El Ceviche: The "Caribbean Fantasy" Monument in Cancun

El Ceviche is one of Cancun's most famous landmarks. That is why in this article you can find out a little bit about its history.

El Ceviche: The "Caribbean Fantasy" Monument in Cancun
El Ceviche, a Cancun Monument formerly Known as the "Insectronic". Photo: RCA Cancun

The monument "Caribbean Fantasy", popularly known as El Ceviche, has become an iconic landmark for both locals and visitors to the city of Cancun. Located in the traffic circle that forms the Tulum and Coba avenue, towards Kukulcan Boulevard.

The predecessor of El Ceviche was a monument officially called "North-South Dialogue Fountain", which contained a set of geometric figures that gave shape to a pair of pyramids, which at the top bore the flags of the countries that participated in the summit, which was baptized as "Insectronic".

But it was in 1988 when Cancun received Hurricane Gilberto and the structure was damaged, so in 1994 a set of marine species, such as snails, would replace the "Insectronic" which the people later baptized as El Ceviche, a popular seafood dish typical of the region.

El Ceviche has been the scene of celebrations, strikes, marches, and parades, as well as participating in campaigns such as the fight against breast cancer, for which it was once dressed in pink. According to information from the Municipal Institute of Urban Development, an investment of 20 million pesos was allocated from the metropolitan fund to build the most famous monument in the city.