Mexico's most luxurious tourist destination sports a first-class infrastructure for Cancun's stellar hotels. Excellent weather and amenities mean that visitors get the best services possible, not to mention the highest concentration of luxury hotels in the Caribbean with jungles and ruins right next door.
Cancun is divided into two parts with each end connected to the mainland by a small bridge. The 23-kilometer long (14-mile) island section is lined with the Caribbean Sea to the front and the emerald green Laguna Nichupte to the back. The southernmost bridge connects to the airport and Highway 307 south into the Mayan Riviera. The northernmost bridge connects the Hotel Zone with downtown Cancun. Downtown has colorful shops, restaurants and smaller hotels catering more to European and national tourism.