Cancun is a famous international tourism city in Mexico. The city is surrounded by sea on three sides and recognized as having one of the top ten beaches in the world. Just imagine enjoying the Caribbean sunshine on the white beaches – it’s the perfect place for a vacation. Cancun is located in the northern part of the Caribbean Sea on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The tourist area of Cancun is long and thin with bridges connecting the Yucatán Peninsula on the northwest and southwest. Cancun is separated from Cuba by the Yucatán Channel.
Cancun is located in the tropics and has an annual average temperature of 27.5°C, and there are only rain and dry seasons. During the rainy season between July and October, showers occur almost ceaselessly each day. When the sky clears after the rain, a beautiful rainbow often appears over the horizon. Cancun was originally a secluded fishing village with a popular of more than only 300 people. In 1972, the Mexican government invested 350 million U.S. dollars in the construction of tourist areas and free trade centers, greatly developing the local tourism industry. In 1975, Cancun began to welcome tourists.
Today, Cancun has developed into an international tourist destination that receives 2 million visitors each year. One-third of the visitors visit Cancun and the nearby Mayan monuments of the Yucatán Peninsula. The "Cancun Convention Center" built in the 1980s can be said to be a symbol of modern Cancun. The Hotel Zone, developed on the basis of the conference center, is located on an artificial island and looks very similar to the city of Miami Beach in the United States. Well-known and popular hotels in the United States opened one after another on the seashore here, and each hotel has its own beach or even a golf course. If you’re traveling from the United States, going to Cancun is often almost the same distance as going to Miami. The resorts in both cities are similar, but the overall price is much lower in Cancun. Therefore, for many years, the city has attracted vacationers from the United States and around the world.
The Mexican government has established the "Maya World" tourism plan to promote the development of tourism throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. Cancun is divided into three parts: the international airport, the urban area and the Cancun hotel area. It is managed by Juarez Port in Quintana Roo. There are a variety of styles of hotel buildings in the city with different colors. Among them, the Sheraton Hotel is a 6-story pyramid-shaped building known as to have held the North-South Conference. There is a 20-kilometer-long white sand beach on the seashore, which is covered by fine sand that has been weathered by coral. The beaches found here include White Beach, Pearl Beach, Turtle Beach, and Lobster Beach. On the beach there are also Mayan-style pavilions and huts with palm-leaf roofs and stone pillars. The island also features historic sites and relics such as the ruins of the Mayan culture of San Miguel. Additionally, the Tulum sites are located 130 kilometers from Cancun. It is said to be the best-preserved Mayan and Toltec ancient city in Mexico.