Interesting facts about Cancun

Interesting facts about Cancun

There are Interesting facts about Cancun that is good to know. It is located in the state of Quintana Roo, in the Yucatan peninsula; this great tourist destination is part of the grand Mayan civilization and because of its importance at world level is considered as the entrance to the Mayan world. This territory is characterized by the infrastructure, modern entertainment centers that are constantly renewed, flora, fauna and a wonderful philosophy of service among others that rival holiday destinations around the world.


Other Interesting fact about Cancun is that it was created specifically for tourism purposes in the mid-60’s, and managed to satisfy with Riviera Maya about 15 million tourists a year.

Its origins date back to 1967, when the Mexican government recognizes the importance of this region for tourism purposes, due to its year-round warm weather, astonishing natural beauty and of course easy access, in a short time was the best option of the country.

Undoubtedly this paradise does not disappoint any kind of tourist, apart from rest and entertainment we can highlight adventure tourism and sport, so that only in Cancun there are 5 golf courses, part of the second largest coral reef of the world, is world renowned for snorkeling and deep diving in the sea, cenotes and underground rivers.

Cancun comes from the Mayan word kaan kun, which translates to snake nest, is located more than 1800 km from the country capital and is the most populated city in the state of Quintana Roo, with about 1 million inhabitants. Its large scale development dates back to 1974 and has 22 km of hotel zone located between the Caribbean Sea and a lagoon. Official foundation April 20, 1970.

Cancun International Airport is the second most traveled in the country after the capital, has 3 terminals and receives flights from all over the world, highlighting the United States, Europe, Canada and South America.

Coordinates: 21g 09’38’N 86g 50’51’O


City: Benito Juárez

Population 2010: 628306 hab.

Postal Code: 77500- 77530 Lada: +998

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