Ever heard of Cancún? It’s a beach destination on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula that’s famous for it’s paradisiacal beaches and is also known as the Mexican Caribbean. Cancun is a very popular travel destination for Americans because of its close proximity.

So what makes Cancun so special? These spectacular pictures of Cancun will answer your question. It may just look like any other Caribbean beach destination but as you scroll further, you will fall in love with it.

10 Spectacular Pictures of Cancun

Pretty Beaches

A white sand beach in Cancun, Mexico

A white sand beach in Cancun, Mexico – Photo by claudinerivest [CC0] via Pixabay

Cancun doesn’t have a shortage of pretty beaches with 21 kilometers of pristine white sand and turquoise blue water. The beaches of Cancun will spoil you for you for life.

Beach in Cancun, Mexico

Beach in Cancun, Mexico – Photo by EmilianDanaila [CC0] via Pixabay

Mayan Ruins

Starry Night at Chichen Itza Mayan ruins near Cancun, Mexico

Starry Night at Chichen Itza Mayan ruins near Cancun, Mexico – Photo by Walkerssk [CC0] via Pixabay

It’s not everyday that you can find a spectacular beach destination where you can also see Mayan ruins. Yep, Cancun is one of those few places. Cancun is sometimes referred to as El Mundo Maya, which means the getaway to the Mayan World.

El Ray - Mayan Ruins - Cancún, Mexico

El Ray – Mayan Ruins – Cancún, Mexico – Photo by Mariamichelle [CC0] via Pixabay

Cenote

A gorgeous Cenote near Cancún, Mexico

A gorgeous Cenote near Cancún, Mexico – Photo by Matcuz [CC0] via Pixabay

Cenotes are natural swimming pools or sinkholes that are formed when groundwater is exposed after the collapse of limestone bedrock. They’re more than 6000 cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and you can visit one on a day trip from Cancun. The closest one is 2.5 hours drive away from Cancun and its near Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site.

Cenote San Ignacio near Cancun - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Cenote San Ignacio near Cancun – Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico – Photo by darvinsantos [CC0] via Pixabay

Fauna

Colorful Macaw in Cancun

Colorful Macaw in Cancun – Photo by AngieToh [CC0] via Pixabay

Cancun isn’t just about beaches, but is an amazing destination for nature lovers as well. From unbelievably gorgeous tropical birds like Macaws to exotic reptiles like iguanas – expect to see a lot of beautiful animals here.

Iguana in Cancun, Mexico

Iguana in Cancun, Mexico – Photo by Brendan_tuohy [CC0] via Pixabay

Xcaret – Paradise in Paradise!

Xcaret Cancun, Mexico - Spectacular pictures of Cancun

Xcaret Cancun, Mexico – Spectacular pictures of Cancun -Photo by Mariamichelle [CC0] via Pixabay

Xcaret is a park complex that’s located in south of Cancun. It is a paradise in itself and you will get to see a lot of things in just one place – underground river, beach, Mayan village and several archaeological sites.

Cancun has an amazing nightlife & Private Beach Parties

10 Gorgeous Photos of Cancun, Mexico

Private Beach Party in Cancun – Photo by Sasint [CC0] via Pixabay

Don’t you just think that beach parties are the best? Guess what – Cancun is a very popular party destination and is famous for it’s amazing nightlife. Lonely Planet has even published a detailed article about Cancun‘s best bars and nightlife. Most of the bigger and international parties occur in Cancun’s Hotel Zone and the usual entry price is around $50. The entry fee sometimes covers a few drinks too.

Have you ever visited Cancun and have a few amazing photos to share? Comment below and let us know. Share these spectacular photos of Cancun with a friend who’s trying to decide his travel destination for 2018.

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