Travel By Fingertip... Cancun

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Points of Interest in Cancun

Beaches

When Cancun was being considered as a resort development area back in the 70's, the region's most obvious drawing card was that it was all beach. Shaped like a 7, the downstroke is one long continuous white sand beach fronting the Caribbean Sea. Swimming is recommended only by the major hotels, with life guards, due to the dangerous undertow. At the top of the 7, at Punta Cancun, is Playa Chac Mool, a public non-hotel beach with restaurants. Heading around the point going west are the beaches of Bahia de Mujeres which are much safer for swimming.

Paseo Kukulcan

More than 20 kilometers long, this main road is lined with hotels, restaurants, malls and shops. Connects the hotel zones to Cancun City. Kilometers are ticked off by markers, used as location indicators.

Laguna Nichupte

On the other side of Paseo Kukulcan. Lots of watersports as well as 200 species of birds.

Ruinas del Rey

Mayan ruins incorporated into a major resort complex. Addr: Km. 17, Lagoon side.

Cancun City

Originally a created town for the Mexican population supporting the resorts. Today full of budget hotels, restaurants and lots of shopping opportunities.

Avenida Tulum

Main street through Cancun City, lined with giant reproductions of pre-Hispanic sculptures. Mexico Magico: Entertainment theme park, including several nightly dinner shows, international shops and restaurants. Addr: Bulevar Kulkucan.