Cancun Area Sights
Cancun has the shape of a number 7 and has 26 kilometres of beautiful white sandy beaches. These beaches are kept in very good condition with regular 'fun days' where the general public are encouraged to help maintain them.
Capital of the Mayan Empire. Chichén Itza has been more widely studied, excavated and restored more than any other Mayan city. Its fascinating buildings are of both Mayan and Toltec architecture, and one of the most stunning features is the Pyramid of Kukulk‚ offering an incredible view of the site.
The old city of Tulum was a lighthouse, firelight shining through window slits in the temples guided the Mayans on their way home. Today, the ruined city, the only settlement that the Mayans ever built overlooking the sea, is still a must-see.
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the flattest places on earth, a limestone shelf with clusters of low scrub jungle and imported greenery. As a result, the region's endless inches of rain collect in a series of sinkholes called 'cenotes', which feed vast subterranean lakes and rivers.
These make for an unusual adventure through diving, snorkeling and swimming.