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    Built almost from scratch in the 70's with the aim of competing with Acapulco as a world-class resort, Cancun has certainly succeeded. In fact, Cancun has surpassed it's aims and now brings in quite literally millions of visitors per year. It’s glossy, arguably cultureless depending, of course, on your perspective on the kind of shipped-in culture resorts attract, and utterly overbears the tiny fishing village you’d have found here had you turned up a few decades ago.

    Of course, if what you’re after is a pampering, the chance to lie on the beach, and plenty of cocktails in your expansive hotel pool, then you might well have picked the perfect spot. Sun is all but guaranteed, the beaches really are phenomenal, and Cancun is a great place to do very little on a fairly substantial budget or a tiny one, if you don’t mind hanging in hotels full of American spring break style binge drinkers.

    If you do have enough of the beachside luxury, there are more and more other options cropping up around Cancun. The Selvatica Canopy Adventure, for example, gives you the chance to swim in a sinkhole and fly through the jungle on a zip line. Offshore, numerous companies will take you diving into the depths, to explore wrecks or splash around with whale sharks, and PADI qualifying courses are up for grabs too. For those who can’t quite handle the deep blue, you can always stare down at the glittering colors from the surface with a snorkel, or absorb yourself in an easy access multitude of water sports.

    Head into the jungle on an off road vehicle, watch gymnasts and cirque de soleil performances, or explore one of the few ancient cultural options Cancun can boast, the mangrove engulfed El Ray Ruins, that date backs to the 10th century and contains numerous buildings, glyphs and fading paintings, not to mention plenty of resident iguanas and peacocks.

    Not all beaches, but what Cancun really boils down to is condensed, sunny luxury. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with that, but this purpose built beach city is unlikely to satisfy the culture vulture style traveler.
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      KM 6.5, Boulevard Kukulkan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
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      Cancun International Airport Carretera Cancún-Chetumal Km 22, 77565 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
    • Isla Mujeres
      Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a small island 8 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula. No one knows the origin of the island’s name but there are several theories including: a pilgrimage sight for ancient Mayan women; a tribute to the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel (a ruin to Ix Chel is on the island); because of the countless statues of women found on the island by Spanish explorers; and because pirates used to stash their women here.

      A passenger ferry at Puerto Juarez, north of Cancun departs for the island every 30-mins. It operates from about 6 AM to 10PM. Cost is $4 US with ample room for your bags. About should always be used for everyone is on island time. Numerous small boat operate out of the same docking area. They are faster, however don't use them during periods of high wind as it can get pretty rocky. They should cost about $15 US per person. A car ferry leaves from Punta Sam. Punta Sam is a little NE of Puerto Juarez. They make 5 or 6 trips per day based on demand. Hours are about 8AM to 8PM.

      Isla Mujeres is a small fishing village has a slow and relaxed pace – especially compared to Cancun. Attractions include Punta Sur, with a sculpture garden, small Maya temple, and the Cliff of the Dawn (the eastern-most point in Mexico). El Garrafon National Underwater Park is also located at the south end of the island. Several dive shops are available to lead scuba excursions to the many excellent dive locations around the island, and trips can also be booked to Contoy Island, a bird sanctuary.
      Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    Graphic showing average weather in Cancún in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 23.2 85 73.8 33.5
    Feb 23.5 49.4 74.3 19.4
    Mar 24.6 53.7 76.3 21.1
    Apr 26 63.5 78.8 25
    May 26.9 175.5 80.4 69.1
    Jun 27.1 190.4 80.8 75
    Jul 27.4 122.8 81.3 48.3
    Aug 27.5 144.6 81.5 56.9
    Sep 27.1 224.3 80.8 88.3
    Oct 26.3 238.6 79.3 93.9
    Nov 24.6 108.3 76.3 42.6
    Dec 23.6 83.4 74.5 32.8

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