Where is Cancun?
The Cancun airport is located on the same LONGITUDE
(the east/west location) as Chicago, Illinois; and almost the exact
LATITUDE (the north/south location) as Honolulu, Hawaii.
LATITUDE at Cancun airport:
LONGITUDE at Cancun airport:
TIP: When trying to remember the difference between LONGITUDE and
LATUTUDE, think of the phrase made famous in the Jimmy Buffet song
"Changes in LATITUDES, changes in ATTITUDES."
(The lower the LATITUDE number, the closer you
are to the equator and warm temperatures.)
The area of Mexico where Cancun is located
is known as the Yucatan Peninsula
(a peninsula is a land mass with water on three sides).