When to fly to Cancun
Most travellers visit Cancun between mid-December and March.
Early December and April are good times to seek flights and accommodations. There are usually fewer visitors and the weather is still good.
May to November is the low season.
A once marshy island in an almost forgotten region of the Caribbean, Cancun was a string of sand dunes in the shape of a number "7". The coast along the Yucatan peninsula was a mix of marshes, jungle and beaches, but with the Cancun Project in the 1970s, the area burst onto the radar and started attracting travellers to take flights to Cancun.
Today, its white-sand beaches, crystal-clear seas and nightlife make it a popular destination for spring breakers as well as couples and families.
Cancun is perfectly located for ecotourism and adventure holidays. More than 20 per cent of the land in Quintana Roo is protected making the area ideal for kayaking, hiking, snorkelling with whale sharks, zip lining, rapelling or diving. The resort may be less than 40 years old but there are traces of the once mighty Mayan civilisation. Ruins and archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba are all within easy reach.