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Business in Cancun

Famed for its glorious sandy beaches and stunning wildlife – Business Destinations took a trip to Cancun to see some of the world’s finest tourism infrastructure


With more than 30 years of history, Cancun is the best-known tourist brand of Mexico. Its beautiful beaches, first class tourist services and natural beauty together with a wealth of culture and history, and the warmth of the Mexican people, have made Cancun a world leader in the hospitality industry.

Cancun is a successful sun and beach tourist destination, and it has positioned itself as the ideal site to host large national and international events. It is also now the new face of Mexico – a destination renewed – from its white sand beaches, to its choice of hotels, restaurants and services, at prices for all budgets. All this is delivered via its strategic location in the Yucatán peninsula and direct connections to the main cities of Mexico and the world

Cancun is a destination with a truly multi-cultural ambience, where visitors and residents each year come from all parts of the world, making this the best showcase for all that Mexico has to offer: its people, its traditions, its hospitality.

Air connectivity
Cancun is the perfect multi-purpose destination with its strategic location in the Caribbean and direct flights to many cities in the world, as well as international connectivity from the major airport hubs in the United States, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

The modern international airport of Cancun is the number one in Mexico for receiving international passengers and flights, and second only to Mexico City airport for air traffic.

Cancun Airport handles approximately 12 million passengers per year, thanks to its two runways, one of which opened recently, and its three commercial terminals for charter, domestic and international flights.

Hotel infrastructure
The infrastructure of Cancun is one of the largest in Mexico and the Caribbean.

With over 170 hotels and 34 thousand rooms, Cancun offers the most varied range of accommodation for more than six million visitors, from those seeking the Gran Turismo category to more modest but comfortable choices in the city centre.

Eighty percent of the accommodation available in Cancún is five-star or above. With more than 7,000 rooms of Gran Turismo category, Cancun is placed as the main beach multi-destination, with the most luxurious hotels in Mexico, many of which have been awarded the “Five Diamond Award” from the AAA, and other recognitions granted by Virtuoso, The World Travel Awards, Trip Advisor and The Leading Hotels of the World. Four and five-star hotels offer newly renovated facilities, world class quality facilities as well as a warm and unparalleled service.

Apart from the Cancun Center and the Cancunmesse, this destination has around 23 hotels with the Gran Turismo category and five-stars, with the ability to capture groups and conventions, as well as 600 thousand visitors which generates in excess of US $600m annually.

Among the major competitive advantages that Cancun has above other destinations are the extensive infrastructure to organise large congresses and conventions, and its extraordinary national and international air connectivity.

The parity of the peso-dollar is also attractive, as is the zero-rate of Added Value Tax (11 percent) offered when carrying out conferences, conventions, exhibitions and fairs, to be held by foreign event organisers.

Alternative venues for social events
Cancun offers many alternative venues for any kind of social event. Its great tourist infrastructure makes it possible to host multiple events. These can be run at the same time as any conference or convention because there is the choice between hotels, Mexican haciendas, nature parks, boats, water parks and nightclubs.

Cancun hotels offer a variety of ballrooms and terraces for theme parties, cocktail and innovative social events with high standards of quality and service. Some alternatives  for receptions are: traditional tourist cruises, such as the Captain Hook, Caribbean Carnival and Cancun Lovers Cruise, which  sail along the Nichupte Lagoon or  to Isla Mujeres,  elegant dinners in the gardens  of  a renowned  Golf Course,  Mexican fiestas in Haciendas or cultural traditions in our eco parks such as Xcaret and Xel Ha.

Nightclubs and discotheques are other venues available for social events, with a capacity of up to 5 thousand people, modern technology of light and sound, as well as shows that have made Cancun the destination with the best night life in Mexico.

Activities and tourist services
Eco and Adventure activities in Cancun are perfect for those seeking unique unexplored places. Cancun has a huge range of options for family excursions that are filled with unforgettable adventures as you commune with nature.

Water Sports are an integral part of Cancun’s beach scene.  Besides having a lot of fun, contact with nature is a great way to learn, relax and appreciate the world’s natural wonders.

The area’s natural beauty has also become a source of inspiration for culinary artists. Cancun offers a huge variety of flavours and aromas in its more than 200 restaurants: from the casual beachside coffee shop to the most luxurious and exclusive gourmet dining experience.

Cancun’s nightlife is a real adventure, where you’ll find famous nightclubs with sophisticated light and sound equipment, different shows every night, world renowned DJ’s and live performances. For golf enthusiasts, Cancun has become one of the main destinations for golf in Mexico. There are 13 golf courses of international stature. Cancun is the doorway to the Mayan World and an excellent point of departure for the main Mayan ceremonial centers such as Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and Ek Balam  among many other.

As one of the world’s premier tourist destinations the shopping in Cancun is as impressive as one would imagine. You will find everything from ultra-chic designer stores and famous brand names, to flea markets and souvenir shops selling Mexican local handcrafts. Cancun has become a prime destination for those looking for relaxation, well being, and renewal through Spa treatments that lighten the spirit and pamper the body.

For more information please visit: cancun.travel/en/

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