Helle Madsen Hamilton
Fairfax, Virginia Travel Agent
Cancun is one of the most popular destinations for US travelers, and increasingly, for the world. Why do people like it so much? Here are some reasons:
It’s easy to get to. Its location in southern Mexico, on the Caribbean side, it’s just a few hours from almost anywhere in the United States and has non-stop air service from many places.
It has a very large number of hotel rooms of all varieties. When you take into account the number of hotels and resorts in the surrounding area of Riviera Maya, Playa Mujeres, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, the choices for places to stay is almost limitless.
It is affordable. Because most properties in Cancun are all-inclusive, a stay includes food, beverage, entertainment and activities. When airfare and transfers are included in a “package deal”, it is one of the best vacation bargains out there.
It is situated among the world’s most beautiful beaches. Miles and miles of white sand beaches are everywhere in the area. With generally calm weather and year-round sun, it is the ultimate beach destination.
Activities for all tastes can be found in Cancun. From adventure to watersports, to shopping, golf, exploring the Mayan ruins of hundreds of years ago, to fine dining, to vibrant nightlife. It is all found in Cancun.
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I am often asked by my clients to help them navigate all the choices they have when it comes to a Cancun vacation. I advise them to think about what they want to do and how they want to remember their vacation and let that guide them.
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