Characteristics of Cancun

Characteristics of Cancun

Its 22 kilometers of beaches and white sand banks, its beautiful turquoise blue beaches, the incredible nichupté lagoon, the luxury beachfront hotels, the unique gastronomy, its handicrafts, plazas, shopping malls, the warm and cool climate are just some of the characteristics of Cancun.

Characteristics of Cancun

It is no secret that the city of Cancun is the preferred vacation destination for millions of tourists around the world. And although the Caribbean Mexico has a great offer of tourist places, the city of Cancun has unique attractions that make it worthy of your visit and we will tell you about them below.

What are the characteristics of Cancun?

The warm weather and its beaches are 2 of the main characteristics of the city, but beyond that it also has others that make it unique and now we will tell you about them.

Warm Weather

Another striking feature of Cancun is the little cold that can exist in winter, in fact it can be said that here the cold does not exist and it is a myth. This characteristic is what attracts thousands of visitors who flee from the cold climates of their country.

Warm Weather cancun characteristics

22 kilometers of beaches

Cancun’s beaches are usually the main attraction of the city and you could not expect anything less from a privileged city with 22 kilometers of beaches and incredible banks of fine white sand.

Banks of white sand

Around its 22 kilometers of beaches we can find the aforementioned white sand banks that invite us at all times to do different activities such as running, playing beach soccer, volleyball or just lie down and enjoy the sun and the sea.

Nichupte Lagoon

The Nichupte lagoon is another of the characteristics that make this city unique, because not only gives us different activities in the mangroves, we can also see how it intercepts with the Caribbean Sea. It will be something incredible and spectacular what you will see.

Nichupte Lagoon cancun mexico characteristics

Hotel Zone

The city of Cancun is not very big, however it is characterized more by its hotel zone, because it is here where we have access to the beaches, nightclubs and water activities.


The hotel zone has the best hotels in the city and in them you will find from 5 star hotels, to hotels that will surprise you with infinity pools overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

In addition, many of the hotels in Cancun offer live shows, have restaurants specialized in different gastronomies and some of them have infinity pools.

Water activities

Another of Cancun’s characteristics is the great variety of water activities it has for you, such as driving a boat, parachuting, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, among others.

Water activities


But Cancun is not only characterized by its beaches and water activities, it also has great and incredible plazas with a variety of clothing, food, activities and of course sight and architecture.

Three of the best plazas can be found in the hotel zone and they are Plaza La Isla, which will give us incredible sunsets from the Nichupté Lagoon.

Plaza Kukulcan is so big and incredible inside and Plaza Puerto Cancun, the newest one but with a view to the biggest marina of the city.


Did you mention that Cancun has 2 of the best nightclubs in Latin America? The city and Coco Bongo are the best places to spend an incredible and unforgettable night.

coco bongo cancun

Nearby Areas

Another of Cancun’s characteristics is its proximity to Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

The last three make up a large part of the Riviera Maya and we are also close to Chichen Itza.

In fact, a great number of people who want to visit the Riviera Maya and Chichen Itza look for a hotel in Cancun first.


Near Cancun we have a lot of Cenotes to know and enjoy, so you can not be left out of our list.

Crafts and Gastronomy

The crafts and gastronomy of the city is also a distinctive feature that characterizes it from other places in the Caribbean Mexico.

Gourmet Restaurants

Another of the characteristics of the city that will make us love it even more, is the great amount of Gourmet Restaurants that we can find and the different styles of cuisine such as Italian, Spanish, Colombian, Cortes and many more.

Gourmet Restaurants cancun

Archaeological Zones

Something that is perhaps one of Cancun’s little known characteristics is that it has 4 archaeological zones: El Meco, San Miguell, El Rey and El Alacran temple.

These represent some of the characteristics that make the city of Cancun unique and attractive and that is why it has won the hearts of millions of visitors around the world, however the most important characteristic is its people.

Its people, their warmth, their kindness, their attention and their respect for visitors is the most important characteristic that makes us unique, makes us Cancun.

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