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Find the best trips to Cancun. Cancun is a Mexican city with international tourism development certified by the World Tourism Organization. Its name comes from words in Mayan language kaan kun, qe means: "pot or nest of snakes". Located in the northeast coast of the state of Quintana Roo in the east of Mexico to more than 1,700 km of the City of Mexico. It has a metropolitan area of more than 676,000 inhabitants in 2010. Vacations in Cancun? Tripper Travel Guide.
Cancun is a Mexican city with tourism development internationally certified by the World Tourism Organization. Its name comes from the words in the Mayan language kaan kun, qe means: "pot or nest of snakes". Located on the northeast coast of the State of Quintana Roo in the East of Mexico more than 1,700 km from the city of Mexico. It has a metropolitan area of more than 676.000 inhabitants in 2010.
Quintana Roo was named after Patricio de la Independencia, Don Andrés Quintana Roo, poet and writer, born in Mérida, Yucatán in whose province was part the now the 31st state of the Republic. Unlike many other parts of the Caribbean and Mexico, Cancun was specifically developed for tourism, and continues to meet the needs of its more than 3.3 million annual visitors.
One of the areas most emblematic and beautiful in Cancun is the hotel area which consists of a strip narrow of white sand that runs along the East side of the city. In this space you can find 9 public beaches to along the 22-kilometer (Playa las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas, Playa Caracol, Playa Chac mool, Playa Marlin, Playa Ballenas, Playa Delfines and Playa Nizuc.)
Officially the Cancun project was authorized in 1969, but it began in January 1970, when the first Infratur technicians arrived. The master plan is divided into three stages:
1) The construction of a tourist area, without permanent residential areas, under the concept of tourist corridor with hotel facilities, shopping centres, golf courses and marinas.
(2) The construction of a housing area for permanent residents. A comprehensive city, in the northern part of the territorial reserve, with residential and commercial areas, roads, public buildings, schools, hospitals and markets.
(3) The construction of an international airport, on one side of the road Cancún-Tulum.
In 1974 they began to operate the first hotels of Cancun (Playa Blanca, the Bojorquez and Cancun Caribbean). That same year the international airport opened with 2 thousand 600 m of runway with the ability to operate wide cabin aircraft.
Due to its almost perfect climate, natural beauty and easy access, Cancún emerged as the best tourist alternative in Mexico. Exotic flowers such as the flamboyant trees, that adorn sidewalks and plazas and a fascinating fauna such as the prehistoric iguanas abound in the scenery of Cancun. Counts with five great golf courses, amazing coral reefs for snorkeling and deep diving and fishing, tours through the jungle and chains of hotels and multinational level restaurants. Cancun is an ideal place to rest its beaches categorized as the most beautiful in the world.