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Hi Amigos, :hi:

Im starting this thread to show some cityscapes and natural wonders that can be found in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Within this journey we´ll see some of the developments (and the efforts to preserve the natural environment) in the region over the past 30 years.


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Lets start our journey in the city of Cancun, a city created and planned by the government as a Touristic Destination in the late 70s and that today accounts almost 500,000 inhabitants and receives more than 3 million of Tourists per year (8.25 millions received per year in the state).

Pics posted by Roccocancun / Skyscrapercity

Cancun 1970



 

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Cancun Today

Pics from Flickr / Britsincancun.









Pics by Digilmalle / Flickr


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Pics by Mike 68 from Flickr













 

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At the very heart of Cancun we still can find mayan ruins as el rey and some untouched beaches..

Pics by Blazer Man / Flickr






 

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Down in the Riviera Maya and about a 30 minute drive from Cancun there are beautiful Cenotes to make some scuba. A Cenote is a hole or underground cave in the Yucatan Peninsula that represents the main entrance to an underground lake / river. The Mayans considered the Cenotes as sacred places and they used them to perform their sacrifices or their purification rituals.

There are hundreds of Cenotes in the Peninsula, and it is usual to discover a Cenote in the backyard of a new house / development (sometimes you just have to drill a few yards in the land and there you have a new brand private cenote).

Pics by great pohotographer Lance Gardner / Flickr
















 

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Good ol' Cancun.
 

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The blue of the Gulf waters is something to respect!

I respect those shades too Pegasus...

I love those sunny days when you just cant realize whether the blue is from the sea or cames from the sky....

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As a well-travelled Mexican I feel deeply ashamed of never have been to Cancún yet. But that has to change very soon.
 

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As a well-travelled Mexican I feel deeply ashamed of never have been to Cancún yet. But that has to change very soon.
Sounds like you will be on vacations soon!! :)
 

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Isla Mujeres: Garrafon Eco Park

Lets take a tour to Isla Mujeres (Women Island).
The island is just a 20 minute boat trip away from Cancun and was the last home of the famous Jacques Custeau. There he find the peace to live his last days very close for his truly love: the underwater world.

Garrafon Eco Park is located at the southern tip of the island and its perfect for snorkeling and water activities.

**Underwater pics from Simeon Dimitriv
**Landscapes from dttraveller.com / flickr


















 

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Nothing better than clubbing in Cancun....(the sacred paradise for Mexican clubbers :p )

**Pics from Nectar Bar and Me by Melia / Flickr.













And Cocobongo, for those who like crazyness..**cocobongo / flickr



 

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Cancun: Isla Dorada district

Isla Dorada district in Cancun is one of the oldest upscale neighborhoods on the city, there you may find good shopping and fine restaurants to "cure" your last night hangover...:lol:


**Pics by Francisco Juarez / Flickr and by realestatecancun.


























 

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cancun es lo maximo
 

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excellent photos
 
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