You might think of Cancun like 14 miles of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7" crystalline waters and sultry nights sipping on the perfect margarita. Good for starters, but if you want to know all about, read on. There's so much more.
The history of Cancun dates back to 1967 when the Mexican government, wanted to boost the country's economic future, starting a detailed search to pinpoint ideal sites for tourism development. Placed on the northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo, Cancun was a part of the ancient Mayan civilization and is still considered the gateway to El Mundo Maya (the Mayan World).
Cancun is outstanding as a great Caribbean destination because the infrastructure, modern amenities (spruced up in 2006) and service philosophy to rival leisure destinations worldwide. Unlike many other parts of the Caribbean and Mexico, Cancun was built for tourism, and continues to meet the needs of its over 3.3 million annual visitors. Cancun delivers to travelers the best of many worlds: the Caribbean and Mexico; modern and ancient; action packed and laid back. Cancun is unequaled in its ability to offer cultural treasures, natural beauty, infinite activities and North American-style conveniences.