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Archaeological Zones in Cancun


Throughout Cancun, one can still find a number of Mayan vestiges. In the Hotel Zone of Cancun, you’ll find El Rey (also known as Las Ruinas del Ray). There is also El Meco, which is a larger, better-preserved sire that can be found on mainland Cancun. It’s located jut outside of the city limits and ...

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The Basic History of Cancun


Some of the earliest historical, colonial sources have said that the island of Cancun was first of all known as the Nizuc. It was named this by the Maya inhabitants. The word ‘Nizuc’ meant either ‘point of grass’ or ‘promontory’. After the Conquest, in just three years, a large proportion of the population died off ...

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