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In the late 60's a commitee was doing massive research to find a good place to build a holiday resort. After a while the choice fell on Cancun. They meant it was a perfect place mainly because of it's location, beaches and weather. In the mid-70's they started building, and some of the first hotels was financed by the mexican government.
After a while the place got very popular and the infrastructure around the Yucatán peninsula started getting better. Before this the peninsula had very little contact with the rest of the country. Roads were in bad condition and communications between the areas were poor. But this started to change as Cancun got more and more popular.
Today it is one of the most visited places in all of Mexico. Tourists mainly come from USA but also from the rest of the world. Some thinks it is too overdeveloped and others love it. But it is also a good base for exploring many of the great places around the peninsula.
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