Cancun is one of the world's
most exciting resorts. Twenty years ago it was an
isolated and almost desolate tropical island,
largely untouched since the decline of the mighty
Mayan empire around the 13th century. Today it is
a tropical paradise on the Mexican Caribbean,
hosting over a million visitors a year who come
to enjoy its unspoiled beaches, crystal-clear
waters and Indian heritage.
To savor its attractions, one
must appreciate the extraordinary civilization
that flourished in the Yucatan Penisula more than
1,000 years ago.
To vacation, to relax, to
ponder in a setting like this is what gives many
an extra dimension to stay in Cancun, something
they may never experience anywhere else. And yet
Cancun doesn't have to apologize for its resort
facilities. It offers magnificent beaches and
some of the best snorkeling and diving areas in
the world. Sailing deep-sea fishing and cruising
are all fun and popular.
After you've had a chance to
enjoy its soft, white beaches and turquoise
waters, take some time to expore the ancient
ruins of the Mayas. You won't forget it!