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Cancún is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo,
on the Yucatán Peninsula best known as the Mexican Caribbean or at the northern section
of the Mayan Riviera; however Cancun does not share a similar climate or topography to the Mediterranean.
It is the municipal seat of Benito Juárez municipality and a world-renowned tourist resort.
The city center is located on the mainland which connects over the Nichupté and Bojórquez lagoons
to a narrow "7" shaped island where the modern beachfront hotels are located.
The island of Isla Mujeres is a nearby island located off the coast and is accessible by boat from
Puerto Juarez or Punta Sam.
The older section of the city, known as "El Centro" follows the original master plan, consists of
neighborhoods called "supermanzanas" (superblocks) that are formed by the intersections of the
boulevards and traffic circles (roundabouts).
This area is characterized by winding streets with cul-de-sacs that tend to keep out the main flow of traffic,
including market places such Xel Ha.
They usually have one or more parks, green spaces, paseos (pedestrian walkways) and
various national historical monuments. Ave.
Tulum is the main north-south artery (connecting downtown to the airport some 30km to south).
Tulum is bisected by Ave. Coba (pronounced Koh bah).
East of Ave. Tulum, Coba becomes Ave. Kukulcan which serves as the primary road that runs
through the long "7" shaped hotel zone.
Ave. Tulum is terminated on the north side by Ave. Paseo José López Portillo which connects to the
main highway to Chichen Itza and Merida.
Another major north-south road is Ave. Bonampak which runs roughly parallel to Ave. Tulum.
The main ferry to Isla Mujeres is located off Bonampak.
The original master plan was repeatedly modified and, on the mainland, often ignored.
To save on the cost of installing sewage systems and other public services, the design of
much of the rest of the city reverted to the grid plan after Hurricane Gilbert (1988).
The newest upper-middle-class residential areas reflect the original plan, but are much less intimate.
Less expensive developments are comprised almost entirely of identical one- or two-story
small row houses, sometimes built around interior plazas.
Almost all buildings on the mainland are under four stories high.
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