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Cancún is a coastal city in the popular vacation destination called The Mexican Caribbean , more officially known as the state of Quintana Roo , on Mexico 's Yucatan Peninsula.
There are two possibles meanings of Cancun , according to the Mayan language, the first translation is "nest of snakes or pot." The second version (and less accepted) is "place of the gold snake".
Peak season in Cancun tends to run from December to April. Prices in both airfare and hotel increase dramatically during these times, while dropping in the summer and early autumn months.