Forget the history lesson on the background of Cancun Mexico . .
. You are here to find out what's hot and why Cancun is the destination
of choice for so many visitors each year . . . and I'm here to give
you the scoop.
As a Mexico travel writer I find myself living in many places that
typify a third world country. Cancun Mexico is NOT one of those places.
When I visit Cancun my heart soars as I reacquaint myself with all
of the comforts of home . . . and then some!
So what makes Cancun such a great Mexico vacation destination? Let's
make a list :
A new city complete with high end shopping malls, movie theaters,
clean streets that don't scare the crap out of my car, modern police
and fire departments . . . the city has no real history and reflects
capitalism at its zenith . . . I feel like I'm home in the US!
Endless white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise blue water.
Not just in Cancun's hotel zone . . . but 45 minutes down the coast
in chic Playa del Carmen and 45 minutes further down the coast in
picturesque Tulum. The great Caribbean beaches here aren't limited
to what's behind your hotel, but they are also found in great locations
down the coast that are a cheap shuttle ride down the road.
Water sports! If you are into sailing, sea kayaking, snorkeling
or scuba diving . . . Cancun is ideally located on the Mayan Riviera
and close to what calls out your name in your dreams.
Ruins! While there is a very small set of ruins left in the middle
of the hotel zone (El Rey), Cancun is in range of the ruins of Tulum,
Coba, Chichen Itza, Uxmal and more. One of the things that makes
Cancun Mexico the perfect vacation destination is its proximity to
the old and the new. So you can experience the best of both worlds!
Nightlife . . . we have an entire page on this guide dedicated to
the Cancun nightlife Spring Breakers have made it so famous for.
World class clubs that could only be described as a party paradise.
See the Cancun nightlife section for a listing of some of the clubs
(with links to their sites where available).
Is that it? That all? Is that what makes Cancun Mexico the number
one vacation destination? Yes! The Mexican government was so right
when it planned on building Cancun based solely on the three laws
of business . . . location, Location, LOCATION. Cancun has it all.
Cancun Real Estate : As mentioned above, it is
all about "location",
but it does come at a price. Cancun is probably one of the more expensive
places to buy real estate in Mexico. Larger real estate development
followed the hotels built in the 70's. The main property types you
will find are homes, condos and apartments. Prices vary, but the
closer you get to the beach, the higher the price. You can find something
nice for a couple hundred thousand or spend up to a couple million
(USD). Make sure you do your research first. There are some legal
loopholes you must jump through as a foreign buyer on the coast.
Cancun Timeshare: Right on the beach ... the best
restaurants and shopping just steps away ... a nightlife rumored
to be so fantastic that you really have to experience it to believe
it. Of course you want to buy real estate in Cancun! Owning a vacation
home or apartment definitely can get quite expensive, so if you really
want to own property here I'd recommend a Cancun
timeshare at a resort like Fiesta Americana Cancun. It's right on
the beach ... in the heart of the Hotel Zone ... and you'll only spend
thousands instead of millions ... what more could you want!