Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a stunning vacation destination featuring soft white beaches, brilliant turquoise waters, and emerald green jungles. Popular for ecotourism and adventure, this barrier island offers a surprisingly affordable escape. Cancun apartment rentals give you all the comforts of home while you explore this exotic locale so that you can enjoy an unparalleled blend of comfort and excitement during your stay.
Cancun's natural delights are among its most popular highlights. You can bike through the jungle, view wildlife in the Xcaret ecological park, or explore the Xel-Há natural aquarium. Children as young as three can go swimming with the dolphins, and visitors of all ages may get a glimpse of the exotic creatures that naturally call Cancun home, including monkeys, flamingos, and marine turtles. Cancun has a rich Mayan history that is evident in sites like Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world. This stunning Mayan archaeological site features El Castillo, a Mesoamerican step pyramid that was once a temple. Located about two-and-a-half hours from the city, this is an essential day trip for anyone with an interest in ancient history.
Cancun is warm and balmy year-round, but the peak time for tourism is between December and April. During these months, the highs hover comfortably in the lower 80s with mild lows around 70 degrees. Between March and April, temperatures rise moderately with highs in the upper 80s. The city can feel much hotter, however, thanks to the crush of spring break tourists. By July and August, highs are regularly above 90 degrees, and you'll want to keep an eye out for Cancun apartment rentals with powerful air conditioning. September and October are both hot and rainy as the hurricane season swings into full force.
The food in Cancun is exciting enough to be an attraction all its own. The cuisine in the Yucatan Peninsula draws heavily on both Mexican and European flavors. Fresh seafood is abundant thanks to the island locale. Ceviche is a flavorful favorite here, featuring seafood flavored with cilantro, onion, tomato, and lemon juice. Sopa de lima is another local specialty. This chicken soup features the distinctive flavor of the lima, a citrus fruit with a taste somewhere between a lime and an orange. Cancun has three exquisite restaurants that have won the AAA Five Diamond Award. For fine dining, don't miss Fantino and the Club Grill at the Ritz Carlton and Le Basilic at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach.
After the sun goes down, Cancun lights up with a vibrant nightlife. Hot spots like Coco Bongo draw a diverse crowd who want to party the night away with an exotic blend of confetti, cocktails, bubbles, balloons, and live performers. For a slightly more subdued ambience, try the Black Pub for live rock music. La Playita or Toro Rojo are good picks for food as well as for drinks.
If you're looking for a tropical escape with everything from majestic archaeological finds to a pulsing nightlife, you'll find it all in Cancun. Book a Cancun apartment rental, and you can settle in to the island life like a local while you're here.