Need to get out of the cold north for a few days in December? Head down to Mexico for the boat show!
Cancun, the “Yachting Capital of Mexico,” will host the annual Cancun International Boat Show on December 3-5, 2021.
Mexico is the USA’s 2nd largest recreational marine export market.
This year’s event, which will be held in person, will include a main exhibit area, a series of smaller exhibit areas, a demonstration area, in-water boat exhibits for sea trials, a water taxi yacht and a collection of luxury yachts in the marina basin.
Haven’t been to Cancun before? We’ll sum it up real quick for ya.
Beautiful area. Cancun was created by the government in 1974 when the first 3 hotels opened. Cancun is mostly divided into downtown (Cancun Centro) and Isla Cancun (Zona Hotelera, aka: the Hotel Zone), and you have the Nichupte Lagoon (too many crocodiles for swimming). Main draw of Cancun is the Hotel Zone, a narrow 14 mile strip of hotels along the gorgeous white sandy beach.
What to check out in the Hotel Zone?
Hacienda El Mortero (recreation of authentic 1600’s dining experience; and they have mariachi’s , Coco Bongo (Mexico’s most popular club), Dady’O (some nights the Acapulco Devil), Senor Frogs (Spring Break hotspot), The City (largest club in Latin America), La Europea liquor store (next to El Fish), El Fish Fritanga (featured on Diners, Drive In’s & Dives), Harry’s Steakhouse, and more.
Beyond Cancun, there’s:
Mayan ruins from ancient Mayan cities (Tulum and Chichen Itza), snorkeling cenotes (suh-no-tays) underwater caverns, scuba diving in Cozumel (there’s 20 coral reefs here and Jacques Cousteau was here in the 1950’s), you can take a ferry to Isla Mujeres (whale sharks off coast; and they have a turtle farm), and to top it off, the whole Yucatan Peninsula (where Cancun is located) was where the asteroid hit (Chicxulub crater) 66 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs!
Cancun is only 8 hours north of Belize and a quick 1 hour flight east from Havana, Cuba.
Looking for a good place to stay? Check out the Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. 4 star hotel with 6 restaurants, 4 pools, free tennis during the day, and you can try the 2 hour long purifying ritual inside the Heavenly Spa’s Temazcal (sweat lodge).
What: Cancun International Boat Show & Marine Expo
When: December 3-5, 2021
Where: Marina Puerto Cancun
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.