Cancun is a city on the northeast coast of the state of Quintana Roo, considered one of the top tourist destinations in Mexico due to its great natural beauty. The perfect combination of the turquoise sea, full of colorful fish and coral reefs, with the whiteness of its sand, astonish local and foreign visitors alike.
Food culture in Cancun is full of the exquisite flavors of traditional Mayan cuisine, which achieves perfect combinations of delicious grains, such as corn and beans, with chicken, pork or rabbit, creating dishes that are able to satisfy even the most demanding of palates. Tasting the great variety in food that Cancun has to offer is another way of enjoying this tourist destination, which has over 500 restaurants with a wide range of national as well as international dishes on offer.
In Cancún, visitors can give free rein to fun and enjoy the contact with nature, facilitated by several theme parks, as well as nature reserves, beach resorts and zoos that add a dimension of adventure and closeness to nature to a stay in this destination. Considered the largest in Mexico, the Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marín Botanic Gardens is one place in this corner of the Caribbean that invites tourists to get lost in the vegetation, representative of the region’s hot and humid climate. In this 60-hectare green space, visitors can appreciate the knowledge that the Mayans inhabiting this region of the Yucatan peninsula had of their natural environment.
At night, the hotel area and the city center become inundated with music and dance, announcing an endless fiesta that ranges from the seashore to the many restaurants, bars or nightclubs of Cancun. The turquoise waters where during the day sea lovers splash at night become a mirror for the lights of the nightclubs which from the moment the first customer enters dedicate themselves wholly to fun.
Such a famous destination as Cancun would not be complete without first-class shopping malls, offering visitors articles ranging from Mexican crafts to clothes by the most prestigious designers. The buildings holding the numerous shops of the region highlight the contrast between present and past, as it is possible to find truly sophisticated shopping malls and at the same time popular shops nestling in buildings with details that remind us of Mayan culture.
(Original information sourced from Mexico Tourism Board)