by: Secretary of Tourism of Mexico (SECTUR)
The XVI World Water
Congress will be held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Cancun has 22 kilometres of pristine white beaches that
together form a number "7".
Located in the
northeast corner of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the state of
Quintana Roo, Cancun is a part of the territory of the
ancient Mayan civilization. Cancun is distinguished by
having modern entertainment centres (renewed in 2006) and a
service philosophy that rivals holiday destinations
worldwide. Unlike many other parts of the Caribbean and
Mexico, Cancun was specifically developed for tourism, and
continues to meet the needs of its 3.3 million annual
offers travellers the best of many worlds: the Caribbean and
Mexico, of ancient and modern times.
The Hotel Zone is a
strip of white sand along east part of the municipality and
is the main tourist attraction. Public beaches are found
from north to south: Puerto Juarez (Playa del Niño, or
Children's Beach) up to the Hotel Zone, where there are 9
marked public beach access: Las Perlas Beach, Langosta
Beach, Tortugas Beach, Caracol Beach, Chac mool Beach,
Marlin Beach, Ballenas Beach, Delfines Beach (the famous “Mirador”,
viewpoint) and Playa Nizuc.
The various hotel
chains have restricted access to the remaining strip of
beaches, thus other areas are only accessible by walking on
the beach from any of these accesses.
Cancun is influenced
by warm ocean currents mainly from the Gulf of Mexico
Stream, which creates a warm and rainy weather.
climate of the municipality Benito Juarez is included under
group A, Aw type, which is warm and sub-humid with rains
throughout the year, but most abundant in summer. Average
annual temperature ranges from 25.5c. The total annual
rainfall ranges from 1,000 to 1,300 millimetres. During the
summer the area is affected by tropical storms and cyclones.
Hurricane season begins in mid-June the months most affected
are September and October.
628,306 inhabitants in 2010 (estimated)
Peso (MXP). The existing coins are in denominations of
$0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00
MXP. The denomination of the bills include $20.00, $50.00,
$100.00, $200.00, $500.00 and $1,000.00MXP
$1 USD = $17.80 MXP
€1 EUR =
$18.60 MXP (January, 2016).
Cash is the most common. International credit cards (VISA,
MasterCard and American Express) are accepted in most
commercial establishments. The Hyatt Regency offers currency
Visitors who arrive in Mexico must have a
passport or valid identity document. Citizens of some
countries require a visa to enter Mexico, if you will be
participating in the Congress you can consult this
information below and also on the website of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of México.
Countries not requiring visa
For more information