What’s Happening In Cancun

Events, What's New — By Susan Vincil on April 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm
  • Last week, on April 20th, Cancun celebrated it’s 41st birthday. When the city was founded in 1970, there were only 3 residents on Isla Cancun, which is now the location of Cancun’s hotel zone.  Today, there are over 700,000 residents in Cancun and more than 3 million people are expected to visit the area this year.
  • The ultra-famous Latin American performer, Luis Miguel, will have a concert in Cancun tonight.  Surprisingly, tickets are still available.
  • Oasis Resorts has been dealing with some legal issues for the past 8 months and, during that time they stopped offering their hotels to US and Canadian residents. The hotel chain also changed the name of many of their properties.  Things seem to be turning around for Oasis Resorts, however, and they have now reopened three hotels in Cancun.  The most recent resort to reopen was the Oasis Palm Beach.
  • The Cancun Challenge 2011, a basketball tournament between eight NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball teams, will be held in Cancun on November 22nd and 23rd. This year’s participants are Illinois, Illinois State, Richmond, Rutgers, SIUE, Sacred Heart, Lipscomb, and Hampton.  This is the fourth year that Cancun has hosted the event.
  • May 26-30, 2011 are the dates for Cancun Jumpoff 2011, which CancunJumpoff.com advertises to be “a four-day non-stop party”. The event will bring roughly 12,000 people to Cancun to partake in the group’s many planned theme parties.  Famous DJs will perform in the nightclubs that are hosting parties for Cancun Jumpoff 2011.