Is it really safe to vacation in Cancun? It is one the first thing you ask yourself when planning your vacation to the Mexican Caribbean, or anywhere in Mexico for that matter. But have you also wondered why thousands of tourists from all over the world return to Cancun and Riviera Maya again and again? They discovered the magic and charm of its main attractions along with the people and its culture.
What Makes Tourists Fall In Love With Cancun?
I myself fell in love with Mexico many years ago. My first trip was truly magical and it is now one of my favorite vacation destinations in Mexico.
There are actually many reasons to fall in love with Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean. There is no better way to appreciate the beauty of a country than by traveling it. I am very confident that most of you will agree with me on that. So here are the 5 main reasons why tourists fall in love with Cancun.
Anyone who has visited Mexico can tell you that Mexicans are warm and friendly people who like to party, eat and drink. Sometimes a little too much – but that’s another story. The hospitality is second to none. Rest assured that you will have a great time talking and hanging out with locals. Anyone in the service industry in Cancun (actually all of Mexico) go out of their way to make your stay as good as it possibly could be.
The Food and Gastronomy
Ohh the food. Don’t get me started. Tacos, empanadas, tamales, cochinita pibil, etc … Typical Mexican dishes of which you have probably heard of, right? Each of its dishes has its own history, so come and discover the secrets and traditions of this wonderful gastronomy. I personally love the food in Mexico and go out of my way to try as many different things as possible.
The Beaches of Cancun
It is no surprise that Cancun and Riviera Maya are popular for its fine white sand beaches, turquoise sea, exotic jungle vegetation and excellent weather. It’s a paradise that both tourists and locals enjoy day and night, as it is a very relaxing. Haven’t had great luck with good beaches? Go read our selection of the best beaches in Cancun and Riviera Maya. You will be surprised how great they are, and I’m confident you will find one that’s perfect for you and your family. My personal favorite is Playa Norte. Technically not in Cancun, but very close. Take a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres and enjoy one of the world’s best beaches.
Cenotes and underground rivers
The Riviera Maya is synonymous with paradise and unimaginable beauty. You can get up close and get to know the true beauty of the Riviera Maya in the many amazing Cenotes there. Refresh in the crystalline waters in one of its amazing cenotes, and immerse yourself in the entrails of the Mayan world to explore subterranean rivers full of stalactites and stalagmites. And YES. It is awesome and something you simply have to experience!
We recommend taking a tour with Rio Secreto – they know their way around the Cenotes!
In addition to its captivating beaches, many tourists return to the Mexican Caribbean because they have experienced the beauty of its archaeological sites. Scale the highest pyramid of the Yucatan Peninsula in Coba, admire the only Maya ruins located in front of the Caribbean Sea in Tulum, and explore the vestiges of San Miguelito and El Rey in the archaeological zone of Cancun.
As you will notice, Cancun and Riviera Maya are incredible destinations that astonish both foreigners and Mexicans themselves. Now that you know the wonders you can find, do you not think that the Mexican Caribbean is an amazing destination worth exploring?
What are you waiting for? Go find the perfect hotel or resort in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, and start planning your next vacation!
What do YOU like the most about Cancun? Let us know in the comments below!