12/03/2010Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon Inaugurates Cancun’s Restored Beaches

Mexico’s President, Felipe Calderon, was joined by the Governor of Quintana Roo, Felix Gonzalez Canto, and other Mexican authorities in a ceremony to inaugurate Cancun’s new beaches and officially end the destination’s beach restoration project.

Cancun’s beaches, known all over the world for their unique beauty and breathtaking turquoise waters, underwent a $71 Million Dollar investment, delivering more than two thousand tons of pipeline material to the destination and more than 1.3 billion gallons of sand to replenish all of Cancun’s Hotel Zone seashore, bringing back 6.5 miles of sand from Punta Cancun to Punta Nizuc.

The project, which began on September 4th, 2009 and was successfully completed on February 9th of this year, was funded by state and federal governments, local municipalities and private investments. The result is a spectacular 131-foot wide beach oasis.

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About Cancun

Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The island of Cancun is in the shape of a “7” and is bordered to the north by the Bahia de Mujeres; to the east by the Caribbean Sea; and to the west by the Nichupte Lagoon. Cancun is Mexico’s largest tourist destination and boasts 146 hotels with a total of 28,808 rooms. Opportunities for new experiences abound in Cancun, which offers visitors an ideal setting for interacting with nature and discovering Mayan culture.

Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau www.cancun.travel.

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