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Cancun Local History

Although the Cancun of today is only twenty-five years old, the area is steeped in history.

The ancient Maya built a burial sight between 1200 and 1500 A.D., which can still be seen today near the hotel zone. After the Mayas civilisation peaked, they left the area for less hostile places.

In 1841, explorer John L. Stephens conducted extensive local explorations of the area.

1967 saw the area of Cancun being turned from a crumbling coconut plantation into the thriving holiday resort it is today.

Cancun Attractions

Top Attractions

Mexican Popular Art Museum - A huge variety of handicrafts, including traditional toys and artwork, can be found at this interesting museum.

Cancun Convention Centre Known as the Times Square of Cancun this huge building is the town's landmark. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and nightclubs, this building is well worth a visit.

Bullfights Plaza de Toros Introduced to Mexico by the Spanish, today the sport is as much of Mexican culture as tequila is. Held every Wednesday afternoon during the winter tourist season, the show begins with a folk dance exhibition then gets down to the fighting. Be warned, if you are an animal lover do not go.

La Torre Cancun Paseo Kukulkan To see the best possible view of the city from above, take the rotating tower at the El Embarcadero park and entertainment complex. The view can be breathtaking.

La Dolce Vita Beautiful Italian restaurant. Great food moderate prices. l go there 3 or 4 times a week when l am in Cancun. Two locations Hotel zone and downtown. Hotel zone is beautiful with marble. Must see in Cancun
submitted by James Simpson, 08/11/06

Coco Bongo This is a very crazy club. Multi-levels and high energy atmosphere!!!
submitted by Josh and Krystal, 08/07/06

Cancun Activities

Interactive Museum A family entertainment area where you can watch the sharks and local marine life in glass enclosed aquariums. Tour guides are there to help you with all your questions.

Parque Nizuc For a fun filled family day this marine park has so much to offer. Numerous pools, waterslides and rides as well as a chance to swim with dolphins, snorkel with manta rays, tropical fish and tame sharks and wonder round the aquarium.

Cancun Parks & Gardens

Tulum South of Cancun Take a day trip to see the fascinating Mayan ruins, surrounded by jungle foliage.

Mayan Riviera Two beautiful golf courses can be found south of Cancun, for the avid golfer or just for those who would like to have a look.

Cancun Beaches

Aquaworld Paseo Kukulkan - Take a Jungle Cruise, on a jet ski through Cancun's lagoon into the Caribbean Sea and a shallow reef. Once you arrive you have 45 minutes of snorkelling time before its time to head back to the shore.

Cave of the Sleeping Shark If you're brave enough, this is where you get to 'pet' the sharks.

Palancar, El Bajito, Manchones and Chitales These beaches all offer the best in snorkelling, scuba diving and simply hanging out with the fish.

Cancun Restaurants and Bars

Surrounded by the ocean, fish dishes are the order of the day, served with flair and imagination. From marlin and tuna, squid and mussels this is a fish eater's paradise.
Limejuice is a particular favourite in flavouring most dishes in this region.

Cancun Restaurants

Las Gaoneras Costera Delicious Spanish food catering for carnivores, this restaurant has a bullfighting theme and decor.

El Cabrito Costa Azul 'The Little Goat' serves traditional Mexican fare at affordable prices.

Maria Bonita For the best in regional cuisine, this is the restaurant to visit whilst being serenaded at the same time.

Blue Bayou Flying crawfish in daily from Louisiana, this restaurant has combined Cancun dining with Cajun to produce amazing cross culture cooking and rave reviews from the diners. They also serve certified Angus beef and Green Goddess rib eye.

Cancun Bars & Clubs

Bulldog Cafe - Cancun Offering the latest in light systems, laser beams and live music the place is also designed to allow an excellent view of the stage from the large bars.

Senor Frogs Km 10 Famous for its sawdust dance floor, this club offers Karaoke, live bands and silly contests. For a really fun night, give it a bash.

The City If you want to hang out with the right people, this is the place to be seen. Three floors with a capacity for more than 4000 people, it offers the latest in sound systems, lights and live bands.

Cancun children's activities

Interactive Museum A family entertainment area where you can watch the sharks and local marine life in glass enclosed aquariums. Tour guides are there to help you with all your questions.

Parque Nizuc For a fun filled family day this marine park has so much to offer. Numerous pools, waterslides and rides as well as a chance to swim with dolphins, snorkel with manta rays, tropical fish and tame sharks and wonder round the aquarium.

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