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Once a small, unremarkable fishing village, the holiday resort of Cancun is today the reason most people visit Mexico.Tourists should pack their dancing shoes when visiting Cancun on holiday, as there are a huge supply of nightclubs, discos and bars to suit every mood, from romantic to raunchy, funky to frenetic, rock to reggae and salsa to techno.
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Cancun started out as a tiny fishing village on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula until some developers in the 1970s decided they wanted to build resort which would rival Acapulco.
Cancun is a hugely popular glitzy city attracting a huge number of tourists – estimated to be over 4 million per annum.
Visitors flock to stay in the Isla Cancun – a narrow strip of land packed with hotels and apartments with postcard-perfect sandy beaches and crystal clear warm seas.
Take your pick from the great choice of airlines which operate flights to Cancun, Mexico including the well-known US carriers and the major European airlines. If you want direct flights to Cancun, Mexico, British Airways operate direct services or there are low cost flights to Cancun, Mexico operated by many of the charter airlines.
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Downtown Cancun is where Cancun’s residents can be found along with colourful outdoor markets and a couple of museums and pretty parks. Head to Isla Cancun for non-stop nightlife, luxury hotels, great shopping and all manner of water sports including snorkelling, diving, kayaking and a choice of boat trips.
Cancun boasts a whole host of adventurous attractions such as swimming with dolphins, jungle trips, zip line canopy tours and parasailing. For a bit of culture, Cancun is ideally situated to explore the stunning Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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The Yucatan Peninsula is the hottest and most tropical part of Mexico, especially from June to August when humidity is high, although temperatures usually don’t exceed 90°F (32°C). Rainy season runs from May to mid-October and is characterised by late afternoon tropical showers, lasting for a short time only. Hurricane season particularly affects the Yucatan, especially from June to October, although in their absence the cooling winds can make it a perfect time to visit.
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