Everything to Know About Travel to Cancun

Ensure a Cancun getaway that surpasses your highest expectations by being prepared and reviewing our detailed travel guide.

Cancun is continuously one of the most popular and hottest travel destinations in the world. It's staple is being known as a party city, but the fact is there is so much more offered here then just the nightlife (although it is fantastic). Mayan ruins make it a great place for history buffs. Incredible restaurants hitting every price point and cuisine type make it a foodie favorite. Practically every type of tour and attraction can be found here as well. Cancun is a well rounded vacation destination with beautiful beaches and limitless resort.

Travel Tips for Cancun, Mexico

General Information
Popular Tours
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Cancun Climate:

The climate in Cancun is defined as a Tropical wet and dry climate. This means there is little fluctuation between temperature throughout the year but an obvious difference when rainy season hits between August and November with an emphasis on September and October.

The mean temperature throughout the year is 27.1 C (80.8 F) and the annual rainfall is 1,340 mm (52.8 in) which is distributed throughout 115 days of the year.

Closest International Airport:

Cancun International Airport (IATA Code: CUN /ICAO Code: MMUN)

Currency:

The main currency is the Mexican Peso, however US dollars are widely accepted.

Time Zone:

Central Standard Time (-6:00 GMT)

Side of the Road to Drive On:

Right

Population:

628,306

Legal Drinking Age:

18

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El Rey Ruins

El ray Mayan Ruins in Cancun

You don't have to go far to find Mayan Ruins in Cancun, because they are located in the hotel zone! There is no excuse to miss out on these magnificent pieces of Mayan history.

Iglesia de Cristo Rey

Entrance to Iglesia de Cristo Rey

One of the most unique Catholic churches in the world is located in Cancun.The seemingly contemporary design

Avenida Kukulkan

Avenida Kukulkan from the sky

The palm tree studded Kukulkan offers tons of shopping, scenic walks, and amazing beaches all in one. Making a day of this Avenida is easy and certainly worthy of your cherished vacation time.

: : FUN FACTS

In 2009 and 2010 Cancun underwent a massive beach transformation, 7 miles of beach was added.

Some people say that the sand on the beach does not get hot, but this is not true, from firsthand experience!

There are Mayan Ruins in Cancun Hotel Zone

Snake Nest is what Cancun means

Only 3 people lived in Cancun in 1970

Cancun was originally named Ekab meaning "black earth"

Over one third of Mexico tourism money is from Cancun alone

he second largest reef in the world is located off the shores of Cancun

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Hospitals:

Hospital Galenia
Av. Tulum, Lote 01, Mz.01, SM.12
Fracc. Santa Maria Sike, Esq. Nizuc, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 998 891 5200

Hospital Americano
Viento Retorno 1 15
4, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 998 287 8023

Hospital General de Cancun
Andador 5 Puerto Juurez, Benito Juurez, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 998 887 3557

Emergency Numbers:

Emergency Numbers: Police: 066 Medical: 065 Fire: 068

Tipping:

At bars, restaurants and snack bars in large hotels verify your bill first to see if there was a service charge.

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