Cancun is Just a Click Away

  • Population

    725,000 people

  • Location

    Cancun is located in the eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsular.

  • Shopping

    Clothing for men and women, hammocks, sombreros, tequila, traditional Mexican children’s toys and Xtabentun: Never heard of Xtabentun? This is a liquor made of honey made by Mayan bees that are fed with Xtabentun flowers.

Your Cancun vacation is right around the corner.

Cancún, a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea. It is just south of the Strait of Yucatan that divides the Mexican Gulf and the Caribbean Sea. At the other side of the Strait of Yucatan, about 400 miles from the State of Quintana Roo is Cuba. Towards the south, the Yucatan peninsula borders Belize and Guatemala.

Cancun is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional downtown area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a famed destination for students during spring break. Ready for your Cancun vacation?

Great Flights

Flying these days is simple. If your local airport is an international airport and you’re flying internationally, that will most likely save you some time. If your local airport isn’t an international airport, be prepared for the travel time to be a bit longer.

Extra Luggage

Think carefully when packing. You might not need so much, many of your days will be spent relaxing in the sun. Depending on which airline you fly, extra fees might apply for additional suitcases.

Cancellation Policies

Make sure to ask us about trip insurance. You might not think it’s worth it, sometimes things come up that are inevitable. The small investment could save you a huge headache as well as a saved expense!

About Cancun

Cancun is situated on the south-east coast of Mexico in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula. Warm white powdery sand beaches and turquoise crystal clear waters together with the famous Mexican hospitality make this a place like no other!

Cancun offers you everything that you need, all in one place to insure  a fun-filled Caribbean vacation of a lifetime.

Passport & Visa Information

All passports must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay.  It is highly recommended that travelers always have six months validity on their passports after departure.  If departing from the United States a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.

Most visas can be extended up to a total of 180 days per calendar year.

Learn more about passports here.

The Language

The official language spoken in Cancun is Spanish.  Almost all of the people who are from Mexico and work in the tourism industry speak English and you will find that French, Italian and German are also spoken by some.

Odds & Ends

Time Zone: EST (Eastern Standard Time) UCT -5 hours.

World Clock

Currency: The official currency in Cancun is the Mexican peso but American dollars are also widely accepted. Banks are open Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm but there are exchange houses found all over Cancun that are open much later.

Electricity: The standard Cancun electricity supply is 110 volts. Hotels usually offer voltage converters for 220 volt devices. Many sockets do not accept polarized or three-prong plugs so it is recommended that you bring your own adapter but you can usually buy these in the hotel shop.

Don’t Drink the Water! Buy bottled water and drink it frequently to avoid dehydration or heat stroke. Bottled water, depending on size, typically costs MXN30-50 (USD $2.75 -$4.55).

Otherwise, do not drink the water unless your hotel has a water purification system. Most of the resorts in Cancun have purified water at all of the facilities located inside the resorts including the bars and restaurants. The upper-scale restaurants usually have purified water as well, but the water outside of these areas is not safe to drink.