What do you imagine when you think of Cancun? Luxury hotels, on a beautiful beach? Maybe the thousands of spring breakers that head down every year? While these are definitely a part of Cancun, this city has a lot more to offer. If you buy Cancun real estate, you will discover that both in terms of beaches, nature and culture there is a lot more here than the stuff that usually gets the most attention.
Whether you buy a beachfront condo, or a home in the downtown area, you will have very close access to over 50 miles of beachfront! Both for your living location, and for other places you visit, there are the main beaches that at are at the center of the tourist activity, near the clubs and bars, and main hotels; these beaches are in a “happening" place, with a lot going on and many different people. But as you live here, you will also discover your own personal picks for beaches, perhaps a little more out of the way, with less happening; perhaps your choice will depend on the your mood that day.
Perhaps the aspect of Cancun which gets the least attention is that of culture. The city includes several museums and art galleries. Local art shows show a variety in creativity, offering both traditional Mexican styles and very modern work. Live music ranges from rock bars to live jazz on nearby beachfront areas. There are annual film festivals as well.
An area that gets more attention (and for a good reason) is the surrounding nature and sight-seeing possibilities. Whether jet-skiing or sailing on the ocean, or going zip-lining or ATVing in the jungle, there are many interactive ways to enjoy the natural diversity of this area. Within a couple of hours, there are dozen's of Mayan ruin sites. For those who enjoy a good game of golf, the hotel district has a few courses, and the area just south of Cancun is home to 8 large courses, one of them the host of the first Latin American PGA event!
Of course, there is also a very wide range of modern services within the city. Large shopping malls, elegant outdoor plazas, large-screen movies, a number of excellent hospitals with accessible prices, wide make life convenient. Cancun real estate enjoys the benefit of picturesque access roads, complete urban infrastructure, (including high-speed internet) and much more. The international airport is the most traveled in Mexico, offering a variety of affordable, direct flights.
Cancun is growing, and within a few years, it is expected to be the largest city on the Yucatan Peninsula. This means more services will arrive, but it also means there will be more little hidden treasures to find for yourself; this is also true of the surrounding area. Following Cancun's success, many beachfront towns and colonial cities have begun developing their tourism potential, giving more places to visit, and a large variety of choices for your lifestyle!