Cancun, Mexico isn’t just for college kids on Spring Break and cruising families. Situated in the Yucatan Peninsula, the city is surrounded by the beautiful, warm waters of the Caribbean, making this Mayan Getaway a perfect spot for a relaxing resort vacation. Mexico’s tourism capital is visited by more than 3 million visitors each year. With all that this city has to offer, it’s no wonder why it keeps attracting every kind of visitor time and time again.
Cancun International Airport serves as the gateway into the destination, making it very accessible to not just North and South American visitors, but those from all over the globe. Located just 25 minutes from Cancun and 15 minutes from the hotel center, and offering direct flights from 24 American cities and international metropolitan areas, arriving at your destination is no hassle.
Located in the heart of the hotel center, Cancun Center serves as the city’s largest venue, which can accommodate conferences of up to 6,600 people and exhibitions for up to 40,000 people. With 78,533 square feet of space for exhibitions and 75,541 square feet of space for conferences and conventions, the Cancun Center is perfect for any type of gathering. It even has amazing views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon.
One major attraction to Cancun, is its wide variety of outdoor activities. With some of the coolest landscapes, there is so much to do and explore around Cancun. There is definitely no shortage of outings and team building activities here. In the city center, groups can tour the newly opened Maya Museum which focuses around the Mayan population that once resided in the peninsula. The museum houses 14,000 year-old skeletal remains discovered in nearby Tulum’s underwater caves, some of which can also be visited. Adjacent is the San Miguelito archeological site, one of the few archeological sites open to the public.
A short 20 minute boat ride from Cancun, Isla Mujeres holds Dolphin Discovery, which allows groups to swim with dolphins and manatees, snorkel, kayak, hike, zipline, and explore the natural reef at Garrafon Park. Aqua World, a popular marina and tour center, specializes in fishing charters and diving excursions for beginner to advanced divers to destinations such as the Cancun Underwater Museum, which is home to more than 400 permanent, life-sized sculptures designed to promote the growth of coral reef and marine life.
Back on the peninsula, Groups can also visit the nearby Takbeha and Takbelum cenotes, underwater caverns and waterways, where you can explore what was once believed to be gateways to the afterlife by the Mayans. These sacred sources of water allowed the Mayan civilization to grow inland, where you can visit the famous Mayan pyramids. Many ancient sites can be visited, including the World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, which holds a place as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
What began as a remote, tiny fishing village of 12 families, Cancun has grown into what it is now after the Mexican government chose it as the ideal site for tourism development. Whether you come for the culture, history, or relaxing beaches, you’re sure to have a good time.