Cancun

Cancun city is located in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo, in Mexico, right by the Mexican Caribbean. For centuries, the Mexican Caribbean went unnoticed until Cancun -a city that emerged from the jungle- came into being and became a capital city in terms of international tourism in Mexico. Today, the city has one of the two airports in Latin America offering the largest number of international flights and a world-class tourism infrastructure.

Cancun is a unique place, with its turquoise sea and white sands beaches and the well-known hospitality of its people. It is a cosmopolitan destination home for many international events since many multinational hotel chains, world-class restaurants, family entertainment centers and nightclubs are based there.

Cancun tourist and cultural offer includes the famous cenotes (sinkholes) and underground rivers, the archeological sites of Tulum, Cobá and Chichen Itzá: one of the 7 wonders of the modern world!

Travelling to Cancun

  • BY AIR

    Cancun’s International Airport is the hub of many direct flights from the main cities in United Sates, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Approximately 67 national and international airlines provide services there and it is the second biggest airport in Mexico. Nearly 8 million people arrive there each year, 5 million of which are foreign visitors. The airport is less than 30 minutes from Cancun city.

  • BY SEA

    The nearest port to Cancun city is the Island of Cozumel, which receives approximately 1000 cruise ships each year. Ferries depart from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen (1 hour) where the Tulum–Cancun highway can be reached towards Cancun city (1h 10 min).

  • BY LAND

    Buses travel to and from the Bus terminals of Cancun, Chetumal and Playa del Carmen; cars through the Federal highway 307.

Visa Information

For detailed information about official visa procedures please visit or contact your local Mexican Embassy

Local Transportation

To move between Cancun's International Airport and the hotel zone, we recommend the use of official transportation. Some travel agencies offer transportation from the airport to the hotels zone. You could also rent a car, many companies offer that service at the airport and throughout the city. There are 32 public transportation routes in Cancun to move you within the hotels zone, downtown, and other touristic destinations. There are different taxi rates within the hotel zone than those in the urban area. Request information on rates at your hotel lobby and look for the rate tables displayed inside the taxi, which contains detailed information on rates broken down by zone.

Hotels

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcán KM. 9 1er Piso, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo
3 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 881 0400
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Krystal Grand Punta Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 9, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo
5 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 9800
reservacionescancun.kgpc@krystal-hotels.com
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Aloft Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 9, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo
2 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 9900
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Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Resort
Boulevard Kukulcan km 7.5, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo
14 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 848 8700
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Hyatt Zilara Cancún
Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 8.5, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo
24 minutes walking from ICC
+52 (998) 881 0400
Web site
Krystal Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 9, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo
2 minutes walking from ICC
+1 (888) 774 0040 or (305) 774 0040
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Interesting Facts About Mexico

  • It is the eight tourist destination in the world, according to the World Tourism Organization.

  • It is ranked first in Latin America and sixth worldwide for its 51 sites and cultural representations included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List

  • This list includes: Mexican gastronomy, the mariachi and Day of the Dead.

  • Mexico is rich in linguistic diversity, it is home of more than 67 indigenous languages and linguistic varieties.

  • It is the fourth must biodiverse country in the world.

  • Mexico gave the world cocoa, chocolate, chili, avocado, poinsettias, amongst other things; the Maya people gave the world the number “zero”.

  • Quintana Roo, one of the 32 states of Mexico, is home of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System – that extends along the coasts of Belize and Honduras- is the largest barrier reef chain of America and the second largest in the world.

  • Since 1987, the protected rainforest Sian Ka’an is part of the heritage of humanity. This place fosters more than 1400 plant species and more than 300 avian species. Ocelots, jaguars, pumas, dolphins, manatees and turtles also live here.

  • Cancun hosts one of the world’s best subaquatic art museums. It can be located between Cancun and Isla Mujeres.

  • Only few hours away from Cancun, the archeological zone Chichén Itzá can be found. It is one of the seven wonders of the modern world!