Cancún is one of the best destinations in Mexico when it comes to paradisiacal beaches, exuberant nature and a lot of historical wealth.

Caribbean paradise for Brazilians who visit Mexico, the chime cancun It's one of the country's biggest surprises. The destination is one of the favorites for those looking for beautiful beaches, history, archaeological sites, diving and many activities to do during their vacation. Some companies also offer exclusive services for Brazilians, such as the agency Tio Nene Tours, which works especially with this audience. 

With almost one million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, the city of cancun, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo It is one of the most famous destinations in the country. Full of beautiful white sand beaches, bathed by a delicious sea of crystalline and warm waters, it is the perfect place for caribbean to enjoy the Summer Vacation.

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cancun it is also surrounded by a large natural area, with forests, mountains and a rich wildlife. In addition to the beaches that feature postcards and tourist catalogs, the city also has beautiful parks, trails and reserves, allowing tourists to explore the scenic landscape and take spectacular photos.

In the historical part, cancun it also offers attractions for those who like to discover new cultures and delve into the past. The destination is home to important Mayan cities from the pre-Columbian era, such as tulum, Uxmal or Chichen Itza. The guided tour of the sites allows you to know the sophistication of one of the most powerful Amerindian empires, as well as getting in touch with their beliefs, social organizations and architectural sophistication. Boat trips, helicopter trips, diving and various extreme activities also attract and delight visitors. Finally, good shops, restaurants with impeccable dishes and several other activities to please the whole family are available in the area.

What to do in Cancun

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– Delfines Beach

One of Cancun's most inviting postcards, this is one of the city's main beaches, attracting tourists of all ages. Its delicious white sand is a real invitation to dive for hours. Bathed by a sea that unfolds in bluish tones, with translucent and warm waters, bathers are also graced with one of the best spots for the practice of water activities.

It is worth mentioning that the edge of the beach is full of good bars, restaurants and that the view of the sunset is one of the most magnificent in the entire region. Prepare your camera and enjoy this unique landscape.

– Xcaret Ecopark

To venture into delicious activities in the midst of nature, this park is the best choice in the region. With natural pools, tree climbing, climbing, trails and a series of outdoor activities, it is the ideal attraction to add adrenaline and adventure to your tour. It has in its area beautiful cenotes, a kind of caves and stone lakes. It is very popular with children and teenagers and has a great infrastructure of restaurants to cater to tourists.

– Cancún Mayan Museum and San Miguelito Archaeological Zone

To experience the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the ancient Mayan civilization, this is one of the best places to visit in Cancun. Although the museum is not that big, it is well-structured and has different pieces and archaeological elements that help to translate some of the sophistication of this great pre-Columbian empire. The Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito, in turn, has remains of pyramids and buildings from an ancient Mayan city. Traveling through the place through trails and with the guided tour, it is possible to feel how the people of the region lived and understand their contact with the environment.

– Kukulkan Avenue

One of the most interesting ways to enjoy the bustling urban life of the city is to walk along this important avenue. With countless bars, museums, shops, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, this is the most bohemian and trendy area of cancun. Also very popular for walks at the end of the day, it is an excellent point to meet people from all over the planet.

– Scenic Tower

This tower allows tourists to enjoy one of the most stunning views in the entire region. With a 360º view, it's the best spot to take great photos and see the grandeur of Cancun's natural and urban landscape.

– Shopping Center Village La Isla

Those who are passionate about shopping will be able to enjoy the best and biggest brands in the world in one of the most exquisite environments of the Mexican destination. With national and international brands, great restaurants, bars, in addition to an excellent leisure infrastructure, it allows visitors to enjoy the best products in the region. Good place for rainy days and for those with children and teenagers.

– Tulum

The only Mayan city built by the sea, it is very close to Cancún, approximately 131 km away. Built under the rocks of a paradisiacal beach in the region, this tour is super interesting: in addition to being able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Caribbean coast, tourists also have the opportunity to discover the second most visited and well-preserved ruin of Quintana Roo.

– Cenotes

Very famous in the destination, the cenotes are natural pools wonders, which are often “hidden” in craters and caves throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. There are thousands of these and among the most famous are the Grand Cenote, Cenote dos Ojos and Sac Actun.

– Chichen Itza

Elected as one of the 7 wonders of the world, the incredible ruin of Chichén Itzá, is located in the middle of the Mexican jungle, and for years served as one of the most important political and religious centers of the Mayans. A true history lesson for those who are passionate about discovering new cultures.

– Other places to visit in Cancun:

  • Interactive Aquarium
  • Dolphin Discovery
  • El Rey Archaeological Zone
  • Tres Rios Ecopark
  • Tortugas beach

How to get to Cancun

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The easiest way to get to the city is via the Cancun International Airport (CUN). Within the urban area, the easiest way to get around is by taxis and rental cars. Cancún is extremely touristy and offers a great structure to receive travelers from all over the world.

Best time to visit in Cancun

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To escape the intense rains that eventually occur in the region and enjoy the beaches and natural attractions, prefer two seasons. The first is between the months of February and May and the second in the months of June and July. At these times the weather is usually more stable and you can enjoy your trip even more.

Where to stay in Cancun

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As the name implies, the Hotel Zone is the neighborhood that concentrates most of the Cancun all-inclusive hotels and resorts. The region is the busiest in the city and offers great options for different audiences and tourist profiles. This is the ideal area for those who want to do different tours of Cancun, as the location offers easy access to the main attractions.

If you are looking to enjoy the hotel more than the destination, choose an option that offers service all-inclusive. The best known in the Hotel Zone are the Le Blanc, The ME by Meliá, The hard rock and the cool Secrets The Vine.

Now if the intention is to enjoy a quieter part of the destination, you can choose the paradisiacal Costa Mujeres, located just 20 minutes from downtown Cancún. The option for those who choose this place is the luxurious TRS Coral Hotel, a new development by the Palladium Hotel Group, which stands out as the most luxurious option in the destination.

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