Cancún is a vibrant city in Mexico featuring numerous beaches, hotels, beach houses, and resorts. It forms one of Mexico's best touring spots because of its location on the Yucatan Peninsula and its border on the Mediterranean Sea. Cancún is home to one of the best night lives in Mexico and very vibrant beach activities. Some of the activities include swimming, diving from the Mesoamerican Reef, sailing and skiing in the Nichupte Lagoon, fishing in the deep sea waters, and visiting the Isla Mujeres Islands via the ferries to witness the beauty of the Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Other activities are enjoyed at the Xel-Ha water park and the Xcaret Eco Park to the south of Cancún. University students visit Cancún during their spring breaks, as well as tourists, to enjoy the many amazing spots in the city. For instance, El Centro and Zona Hotelera are more laid back spots, but they feature a high number of hotels and restaurants as well as regular shops and nightclubs. Boulevard Kukulcan is the busiest business street in Zona Hotelera, and it offers a good view of the old ruins of Mayan in El Rey. From this point, the stunning Museo Maya de Cancún, the famous home to the Mayan artifacts. Tourists visit this area to partake in the stunning views and the ancient artifacts.
The highest number of tourists in Cancún is recorded during the winter season from December to April. There is another upsurge of visitors during spring, between March and April, when university students are on break. During summer, it becomes quite hot, and humid and outdoor activities may reduce, but all water activities proceed, including snorkeling and witnessing the turtles' nesting season. On the fifth day of May, Cancún celebrates Cinco de Mayo to mark the commemoration of Mexico's triumph over France. September also witnesses Cancún's celebration of the Cancún Jazz Festival.