Cancun is a major resort city located in southeast Mexico on the Caribbean Sea. The city is a flourishing tourism destination, particularly because the medical centers offer affordable and safe procedures. The city boasts world-class healthcare facilities and two JCI accredited hospitals. A wide range of treatments are performed in this city, and some of the more popular are dental and cosmetic surgery. Additionally, its proximity to the United States has successfully attracted more and more Americans to get treated here. Cancun is currently building a multi-million-dollar Health City, which aims to establish the biggest medical complex in Mexico.
The city will satisfy all types of tourist as there are many types of beaches, from secluded shores to party beaches. The soft white sand and crystal clear waters are perfect for anyone who wants to relax and have fun under the sun. Cancun is also filled with lush jungles, caverns, nature reserves, and large open water pools. For any art lover, the city is home to thriving arts and incredible museums such as Mexican Folk Art Museum and the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA). Not too far from Cancun is the fascinating stone buildings from the Mayan civilization. Tourist can explore Tulum, Chichen Itza, and El Rey to get a sense of the Mayan world.
Cancun International Airport serves domestic and international flights to and from the US, the UK, and other European countries. The easiest way to get around is by bus. It is an inexpensive option, with a one-way ticket costing around $0.50 to $1. Alternatively, tourists can also opt for taxis to get around. However, the taxis are not metered, so tourists need to agree on the fare before getting in.
A visa is required for all visitors, except for tourists who come from the 67 visa exemption countries, such as Australia, Brazil, and Canada. Other nationals, including China and India, are required to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in the city. The visa is valid for six months and must be used within 90 days of issue.
The temperatures in Cancun rarely drops below 21°C but can get higher than 34°C. The city enjoys two seasons. The wet season is from May to October, and the city experiences short thunderstorms. Nevertheless, tourists can still enjoy sunny days. The dry season starts in November and ends in April. This season is known as the perfect time to swim in the ocean, but be aware that there are occasional rain showers.
- Local Currency: The official currency is the Mexican peso, and 1 USD equals 19 MXN.
- Money & Payments: Tourists will be able to find ATMs in many parts of the city. Credit cards are accepted in many restaurants and hotels. Tipping is expected in certain situations.
- Local Language: Spanish is the most widely spoken language, but many people will also speak English.
- Local Culture and Religion: Most of the population follows Catholicism (89%), while the remaining inhabitants follow Protestant or other religions.
- Public holidays: New Year’s Eve, Christmas Day, Independence Day, and Revolution Day are some of the major public holidays in Cancun.