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The city of Cancún and its Zona Hotelera están separadas de manera natural por la hermosa laguna Nichupté. La laguna de agua salada y dulce dan vida a un ecosistema amenazado por el ser humano y sus ganas de crecimiento desmedido.

Cuando se creó el proyecto turístico de Cancún a principios de los años 70, la franja costera fue diseñada como un corredor turístico donde las playas fueran públicas priorizando el bienestar del turismo que ocuparían los hoteles de la Zona Hotelera de la Costa de Cancún.

This sea language is separated from the peninsula by a set of connected lagoons, the largest being Nichupté lagoon, the great natural frontier between tourism Zona Hotelera and the City of Cancun.

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La Nichupté lagoon se compone de siete lagos: laguna Bojórquez, cuenca del Norte, cuenca Central, cuenca Sur, laguna Inglés, laguneta del Mediterráneo y la laguna del Amor. Un total de más de 3,000 hectáreas de paraíso para disfrutar.

La laguna Nichupté es un ecosistema de aguas dulces y saladas en zona de manglar, hábitat de una gran variedad de especies animales, entre ellos el American crocodile. The vast majority live in the remote English lagoon, but the posters of Zona Hotelera they indicate the presence of these animals, and there are.

Descubre las posibilidades de la Zona Hotelera from Cancun

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Laguna Nichupté, in the background Zona Hotelera and the Caribbean Sea

What to do in Laguna Nichupté?

En las marinas que hay en la Zona Hotelera y en las distintas agencias de viaje te dan información sobre las actividades y excursiones para hacer en la laguna.

  • The natural space that the Nichupté lagoon offers us is used to practice watersports like the wake, the flyboard, hoverboard, water ski, skyrider or the possibility of renting jet skis.
  • One of the excursions Most popular is to travel the mangroves by boat and get to Punta Nizuc to snorkel in the beautiful reef of Cancun. There are excursions by boat or by indivudual boat.
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El BOULEVARD KUKULCÁN It goes around the perimeter of the lagoon of almost 30 kilometers around the Zona Hotelera. In this perimeter there is a fireplace parallel and intermittent around the Nichupté lagoon that starts near the 0 kilometer of Zona Hotelera. During the tour you will find several points with beautiful views of the lagoon, if you like to walk is a good option. In some sections there are people bathing, something I do not recommend because of the proximity of crocodiles.

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RESTAURANTS: along the Nichupté Lagoon you find good reStaurants at the foot of the lagoon, one of the most tasty options. Many tourists go out to dinner outside the facilities of their hotel. There are very good options in this area such as the well-known Puerto Madero, 14 Grill, Lorenzillo's, La Habichuela Sunset, Trattoria Limoncello, Bubba Gump or other chains that has been installed in response to the demand of American and Canadian tourism, the large international markets that are housed It is this area. advice: If you are a resident of Cancun, carry a valid credential for your 20% discount, the driver's license is valid.

MALLS: Pla za la Isla, Kukulcán and Caracol are the most popular shopping centers, where you can enjoy the lagoon in its restaurants. Some, like La isla, have a walk through the Nichupté lagoon.

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En PUNTA NIZUC, en el kilómetro 25, donde el puente, hay distintos restaurantes de pescados y mariscos en un área de hermosos colores y cercana a la barrera de coral. En estas aguas tranquilas aprovechan para nadar. Yo sigo pensando en los cocodrilos.

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ONE OF THOSE OF ALWAYS: there are amazing corners along this beautiful lagoon, like the restaurant El Galeón, a simple place of plastic chairs that persists with its charm in the 19.4 kilometer under this great tourist industry that populates the lagoon. Do you like?

Pecadillas el galeón

MALECÓN TAJAMAR: You can also enjoy the Nichupté lagoon from city Cancun, taking a walk through the Malecón Tajamar, one of the most valued public spaces among citizens. Unfortunately, they are going to transform mangrove areas, regulator and natural protector of these coasts, by cement. Laws are a bad joke in this business.

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Mangrove areas that are going to be devastated, progress?

I hope we know how to enjoy this treasure of paradise that we have in the Nichupté lagoon, a space to enjoy it in a thousand ways.

Good way,

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