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Few international airports sport the slogan of a local beer on their control towers, but on arrival in Cancún the term “Corona” blazoned on this otherwise highly functional space leaves no doubt in the visitor’s mind that he or she has entered into a place that promotes the sun, sea, and sand kind of tourism. Cancún is a barrier island located on the Gulf of Mexico on the southeastern coast of Mexico and the northeastern point of the Yucatán Peninsula. It receives up to two million tourist arrivals per year, following its rapid and deliberate growth as a tourist resort during the 1960s. Fueled largely by U.S. and Spanish investment, it is now one of Mexico’s best known beach resorts. Situated in the Mexican state ...

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