Articles - Cancun-The Transition of ancient Meso-American city to a recreational one

Officially, known as the United Mexican States; on the north lies the United States; to the west and south lies the Pacific Ocean and to the east is the Gulf of Mexico; On September 16, 1810, it was declared independent from Spain. Mexico is one of the 18-mega diverse countries of the world. It is the twenty-third highest spender of the tourism in the world. The tourist majority consists of United States and Canada. Visitors also come from Europe Asia and Latin American countries. The place is a home to outstanding sites such as the Pyramid of the sun and the Pyramid of the moon. The city consists of the Plaza Mexico and the Mexican National Palace, built on the site of Montezuma’s palace, and the huge Metropolitan Cathedral is a gear site to watch , it is built over the even greater Temple of Teocalli, and is considered as the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Mexican culture reflects a complex mixture through the blending of indigenous cultures and the culture of Spain. To talk of the economy of Mexico; it is the 13th largest by nominal GDP and the 11th largest by PPP (purchasing power parity).

The Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo is one of the 31 states, which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is home of the world famous city of Cancun, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya Ruins of Chacchoben, Coba, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Ha, and Xcaret. The Sian Ka'anBiosphere Reserve is also in the state. The tourist boom began in the 1970s, which resulted in the growth of the recreation industry, which gave a boom to the GDP. People blame environmental damage in Quintana Roo on either the regional government or outside investors. Nevertheless, resorts and hotels here have created employment and thus, increased economic activity, which in turn has made the economy grow.

Cancun has become the city of international tourism development as certified by the UNWTO (World Tourism Organization). Recently, it has undergone a comprehensive transition from a fisherman's island surrounded by dense forest and unknown shores to being one of the two most famous Mexican resorts, along with Acapulco. The World Tourism Organization (WTO), gave the Best of the Best award "for excellence and good governance" to the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Cancun on February 3, 2007 through its foundation UNWTO-Themes.

The island looks in shape like the number "7" and in the dawn resembles a golden serpent. The place was formerly known as Nizuc, which means either "promontory" or "point of grass". It is also the gateway to the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan interior, which have many archaeological sites, such as Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum as well as the many cenotes such as Dos Ojos and Ik Kil. In terms of the transportation, Cancun is served by Cancun International Airport, which has many flights to South America, North America, Asia, Central America, and Europe. It facilitates a public transit bus system, servicing the hotel zone. Many vacation home rental owners are there to provide best of facilities influx with endearment. These vacation rentals come in very manageable rates and with variety of places according to the need.

In all one can conclude that Mexico with the help of it biodiversity and excellent sites is rising rapidly in the tourism and recreation (hotels) industry which is in turn helping the Economy of the nation.

Last Updated: Apr-26-2013