Cancun Vacation Info
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Cancun and Playa del Carmen Vacation Info, Mexico
Great Cancun beaches, weather and golf courses in your No 1 Mexico vacation spot!
Read all about the things to do in Cancun and Playa del Carmen before going on your cheap Cancun Mexico vacation!
Cancun’s metamorphosis from drowsy fishing village to Mexico’s beach vacation paradise with its beautiful beaches, perfect weather, Cancun hotels and magnificant golf courses is a true Cinderella story. About thirty years ago tourists were almost unknown in Cancun. Most of the tourists opted for another Mexico vacation destination in the Yucatan peninsula.
At the beginning of the 70s, Cancun was not even shown on the maps!
Now Cancun is one of the most populair beach vacation destinations in Mexico. The building boom had barely begun in the mid-80s. The permanent population, the majority of whom serve the tourism industry and who hailed from all over Mexico, has mushroomed from the original handful of fishermen. Some 3 million visitors arrive now annually to Cancun, 90% being from United States or Canada.
Vacationers flock to Cancun for the year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, for constant sea breezes and the tropical sunsets; for fishing, diving, and sailing; for the fancy restaurants, the upscale boutiques and flashy nightspots!
Very close to Cancun is Playa del Carmen, approximately 40 miles away, a beach that attracts tourists for being a cheap Mexico beach vacation spot in the Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen vacationers will usually be able to do the same tours and activities as their “neighbors”, but cheaper.
They both are also cheap Mexico Spring break hotspots, a major convention city, a getaway for honeymooners and a convenient base from which to explore the rest of the Yucatan.
Cancun city, located on the mainland, is the commercial and business backbone. Cancun Island, an elbow-shaped sandbar nearly 15 miles but just a quarter mile wide, is separated from the mainland by narrow causeways at either end. In between are the calm waters of Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon.
The newness of Cancun’s hotel zone contrasts evidently with the rundown villages and centuries old Maya ruins found in other parts of the Yucatan. The big hotels are the real “sights”, with public areas awash in marble, tropical plants and dramatically lit art. Architecturally, the most recently built hotels take their cue from Mexico’s ancient pyramids and Temples.
Come and enjoy the Cancun and Playa del Carmen beaches, weather and golf courses, now you know what to do on your Cancun vacation!