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Cancun has become Mexico’s tourist capital and one of the world's top destinations with top hotels and resorts, great infrastructure, and the amenities to support over three million annual visitors.

Located in the state of Quintana Roo and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, this city is famous for its white sands and warm waters. It offers a variety of aquatic activities, such as parasailing, submarine tours, boating excursions and fishing. Cancun is a Mayan word that means “nest of serpents”, and is the point of entry to many spectacular archeological zones in the Yucatan Peninsula, making it not only a relaxing resort destination but also a culturally rich urban center.

Cancun has hosted key international events, including the 2010 UNFCCC: COP 16 & Kyoto Protocol CMP 6 Conference.

Cancun is one of Mexico’s top leaders in international meetings with over 34,000 hotel rooms, 1,647,800 square feet of event space, and 30 hotels that specialize in accommodating groups and events.

Cancun Center is Cancun’s largest venue with 151,940 square feet of event space located in the center of the hotel zone.

Another option is Cancun’s impressive Moon Palace Spa & Resort which has 2,357 rooms, a capacity of up to 627 persons in five meeting rooms and the latest high tech audio visual and communications equipment.

Cancun International Airport is just 15 minutes from the heart of Boulevard Kukulkan, Cancun’s hotel center, and has direct flights to and from 24 American cities and international metropolitan areas, including Sao Paolo, Paris and Rome.


Air Flight Connection

Flights / Month    
4,939 2,258 2,258
Passengers/ Month    
569,182 242,139 327,043


Connection Cities

  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Minneapolis
  • Denver
  • London
  • Boston
  • Charlote
  • Detroit
  • Toronto
  • Panama
  • St. Louis
  • Amsterdam
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Madrid
  • La Habana
  • Washington
  • Vancouver
  • Guatemala
  • Chile
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Frankfurt



  • Interjet
  • Viva aerobus
  • Aeroliteral
  • Aeromexico
  • Volaris
  • Lan chile
  • Us airways
  • Martin air
  • Condor
  • Jet blue
  • Virgin
  • Taca
  • Cubana
  • Continental airlines
  • American airlines
  • Delta airlines
  • Northwest
  • Copa
  • Alaska
  • Frontier
  • Spirit
  • British airlines
  • Iberia
  • United


Hotel Capability

34,000 (rooms / night)


Convention Capability

151,940 (sqft)



Venue (sqft) Rooms Website
Cancun Center 151,940 1 Exhibition Area
40 Breakout Area
Lakam Center 267,500



CVB Contact

Name E-mail Telephone
Jesús Almaguer Salazar
CVB Director
jalmaguer@cancun.travel (998) 881 27 45
Daniela Martínez Carrillo
Convention & Groups Director
dmartinez@cancun.travel (998) 881 27 45




Things to do

Wild, Wild Life on Holbox Island, Quintana Roo

One of Mexico's wildest and most singular states is Quintana Roo. Its world-famous white sand beaches and dazzling azure waters are home to the planet's second largest coral reef. Less known—but equally as impressive—is the state's incredible animal life. At Holbox island, visitors swim and commune with whale sharks, then frolic with dozens of other sea creatures while they kayak or scuba. On Isla Pajaros, you can actively help scientists preserve the island's flamingo populations. All the while, keep your eyes peeled for tapirs and big cats like jaguars, tigrillos and ocelots.

Deep Maya Green in the Jungles of Quintana Roo

Remote Quintana Roo—closer to Cuba than to Mexico City—contains astounding jungles and breathtaking natural life that are just beginning to be discovered. Within them you find amazing biodiversity, exuberant flowers and trees, and vestiges of the Mayas’ magnificent civilization. Start your adventure with a day on the beach beneath an ancient Maya fortress at Tulum, then hit the jungles in search of manatees, tapirs and the most sublime forest dweller of all: the elusive jaguar. At sea, the state’s coral reefs feature some of the best diving and sport fishing on earth.

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Mexico

In crystalline Caribbean waters, you gently float, dive and even lay hands on magnificent, tranquil whale sharks. The majesty of the animals and the vastness of the sea offer real understanding of man’s place on the planet. Top snorkeling with whale sharks in Mexico: whale sharks stay close to mysterious, unspoiled Holbox Island in Quintana Roo all summer long. When you come up for air, you find trees and lagoons filled with flamingoes, pelicans and other tropical birds.