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Cancun is a city in the state of Quintana Roo on the coast of the Yucatán
Peninsula in Mexico. Located on the Caribbean Sea, it doubles up as the
seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez and one of Mexico's most loved
tourist destinations. Cancun was a booming center of Mayan Civilization and
those interested in knowing more about this legendary civilization can go
to popular sites like El Rey and El Meco located in or near the city. Those
wishing to enjoy a rollicking holiday season will find that the city is
home to many sandy beaches, coral waters and near perfect weather- all this
is topped with the sheer number of resorts and luxury hotels here.
Things to do in Cancun
Cancun’s is a city where tourists enjoy a direct access to resorts and
beaches. The tourists have a gala time here while enjoying the sunny
ambiance here while enjoying the typical spicy Mexican seafood along a
stunning backdrop of crystal clear waters.
Located near Cancun and at a few minutes ride from the city, visitors can
take a trip to El Rey to see the ruins of the buildings and royal palaces
built by the Mayan Civilization. These ruins comprise nearly
50-odd-buildings and tombs, the oldest of them dates to 900 AD.
Museo Maya de Cancun (Maya Museum)
The Maya Museum is a direct derivative of the region's rich Mayan history.
It features about 350 artefacts, all arranged in 3 theme-based halls. Some
star attractions here are the skulls found in Tulum (that date back 14000
years) and the remains of the ‘Woman of the Palms’ that is believed to be
10000 years old.
Best Time to Visit Cancun
Late winter and spring seasons (the months from November to March) are the
best to book your flights from Houston to Cancun. It is the season when you
can have a great time at the city’s beaches and enjoy its attractions. Book
your flights from HOU to CUN during these two seasons to enjoy its
Christmas and New Year celebrations, followed by the usual spring break
madness. It is advised to book Cancun flights in advance to avoid paying
more during peak season.