With its long white sand beaches and its proximity to the airport, it's no wonder Cancun is among the most touristic places in Mexico. Being very Americanized, this region attracts young people who want to party as well as small families and couples. If you like the luxury of an all-inclusive vacation without being too out of place, Cancun is the perfect destination for you.
Who says Mexico says Mayan pyramids! The Yucatán Peninsula, eastern Mexico, is full of beautiful pyramids and well-preserved ruins that date back several hundred years. Among the most impressive sites are Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Cobá, Calakmul and Uxmal. The beauty of these historic gems will blow you away.
If you're planning to go out and party while on vacation, you have to go to Coco Bongo in Cancun. This bar’s ambiance is simply unique. You have to see it and experience it to believe it!
The largest underwater museum in the world is in Cancun. We are talking about 400 sculptures made of alkaline cement and fiberglass lying at the bottom of the waters of the National Marine Park. You will be equipped with a mask and fins to visit this unusual museum.
Several tour companies offer the opportunity to discover this secret river, an hour and 15 minutes away from Cancun. Adventurous travelers will be amazed by this magical underground world that includes a 600-meter course among stalactites and stalagmites. Bring your swimsuit, because a good part of this course is underwater.
You want to experience a typical Mexican evening? Meet at Xoximilco to navigate a colorful gondola through the waters of this beautiful park. You will have the chance to taste a delicious Mexican meal and dance under a starry sky to national folk music.
The country's official currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). ATMs are easily found in Mexico. U.S. dollars, credit and debit cards are also accepted almost everywhere. Remember to communicate the dates of your stay to your banking institution if you plan to use your cards in Mexico.
Electrical outlets used in Mexico are the same as in Canada. However, the voltage and frequency may differ depending on the hotel. If your devices do not include the words: INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz, plan ahead and bring a power converter.
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