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Location Overview / Where is Cancun Mexico located?:
Cancun is located at the beginning of what's named the Riviera Maya or sometimes called the Mayan Riviera. This area stretches from Cancun all the way south to Tulum. Geographiclly speaking the entire area is part of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The state is called Quintana Roo.
The Yucatan peninsula is an area that swoops up toward Florida. It is only approx. 500 miles from Miami, Florida.
Latitude/Longitude at the Cancun airport is: 21* 02' 000" lat. 86* 53' 000" long.
Camera Tips Always keep your film, tape, or computer disks out of the sun. Carry an extra supply of batteries, and be prepared to turn on your camera, camcorder, or laptop to prove to security personnel that the device is real. Always ask for hand inspection of film, which becomes clouded after successive exposures to airport X-ray machines, and keep videotapes and computer disks away from metal detectors.
Pepto Bismol When traveling to areas that are pron to diarhea, take two teaspoons of Pepto Bismol before each meal and the chances of you getting diarrhea are reduced.
Currency Mexican peso (US dollar is widely accepted)
Holidays Banks and most businesses close on New Year's Day (1 January)
Constitution Day (5 February)
Birthday of Benito Juaréz (21 March)
Good Friday through Easter Monday (four days in March or April; date varies)
Labor Day (1 May)
Anniversary of Battle of Puebla (5 May)
Independence Day (16 September)
Columbus Day (12 October)
All Saints' Day (1 November)
All Souls' Day (2 November)
Food Generally no problems, but caution is suggested when buying from street vendors; drink only bottled water, and use bottled water for oral hygiene; peel all fruits and vegetables, and avoid lettuce; concentrate on eating only cooked foods.
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