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CANCUN GUIDE with surrounding areas

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cancun location



cancun area
Cancun area
  
   Population   
563.000 (2005)
  
  
   Tel. Area code   
998 ( +52 Mexico )
  
  
   Average Temperature °C ( low and high )
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21 / 28 21 / 29 22 / 30 23 / 32 24 / 33 25 / 33 25 / 33 25 / 34 25 / 33 24 / 31 23 / 30 21 / 28
  
  
   Geography    
Cancun coastal city in the Mexican Caribbean, on Yucatan Peninsula ( the state of Quintana Roo )
  
  
   Distance    
kmIsla MujeresMeridaPlaya del
Carmen
Chichen Itza Xcaret Xel Ha Tulum AkumalPuerto Morelos
Cancun 14 320 68 205 72 122 131 102 36
  
  
   Climate   
Cancun has a tropical climate with generally hot and humid weather.
June to November : rainy and hottest season with the risk of hurricane.
December to April : dry and sunny season

  
  
   Historical places of Cancun   
mayan pyramid
Mayan pyramid
photo from cancun-guide.info

chichen itza
Chichen Itza
photo from www.cancuntravelshow.com


temple Temples :
Chichen Itza :Roughly 200 Km. West of Cancun along the way to Merida,
El Rey Maya Ruins: Between Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc
El Meco:20 minutes north of Cancun
Tulum's seafront ruins.
Ek Balam buildings, temples and palaces Located some 145 Km. (90 miles) from Cancun

The Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo
Interior Temple
Temple of the Warriors
The Great Market
Great Ballcourt
Temple of the Jaguars
Sweatbaths
Platform of the Skulls
Cenote of Sacrifice
El Caracol
High Priest's Grave
The Nunnery Complex
The Red House
House of Deer
Temple of the Wall Panels
Akab' Dzib
Xtoloc Cenote
Old Chichen
Initial Series Group
Temple of the Phalli
Platform of the Great Turtle
Temple of the Owls
Temple of the Monkeys
The Caves of Balankanche

Mayan communities: Coba 173 Km. from Cancun, Chumuc Mul, Nohoch Mul, Las Pinturas, Macanxoc and Kukulcan being some of them. From Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid on the north of the peninsula with its 42 metres (46 yards), the view over the jungle that extends to infinity is unbeatable.

church Churches :
Iglesia de Cristo Rey,
the Puerta del Cielo
the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen.

museum Museums :
Museo Arqueologico de Cancun
  
   Entertainement in Cancun   
DJs tunes , pool parties , salsa clubs

   Parks   
Garrafon Reef Park: in Isla Mujeres with Sculpture Garden,

Parque Ecologico Xcaret: built in the tropical jungle, underground rivers , archaeological zone, a breeding place for wild birds, butterfly pavilion with waterfall and free fauna including different types of monkeys, orchid greenhouse, regional fauna breeding farm, beach, see turtles, fantastic aquarium with colored tropical fishes.

Xplor: An underground park with caverns and rock formations in Riviera Maya, activities like amphibious vehicle drives, underground rafting, zip lines and more.

Underwater Parks: Punta Nizuc , Isla Contoy National Park , Cozumel Reef National Park, The Chinchorro Bank Biosphere Reserve

  
   Beaches of Cancun   
hotel zone
Hotel zone
photo from www.cancuntravelshow.com
Popular beaches: Playa Tortugas, Caracol and Chac-mool
Other beaches: Las Perlas, Juventud, Playa Linda, Langosta,
According to zones: Playa Linda, Playa Tortugas, Playa Langosta, Playa Caracol and Playa Las Perlas are on the top of the Cancun
Playa Del Ray, Playa Delfines, Playa Choc Mool, Playa Marlin are on the east.
  
   Airports   
Cancun International Airport (CUN) is Mexico's second busiest airport .
Distance: 15 km southwest of downtown Cancun
  
   Attractions   





Swimming with dolphins in Xel-Ha eco theme park's gigantic natural aquarium.
Bullfightsin the El Centro section of town
Aquaworld Cancun

Museum of Mexico's underwater exploration club CEDAM located near the Bahia Complex on the Paseo Kukulkan.
Hidden Worlds Cenote Adventure Park in Tulum, located about 90 minutes south of Cancun, is a system of underwater caves and caverns with the opportunities of hiking, swimming, and snorkeling
Birdwatching on Isla Contoy 30km north of Isla Mujeres

Eco-park Xcaret ( See Park section )
Isla Mujeres (The Island of Women): A picturesque island, 45 minute with ferry from Cancun. Snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins,
Interactive Aquarium : Right in the middle of the hotel zone

Beaches with beautiful turquoise waters ( See beach section )
Xel Ha : Xel Ha meaning 'where the water is born' is a natural aquarium and it is approximately 122 km south of Cancun and within 13 km of the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum.
Underwater Parks: Punta Nizuc , Isla Contoy National Park , Cozumel Reef National Park, The Chinchorro Bank Biosphere Reserve

Selvatica:Wild Mexican jungle with plenty of adventure
Rio Secreto : Underground river running through caves
Other Activities: Horseback Riding, All-Terrain Vehicles ATV, Fishing, Golf, , Parasailing, Submarine Tours
  
   Map    
See Cancun map page for points of interest, restaurants, hotels,
cafes, establishments , museums and more
  
   Weather   
Today, actual temperature of Cancun :
Click for Cancún, Meksika Forecast
  
   Lodging   
See our special page for Hotels, apartments and vacation rentals in Cancun and in Mexico
  
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