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Why fly to Cancun?
Say Cancun and hear about the ultimate vacation destination. The little city is the getaway spot of the Americas. All-inclusive resorts make for a totally relaxing experience where you can just head out of your room and have everything at your fingertips.
Cancun beaches have fans and that is what drives much of the tourism. Once you visit you will definitely come back.
The resorts have everything you can think of, from numerous dining choices to lazy days on the beach just minutes from your doorstep. The nightlife is the stuff stories to regale your friends are made of.
If the relaxing and easy life gets too much for you head to the city for the real Cancun where the residents of the city live. There are local markets you can visit and street food you can partake in that will rival your fancy resort. The only catch of course being that it is deliciously messy and limits your seating options to little stools or a nosh-and-march along the streets experience.
To sum it up in one word. Hot. Cancun summers seamlessly melt into the winter. Temperatures during July and August are in the high 30s and meander along the 40s.
When to fly to Cancun
Although the city is a a 365-day vacation destination, many holidayers choose Cancun holidays during the dreary months in their own home towns. So, December through to March can get pretty busy, and the weather at that time is pretty nice as well. Spring break for students also means Cancun is packed to capacity and flight prices are at a premium.
Funny enough, you can get some good deals in the summer months, which makes it perfect for many people who have holiday time to take from June to August. This particular block of months is hot and it is also hurricane season, so just check your forecasts to determine if it is doable for your family.
Getting into Cancun
Your flight will land at Cancun International Airport. From the airport you can grab a shuttle into the city, check to see if your hotel has a pick-up service as many do. Also you can use the taxi service located outside of the terminal.
Getting around Cancun
Most people heading to Cancun tend to stay on resorts so getting around is not an issue because the resorts usually have their own transportation if you're taking some sort of tour. However if you're going to go rogue and head out into the city then you can use the public transit system. There are private buses as well but their just more expensive and essentially can get you the same place the public buses can. Taxis are also a choice. Or you can rent a motorbike or jeep for additional adventure
- If it is a party you are looking for then head to some of the coolest clubs in the city. Some of the favorites include Senor Frog's and Dady'o. People are usually dressed to the hilt so be prepared or you'll stick out like a sore thumb.
- Head for a real adventure and go swimming with the sharks. Several tours are offered and staff are well trained and can get you close to these feared creatures (who will leave you alone if you leave them alone is what you'll be told). A shark festival also takes place every year.
- If you do happen to be staying in a resort, make friends with a few staff members. For one, you'll get great service and two you can get some insider tips for a trip into town. They will tell you where to go to get real Mexican food without the fuss. Take a day trip to Chichen Itza for a little historical reflection. This historical city site boasts architecture of the Mayans and guided tours are available so you can truly understand the region's past. The historical site sits approximately two hours outside of Cancun.
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