Cancún is a popular beach resort destination on the Mexican Yucatán Peninsula. The coastal area of the city is lined with beachfront resorts and tourist attractions, but scattered around the outskirts of the city and further inland are ancient Mayan ruins.
Many of the Mayan civilization sites are located nearby in Riviera Maya and Grand Costa Maya.
If taking a break from the beach resorts, make sure to visit Cancún’s Interactive Aquarium or travel the 30 kilometres to the Isla Contoy, the breeding place of 150 different types of sea birds.
Adventure seekers can visit Hidden Worlds, Tulum, or Xcaret.
The major airport serving Cancún is Cancún International Airport (Airport code CUN), the second busiest airport in Mexico. Over 11,000,000 passengers fly through Cancún International Airport each year. The airport is a hub for Mexicana and serves over 50 carriers. Multiple carriers fly very frequently from Cancún, including Aeromexico, Continental, American, Mexicana, LAN Peru, United, Delta, US Airways, LAN, and others.
Delta and WestJet offer flights to the most destinations. The most popular routes to and from Cancún International Airport are Houston, New York (JFK and LaGuardia), Dallas, Miami, Atlanta and Chicago. Flights leave the airport to cities all over North and South America as well as a few European cities.