Cancun is a famous tourist destination in Mexico that is situated on the northeast of Quintana Roo and approximately 1,700 km away from the Mexico City. This place used to be a fisherman's village but now it has turned into a cosmopolitan resort. Its tropical climate makes it a popular holiday destination but the best time to go here is during months of December to April because the month of June can get too hot. Cancun was originally called Nizuc by its Maya inhabitants. Its development to become a major tourist spot began in 1970 and now it is a perfect base to explore the Mayan World where one can find many Mayan temples and ruins.If you want to experience the Mayan civilization more and enjoy the beauty of nature then you can visit the Xcaret eco-park and the Hidden Worlds Cenote Adventure Park which also offers different tours and activities suited for the whole family. Basically, what attracts tourists to Cancun is its pristine beaches and most go to the Hotel Zone which is one long beach that features an array of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. The most famous attraction within this area is the Interactive Aquarium which sits right in the center of the zone and lets its guests swim with the dolphins or pet other underwater species. The best way to explore Cancun is by taking a bus which is cheaper and very accessible. There are also lots of taxis in Cancun but rates are more expensive at the airport and hotel zone.