Cancun is Hot - and humid, but the humidity is not as drenching as it can be in some other places in Mexico . August through October is hurricane season in this part of the world and the weather becomes more changeable and less predictable during these months. The rainy season is May through October. November through February is the high season in Cancun , and quite hot; although evenings can be cooler, so a wool pullover may be a useful item to pack with you during these times.
The Island of Cancun is located in the State of Quintana Roo , on Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula . The fact that Cancun was once a deserted island is unbelievable to the 2-million or more tourists that flock to what is today's most visited Mexican resort.
Cancun draws the bulk of Mexico 's tourists because of its pristine, powdering seashore and its opulent waters – ideal for swimming and water sports. Cancun offers the best of both worlds – on one hand it's a commercial paradise for beach bums and all-night parties; while on the other hand it's just a short drive to the Mayan Rivera's most fascinating ruins and pyramids.
Cancun is easy for foreigners to travel around because everyone speaks English and the majority of the resorts are all-inclusive. All of the sunsets, water and drinks are supplied by the hotel so you never have to leave if you don't want to. If you do get the urge to experience some traditional Mexican food and culture archaeological sites of Talum and Chichen Itza are nearby along with the more laid-back village ambience of neighbors Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen.