If you're looking for a travel destination in the Caribbean with a little more pizzazz than most, a hopping nightlife and a very active tourist trade, then look no further than Cancun. This vacation spot has been the happening place for young adults, college spring breakers, and the party-happy for more than three decades.
Originally, Cancun was nothing more than a coconut plantation, but when the Mexican government decided to make an investment in the land in the 1970's to try and turn it into a tourist hotspot, their gamble paid off big. Now there are over one hundred and forty hotels and close to four hundred restaurants that serve to bring the tourist trade to this once-struggling region.
For those people who want a simple, easy vacation without too much hassle, the all-inclusive rooms in Cancun are something to consider. These rooms can include everything from your breakfast, lunch and dinner, to your alcoholic beverages. In addition, many have the gratuity built right into them so that you won't have to worry about tipping the staff every time you go out and get another drink. These packages are especially attractive to the college crowd that's going to Cancun to have a good time and relax away the stress of classes. These visitors tend to save up for the exact cost of an all-inclusive resort to help defray the cost of the vacation and the worry about going into debt.
Don't worry about not being able to speak Spanish while in Cancun. Because of its largely American client base, it's a very English-orientated vacation spot – most of the people who live and work there speak fluent English. In fact, if you want, you can even go into downtown Cancun and shop in a local Wal-Mart. While there are sure to be a few differences between this store and the one right next to your house, there are also a lot of similarities, which can really help to ease any homesickness you may experience.
The temperatures in Cancun are ideal, ranging from seventy-five to a little over ninety degrees depending on the time of the year. This constant tropical feel is one of the reasons that so many people from all over the world decide to visit this perfect vacation getaway every year. The recorded high temperature in the area is one hundred and two degrees, while the recorded low temperature is forty-five degrees – but these extreme temperature fluctuations are uncommon.
If this happening tropical vacation sounds like the perfect thing for you, look into a combination hotel and flight package which is usually the most economical way to travel to Cancun. Since it's such a popular tourist destination for so many different people, there are great deals to be found to visit Cancun year round. If you want to save a little more money, try not to go to Cancun during its peak business times, like spring break and summer vacations, but instead look for deals on trips in the late fall or winter.