When Mexico realized the growing
importance of tourism to the economy as evidenced
by the growth of the Pacific resorts
of Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, and Mazatlan in
the late 1960’s, they set about looking
for a perfect Atlantic-coast tourist destination.
While several areas looked attractive, they could
not have made a better choice than Cancun, which
combines arguably the world’s finest beaches
and environmental wonders with a rich cultural
The business of creating Cancun began when the island was connected to the
mainland by a pair of bridges; the mangroves and
scrub brush was hacked away; a wide main road
was constructed down the middle of the island;
and infrastructure laid in place. The first hotel
opened in 1974, and the rest, as they say, is
blessed with over 300 days of sunshine per year
and incredibly clear blue waters was launched,
and now is responsible for 40% of the country’s
tourism. Vacationers originally flocked to Cancun
trips from Canada and the USA, but now arrive from literally
everywhere on the planet…Cancun is the world’s
3rd most-visited vacation beach destination!
Today Cancún offers an unrivaled
combination of high-quality accommodations, dreamy
beaches, easy air access, and a wide diversity
of shopping, dining, music, nightlife, real estate, and nearby activities
-- most of them exceptional values for the money. There is also
the lure of ancient cultures evident in all directions
and a number of ecologically oriented theme parks.
Although the beaches are of course
a primary attraction to travel to this beautiful spot, it’s
not all about the soft white sand. Scuba divers
and snorkelers come from around the world
to enjoy the wonders of the world’s second-largest
barrier reef. Families learn about North America’s
past from the ruins left by the ambitious builders
of the Mayan people. Conventions from around the
globe choose Cancun as their host for memorable
meetings and celebrations. And of course, there’s
the free for all of Spring Break for the younger
set every spring in Cancun. All are welcome in
this first-rate, world-renowned playground of
modern resorts in one of the world’s most
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doubt about it -- Cancún embodies Caribbean
splendor, with translucent turquoise waters and
powdery white-sand beaches, coupled with coastal
areas of great natural beauty. But Cancún
is also a modern megaresort. Even a traveler feeling
apprehensive about visiting foreign soil will
feel completely at ease here. English is spoken,
dollars are accepted, roads are well paved, and
lawns are manicured.
BOLSA: bag, as in a shopping or grocery bag. Say 'BOWL-sah'
& phrases daily!
Malls are the mode for shopping
and dining, and some hotels are larger than a
small town. Travelers feel comfortable in Cancún.
You do not need to spend a day getting your bearings,
because you immediately see familiar names for
dining, shopping, nightclubbing, and sleeping.
Cancun is so close to so many in Canada, the U.S.A.,
and Europe… yet it’s a whole different
world, and the rebuilding after Hurricane Wilma
has left Cancun even better than before! So get online, browse your favorite internet travel site for tickets, and plan your next Cancun vacation here!