A Local’s guide to Cancun

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Here are a few tips if you are on vacation in Cancun and would like to venture a little further than the hotel beach and pool.

A good beach to spend the day is at Playa Gaviotas.  You can reach this beach by a small pathway right next to Coco Bongo nightclub.  Its hidden behind the Hard Rock Cafe right in the Party Centre but the ocean and sand here are truly beautiful although the waves may be a bit big if you have small children.  If you have kids with you then another great choice would be Coco’s Beach Bar at Km3  which has a beautiful wide beach with plenty of seating and shade under the palm trees.  They also have swimming pool here so the kids really do have a ball.

Many tourists do not venture into town but its worth going to the Parque de las Palapas, a large market square where the locals gather in the evenings.  They often have live music and shows and lots of street stall selling delicious local food.  The children also love it here as they have play area and electric cars to drive around the square.

For really tasty authentic Mexican food at much more reasonable prices there are plenty of restaurants downtown worth a vist, from street stalls to much more classy restaurants.

So during your vacation in Cancun, be adventurous and explore where us locals go.  www.cancun.travel

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Christmas in Cancun

cancunchristmasWhat better way to spend the holiday season than spending your Christmas in Cancun!  The magic of Christmas is everywhere with thousands of colorful lights illuminating the whole city.  To get into the Christmas spirit take a bus or taxi to Downtown Cancun and start at City Hall, then  work your way up towards the Hotel Zone and delight in the spectacle of the beautiful Christmas illuminations. Continue reading

Upcoming concerts in Cancun 2016

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Cancun is now becoming known for hosting great concerts with some great music venues, some in hotels and others in stadiums which hold thousands of people.  Some of the concerts coming up over the next few months are :

13th November 2016 – Estadio Andres Quintana Roo – RICKY MARTIN Ricky is back in town!  Reserve your tickets for a concert you will not forget and experience Ricky Martin in Cancun!

18th – 19th November – Moon Palace Arena – KOOL AND THE GANG & GLORIA GAYNOR

29th December 2016 – Moon Palace Arena – DURAN DURAN British 80s pop icons will be playing here in Cancun!

10th, 11th, 12th February – Moon Palace Arena – THE CRANBERRIES

For more information about upcoming concerts in Cancun or things to do in during your Cancun vacation then please visit our website http://www.cancun.travel.

 

 

 

History of Cancun

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Only 40 years ago, Cancun Mexico was a brand new tourist destination.  In the 1970s the former Mexican president Echeverilla started an ambitious project to build up a tourist destination to outshine Acapulco which at that time was the millionaire´s playground.   This brand new, world-class resort was planned to be built on the Yucatan Peninsula in Cancun. Continue reading

Mexican Independence Day in Cancun


VIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA!!
Mexican Independence Day celebrations begin on the 15th September and it is the most important national holiday observed in Mexico.  On the night of the 15th September the President of Mexico rings the bell of the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City and cries the ‘Grito de Dolores’ and the names of the heroes of the Mexican War of Independence.  He then shouts ‘Viva Mexico!’ joined by the people in the Zocalo waving the Mexican flag and then singing the Mexican National Anthem.  This patriotic event draws up to half a million spectators from all over Mexico and tourists worldwide. Continue reading