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Cancun, unlike most other resorts, was designed as a vacation paradise. The town, located at the upper end of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, had just three full-time residents in 1970 when the Mexican government decided to promote Cancun as an international resort. Today, the initial nine hotels have grown to a collection of 140, a number of which are all-inclusive properties. More than four million visitors fly into Cancun each year.
Those traveling to Cancun will find long stretches of white sand beach; more than 380 restaurants featuring all types of cuisine; a vibrant "dance 'til dawn" nightlife; and affordable shopping. For those interested in the history and culture of the region, the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen-Itza make a fascinating day trip.
The weather in Cancun is predictably warm and humid most of the year, with occasional, short-lived afternoon showers. The resort does lie in the heart of Hurricane Alley, however, and wedding couples are well-advised to avoid booking their trip during the period from mid-August to mid-October.
As with any destination wedding, it's a good idea to enlist the services of a destination wedding specialist to assist you with all of the details. Planning any wedding can be stressful and planning one hundreds (or thousands) of miles from home only adds to that feeling. Working with someone, such as the wedding planners at Destination Weddings.com, can help to make planning the perfect Cancun wedding much easier. Plus: their services are free.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|