It's the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula, home to miles of sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and ancient Mayan ruins. Cancún is a great place to experience 21st-century Mexico, because it has everything you’d want in a vacation: shopping, sports, spas, and beaches. Here you’ll find five-star resorts, exceptional food, Mexican culture, and natural beauty within minutes of the world-famous Mayan ruins. That said, there isn’t much that’s quaint or historic in this distinctively modern city, many of whose residents have embraced the accoutrements of urban middle-class life—cell phones, Internet, cable TV—that are found all over the world.
Important: Most resorts in our program are located south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya region.