History of Cancun Mexico
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History of Cancun Mexico

Cancun Mexico is a relatively new tourist destination. Only about 30 years ago, in the 70s, the former Mexican president Echeverilla started an ambitious project to build up a tourism tourism center larger and brighter than Acapulco was at the time. This brand new, world-class resort was planned to be build on the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico.

Picture of Downtown Cancun MexicoAt that time, the only larger town in the east of the Yucatan peninsula was M?da. The new resort was planned to be build even further in the east towards the Caribbean sea. The place chosen was a deserted sand spit somewhere offshore near a little fishing village called Puerto Juarez. The name of the uninhabited place was Snake's Nest, but of course in Maya language: Cancun.

It is hard to imagine how everything started. There was nothing than jungle and mosquitoes at that time. Even a road had to be build though the jungle to be able to reach the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula. Cancun was the first ever large project this part of the country had ever seen.

Today, three decades later, Cancun, once a forgotten jungle village, has grown into one of the world's greatest and most visited vacation resorts. Especially during the first two decades, the Mexican government pushed the project by investing itself vast amounts of money into the infrastructure of the area. Today, Cancun Mexico has well paved roads, stable water and electricity supply and everything one would expect from a world class resort area.

But Cancun Mexico has also one of the largest reef systems worldwide and the unique Cenotes for scuba divers. And it has great and friendly people living in and around Cancun.

History of Cancun Mexico