About Cancun

About Cancún

Cancún is located in southern Mexico (on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, as shown in the map included below). With over 2 million visitors each year, Cancún is Mexico's most visited beach side resort.

Launched in 1974 as a planned resort built from scratch, Cancún has today one of the best touristic infrastructures in México. Cancun has 200-plus days of yearly sunshine accompanied by temperatures averaging 80 °F (25 °C) that can seem much warmer. It also has beautiful beaches with white sand, and its clear blue-green sea is perfect for swimming, scuba diving and other water activities, and the city is a great place for shopping, and is located within a short traveling distance from some of the most important archaeological wonders of Mexico (e.g., Chichén Itzá). Cancún is also particularly easy for foreigners to travel around, since most people speak English.

Touristic Information



The currency in Cancún is the Mexican Peso (MX). The approximate rates (February 2020) are

  • 19 MX for 1 USD
  • 21 MX for 1 EURO
  • 24 MX for 1 GBP


In Cancún (and in the rest of Mexico) the standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Mexico, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110 - 127 V (as is in the USA, Canada and most South American countries).

See the plugs and sockets used in Mexico.