There are different versions about the origin of the name, according to Mayan pronunciation, the first one is "nido u olla de serpientes" the second and less accepted is "lugar de la serpiente dorada" because the island of Cancun is a for of "7" and the morning looks like a golden serpent by the reflection of the sun.
Cancun is located on the East cost of the continent, which is influenced by warm ocean currents, notably the Gulf stream of Mexico, which creates a warm and rainy climate.
The average annual temperature ranges from 25.5c.
The total annual rainfall ranges from 1,000 to 1,300 millimeters.
During the summer the area is affected by tropical storms and cyclones. Hurricane season begins in mid-June the months most affected are September and October.
According to INEGI data in 2005, Cancun is the city where are concentrated the major religion of the municipality.
The bird Quiscalus mexicanus, better know as Zanate, pich o cau has grown enormously in population.
There is also the red deer, tapir and tepezcuintle endangered. You can not fail to mention the diversity of marine species.
Cancun is a cosmopolitan city.
His recent creation and development has led to this day a mixture of people of various regions of Mexico and other countries due to the many offers you work presented in tourist areas.
One of the most important factors to visit Cancun, besides the beauty of its beaches, vibrant nightlife is indicating when the sun goes down.
Dozens of bars, clubs and restaurants are available for tourists to make your sty a memorable keepsake.
During th February carnival season starts Merida region celebrated with musical events, cultural, craft and food.
Presented also colorful caravans through the main avenues of the city and performed the traditional contest to select the king and queen of carnival ugly.