Cancun occupies an area of about 50,000 square kilometers that can best be described in two words: jungle and sea. Their white smooth sandy beaches and the infinite scales of blue give a wonderful landscape. And the natural beauties of Quintana Roo don´t end here, because the calm of the water on its surface becomes nonstop movement underwater, with its intricate coral forests are home to inestimable aquatic species.
In the walls of the archaeological sites one can almost hear the voices of those who built the history of one of the most significant Pre Hispanic cultures: the Mayans. Amongst the Mayan cities are Kohunlich, it host more than two hundred buildings; Tulum, the walled city of the Mayans; the imposing Coba (meaning: water shaken by the wind), that is one of the bigger Mayan cities of the region.
The history of the state of Quintana Roo is at the same time old and modern, for several years it remained forgotten by the western world. The Spanish not even planed it in their campaign of colonization, because there were very few people. The first Spanish who arrived were two survivors of a shipwreck who lived on the coast from 1511.
Visit the surrounding places if you prefer other possibilities; there are many mysterious Mayan archaeological sites of Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza or Uxmal with boat trips to the nearby islands of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Contoy are well-liked and available to do.
The City of Cancun Barely 30 years ago was not more than a long virgin island, Cancun is not just a Mayan name, a deserted, sun-drenched island off the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula, the splendid resort city of Cancun now offers visitors over 25,000 rooms in four and five star hotels as well as all including everything accommodations that offer package deals including food, drink and rooms. Some hotels are internationally renowned, but there also small family style hotels that offer first class service and accommodations.