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mexico:tourism project

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Our Tourist Attraction's MEXICO #1 Tourist Attraction Cancun's history #2 My first tourist attraction is a beautiful view of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula. Our second tourist attraction is another beautiful view, this view is of Acapulco and the huge cliffs on the coast of the pacific ocean with a breath taking view.116$ to get in to see cancun for adults for children its 59$Our first tourist attraction is 1. a beautiful and amazing view. 2My second tourist Attraction is an amazing view of Tulum from the beach.Tulum's history is very interesting. The Mayan culture built Tulum many years ago. thsi beautiful place is located on the south end of the Rivera Maya. Tulum was a very important part of the Mayan's culture. Tulum means; wal in Mayan it was named such when it was first discovered in the early 1800's. This fortified Mayan city had been utilized during the post class period around 1200-1450 C.E. the site remained occupied until the late 16th century when it was finally abandoned after the Spanish people arrived. This ancient walled city is 5 meters tall, which is about 16 feet.it was also 8 meters in some places which is about 26 feet.it provided perfect protection for the mayan people that lived there.As documented in the earliest colonial sources, the island of Cancún was originally known to its Maya inhabitants as Nizuc (Yucatec Maya [ni suuk]) meaning either "promontory" or "point of grass".[3] In the years after the Conquest, much of the population died off or left as a result of disease, warfare, piracy, and famines, leaving only small settlements on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel Island.[citation needed]

The name Cancún, Cancum or Cankun first appears on 18th century maps.[citation needed] The meaning of Cancún is unknown, and it is also unknown whether the name is of Maya origin. If it is of Maya origin, possible translations include "Place/Seat/Throne of the Snake" or "Enchanted Snake". Snake iconography was prevalent at the pre-Columbian site of Nizuc.[4]

When development was started on January 23, 1970, Isla Cancún had only three residents, caretakers of the coconut plantation of Don José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez, who lived on Isla Mujeres, and there were only 117 people living in nearby Puerto Juarez, a fishing village and military base.[5]

"Due to the reluctance of investors to bet on an unknown area, the Mexican government had to finance the first nine hotels."[5] The first hotel financed was the Hyatt Cancún Caribe, but the first hotel actually built was the Playa Blanca, which later became a Blue Bay hotel, and is now Temptation Resort. At the time it was an elite destination, famous for its virgin white sand beaches.

The city began as a tourism project in 1974 as an Integrally Planned Center, a pioneer of FONATUR (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo, National Fund for Tourism Development), formerly known as INFRATUR. Since then, it has undergone a comprehensive transformation from being a fisherman's island surrounded by virgin forest and undiscovered shores to being one of the two most well-known Mexican resorts, along with Acapulco. The World Tourism Organization (WTO), through its foundation UNWTO-Themis, awarded the Best of the Best award "for excellence and good governance" to the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Cancun on February 3, 2007. This award Cancún ensured the ongoing support of the Department of Education and Knowledge Management of the WTO.Most 'Cancúnenses' are from Yucatán and other Mexican states. A growing number are from the rest of the Americas and Europe. The municipal authorities have struggled to provide public services for the constant influx of people, as well as limiting squatters and irregular developments, which now occupy an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the mainland area on the fringes of the city.[5]

In the 21st century, Cancún had largely avoided bloodshed associated with the trade of illegal drugs, but the city is regarded as a popular transshipment point for Colombian cocaine and reportedly known for retail drug sales to tourists and as a center of money laundering.[6] The links with Cancún date from the 1990s and early 2000s, when the area was controlled by the Juárez and Gulf drug cartels. In recent years Los Zetas, a group that broke away from the Gulf Cartel, has taken control of many smuggling routes through the Yucatán, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
#2 Tourist Attraction Reasons to visit! Our first tourist attraction is 1. a beautiful and amazing view. 2. By: Skylar Boggs & Bailey knox Reasons to visit! You should visit this tourist attraction because 1. its a very beautiful and breath taking view. 2.there is an activity people take part in that you could do to, cliff diving, you would jump from the cliffs.and 3.it has a beautiful view of the town Acapulco and its a perfect place for any picture taking family, wedding, you name it! Credits www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-mexico/ www.google.com www.prezi.com When to visit. You should visit all these places during the end of spring and the beginning of summer. you should come in the late afternoon on a sunny day! Visiting hours! The visiting hours are 1:00-10:00 P.M. #2 Tourist Attraction My second tourist Attraction is an amazing view of Tulum from the beach. # 1 Tulum's history Tulum's history is very interesting. The Mayan culture built Tulum many years ago. thsi beautiful place is located on the south end of the Rivera Maya. Tulum was a very important part of the Mayan's culture. Tulum means; wal in Mayan it was named such when it was first discovered in the early 1800's. This fortified Mayan city had been utilized during the post class period around 1200-1450 C.E. the site remained occupied until the late 16th century when it was finally abandoned after the Spanish people arrived. This ancient walled city is 5 meters tall, which is about 16 feet.it was also 8 meters in some places which is about 26 feet.it provided perfect protection for the mayan people that lived there. 116$ to get in to see cancun for adults for children its 59$ 3 cool photos of Cancun As documented in the earliest colonial sources, the island of Cancún was originally known to its Maya inhabitants as Nizuc (Yucatec Maya [ni suuk]) meaning either "promontory" or "point of grass".[3] In the years after the Conquest, much of the population died off or left as a result of disease, warfare, piracy, and famines, leaving only small settlements on Isla Mujeres and Cozumel Island.[citation needed]

The name Cancún, Cancum or Cankun first appears on 18th century maps.[citation needed] The meaning of Cancún is unknown, and it is also unknown whether the name is of Maya origin. If it is of Maya origin, possible translations include "Place/Seat/Throne of the Snake" or "Enchanted Snake". Snake iconography was prevalent at the pre-Columbian site of Nizuc.[4]

When development was started on January 23, 1970, Isla Cancún had only three residents, caretakers of the coconut plantation of Don José de Jesús Lima Gutiérrez, who lived on Isla Mujeres, and there were only 117 people living in nearby Puerto Juarez, a fishing village and military base.[5]

"Due to the reluctance of investors to bet on an unknown area, the Mexican government had to finance the first nine hotels."[5] The first hotel financed was the Hyatt Cancún Caribe, but the first hotel actually built was the Playa Blanca, which later became a Blue Bay hotel, and is now Temptation Resort. At the time it was an elite destination, famous for its virgin white sand beaches.

The city began as a tourism project in 1974 as an Integrally Planned Center, a pioneer of FONATUR (Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo, National Fund for Tourism Development), formerly known as INFRATUR. Since then, it has undergone a comprehensive transformation from being a fisherman's island surrounded by virgin forest and undiscovered shores to being one of the two most well-known Mexican resorts, along with Acapulco. The World Tourism Organization (WTO), through its foundation UNWTO-Themis, awarded the Best of the Best award "for excellence and good governance" to the Trust for Tourism Promotion of Cancun on February 3, 2007. This award Cancún ensured the ongoing support of the Department of Education and Knowledge Management of the WTO.

Most 'Cancúnenses' are from Yucatán and other Mexican states. A growing number are from the rest of the Americas and Europe. The municipal authorities have struggled to provide public services for the constant influx of people, as well as limiting squatters and irregular developments, which now occupy an estimated ten to fifteen percent of the mainland area on the fringes of the city.[5]

In the 21st century, Cancún had largely avoided bloodshed associated with the trade of illegal drugs, but the city is regarded as a popular transshipment point for Colombian cocaine and reportedly known for retail drug sales to tourists and as a center of money laundering.[6] The links with Cancún date from the 1990s and early 2000s, when the area was controlled by the Juárez and Gulf drug cartels. In recent years Los Zetas, a group that broke away from the Gulf Cartel, has taken control of many smuggling routes through the Yucatán, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
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