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Outskirts: Cancun’s ME hotel and a Trip to Chichen Itza

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Cancun is so new that it seems almost artificial. It’s an island jutting into the Caribbean Sea, off the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. According to Wikipedia "When development was started on Jan. 23, 1970, Isla Cancún had only three residents, caretakers of the coconut plantation of Don José de Jesús Lima, who lived on Isla Mujeres, and there were only 117 people living in nearby Puerto Juárez, a fishing village and military base."

Today the population is over a half million, so you can imagine the rate of change there and the look of the place which is amazingly new and stunningly clean, particularly by the standards of older Mexican resort towns like Acapulco. Read Full Story

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