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4–6 December 2024 Welcome from the Chairs


We are pleased to announce the 5th International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences. This international conference is sponsored by MDPI OA journal Applied Sciences (ISSN: 2076-3417), will bring together scientists from different areas to discuss important recent developments in a number of fields. It represents an opportunity to gather an interdisciplinary community to discuss applied sciences. More specifically, after the success of the first four editions, this year’s edition will focus on eight thematic areas of applied nature sciences:

  1. Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering
  2. Nanosciences, Chemistry and Materials Science
  3. Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  4. Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  5. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  6. Energy, Environmental and Earth Science
  7. Food Science and Technology
  8. Applied Physical Science

We expect that participants of this conference will exchange novel provocative ideas by presenting short oral presentations on research and development discoveries. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available on this website during and after the e-conference.

Specifically, you do not need to seek financial support for travel, purchase air tickets, leave your house, office, and family, make a hotel room reservation, take a trip, or adjust to the time zone where the conference takes place during the entire conference period.

Under the virtual conference settings, there are additional advantages: (1) engagement tools that keep energy levels high, (2) participants are given a voice, (3) far stronger attention is received while one is talking, (4) Q&A through “Chat” is also possible if you do not wish to raise your question verbally, (5) polls, (6) feedback through Chat, (7) use of symbols under the “Reactions” function to show your voice, appreciation, or request, (8) greater reach with a remote audience, and (9) the ability to deliver live and pre-recorded presentations simultaneously.

Please find the best oral award and best poster award by clicking the following link:

Extended and expanded versions of the conference proceedings papers can be submitted to a Special Issue in the journal Applied Sciences after the conference, with a 20% discount on the article processing charges.

Applied Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on all aspects of applied natural sciences. It is published semimonthly online by MDPI.

We hope the community will share our enthusiasm and help to make this 5th edition a success, and that there will be many more conferences in the future.

Prof. Dr. Nunzio Cennamo
Professor of Electronics at University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Naples), Italy
The Chair of the 5th International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences

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Upcoming MDPI Conferences (6)

28–31 May 2024 Polymers 2024 – Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future

Athens, Greece

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference “Polymers 2024—Polymers for a Safe and Sustainable Future”, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and BIOMAC project, and Exelisis Co. The conference will be held in Athens, Greece, on May 28–31, 2024.

Polymers 2024 is an international conference that will explore the latest advances in polymer science to produce safe and sustainable materials, with unique properties for human health and environmental sustainability. The conference will also discuss clean, green, and efficient production processes, life cycle assessments, exposure, risk assessment, decontamination and environmental remediation, and novel techniques for polymer recycling and reuse. Polymers 2024 is a unique opportunity for polymer scientists from around the world to present their work and innovations in polymer chemistry and technology under the view of sustainable development.

The conference follows the previous successful meetings Polymers 2018—Polymers: Design, Function and Application held in March 2018, Barcelona, Spain and Polymers 2022: New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People held in May 2022 in Turin, Italy.

We welcome abstracts for posters or short talks related to the conference theme, which will be considered for presentation at the conference. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to present their work and discuss their research in a stimulating environment.

Submit your abstract here!

Register to the conference here!

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens!

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Bikiaris, Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis, and Dr. Ioanna Deligkiozi

Polymers 2024

1–4 August 2024 The 1st International Conference on AI Sensors and The 10th International Symposium on Sensor Science


We are pleased to announce the 1st International Conference on AI Sensors and the 10th International Symposium on Sensor Science, held at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, from 1 to 4 August 2024.

This conference will provide leading scientists working in this field with a platform to share their latest research and engage in exciting discussions.

Conference Chairs
Prof. Chengkuo Lee, National University of Singapore;
Prof. Guangya Zhou, National University of Singapore;
Prof. Po-Liang Liu, National Chung-Hsing University.

The main topics of the conference include:

AIS Symposia
S1: Wearable AI Sensors
S2: Energy Harvesting Technology for Self-Sustained AIoT System
S3: Enabling Technologies for Neuromorphic Computing and Photonics Neural Networks S4: Haptic Technology for Future Metaverse Applications
S5: Advances in Intelligent Sensors and Robots for AI-Enhanced Applications - Industry 5.0, Digital Twin, Smart Homes, Healthcare, and Rehabilitation

I3S Workshops
W1: MEMS, NEMS and Edge Applications
W2: Sensors Using Metamaterials and Nanophotonics
W3: Sensors and IC Sensors Using CMOS MEMS and CMOS Compatible Materials
W4: Si Photonics for Sensing and Edge Computing
W5: Advanced Semiconductors and Heterogeneous Integration for Sensing Systems and Applications in 6G (e.g., compound semiconductors, 2D materials, chiplet, and system-in-package, etc.)
W6: Sensors, Implanted Energy Harvesters and Devices, and In-body IoT Technology for Prosthesis and Electroceuticals
W7: Sensors for Agriculture Applications and Harsh Environment
W8: Biosensors and Chemosensors
W9: Flexible, Stretchable and Wearable Sensors
W10: Self-Powered Sensors and Sensing Systems
W11: IoT Sensors and System Integration
W12: Advances in Sensor Applications
W13: MicroTAS and Lab-on-a-chip
W14: Industry Forum and Commercialization of Sensors and AI-Enabled Service

Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2024
Notification of acceptance: 3 May 2024

Guide for Authors
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:

Registration information is coming soon.
Refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section for details regarding Abstract Submission and Publication Opportunities.

Submit your abstract here!
Register to the conference here!

For any inquiries regarding the event, please contact

Follow the conversation on Twitter with #AIS-I3S2024.

We look forward to seeing you at the AIS-I3S 2024.

29–31 May 2024 The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Processes


We cordially invite you to attend this event organized by Processes (ISSN: 2227-9717, Impact Factor: 3.5). It will take place virtually on 29–31 May 2024, Central European Time.

Conference Chairs
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto, University of Turin, Italy

The Topics of Interest
S1. Environmental and Green Processes;
S2. Energy Systems;
S3. Food Processes;
S4. Chemical Processes and Systems;
S5. Process Control and Monitoring.

Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 29th January 2024
Notification of Acceptance: 28th February 2024
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: 5th March 2024
Deadline for Covering Author Registration: 1st May 2024

Guide for Authors
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
For details regarding Abstract Submission, Poster and Slide Submission, and Publication Opportunities, you may refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section:

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact

We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Processes (ECP 2024).

14–16 October 2024 The 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences


[ECWS-8] Present your work at the 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences

Dear researchers,

We are pleased to announce that the 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-8) is back. The conference is organized by the MDPI journal Water (ISSN: 2073-4441, Impact Factor: 3.4) and will take place virtually on 14–16 Oct 2024, Central European Summer Time. The conference is free to participate in.

ECWS-8 invites researchers from academia, as well as water practitioners, to contribute original findings, novel ideas, scientific concepts and new technologies and experiences to deal with water resource management, policies and governance, with a special focus on sustainability, resilience, uncertainty, risk and adaptation, referencing the following topics:

1. Rivers, Dams and Reservoirs;
2. Hydrodynamics, Hydraulic Transients, Hydropower and Pumped Storage in Water–Energy Nexus;
3. Estuaries, Coasts and Ports;
4. Urban Water, Systems Efficiency and Smart Water Grids and Technology;
5. Numerical and Experimental Methods, Data Analyses, Digital Twin, IoT Machine Learning and AI in Water Sciences;
6. Water Resources Management, Floods and Risk Mitigation.

Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 17th June 2024
Abstract acceptance notification: 30th June 2024
Registration deadline: 11th October 2024

Guide for Authors
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
Note: We accept abstracts only for this conference. To publish a conference proceedings paper for free and submit a full manuscript to Water (ISSN: 2073-4441, Impact Factor: 3.4), please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” part in the “Instructions for Authors” section.

Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award
Number of Awards Available: 6
There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winners will receive a certificate and CHF 200 each.

For any enquiries regarding the event, please contact:

We look forward to seeing you at the 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences.

Kind regards,

Conference Chair
Professor Helena M. Ramos
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Your ECWS-8 Organizing Team

26–28 November 2024 11th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications


We cordially invite you to attend this event organized by the MDPI journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, Impact Factor 3.9). It will take place virtually on 26–28 November 2024.

Conference Chairs:
Dr. Stefano Mariani
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dr. Stefan Bosse
Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen, Germany
Dr. Francisco Falcone
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering & Institute for Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarre, Spain
School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Dr. Jean-Marc Laheurte
Laboratory of Electronics, SYstèmes de COmmunications and Microsystems, Université Gustave Eiffel, France

Topics of Interest:
Chemo- and Biosensors;
Physical Sensors;
Sensor Networks, IoT, Smart Cities, and Heath Monitoring;
Sensors and Artificial Intelligence;
Smart Agriculture Sensors;
Electronic Sensors, Devices, and Systems;
Wearable Sensors and Healthcare Applications;
Robotics, Sensors, and Industry 4.0;
Student Session.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 July 2024;
Abstract Notification Deadline: 31 July 2024;
Conference Paper Submission Deadline: 13 September 2024;
Conference Paper Notification Deadline: 1 October 2024.

Guide for Authors:
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:
To register for the event, please click on the following link:
For details regarding publication opportunities, you may refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section:

For any inquiries regarding the event, please contact
We look forward to seeing you at the 11th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications.

5–7 May 2025 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metals


We cordially invite you to attend this event organized by the MDPI journal Metals (ISSN 2075-4701, Impact Factor: 2.9). It will take place virtually on 5–7 May 2025.

Conference Chairs:

  • Prof. Dr. Dongyang Li
    Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Prof. Dr. Yung C. Shin
    School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Topics of Interest:

  • Experiment, Computation, AI, and Machine-learning on Metals;
  • Metallic Materials Chemistry;
  • Microstructure of Metals and Alloys;
  • Entropic Alloys and Meta-Metals;
  • Metallic Functional/ Electronics Materials;
  • Additive manufacturing;
  • Corrosion, Wear, and Protection;
  • Metallic Materials Processing;
  • Metallic Materials for Biomedical Applications.

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submission:
17th January 2025
Notification of acceptance: 17th February 2025
Registration deadline: 28th April 2025

Guide for Authors:
To submit your abstract, please click on the following link:

To register for the event, please click on the following link:

For details regarding Abstract Submission, Poster and Slide Submission, and Publication Opportunities, you may refer to the “Instructions for Authors” section:

For any inquiries regarding the event, please contact
We look forward to seeing you at the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metals!

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15–17 May 2024 7th International Conference on Optics, Photonics and Lasers (OPAL' 2024)

Palma, Spain

The 7th International Conference on Optics, Photonics, and Lasers (OPAL' 2024) will incorporate three symposiums covering a broad range of optics, photonics, and lasers and provide an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and present the latest advancements.

OPAL' 2024 is organized by the IFSA, a professional, non-profit association serving the industry and academy since 1999 (

The purpose of OPAL' 2024 is to bring together leading international researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in optical-related technologies. The conference will offer plenary and invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, special sessions, tutorials, and exhibitions of commercial products. Social and cultural events will also foster networking among the participants in a friendly manner.

The previous OPAL Series of Conference:

* OPAL' 2018 (Barcelona, Spain);

* OPAL' 2019 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands);

* OPAL' 2020 (virtual format in Zoom);

* OPAL' 2021 (Corfu, Greece);

* OPAL' 2022 (Tenerife, Spain);

* OPAL' 2023 (Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal).

The conference has attracted many researchers and practitioners in related fields from around the world and all continents, who have presented the latest results covering theory, design, device technology, and applications.

Conference website:

23–27 June 2024 GPR 2024

Jilin, China

The 20th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2024) will be held in Changchun, Jilin, China, from June 23 to June 27, 2024. The conference has been held every two years since 1986. The theme of this year’s conference is “GPR for a better city”. GPR is a powerful technology that has the potential to greatly improve city infrastructure and planning. It utilizes electromagnetic waves to detect and map subsurface features, making it a valuable tool for various applications in urban environments. GPR has also other useful applications. This conference provides a significant opportunity for scientists, engineers, and companies around the world to discuss the latest advances in GPR. We invite you to participate in GPR 2024 and look forward to meeting you in Changchun!

Conference website:

The topics of this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Data processing and analysis
  • Systems and antenna design
  • Security
  • Environment and agriculture
  • Modeling and inversion
  • Archeology and historical buildings
  • Geological applications
  • Civil engineering and geotechnical application
  • Planetary sciences
  • City utility application
  • NDT
  • Others

We also have short courses available that are free of charge for registered attendees!

Sunday-June 23




Short Course A:


gprMax is an open-source software that simulates electromagnetic wave propagation. gprMax was designed for modelling Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) but can also be used to model electromagnetic wave propagation for many other applications. This short course is about how to make full use of gprMax!

Short Course B:

GPR data processing

This short course is provided by Prof. Jan Francke, and it is concerns basic and advanced GPR data processing and useful software for data processing. We also invite attendees to bring their own datasets to the course so that we can all try to process and interpret them together!

1–5 July 2024 The 24th IEEE International Workshop on Security Management Design for Reliable Third-Party Payment (SDTPP)

Cambridge, UK

This workshop will invite relevant scholars to discuss middleware design with personal data security, cross-platform mobile phone authentication security, cash flow transaction security, and information security. It will also focus on the technical and regulatory difficulties different countries face in response to multiple payment models. To jointly discuss how to build a reliable and secure transaction mechanism, especially for the three-party payment model, in response to the exchange of information on cash flows across industries, how to ensure an accurate information transaction status without involving the exchange of personal data will be a significant and critical technical dilemma that needs to be urgently overcome.

A list of particular relevant areas includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Third-party payment development;
  • Hybrid, Multi-Transaction Service Security Model;
  • Third-party payment information security design;
  • Multi-member platform security management;
  • Data hiding techniques;
  • Blockchain personal data protection design;
  • Database profile camouflage security design;
  • Stable, Reliable, and Secure Event Hosting Recorder Design;
  • Database signature planning and design;
  • Network packet delivery security management design for mobile devices;
  • Packet security management mechanism based on AI intelligent monitoring.

16–19 July 2024 Applied Sciences' Best Paper Award: The 6th International Conference on Application of Optics and Photonics

Aveiro, Portugal

The 6th International Conference on Application of Optics and Photonics will take place July 16 to 19, 2024, at the University of Aveiro, in Aveiro, Portugal.

The present scientific activity is the 6th edition of successful meetings, which started upon the extraordinary success of the first International Conference on Applications in Optics and Photonics, AOP2011, organized by the Portuguese Society for Optics and Photonics, SPOF, at the University of Minho (, followed by a second edition in Aveiro (, a third in Faro (, a fourth in Lisbon ( and a fifth in Guimarães ( It will be the major optics conference in Portugal next year and one of the most important at world level, aiming at discuss the recent progress and to establish a view on the future of all fields of optics and photonics.

Related Special Issue:
Special Issue "Interdisciplinary Approaches and Applications of Optics & Photonics (AOP2024)"

24 July–7 August 2024 STEM Summer Camp in The UK | London International Youth Science Forum CIC

London, UK

LIYSF is a two-week STEM Summer Camp that is held at The Imperial College London and the Royal Geographical Society in the UK. The programme has 500 students aged 16 to 21 years from 70 countries. LIYSF offers lecture demonstrations from leading scientists and visits to world-class laboratories and universities in addition to cultural interactions.

9–11 September 2024 18th UK National Heat Transfer Conference

Birmingham, UK

The University of Birmingham is delighted to host the 18th UK National Heat Transfer Conference. This will be an in-person, three-day meeting, held on the university campus.


The conference’s goal is to bring local and international heat transfer communities together to disseminate their ongoing work and discuss the latest advances in the heat transfer field.

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will consist of invited keynote lectures presented by internationally recognised scholars, special sessions on recent progress in selected cutting-edge areas, and contributed abstracts presented in oral sessions.

Topics will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Single-phase heat transfer;
  • Boiling, evaporation, and condensation;
  • Computational heat transfer;
  • Multi-phase flow;
  • Cooling of electronics and other high heat flux devices;
  • Heat pipes;
  • Thermal management;
  • Air-conditioning and refrigeration;
  • Gas turbines, engines, combustion;
  • Heat exchangers;
  • Enhanced heat transfer;
  • Environmental heat transfer;
  • Heat transfer at micro and nano scale;
  • Nanofluids;
  • Porous media;
  • Energy recovery and heat integration;
  • Heat transfer and thermodynamics for automotive industry;
  • Heat transfer for aerospace;
  • Nature-inspired solutions of flow and heat transfer;
  • Drying;
  • Heat transfer technology for sustainable energy—fuel cells, solar energy, geothermal energy, energy storage, and sorption heat pumps.

20–22 September 2024 The 2024 8th International Conference on Traffic Engineering and Transportation System (ICTETS 2024)

Dalian, China

The 2024 8th International Conference on Traffic Engineering and Transportation System (ICTETS 2024) will be hosted by the Dalian University of Technology and co-hosted by the School of Transportation and Logistics, Dalian University of Technology on September 20-22, 2024 in Dalian, China.

ICTETS 2024 will gather innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of transportation systems in a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in transportation systems, and a secondary goal is the promotion of scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world.

The previous ICTETS Series of Conferences are as follows:

  • ICTETS 2023 (Dalian, China);
  • ICTETS 2022 (Virtual);
  • ICTETS 2021 (Chongqing, China);
  • ICTETS 2020 (Guilin, China);
  • ICTETS 2019 (Henan, China);
  • ICTETS 2018 (Shenzhen, China).

Throughout the first seven iterations of the International Conference on Traffic Engineering and Transportation Systems, remarkable strides were made in advancing both academic insights and practical applications within the field. Gathering a diverse array of experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the globe, these conferences catalyzed the proliferation of innovative research findings, cutting-edge technologies, and sustainable practices. Through vigorous discussions, collaborative workshops, and insightful keynote speeches, participants collectively pushed the boundaries of what is possible in traffic management, infrastructure development, and transportation solutions.

Conference website:

23–27 September 2024 41st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2024)

Vienna, Austria

The EU PVSEC is the world's leading forum for PV Research and Development and the biggest Conference on PV Solar Energy worldwide. It covers a wide range of PV topics such as device materials, components and systems, wafering, BIPV, agrivoltaics, floating PV, and much more! At the same time, it is a state-of-the-art PV Exhibition, where the PV Industry presents technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector. That is why PV experts from all around the globe are keen on gathering each year to be part of this specialist event to present and discuss the latest developments in Photovoltaics, network and conduct business.

It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a focus on the global PV solar sector.

In 2024, the EU PVSEC will be held in the ACV Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, from 23–27 September 2024. Additionally, the third PV Academy will be held on Sunday, 22nd September.

The conference programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

Find more information at

EU PVSEC Press Release

Organizer: WIP Renewable Energies
                  Sylvensteinstr. 2
                  81369 München
                  phone.: +49-(0)89/72012-735
                  fax: +49-(0)89/72012-791

24–26 September 2024 The 23rd International Conference on Intelligent Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques

Cancún, Mexico

The SOMET conference highlights and reflects the state-of-the-art and new trends in software methodologies, tools, and techniques. You are invited to participate to help build a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences, in order to foster new directions in software development methodologies and related tools and techniques. This conference is focused on exploring innovations, controversies, and challenges facing the software engineering community today. The conference brings together theory and experience to propose and evaluate solutions to software engineering problems. The conference also provides a forum and an opportunity to assess the current state-of-the-art in intelligent software techniques and to chart software science initiated from experience to theory. This conference is an opportunity for us in the software science community to think about where we are today and where we are going.

Important Dates

Note: all dates are AoE (Anywhere on Earth).
Paper Submission deadline: April 22, 2024.
Notification to authors: May 15, 2024.
Camera-ready papers: June 15, 2024.

SOMET 2024 will select several papers as recipients of the Best Paper Awards. Each award will come with a certificate.

The conference topics of SOMET 2024 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Requirement engineering, especially for high-assurance systems, and requirement elicitation;
  • Software methodologies and tools for robust, reliable, non‐fragile software design;
  • Software development techniques and legacy systems;
  • Automatic software generation versus reuse, and legacy systems;
  • Software quality and process assessment for business enterprise models;
  • Intelligent software system design and software evolution techniques;
  • Agile software and lean methods;
  • Software optimization and formal methods for software design;
  • Static and dynamic analyses on software performance models and software maintenance;
  • Software security tools and techniques and related software engineering models;
  • Formal techniques for software representation, testing, and validation;
  • Software reliability and software diagnosis systems;
  • Mobile code security tools and techniques;
  • End-user programming environments and user-centered adoption-centric re-engineering techniques;
  • Ontology, cognitive models, and philosophical aspects of software design;
  • Medical informatics, software methods, and applications in bio-medicine;
  • Artificial intelligence techniques in software engineering and requirement engineering;
  • Software design through interaction and precognitive software techniques for interactive software entertainment applications;
  • Creativity and art in software design principles;
  • Axiomatic-based principles in software design;
  • Model-driven development (DVD) and code-centric to model-centric software engineering;
  • Software methods and applications for bio-medicine, medical informatics, and bioinformatics;
  • Software methods and applications for supporting emergency management informatics;
  • Software methods and applications for supporting civil protection, first responses, and disaster recovery;
  • Other software science disciplines (please see the conference home page for more details).


The SOMET 2024 will be held in the Regional Development and Liaison Center (CVDR) of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (IPN), located on Boulevard Kukulkan Km 12.5, Torre A Zona Hotelera 77500 Cancún Q. R. Mexico.

Cancún City

Cancún is a world-class resort in Mexico on the Caribbean coastline, with many outstanding stretches of white sandy beaches, world-class restaurants, attractions, accommodation, and shopping complexes. Many of the tourist attractions in general are based around the Zona Hotelera (the Hotel Zone), which is connected to Cancún by the four-lane Kukulcán Boulevard, a major thoroughfare. There are a lot of beaches (playas) in Cancún, with some of the best including Ballenas, Caracol, Delfines, Langosta, Las Perlas, Linda, Marlin, and Tortugas; there are also plenty more nearby, on the scenic coastline of the Isla Mujeres.

Being a major coastal resort with a superb selection of beaches, it will come as no surprise that many of the main tourist attractions are based around Cancún's beautiful coastline. All kinds of water sports are available here, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, jet skiing, and even parasailing, high in the air, where the views across Cancún and the Caribbean Sea are simply awe-inspiring. Sailing, yachting, and dolphin-spotting cruises are also extremely popular in Cancún, and it is possible to swim with dolphins at the nearby Isla Mujeres.

Cancún also has a strong and important Mayan past, with two main sites of Mayan remains. Centro Ceremonial Kohunlich is of great historical significance and features an ancient Mayan Sun Temple. Chichén Itzá, with the famous El Castillo (the Temple of Kukulcan) at its centre, and the ruins of the 13th-century Zona Arqueológica El Rey (El Rey Archaeological Zone), are also located close to Cancún, which are best explored on a guided tour. For art lovers, Cancún also offers plenty of reputable galleries around the city, including a number along the Kukulcán Boulevard.

Cancún can be reached via daily direct flights from several US cities, as well as direct flights from the following 20 European cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Lisbon, London, Munich, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Newcastle, Paris, Rome, and Zürich. Cancun can also be reached from most Asian capitals via a connecting flight in the USA.

Some general information about Cancún follows below:

  • Country: Mexico (east).
  • Location: Quintana Roo (QR).
  • Status: coastal city.
  • Population: approximately 520,000.
  • Language: Mexican Spanish.
  • Currency: Peso (MXN).
  • Time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours (Eastern Standard Time).
  • Country dialing code: +52.
  • Telephone area code: 998.
  • Religion: mainly Roman Catholic, with a small number of Protestants.
  • Average daily Cancún temperature in January: 27°C/81°F.
  • Average daily Cancún temperature in July: 32°C/90°F.


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