Cancun is located in one of the main hurricane impact zones, although large hurricanes are very rare.
Cancun features beautiful and mesmerizing beaches. On the lagoon side there is plenty of opportunity for activity and fun with many water sports and equipment rentals offered. On the Caribbean side, there is great swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. Cancun is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. There is plenty to see and do both on land and water and Cancun is considered the "gateway" to the Riviera Maya with numerous archeological sites, charming towns, and thrilling theme parks. Nichupte Lagoon, on the opposite side of the island from the Caribbean Sea is used for boating excursions and jet-ski jungle tours. Sport fishing is extremely popular, and for those seeking romance, sunset cruises provide the perfect ambiance. Those seeking adventure outside of the immediate tourist area may want to consider day trips to some of the area's unique natural spots. Xcaret is a family adventure site with natural grottos, fresh and saltwater pools, and underwater rivers. It is a true ecological playground replete with snack bars and restaurants. Xel-Ha is a natural park unlike any other. It feels like the world's largest aquarium. Those seeking a bit of magic and history will want to explore Chichen Itza, restored Mayan ruins that will leaving you awe-inspired and Tulum, the only oceanfront and walled city the Mayans ever built.
Cancun also offers stunning 18 hole championship golf opportunities with the sparkling Caribbean waters within view. There are numerous world famous bars and nightclubs, shopping malls complete with bowling alleys and aquariums, cultural museums and ballet. Whether you seek true relaxation on the beach, water based adventure and fun, or land based exploration or discovery, Cancun is a veritable smorgasbord of fun, activity, and adventure.