You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Recreational Landscape Evolution Along the North Yucatan Coast Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J. (1987). Recreational Landscape Evolution Along the North Yucatan Coast. Yearbook, Conference Of Latin Amerlcanlst Geographers, 13, 45-50. Download PDF Recreational Landscape Evolution Along the North Yucatan Coast Details Type Conference Paper Title Recreational Landscape Evolution Along the North Yucatan Coast Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author) Located In Yearbook, Conference of Latin Amerlcanlst Geographers Volume 13 Start Page 45 End Page 50 Date 1987 Abstract Many of the sandy beaches that line the shores of Mexico have been transformed into recreational cultural landscapes. Most of this land use modification by tourism has occurred along the Pacific Coast, while the Atlantic Coast has not reached a comparable level of touristic development. When a search for a government-backed East Coast resort (to counterbalance the Pacific resorts) was conducted in the late 1960s, the computer selected Canc( m, on the Caribbean coast in Quintana Roo (Dunphy 1972). The beaches along the Gulf of Mexico coast were considered to be "physically unsuitable for major tourism development'' Qecause South Padre Island of a combination of factors of climate, water quality, and beach quality (Banco de Mexico 1968, as cited by Collins 1979).