Playa del Carmen

The Dark Side to Cancun

Cancun. Spring break. A playground for the wealthy. A characterless hub of college students, American dollars, and all-inclusive resorts. This is not Mexico. The once pristine coastline has been eroded by tourism, mangroves destroyed for the construction of hotels, the clear turquoise waters gradually turning into a seaweed-riddled brown. Countless people have disturbed the formerly deserted sands and all charm has vanished.