[ kan-koon; Spanish kahng-koon ]


  1. an island off NE Quintana Roo territory, on the Yucatán Peninsula, in SE Mexico: beach resort.


/ kaːnˈkuːn /


  1. a coastal resort in SE Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula. Pop: 457 000 (2004 est)

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Back in the early ’90s, Tulum was a sleepy pueblo on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, a day trip from a hotel in Playa del Carmen or Cancún to see the ruins and walk around downtown.

From Eater

Two of her health-care-worker friends, fellow vaccinées, invited her along on a Thursday-to-Sunday stay at a resort in Cancún, Mexico.

She paid for the Cancún vacation with credit card points, but when she booked another vacation in Hawaii for later this spring, her flights cost less than $400 round-trip.

Cruz is trying to repair his public image after his Cancún trip.

Now, after a busy holiday season, many in Cancún have gone back to work.

From Time

So, next winter, skip Punta Cana and Cancun, and head to Antigua.

“Kirsty wants to know if Cancun would be worth the trek and I urge her to go,” he writes.

To Cancun, non-stop airfare is around $500 for a weekend under the Mexican sun.

A longtime social activist, Lydia Cacho founded a shelter for sexually exploited women and children in Cancun.

He was also reported to be starring in an action picture called Cancun, which has gone by the wayside.

Here, as at Cancun, we were struck by the prevalence of the rounded pillars.

A run of an hour down the coast brought us to the northern end of Cancun Island.

At Ottawa and Cancun, I met with leaders of the major industrial powers and developing nations.

For two days we travelled on over low ground drained by small muddy-banked streamlets, affluents of the Cancun.


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