Cancun is located on the north east coast of the state of Quintana Roo, in the south east of Mexico, at a distance of 1,700 km from Mexico City.
Cancun is a cosmopolitan city in the Mexican Caribbean with world class tourism development certified by the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Its relatively recent creation and its growing development have brought together an interesting mixture of inhabitants from different regions of Mexico and other countries, thanks to numerous job opportunities offered by the tourism sector. Furthermore, as result of its regional location, Cancun is renowned for its folk gastronomy and customs from the neighbouring state of Yucatan, and of course, the great Mayan Culture.
The Mexican Caribbean is a unique corner of the world with a harmonious combination of natural beauties; 25% of its total area is considered to be an ecological reserve, and it has the second largest reef system in the world, making it a paradise.