyramid of Kukulkan, a huge stone calendar attached to the ball field larger in Mesoamerica, a Mayan astronomic observatory, the Temple of the Nuns, the Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote. In the evening you can enjoy an incredible show called Chichen Itza Light and Sound. In addition, during the Spring Equinox on 21 March and the Autumn Equinox on September 22, you can see the body of Kukulcan serpent descending from the top of the main pyramid El Castillo. This effect symbolizes the descent of God Kukulcan (bird-snake) to the ground, and meant the beginning and end of the agricultural cycle.
Location: 188 miles to Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula.

– Ek Balam: its buildings, temples and palaces are located inside a walled area, which proves to have been sacred center and seat of power, where the rulers and priests lived. Today this archaeological site is positioned as the most recent in the region, in the Yucatan Peninsula ..
Location: 145 kilometers from Cancún.

– Coba: Wrapped in the deep green of the rainforest, the ancient Mayan city stands between five quiet lagoons. His name signified in Maya water stirred by wind. It flourished between 600-900 AD, and at the end of the Classic period had already become a Maya city-state of great importance with a population over 50,000. By archaeological discoveries, there are many links with the great Maya city of Tikal (Guatemala). In its heyday extended over 70 km and there was wielded economic control of the region through a complex network of roads. It is home to the tallest pyramid in the north of the peninsula with 42 meters high.
Location: 165 miles from Cancun town west of the archaeological zone d.

– Tulum, Mayan walled city of the empire, has a beachfront dream. It was an important center of worship for the “god descended” and a thriving trading port until the arrival of the Spanish in 1518.
Reached its peak by the year 1200 AD of the post-Classic Maya.
His name was Zama prehispanic, “dawn” in Maya and Tulum now and that means wall, fence or barrier. It is possible to have used this name to refer to the city when it was already in ruins.
The Castle is the most outstanding building for its location, the Temple of the Descending God, the Temple of the frescoes, murals and adorned with a reproduction of codices, the House of Columns and Uinic Halach House.
Location: 132 miles from Cancun on the beautiful Caribbean coast.

During your vacation in Cancun, not to be missed the most impressive and mysterious archaeological sites in Mexico. Come and enjoy the history and culture of a fascinating world and not be beaten.

In Cancun, in addition, find hotels, restaurants and entertainment’s most exclusive country.

Discover the beauty beneath the Caribbean Sea

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Discover the natural beauty

Cancun is known worldwide as one of the best places for diving and snorkeling

All those wishing to discover the natural beauty offered by the depths of the Caribbean Sea can choose between diving in old cenotes along the magical coral reefs or also in the creeks and parks.

If you are not a certified diver you can join a beginners tour:

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The Great Mesoamerican Reef is the longest and most impressive reef formation in the Western Hemisphere. Its home to a wide variety of species of coral, molluscs, fish, sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other striking sea creatures. A dream place for divers and snorkel lovers.

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How to get to Cancun?

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Cancún, México

Getting to Cancun is simple, whats difficult is wanting to leave. You can arrive by different routes:

By Air:
Cancun is located in the state of Quintana Roo, northwest of the Yucatan Peninsula and is currently the most important destination in Mexico. It has an international airport, the second largest in Mexico and the fourth busiest in Latin America, where flights arrive daily from all corners of Mexico and the world.

Approximate time to travel to Cancun from the most common destinations:
Mexico City: 1 hour 45 minutes
New York: 4 hours flight
Miami: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cancun airport has three terminals, two of them for the arrival of domestic and international flights and one for charter flights.

Services: banks, 24 hour medical service, souvenir shops, fast food court, restaurants and a mega duty free shops.

Location of Cancun International Airport: 10km from Cancun’s hotel zone and 16km from Cancun.

By Land:
From Mexico City: 1,652 miles. About 20 hours.
From Mérida (Yucatán): 300 miles. 5 hours.

This trip can be done either by car or bus. Cancun has an endless number of car rental companies, and a bus terminal with first-class service and various transport lines that have units with air conditioning, bathrooms, reclining seats and TV.
The trip offers a unique landscapes that reveal a different way of getting to know Mexico, since you can appreciate the benefits of the beautiful region, taste the delicious local dishes and just enjoy the experience.

Maritime:
Large number of international cruise ships dock in Cozumel. Most of them come from New Orleans, Tampa and Miami. They Usually give their members time off for touring around the island, the Riviera Maya and Cancun. Although less common, this form of travel lets you enjoy the unique beauty of the Caribbean Sea.

You choose, prepare your bags and come meet Cancun, the most important tourist destination in Mexico.

If you are planning your holiday, we recommend you keep reading about Hotels in Cancun.

Discover the magic of Nohoch Nah Chich cenote

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Nohoch Nah Chich

A cenote is an underground river or a flooded cavity which is caused by constant water through the stone rocks that covers it.

These ancient natural formations, considered sacred by the Mayans, provide habitat for many marine species, there for it transforms into a real attraction for diving, snorkeling and adventure lovers. And we are very lucky since its very close to Cancun.

One of the largest underground river systems most explored in the world is Nohoch Nah Chich. A stroll through his caves lets us discover multiple formations of stalactites and stalagmites both above and below the crystal clear water.

Diving in a cenote is a magical activity, which you can not fail to experience during your stay in Cancun.

For trips to be taken to Nohoch Nah Chich cenote, click on: Jungle Maya

The Best New Year Party in Cancun is on a boat!

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Capitan Hook

Celebrating New Year in Cancun is a guarantee of fun. If you’re planning your visit to Cancun with your friends, family or partner, we have several options that you’ll love and will make your new year celebration an unforgettable one. And what better way to enjoy a New Year’s party than at sea.

It may be in the most romantic way toasting with a delicious glass of Champagne, if you join New Year’s Eve party in Columbus. Or in the most exuberant and festive environment of the Caribbean Caribbean Carnival. Or if you prefer, you can eat the traditional grapes asking wishes like a pirate on the Captain Hook.

No matter what you want, we can help you, because there is a perfect choice for spending a sensational New Year’s boat party in Cancun.

Golf in Cancun

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Golf in Cancun

For Golf Lovers, Cancun has several first class golf courses, created by world-renowned designers. These scenarios give players uncuncomparebla sortoundings of colorful tropical vegetation, the amazing beauty of the Caribbean Sea and the marvelous white sand beaches. Some fields are built around historic Mayan temples and design with modern facilities to ensure a quality game.

The golf courses in the Mexican Caribbean meet the most demanding characteristics and requirements established by the professional tournaments and golfers. Yet you dont need to be professional to enjoy these beautiful fields.

The players here in Cancun will enjoy exceptional service in the clubhouse, shoes and carts rental facilities, practice areas, field assistants, lessons and clinics by experts.

If you are planning your vacation in Cancun, we recommend you book accommodation in advance, for your comfort and tranquility.

The beautiful reef in Puerto Morelos

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Puerto Morelos

Welcome to Puerto Morelos, located 30 km from Cancun, is a small fishing village that is surrounded by mangroves where you can see lots of colorful fish, dolphins and turtles. It has beautiful beaches with crystalline waters and white sand perfect for relaxing.

In Puerto Morelos you will find one of the wonders of the Caribbean: The second largest reef in the world. This has extraordinary coral formations, ideal for snorkeling and other marine activities you will love this magical place.

To enjoy all the beauty of Puerto Morelos reef, we recommend the Snorkeling Adventure Tour through which you can visit two reefs, one deeper than the other, and with a completely different habitat (see more …) .
In Puerto Morelos you will find one of the wonders of the Caribbean: The second largest reef in the world. This has extraordinary coral formations, ideal for snorkeling and other marine activities you will love this magical place.

Weddings in Cancun

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Weddings Cancun

Getting married in Cancun is Definitely a wonderful privilege. Cancun is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Its an ideal place to get married, enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon, anniversary or simply do an intimate trip with your partner.

In Cancun your not going to have any trouble finding the right place or the necessary professional services to plan your wedding. Keep in mind citizens of other countries that want to get married in the Cancun, must meet certain legal requirements to ensure that your marriage is valid and recognized in Mexico as well as in their place of origin.
Most hotels in Cancun offer wedding packages specially designed to suit all tastes and budgets. They have a team of professionals that will help you with the preparations, so you do not have to worry about them wile being thousands of miles away.

There are also numerous Catholic churches and chapels in Cancun, some of which are located inside the  hotels.

But if you prefer to do something different, you may prefer to have an intimate ceremony in a lush tropical garden, or tie the knot barefoot on the beach, getting married in a traditional Mayan village or Xcaret, the most beautiful ecological park in Mexico.

The options are endless, you just have to choose.

Cancun, the perfect place to combine business and pleasure

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Cancún

Doing Business in Cancun always brings good luck and fortune! Cancun is considered worldwide as one of the best destinations for corporate travel and business trips.

The modern infrastructure of the Cancun Convention Center, together with numerous meeting rooms and business centers at the different hotels have turned this paradise city into a perfect place for those who travel for business.

Cancun is the perfect place to combine work and pleasure, since in Cancun there are not only magnificent high-tech facilities, but also easy access to amazing attractions such as the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba; parks like Xcaret and Xel-Ha, quiet island populations like Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, great nightclubs and many restaurants with the best of national and international cuisine.

For all these reasons and more, Cancun is the perfect destination for incentive groups, business trips or conventions.

Cancun and his Gastronomy, blending of flavors

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Mayan Cuisine

Centuries of legendary recipes, spices and influence of different countries, regions and customs, makes Cancuns cuisine one of the most varied and flavorful in the world.

Both the Hotel Zone and in the downtown of the city of Cancun there are a number of restaurants with different styles and environments where you can find almost every cuisine from different regions of Mexico, and a wide range of international cuisines, fast food chains and also for vegetarians.

Some of the dishes of this heavenly destination are the Tikinxic (fish cooked maya barbecue style), the Bread of dogfish, curry shrimp, seafood soup, deer, roasted pig, escabeche oriental, chirmole, pipian, chocolomo, tamales, calamares “Tulum,” the chachacmall and the chema of Quintana Roo, mucbipollo, among many others.
Being a beach destination, the specialty is seafood such as lobster, róbalo or huachinango.

Among the traditional desserts are the sweet coconut and meringue, and among the most popular drink are corn gruel and xtabentun.

In your beach hotel, in a restaurant overlooking the Caribbean Sea or located in the downtown area … no matter where you are, if your on vacation in Cancun you have to try one of these delicious Mexican dishes.

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