The Travel Channel has featured Mexico’s vacation hotspot Cancun on its blog,putting a spotlight on the city’s many offerings for visitors. This beautiful beach and resort town is so much more than just a place to party,although there is plenty of nightlife to experience if that’s what you are looking for. Cancun is also a great place to visit and bring along the entire family,with some of the best restaurants and activities that can be found anywhere in the world.
“Thousands of spring breakers,honeymooners,old couples,families and young groups of friends flow into Cancun every year,making it one of the world’s top beach destinations,” writes the Travel Channel. “Its turquoise waters,beautiful stretches of sand and night-long parties are a main draw here,but there’s a lot to do besides going to the beach.”
Cancun real estate also lies at the gateway to the Riviera Maya,which is home to breathtaking Mayan ruins,such as Chichen Itza,Coba and Tulum. These ancient archaeological sites are close enough for a day trip,without giving up too much time at the beach.
“There are two Cancuns: The Zona Hotelera in Isla Cancun,also known as the Hotel Zone,which is the mega-resort,mega-mall area that caters to mass tourism,and Ciudad Cancun,which is the original downtown area and where locals actually live and have their businesses,” writes the Travel Channel. “If all you need is a beautiful beach and a self-contained megaresort close to the party area,you’ll probably have a great time in the Hotel Zone.”
There are adults-only choices in Cancun,as well as resorts that cater to families with children,or seniors,with offerings such as kids clubs,water parks,classy entertainment options and suite-style rooms. In addition,Ciudad Cancun offers a much more authentic experience and is only a ten minute cab ride from the beach,with smaller hotels and a wide variety of traditional restaurants and shops.