Caribbean Tourism

CANCUN: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY:

Cancun Island is approximately 16 miles long located 19 degrees 39 07" north. 89 degrees 24 52" west. Highest point above sea level is 200 ft.


The State of Quintana Roo is located 550 miles south of Miami in the South-eastern part of Mexico. Given its calcareous soil, there are numerous underground currents which frequently become uncovered & form bodies of water called cenotes. Along the coastline of about 540 miles, there are numerous coral islands & a reef barrier, second largest in the world.

TIME:

Same hour US East time.

CLIMATE:

Summer: High - 32 degrees C. Low - 25 degrees C.
Winter: High - 25 degrees C. Low - 18 degrees C.
Average rainfall 1033 mm annually.
Approx. Sunrise: Summer - 06:00-06:30 hours Winter - 07:00-07:30 hours
Approx. Sunset: Summer - 18:30-19:00 hours Winter - 17:30-18:00 hours

HISTORY:

Twenty-seven years ago, Cancun was a tiny fishing village, home to twelve families. Today it is Mexico's premier tourist attraction, with 23,581 hotel rooms. The location was chosen by computer for its perfect weather, Mayan Ruins, white beaches & its easy access from the primary North American gateways.

LANGUAGE:

Spanish is the official language but English, French, German, Italian & Mayan are widely spoken.

POPULATION:

Approx 450,000 (April 1997).


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AIRLINES: Aerocancun. Aerocaribe. Aerocozume. Aeromexico. Allegro. Aviateca. Aviacsa. Aeroperu. Continental Cubana. Iberia. Lacsa....

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CANCUN: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau Address: Blvd.Kukulcan km. 9 Hotel Zone Cancun, Roo 77500 Fax: 52 998 881 2774...