Arrival time - 1230
Travel related expenses - toll roads 567 pesos or $39 US
Destination - Mecoloco Trailer Park, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Amenities - 15 amp,water and sewer
After 1634 miles traveled at an average speed of 30.7 mph we have arrived in what many of our group feel is the 'highlite' of this trip, Cancun. (here's some more info - we've used 236 gallons of fuel to date and been behind that big ole windshield for 53.22 hours! Gotta love the onboard computer...)
Ken and I have been here before. We spent a week with the kids at a hotel within Cancun's famous 'hotel zone' back in 2000. We are looking forward to exploring the area as vistors rather than tourist during our short time here...
I have to admit after 3 weeks traveling through small towns and villages, with the occasional jaunt through some larger cities, our drive through Cancun today made us want to keep on driving. This is a big city, created by the government in the 1970's specifically as a tourist destination.
Prior to the creation of the 'hotel zone' this area contained nothing more then a small fishing village. Today, Ciudad Cancun contains over half a million folks and all the assorted infrastructure and shopping necessary to support it. It's a big city on the outskirts of Mexico's largest tourist destination.
I think my "Camping in Mexico" guidebook says it best:
veteran with several weeks and at least 1500 miles under your belt, the
tourist here hardly seem to know they are in Mexico....
I couldn't have said it any better myself!!