Before Cancún was Cancún, it used to be called Ekab, which means Black Earth. The word Cancún is actually Mayan and means the snake pit or nest of serpents.
Massive renovations in recent years added another 7 miles of white sand coast to Cancún that weren’t there before.
The white sand beaches of Cancun are made from crushed coral that is bountiful in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Great Mayan Barrier Reef in Cancun is the second largest coral reef in the world after Australiaús Great Barrier Reef.
Cancun is home to 14 pristine miles of white sand beaches, and theyúre all public! Hotel properties can put chairs and other amenities for their guests only, the beach is open to everyone.
Cancun is home to three of the largest underwater cave systems in the world - and they’re all in the Riviera Maya area. It’s just one of the many adventures awaiting resort travelers in Cancun.
Cancun and the Riviera Maya region are home to over 46,000 destination weddings every year.