Splendid and sleepless—that’s Cancún, Mexico’s famous fiesta hotspot. From the country’s eastern tip, the city shifts with the sun: calm, palm-lined paradise by day, seaside party hub by night. South of Cancún, the coastal district of Riviera Maya maintains day-to-night bliss with laidback towns or cities and brilliant beaches. Drift down its coast and experience what makes it a vacation fave.
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What to eatTraditional dishes of the Yucatán Peninsula: sopa de lima (lime soup with chicken and tortilla), Cochinita pibil (pulled pork marinated in ground achiote seeds) and queso relleno (edam cheese stuffed with pork).
What to bring backHandmade jewellery, xtabentún (a honey and anise liqueur made in the Yucatán region) and ground achiote spice.
Fun FactIt might be hard to imagine, but Cancún was once practically deserted. Before the Mexican government decided to develop the area into a vacation mecca in 1970, only three people lived around the beach-clad coast—the caretakers of a coconut plantation. Today, there are a few more, about 700,000 inhabitants to be precise, with 5 to 10 million tourists visiting every year.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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