Cancun is one of the best places to visit if you’re on vacation, here 10 facts that’ll make your trip more exciting.

Cancun and Riviera Maya: A true paradise

There are many things you should know about before arriving to your vacations! The more you know, the most you can make from your experience.


Cenotes and underwater caverns

Have you heard of underwater caves? Well, Cancun is home to three of the largest underwater cave systems in the world — and they’re all in the Riviera Maya area. It’s just one of the many adventures awaiting resort travelers in Cancun.

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Top wedding destation

With miles of perfect beach and weather, it’s no surprise that Cancun and the Riviera Maya region are home to over 46,000 destination weddings every year.
Cancun and Riviera Maya are a favorite of vacationers for a reason. Unfortunately words don’t do it justice.


Before Cancún was Cancún, it used to be called Ekab, which means Black Earth. The word Cancún is actually Mayan, it means the snake pit or nest of serpents.

New beaches

Massive renovations in recent years added another 7 miles of white sand coast to Cancún that weren’t there before. That’s correct – SEVEN miles.

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So many airplanes!

Cancún’s beautiful international airport is the second busiest airport in Mexico. It’s also the busiest in terms of international traffic of all airports in Latin America.

Unique sand

The white sand beaches of the city are made from none other than crushed coral that is bountiful in the Yucatan Peninsula. The white sand is cool to the touch — no hot feet, just cool good times.

That’s a lot of snorkeling and diving

The Great Mayan Barrier Reef in Cancun is the second largest coral reef in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

It’s actually an island

The infamous Hotel Zone in Cancun which is a peninsula on a peninsula! It’s shaped like the number 7 — so the hotels on the strip have beachfront facing the Caribbean Sea on one side, and the Nichupte Lagoon on the other. Easy access to the main peninsula is still available via bridges.

How many beaches is that?

This caribbean paradise is home to 14 pristine miles of white sand beaches, and they’re all public! Hotel properties can put chairs, thatched roofs and other amenities on the beach but it’s for their guests only. The beach is open to everyone.

It’s all grown up

In 1970, Cancun was home to only three residents. Today over half a million people live in Cancun! Without counting tourists.

With that in mind, you’ll have plenty of things to do and explore around the city and Riviera Maya! Here are some more great things to do.