Paradise Rewind: Cancun in the 1970s

As I sit here in the office with our main system down and torrential rain outside (we haven’t had rain in months, and we’re so excited!), I decided it would be a good time to share some photos of Cancun’s Hotel Zone… from the 1970s.

I’ll do my best to post before and after shots, where possible. (Sorry I don’t have good sources for these photos. Most were send to me via e-mail.)

Enjoy!

Cancun’s Party Center (looking south from Punta Cancun)

1970s
Today

Calinda Bridge

1970

Today

Punta Cancun (where you’ll find Dreams, the Hyatt, Fiesta Americana and the Convention Center)

1970

Today

Playa Chac Mool (right behind Coco Bongo) looking north

1975 (that's the Camino Real in the background... today it's Dreams!)

Today

Playa Chac Mool (right behind Coco Bongo) looking south

Punta Nizuc (southern end of the Hotel Zone)

1978

Today

 Not sure where in the Hotel Zone this is, but it looks lovely: