The city of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula • Earth.com

The city of Cancún on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

11-12-2021

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.

Video Credit: ESA

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

News coming your way
The biggest news about our planet delivered to you each day