The average temperature is 27° C (80° F) with more than 240 days of sunshine, and rain is rare. Summer temperatures are generally slightly higher.
Surrounded on three sides by lagoon, bay and sea, Cancun offers a variety of vacation experiences. You'll find some of the world's best beaches with wide expanses of silky white sand as far as the eye can see. Cancun is naturally situated in subtropical jungle perfect for exploration and adventure. Hop on a jet ski or charter a boat for some deep sea fishing and spend a leisurely day at sea. Pristine reefs exist for snorkeling and diving. Relax overlooking the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea in a hammock, or pamper yourself at a world-class spa.
The Hotel Zone of Cancun, located along the world-famous "seven" shaped peninsula at the eastern tip of Mexico, is truly a shoppers' paradise, with everything from lively street markets to the world's most exclusive boutiques within walking distance of fantastic resorts.
Cancun's array of dining choices will entice every palate, ranging from local specialties to five star restaurants.
The glittering nightlife still reigns in Cancun, with all-night discos, live music, piano bars and even jazz clubs open year round.
To the south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya offers a unique and different experience. With its wide expanse of beaches and proximity to Mayan cultural sites, it is the old world meeting the new. Thousand-year old ruins lie within sight of luxurious mega-resorts offering every amenity imaginable. For Golfers there are a variety of challenging courses to choose from. Many resorts here are all-inclusive, offering all meals, drinks, tips, and entertainment at one price, an attractive option for budget-conscious travelers and families
Relax all day in a hammock beside the Caribbean Sea or walk the powder-white sand beaches that stay cool as they reflect the heat of the tropical sun.
Visit the nearby town of Playa del Carmen, with shops featuring local art and handicrafts, where you can take the ferry across to the island of Cozumel.
Uncover the ancient culture of the Mayans and visit ruins that reveal their lives and beliefs. Afterwards, cool off with a swim in a cenote, a freshwater pool bringing water from underground limestone caverns to the surface.