Mexico Ė A Little Something For Everyone
by: Rick Chapo
A sleepy island area in
the 1970s, Cancun has been transformed into a
mega tourist destination. Located on the
Caribbean side of Mexico, this resort area has
something for everyone.
Make no mistake, Cancun is
a very tourist friendly destination. Located on
the Yucatan peninsula, Cancun is populated with
mega resorts and over 20,000 hotel rooms. The
economy is based on tourism and the people go
out of their way to show tourists a good time.
Cancun proper is actually
two distinct areas. Cancun City is located on
the mainland and Cancun Island is just off the
coast. The island is the stuff of legend.
Cancun Island the classic
example of Caribbean beach paradise. Incredibly
blue water laps slowly onto insanely white
beaches. Light breezes roll in off the water as
you lounge on a beach chair and contemplate
important things like what you will eat for
One of the slight
downsides of Cancun involves beachfront hotels.
They tend to be a bit possessive about the sand
in front of them. Put another way, you better be
staying at the hotel if you intend to plop down
in front of it. Hey, it canít all be great!
Getting To Cancun, Mexico
As with any mega resort
area, getting to Cancun is very easy. Most major
airlines fly into Cancun City and the airport is
very modern. You are required to have a passport
and must fill out a tourist card at customs. The
customs agents are easy going and Iíve never
heard of anyone having any problems with them.
If you want to experience
a beach vacation in Mexico, you can do worse
than Cancun. You will not get much feel for the
local culture, but you will definitely enjoy