Cancun is Spanish pronunciation:Cancun beach is a city in southeastern Mexico on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
It is an important tourist destination in Mexico,and the seat of the municipality of Benito Juárez. The city is on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of Mexico’s easternmost points.
Cancún is just north of Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort band known as the Riviera Maya.
In older English-language documents, the city’s name is sometimes spelled “Cancoon,” an attempt to convey the sound of the name.
The beautiful of Cancun beach
When development of the area as a resort was started on January 23, 1970, Isla Cancún had only three residents,
caretakers of the coconut plantation of Don José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez, who lived on Isla Mujeres.
Some 117 people lived in nearby Puerto Juarez, a fishing village and military base.
Due to the reluctance of investors to gamble on an unknown area, the Mexican government had to finance the first nine hotels.
The first hotel financed was the Hyatt Cancún Caribe, but the first hotel built was the Playa Blanca,
which later became a Blue Bay hotel. It is now named Temptation Resort.
At the time it was an elite destination, famous for its virgin white sand beaches.
Most ‘Cancunenses’ are from Yucatán and other Mexican states. A growing number are from the rest of the Americas and Europe.
The municipal authorities have struggled to provide public services for the constant influx of people, as well as limiting squatters and irregular developments.
Which now occupy an estimated 10 to 50 % of the mainland area on the fringes of the city.
In the 21st century, Cancún had largely avoided the bloodshed associated with the trade of illegal drugs, but is known for its retail drug sales to tourists as well as for being a center of money laundering.
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