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A walk to the History of Cancun

history walk

A walk to the History of Cancun

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish
history walk

A walk to the History of Cancun

history walk

A walk to the History of Cancun

10 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will meet in Groud Zero, where the vestiges of the first street of Cancun are, in the back of the city hall. Here you will hear the brief history of the founding of Cancun that celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 20, 2020. Then we will walk to see the first 15 houses, most of them now restaurants and shops. You will hear stories of how we used to live in those early years in the middle of the jungle and the sea. We will walk along Avenida Carlos J. Nader and many other fun stories will come as we walk through the oldest streets of Cancun. With luck, we can talk to the first people in the city as we walk to the City Hall and the first hotel in Cancun, built for workers. Then we will have a unique gastronomic experience at the local "la flea" market, a place with three choices of tacos for breakfast. You choose to eat or just drink a soda. Here, there are quesadillas in one place, carnitas tacos in another, or tacos in stews if you want more options. Meet the local people and enjoy authentic Mexican food. We ended this experience outside the office of Fonatur, the federal trust office in charge of the construction of Cancun since 1970 and now in charge of the maintenance of the hotel zone. More exciting stories will come to nurture your knowledge of Cancun, one of the most successful cities in the world.

Your hosts

I live in Cancun since 1977, when my father came to work for Fonatur, Mexico's federal office in charge of the construction of Cancun. We lived in one of the first 15 houses built on the first avenue of Cancun that bears the name of one of the first founders of the city Carlos J. Nader. Now I am 47 years old and I am very excited to share stories of my unique childhood. My family and I still live here and we have witnessed the success of Cancún and of course, we are part of it. Being of the first families, we had to create our own community and be the first to do many things to help build Cancun. I am currently a sales professional so I regularly talk to many people from all over the world. I'm also a traveler and host of Airbnb.
Ale Y Beto
Ale Y Beto
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Manolo

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Where you'll be

Cancun ground zero, where the city was founded in 1970. Nader Avenue and "Las 15 casas" the fifteen houses. Cancun's first houses for workers and offices. City Hall from a different point of view. Hotel el Parador, the first hotel of Cancun. Mercado la Pulga, a place to experiece local food. Fonatur office, the Federal trust in charge of building Cancun.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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Ale Y Beto
A walk to the History of Cancun
10 reviews
From ₹780/person
10 reviews
From ₹780/person