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Flights to Cancun

Flights to Cancun

A part of Mexican state of Quintana Roo and located on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a major tourist destination and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. An important seat of seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez, Cancun is sometimes spelled ‘Cancoon’. While 0 meters is the lowest elevation of the city, 10 meters is the highest and the land area is 1,978.75 km2. The country is home to 722,800. Spanish is the official language spoken in Cancun while English, French, Italian and German are also spoken. The history of the region goes back to the Maya inhabitants as Nizuc, however historians differ on the theory. The tourist island zone of the city is part of the world's second-longest coral reef.

Overview

All flights coming to Cancun land at the Cancun International airport which is located around 30 km from the main city. It is Mexico's second busiest airport, after Mexico City International Airport, but ranks first in terms of international passengers that pass through this airport. More than 50 airlines currently operate to and from the Cancun International airport. Lying the tropical climate zone, the city experiences tropical wet and dry climate which characterized by a distinct rainy season while during the rest of the ear, temperatures varies very negligibly. The months from December to April is the peak season for visiting Cancun as during these months the weather is at its best. The summer months last from May to August and it gets very hot and uncomfortable. The city is prone to storms and hurricane that generally hits the city during the all season between September and November, thus this season is best avoided. Spring Break held between Mid-march to early April, Cinco de Mayo celebrated on May 5 and Cancún Jazz Festival celebrated during the Labor Day Weekend is the major festivals celebrated here.

City Attractions

Luring people with its white beaches, endless adventures and leisure opportunities, Cancun is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Cancun’s Beautiful Beaches are renowned for their crystal clear waters and invigorating ambiance. Beaches are also lined with numerous resorts and restaurants some of them lying alongside the Boulevard Cancún and the Paseo Kukulkán. A popular historical site in Cancun is the El Rey Maya Ruins which are popular for their ancient ruins. Located just few minutes away from the Punta Nizuc end of Cancún, there are number of interesting sights here.

The Maya Museum is the city's large convention complex and exhibits 350 artifacts including skeletal remains found in Tulum that date back 14,000 years. The Cancun Underwater Museum is a unique attraction which has been dedicated to the ‘art of conservation’ and can be seen only by diving. El Meco Archaeological Site (prominent Mayan trade center from the 1100s), Animal Adventures (a beautiful interactive aquarium famous for its swimming with the dolphin experience), The Scenic Tower (a 10 meters tall tower offering birds-eye view of the city), Urbano Kabah Park (a popular place for picnic or leisure walks), Isla Mujeres (13 km from Cancun famous for being an isolated beach) and Chichén Itzá and Tulum (excursion trip from Cancun) are the major sightseeing spots in Cancun.

Eating and Shopping

Offering some of the most sensational dishes on the menu, there are end number of hotels restaurant, cafes and eating joints in Cancun. Most of the restaurant serves Mexican cuisine and there is no better place than Cancun to enjoy this 3rd most popular cuisine in the world. Some of the local delicacies which you should savor in Cancun are - Pescado a la Tikin-Xic, Kibis, Relleno negro, Panuchos, Salbutes, Papadzules, Cochinita Pibil", Marquesita and Chaya. Los Arcos is an icnonic restaurant a classic Mexican fare, all kinds of drinks and live rock music. While El Muellecito is a nautical theme bar serving excellent seafood, go to Cheester which is eloquent for its Italian fare. La Dolce Vita is perhaps the most romantic restaurant in Cancun and Va Q’ Va offers amazing ceviche, flavorful micheladas, and tasty sea food.

With long stretch of small shops and designer boutiques that grace the beaches, Cancun is a delightful shopping destination. La Isla Shopping Village is a trendy shopping destination with over 150 shops all of which are situated under a giant canopy with a series of canals and the small bridges here have been designed to create a Venetian look. Kukulcan Plaza & Luxury Avenue is an upscale shopping hub filled with branded stores like Louis Vuitton and Cartier. Many specialty restaurants and cafes are also located here. Plaza Caracol located at the Cancun Convention Center which is laden with more than 200 shops and boutiques. While Plaza Las Americas is a large departmental store, Market 28 is a huge flea market situated in the heart of downtown Cancun and here tourists can buy souvenirs, Mexican handcrafts and silver jewelry at bargain prices.

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