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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo using our cinematic road map!

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Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo is famous for its beautiful historical sites and ugly American behavior, much of it concentrated in the tourist town of Cancun. No film embodies the party-hearty atmosphere of the costal city like the "reality film" The Real Cancun, a document of pervasive drunken debauchery and promiscuity so depraved it would make the principals in Satyricon blush.

The characters in The Ruins show more interest in Mayan architecture than beer bongs, but they find the out skirts of Cancun to be loaded with hazards as well -- particularly ancient curses. Neither of these films paint Mexico's youngest state in the best light, but Quintana Roo is a place of rich history and ecological diversity.