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The city of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

01-19-2022

The city of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features Cancún, located on the northeast coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

With a long stretch of tropical beaches on the Caribbean Sea, Cancún is one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations.

The Cancún Island resort area, just off the coast, is linked by two causeways at each end. 

To the north of Cancún, Isla Contoy is an important nesting place for more than 150 species of birds.

The El Eden Ecological Reserve is located 50 kilometers northwest of Cancún, and Yum Balam Flora and Fauna Protected Area is located near the northeastern tip of the Yucatán Peninsula.

According to ESA, Yum Balam is home to several endangered species including jaguars, crocodiles and monkeys.

The city of Cancún is a famous resort area located in southeastern Mexico, on the northeastern edge of the Yucatán Peninsula. This coastal city is fronted by the Caribbean Sea. The rainy season runs from May through late October, when hot temperatures, high humidity, and quick, but intense summer thundershowers are common.

The dry season normally begins in December and runs through April, when more temperate conditions occur as the northeast 

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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