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   Cancún is a world renowned tourist resort in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan peninsula. It is surrounded by the Bahía de Mujeres (Bay of Women), the Caribbean Sea, and the Nichupte and Bojorquez lagoons.  Cancun is divided into two areas: one on the mainland, where the city itself is located, and the other, a 12 mile-long island occupied by the Hotel Zone and connected to the mainland by two bridges.

   Development of Cancún started in 1970 and grew rapidly in the 1980s. The city has grown rapidly over the past thirty years to become a city of approximately 750,000 residents, covering the former island and the nearby mainland.  It is visited by 3 million people annually. 

Cancun Map

    We flew to Cancún and took a taxi to our hotel.  We later returned to (a) buy a timeshare at the Westin Club Regina Resorts (!) and (b) rent a car.  We enjoyed our short time in Cancún - there are powdery white sand beaches, many things to do, and some great restaurants!

Palm trees Cancun beach
Palm trees Cancun resort beach
Beach Westin pool


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