Cancun is one of Mexico’s largest and most popular resort destinations, hosting millions of visitors from around the world each year. The beaches, the water, the amenities, and the nightlife are just a few of the things that make Cancun the ultimate Mexican Caribbean destination. With proximity to nearby Mayan cultural centers and offshore islands, there’s a little something for everyone in Cancun.
A Bit Of History
Like all of the glittering beach towns in the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun was once a Mayan cultural center. This particular piece of land was essential for the Mayan fishing and maritime trades. After the Maya left the area and prior to the 1970’s, Cancun was all but forgotten. Surviving with just 100 residents.
Fast forward to the 1970’s, when the Mexican government deemed Cancun the best place to build the next tropical, tourist destination. It was a slow build. The Mexican government actually had to finance the first few resorts themselves because took a lot of convincing to get investors interested. Yet by the mid 1980’s, Cancun had achieved its goal. It was the IT destination in Mexico.
Rich with history and irresistible nature, Cancun quickly became a mecca for local and foreign visitors. Since 1989 Cancun has been considered the most dynamic city in Mexico. Pillow soft sand, warm seas and dreams coming true keep patrons coming back year after year.
Best Time to Visit Cancun
The tropical climate in Cancun is quite predictable and easy to make plans around. Without much of a temperature difference throughout the year, (the average temperature lingers around 83 degrees F) it’s the rainy hurricane season that most travelers need to pay attention to.
January – April
Perfect weather-wise, but sees the highest influx of tourists. If you are not a people person, consider this.
May – October
The hottest and most rainy months of the year but still plenty of sunshine and fantastic warm water for snorkeling & diving. Also, the hurricane season peaks in September and October so keep an eye on the forecasts and definitely get travel insurance just in case. Fewer tourists mean you can typically expect lower rates at hotels, resorts and tour companies during this time.
November – December
The autumn-winter months are considered by many to be the best times to visit Cancun. The hurricane season has passed by this time and the humidity is low. Can be a little “chilly” in the evenings.