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Cancun - Introduction

Introduction to Cancun

Three women sunbathing on the white sands of the Playa Chac Moc, one of the best of Cancun's many beaches

In the 1970s Mexico's ambitious tourism planners decided to outdo Acapulco with a brand new, world-class resort in the Yucatán Peninsula. The place they chose was a deserted sand spit offshore from the little fishing village of Puerto Juárez. Its name was Cancún.

Population: 457,000
Country: Mexico
Time Zone: GMT/UTC -6 (Central Standard Time)
Telephone Area Code: 998

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