On Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo is the popular coastal retreat of Cancun. The climate is considered tropical with sunny skies all year round and beautiful warm waters, with the peak season running between December and April. The turquoise ocean boasts a spectacular underwater world to discover through scuba diving and snorkelling or if you prefer to stay out of the water, the fourteen miles of pristine sandy beaches will capture your attention.
Cancun is famously recognised as the gateway to the Mayan World with an abundance of Mayan Temples and ritual sites, some hidden amongst lush jungles and others easily accessible by road. The beach areas are heavily focused on tourist resorts and while you can experience some truly world class amenities, you need to head Downtown to experience true Cancun. The bustling markets and family orientated eateries give a first-hand look at the Mexican culture and there are plenty of shopping centres for the souvenir collector. Further exciting activities to spend some time visiting while in Cancun include the Interactive Aquarium, the Isla Contoy and the Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park.