Heading to Mexico's booming resort at Cancun this year? If so, and if you're a wine or art fan, you should know about the 12 “Wine and Art Pairings” set for 2013 at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach. Held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, the event features comp wine tastings and a chance to chat with the artists. Admission is $4, which goes to local charitable activities.
Or maybe jazz is your bag. The World Jazz Awards – featuring five days of concerts by jazz legends besides a gala awards ceremony – will keep your head bobbing May 7-12 at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.
Among other new things to see and do in Cancun this year, the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to sample the culture of the ancient Mayans at the recently debuted Maya Museum. Inside, three huge exhibit halls are packed with hundreds of archaeological finds collected over the past 30 years. Other attractions of the $15 million museum include a 21-foot-high likeness of the Great Pyramid surrounded by palaces and temples.
Opened at the tip of eastern Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in 1975, Cancun today is one of the world’s top tourism destinations, served by over 1,000 daily flight arrivals and departures. More than 145 hotels and hotel-resorts, mostly dotting miles of powdery white beaches, offer some 34,700 rooms.