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Cancun is a city with tourism development of international level, it is located northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the northeast coast of Quintana Roo in the east of Mexico more than 1,700 km of the City, so it gets the influence of warm ocean currents, particularly the Gulf Stream of Mexico, which promotes a warm, rainy weather.
Along the coast you can clearly see Isla Mujeres, positioned east, 7 km away in the so-called Bahia de Mujeres. Cancun is located
Cancun is along with Acapulco the most renowned worldwide Mexican Resort area. Politically is the head of the municipality of Benito Juarez, in the state of Quintana Roo.
The World Tourism Organization (OMT) through its foundation UNWTO-Themis awarded the prize Best of the Best "for excellence and good governance" the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Cancun on February 3, 2007. Cancun is converted Thus a body supported by the Department of Education and Knowledge Management UNWTO.
Cancun is divided into five main areas, perfectly identifiable by the municipal government and Cancun's society, the most important Isla Cancun or Hotel Zone, where most of the beaches and tourist activities which is concentrated recognized this destination .
Cancun Island is a spit of land in the form of "7", with an area of 23 km, which houses most of the hotels and beaches, as well as residential areas as "Golden Island", "Bay View Grand", "The waves ", the golf course Pok Ta Pok and the entrance to the exclusive area of" Puerto Cancun "the most ambitious and important city suburb, is connected to the mainland by three bridges: the Calinda bridge in km 4, the Club Med bridge at km 20 and Nizuc bridge in km 22.
The Hotel zone surrounds inside the "7" to the Nichupte lagoon system, composed of seven water bodies: Laguna Bojorquez, North Basin, Central Basin, South basin, English River, Love, and Laguneta Mediterranean.
The hotel zone is a strip of white sand that runs through the east of the town and is the main tourist attraction in the city. From north to south are public beaches from Puerto Juarez (Playa del Niño, or Children's Beach) to get to the Hotel Zone, where there are 9 marked public access to beaches along the 22 km of the island: from 0 to 22 km Playa Las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas, Playa Caracol, Playa Chac mool, Playa Marlin, Playa Ballenas, Playa Delfines (the famous sightseer) and Playa Nizuc.
The access to the remaining strip of beaches has been restricted by the various chains hotel, so you can only access other points walking on the beach from any of these accesses.
The tourism sector is the main source of revenue to the city and the municipality, which becomes the driving force of the economy of Benito Juarez in Cancun there are 181 hotels with 35.023 rooms and 380 restaurants. Most hotels offer all-inclusive packages, to keep them in this area, allowing prices to rise. Usually they have their own services Marina (water sports and entertainment) diving, snorkeling, food and beverages in general. Cancun has the most varied nightlife, over 10 discos, are grouped in an area known as Party Center, in the heart of the Hotel Zone area.
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