Kan-Kanan Artificial Reef

As many Riviera Maya “fans” are aware, there is an artificial reef being built along the coast by Puerto Morelos specifically affecting the all-inclusive resorts of Generations Riviera Maya and the neighboring El Dorado Resorts (El Dorado Casitas Royale and El Dorado Royale).

This artificially-constructed reef consists of the specific placement of over 1,000 hollow pyramidal cement structures, each one weighing approximately ten tons, by a team of specialized divers and a crane. Aerial views reveal the placement of these structures to resemble a huge serpent, thus the name Kan-Kanán which means “The Guarding Serpent” in Mayan.

Environmentalists believe the artificial reef will help protect this part of the coast from erosion brought about by time and the elements as well as regenerate the marine ecosystem in this area.

Estimated date of completion is the end of Dec. 2015

Watch a short video of the project!




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