One of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico, will have a celebration this April 20, the Jewel of the Mexican Caribbean turns 51 years old. Cancun, a city located in the southeast of the country, and known worldwide for its spectacular beaches, was planned as a tourist city on August 1971.
Why is Cancun turning 51 and not 50?
The story says that Cancun began as a project to promote tourism in Mexico, it was going to be a special tourist center for people with high purchasing power, so Mexico would become a tourist power.
Its planning and development began in August 1971, but the reality is that the first people who arrived in this beautiful tourist destination did so in April 1970. That is why, in a session in 1988, the pioneers of the city, requested that the anniversary was to be celebrated in April and not in August.
Data from the Ministry of Tourism, in the 2019 compendium, confirmed that Cancun is the preferred city for foreign visitors and the third most preferred by Mexican nationals.
Why should you visit Cancun?
The city is always full of life, and one of the places you should visit while in Cancun is the unique Hotel Zone. It was one of the first places to be built in the city, and it evolves year after year.
The Hotel Zone of Cancun is known for having the best attractions in the city, one of them and the main one, the Caribbean beaches.
The beaches of Cancun, worldwide praised for being the best, are located throughout the Hotel Zone, and in them, you can perform activities that vary from snorkeling, diving, to venturing through the skies doing paragliding.
There is also the Nichupté Lagoon, with spectacular views of the natural beauty of Cancun, and the mangrove, it is a world to discover. You can travel it on a yacht, or on foot, but we recommend you to ride the speedboats.
During the tour of the Nichupté Lagoon, you can glimpse some turtles, crocodiles, leopard frogs, and different types of birds, it is estimated that more than 160 species inhabit it.
If you want to enjoy the gastronomic offer of Cancun, in the Hotel Zone you will find the best restaurants in the city, and they offer food of great stature, both local and international.
In Cancun you will find activities for the whole family, and perfect for any vacation plan you have in mind.
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