Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
The Incredible Beauty of Cancun Mexico – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Winter in the colder parts of the world can become very long and dreary. In the mid and later parts of winter, many of us get a bad case of spring fever even though there could be two to four months of cold weather before warmer weather takes over.  Cancun Mexico is the ideal solution for a bad case of spring fever. It is a short 3 hour direct flight from many northern cities like Minneapolis and it has a huge range of prices for the properties from lower end family type unites to very high end luxury properties.  In this article we will give you the Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico.

Map of Cancun Mexico - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Map of Cancun Mexico – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

The very idea of a Caribbean resort – a beautiful beach, warm water, lots of activities, pools, buffets, romantic dining, room service, sunset drinks and more – has people counting down to their holiday all year.

1 Incredible Beauty

The most obvious reason why Cancun is such a great destination is because of the incredible beauty of the place. That beauty is a combination of The weather, The Caribbean Sea, and the surrounding areas.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
The Caribbean Sea – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

The Caribbean Sea

Oh that water, it is so so blue! Are you wondering why is the Caribbean water so blue? There are a few different factors that contribute to the Caribbean sea being so clear. The main reason why ocean water is blue is because of the absorption and scattering of light, similarly to why the sky is blue. However, there are several other factors why the Caribbean is that (lighter) blue. The shallow depths, light-colored sand and small amount of phytoplankton are the biggest factors. But the bottom line is that it is just so amazingly beautiful.

The Weather of Cancun

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
The Weather – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Weather is Warming

Cancun weather in February marks the time of year when temperatures start to rise after the very brief winter. In most of the US and especially Canada temperatures are chilly, yet in Cancun you’ll find most days in the 80s, only 4 days of rain, and zero days of snow! Average high temperatures during February are a pleasant 84 degrees with average lows around 67F – with these low temperatures being experienced mostly around sunrise. Of the 28 days of February an average of 21 days will deliver temperatures in excess of 80 degrees, although we will have to wait a further month before we experience our first 90 plus day. Cancun is still at risk from those north fronts that travel down from the North American continent and make for cool temperatures but their frequency reduces compared to in December and January.

February is Dry

February, somewhat surprisingly, is the third driest month of the year in Cancun with just 2.2 inches (5.59 cm) of rain falling over an average of 4 rainy days. Those 4 rainy days are unlikely to occur consecutively so there’s next to no chance of your whole vacation being wiped out by rain. The temperature of your hotel pool at this time of year can be a little cold, in fact you’ll experience higher water temperatures in the Ocean so it’s a great time of year to explore Cancun’s water sports activities. 

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Sunrise Sunset – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Sunrise Sunset

There is something about the incredible beauty of the sunrises and sunsets in the more tropical climates. I was able to capture one incredible beauty one morning hat our resort. Yes, a photographer is always on duty. It is touch work, but someone has to do it. ;-D

2 Resorts

There is such a huge range of hotels and resorts around Cancun and there is certainly something for every price range.  From lower end family priced hotels and resorts to high end 5 star Hotels.  Two resorts that we are familiar with are The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun and Jade Riviera Cancun – Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

Plan a getaway to paradise at The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun. Perched between the Caribbean Sea and a tranquil lagoon, our beachfront vacation ownership resort is the perfect destination in Mexico for business or vacation travel. Rent a beach villa with a fully equipped kitchen or select one of our spacious guest rooms or suites. Accommodations include incredible views of the water, signature Westin Heavenly® Beds and free Wi-Fi, with zero resort or per-person fees. Unwind at our sparkling pools or white-sand beaches. Schedule a personalized beauty or healing treatment at The Spa before or after a day spent exploring Cancun. Experience many adventures without leaving our resort with the FlowRider® surfing simulator, snorkeling on the coral reef, tennis and daily activities. Savor delicious cuisine and libations at our restaurants or sports bar. If a conference or social gathering brings you to Cancun, you’ll enjoy our extensive indoor venues, beach event spaces, custom catering & superb planning services. Westin Resort and Spa Cancun
Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Westin Spa Cancun – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

We loved this place. The Westin is at the southern end of Cancun so it was not crazy busy like so many other places on the strip, yet it still gave us access to everything that Cancun had to offer.   It is wonderfully luxurious with incredibly beautiful rooms and amenities. The Westin is/was affiliated with a timeshare organization and we did avail ourselves to the 1hr hardcore sales pitch from them in order to receive a 1 day tour package to the Mayan Ruins. It was certainly worth it. Make sure you practice saying NO before you go to the timeshare meeting.

Jade Riviera Cancun – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
The Resorts – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

The second hotel is the Now Jade Riviera Cancun, located about 30 minutes south the Cancun Mexico airport.

Set along 2,600 feet of pure crystal white sand and refreshing azure waters, combining understated sophistication with Unlimited-Luxury amenities, Now Jade Riviera Cancun redefines all-inclusive and offers the perfect escape for couples, families and friends. NowResorts

3 So Many Things to Do in Cancun

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
So Many Things to Do – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Cancun offers all the modern conveniences that one would expect in any great city in America or Europe, but the place is much more beautiful and the weather is much more enjoyable. Shopping Food Cancun Music and Nightlife Tours – See more below.

4 Authentic Culture Close By

Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Authentic Culture Close By – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

While it is true that much of the authentic Mexican culture has been pushed out of the main hustling and bustling parts of touristy Cancun, with a little help you can get off the the main thoroughfares and find much smaller local mom and pop shops and restaurants. We found this to be true on the far north side of Cancun. We were looking for completely authentic Mexican food, you know they type of place where momma is back in the kitchen cooking up some magic. As you get to the North side of town,  there are many more restaurants like this. One that we especially like was Hacienda el Mortero. We certainly want to encourage you to seek out as much of the local community and culture as you can. The history and the people of Mexico are rich and beautiful.

5 Historic, Cultural, and Natural Tours

Authentic Culture Close By - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Amazing Tour Guides – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

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The historic location Chichen Itza is the second most popular site for visitors to Mexico. It is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the New World. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza was a large city built by the Maya people. It thrived from about 600 AD., until 1221, when the power in the region shifted to Mayapan. Today it can be visited by tourists and religious pilgrims alike. SoftSchools.com
Map of Cancun Mexico - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Mayan Ruins – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

We had an amazing day exploring this place. Wow so much rich history, and then the people just disappeared.

yucatan peninsula mayan ruins - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Yucatan Peninsula Mayan Ruins – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Cenotes

Cenotes - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Cenotes – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

There are thousands of cenotes dotted all over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and their existence is as much a defining characteristic of the region as is the distinct geological feature from which they result. Once revered by the ancient Mayans as sacred wells, they are now magnets for tourists, adventurers, and explorers alike. We went to what is probably the most popular one, Ik-Kil Cenote near Chichen Itza in Mexico.

Sailing

Take a look at this for a little inspiration.

There are hundreds of possibilities for sailing near the Yucatan Peninsula. If you have the interest, there are many ways to make this happen.

Check this: Top Cancun Sailing Trips

Sailing - Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico
Sailing – Top 5 Reasons Why You Must Travel to Cancun Mexico

Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

Most resorts offer snorkeling right at the resort.  But if you are a little more adventurous, you can either go snorkeling or scuba diving out in the deeper ocean and out into the reefs. 10 Best Scuba & Snorkeling Options near Cancun 

Fishing

If you thought Cancun was busy on the beaches, just wait till you first leave the marina! Inshore, Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca boast some of the best fishing in the world for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Check out the Top 10 Fishing Charters Near Cancun One day at our resort the chef bought the days catch from a local fisherman and made of an amazing meal of freshly cooked seafood. This was truly a treat!

Conclusion

As you can see there are so many amazing things to do in Cancun Mexico.  If you have not been to Cancun recently, you have not been to Cancun. It sounds like it might be time for you to book a trip to Cancun. And until next time, get out and capture the adventure.  

 

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