Cancun is a lively destination that has earned its reputation for action-packed vacations. During the day you can stroll along the endless stretch of white sand beach, shop at one of the many malls located along the Cancun strip or take in one of the many day tours. A night the disco's come alive and keep the party going until the early morning hours.
Cancun is great for travelers who want a lively vacation with lots of activity options. Energetic couples and singles will love this destination. Families or couples looking for a more relaxing vacation would probably prefer the Riviera Maya, just south of Cancun.
Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico and the world. Its superb Caribbean location makes it the perfect place for everything from ecotourism, snorkeling, golf and fishing, to horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing and sailing. Extreme sports are also a major part of the excitement found in a Cancun vacation; the city boasts one of the highest bungee jumps in Mexico.
Cancun has fascinating Mayan remains, as well as a museum displaying pieces from this culture. It's excellent overland and air links will whisk you to some of the most impressive places in the Mayan World in both Quintana Roo and neighbouring Yucatán. Ashore, you can choose from two championship 18 hole golf courses; or if you prefer the great "indoors", prepare to hone your shopping skills at the local market in downtown Cancun or one of the sparkling malls in the "hotel zone".
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 4 hours
Montreal: Approximately 5 hours
Calgary: Approximately 5 hours
Vancouver: Approximately 5 hours 30 minutes
Currency: Mexican Pesos. U.S. currency widely accepted.
Climate: Sub-tropical with average tempuratures of 29'C
Electricity: Same as Canada and the U.S.
Canadian citizens require a valid passport or birth certificate and government issued photo ID (ie. drivers licences). All other nationalities please consult a vacation specialist or the Mexican consulate. Passports are highly recommended.
Mexican tourist cards are supplied & validated with vacation packages. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents. Contact the Mexican Government Tourist Office toll free at 1-800-446-3942.