Cancun, Mexico is a Mexican city located on the Yucatan peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea. It is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and night life. It is composed of 2 distinct areas, downtown (many low cost hotels available) and the Hotel Zone with many resorts and hotels with vacation packages available. It is a long beach that fronts many high-rise hotels, night clubs, shops and restaurants. It is a famed destination for students during spring break.