14/07/2008Non-stop summer fun for the whole family in Cancun

Enjoy an incredible vacation with the kids in the Mexican Caribbean without busting your budget

Cancun, Quintana Roo; July 14, 2008- With so many options for family travel this summer, Cancun has something the whole family will enjoy thanks to attractions that include gliding across the jungle, reliving the Mayan culture, swimming in beautiful cenotes (natural sink holes) and swimming with dolphins and manatees among other activities.

The turquoise waters found in Cancun set the stage for a variety of adventure and ecotourism tours for travelers of all ages and interests. Children as young as 3 can enjoy some of the longest zip lines in Latin America at Selvatica theme park located in the Puerto Morelos jungle area that includes 11 zip lines, mountain biking, driving through the jungle in Corona buggies and swimming in cenotes.

Cancun is the ideal destination to experience nature at its best. During the months of June through September, a once-in-a-lifetime tour allows visitors to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet, allowing for a unique and harmless snorkeling adventure set in the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. A trip to the Yum Balam or Siaan Ka’an biosphere reserve allows you to have direct contact with turtles, dolphins and birds such as the Toh bird. Also, it is possible to submerge and observe the amazing marine life in the Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second largest coral reef system.

Underwater adventures are a step away from your hotel at the Interactive Aquarium where you can swim with dolphins, watch performances and even feed the sharks if you dare. Imagine having all this fun, while at the same time, learning about some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth.

Travelers will have to catch their breath upon reaching one of the best views in Cancun from the top of the Scenic Towers reaching an altitude of more than 250 feet. Nearby El Rey and El Meco Archeological Site open the door to the Mayan Civilization and dazzles visitors with stories and voyages back in time through ancient history, without taking a long trip.

Food is also fun at Cancun in places such as Chocolate City were kids will be delighted with its theme-based specialties and international dishes as well as live Circus performances. When it comes to resting and relaxing, there are lots of choices for families at world renowned hotels in Cancun and Puerto Morelos, which offer unlimited entertainment for the whole family.

Families will have unlimited fun at Cancun amusement parks where they can swim with sea lions, manatees and dolphins. For those seeking adventure and willing to explore the jungle, they can drive their own sports boat through the mangroves led by an experienced guide in one of the most popular attractions in Cancun.

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About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The island of Cancun is in the shape of a “7” and is bordered to the north by the Bahia de Mujeres; to the east by the Caribbean Sea; and to the west by the Nichupte Lagoon. Cancun is Mexico’s largest tourist destination and boasts 146 hotels with a total of 28,808 rooms. Opportunities for new experiences abound in Cancun, which offers visitors an ideal setting for interacting with nature and discovering Mayan culture.

Contact: Gina Salazar