Cancun is located in the State of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula; a flat platform of limestone emerged from the sea millions of years ago, there are no elevations or hills, underground rivers come to the surface in the form of sink holes or wells, the soil is not very thick so the vegetation is a semi – tropical jungle with a wild and exuberant fauna.
Cancun means “snake’s nest” in Mayan.
Business hours are from 8 am through 9 pm some offices are closed from 2pm to 4pm. Shopping malls are open usually until 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm. Restaurants and bars at the hotel zone are open until 1:00 am.
Cancun has a Semi – tropical climate, meaning hot and humid all year round
All hotels at the hotel zone can get you an English speaking doctor in a short period of time, five star hotels have medical attention on site, however, if it is needed an ambulance will be called immediately. Cancun offers excellent hospitals and medical attention with top of the line technology.
The official currency is the Mexican Peso.
In Mexico it is not recommended to drink water from the tap; hotels at the touristic zone have their own purification systems so you can use the water to wash your teeth, shower, etc. Ice at the hotels, restaurants and convenience stores is safe.
Electricity in Mexico is 110 Volts alternating at 60 Cycles per second.
Mexico is divided in different time zones. Most of the Mexican territory, including the Mayan Riviera and Mexico City, are in Central Time zone (Greenwich Mean Time GMT – 6 hours), and changes to daylight saving time from the first Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October.
The official language of Mexico is Spanish; in Cancun as in most of the touristic places in Mexico, everybody in hotels, stores, flea markets and shopping malls speak English.
Cancun International Convention Center offers all facilities needed to hold perfect congresses, conventions and exhibitions. Cancun ICC has successfully hosted important congresses of up to 6,000 participants.
Population in the mainland is 628 000 inhabitants officially.