The Mayan culture evolved in the jungles and coastal areas of Cancun and the Yucatan península. A mysterious and majestic aura existes around Mayan ruins and archaeological sites like Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Cobá, to mention only a few. All of these sites are reasonably accessible.
Along the beautiful Caribbean coast, one finds luxurious world-class hotels; on the lagoon side called Nichupte there are dozens of romantic restaurants and sophisticated bars. The hotel zone boasts some of the best nightclubs in the world where you can listen to all types of rhythms, including salsa, disco, R & B, and other live music, catering to the tastes of all ages.
The downtown area of Cancun offers a captive mix of tradition and modernity for those who like to enjoy local atmosphere in a safe and friendly environment. Here you can find a hotel for any budget; restaurants that range from regional cooking to specialties; highly pleasant bars; and a wide variety of places to shop including the arts and crafts market and the shopping center, Plaza las Américas.
For aquatic enthusiasts, Cancun offers the best diving, snorkeling, and fishing in the world, due to the Great Mesoamerican Coral Reef situated near the coast of Cancun. This reef is the second largest in the world, topped only by the Grand Barrier Reef in Australia.
Cancun looks like a picture-perfect postcard with white sand beaches and an ocean as blue as the sky. Add to this a frenetic night life that has some of the best DJs in the world, and you will understand why Cancun is a place that no one should miss.