Hostel el Meson de Tulum

Av Ttulum, 21, Mza.1 SM.2, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Forum Posts

guided tours from other than Cancun Hotels

by ccontariocanada

We want to join a guided tour but we are staying near Puerto Morelos-we have a van available to us but not allowed to leave Quintana Roo
What company and where can we get a professional english speaking guided tour
bus at the prices listed from the Cancun hotels ($55-$85 usd)which include the different packages ie:swimming in the cavern, buffet lunch, some free time to tour Chichen Itza and the light and sound show

Re: guided tours from other than Cancun Hotels

by Dabs

You should be able to arrange tours through your hotel with no problem, I'm not sure about Puerto Morelos but I was able to find a travel agency in Playa del Carmen that also organized tours.

There are some companies that you can reserve tours online with, one I'd recommend is Alltournatives, we've done a couple of tours with them and they were excellent

http://www.alltournative.com/

Travel Tips for Cancún

planning

by iam1wthee

Downtown
-bullring
-pericos
-la habituela
-parques

Hotel Zone-beach and lagoon
El Embarcardero-
theatre of cancun
pirate ship
B.O.B.
Le Boom
spinning Sky tower-LA TORRE
Fat Tuesday-good walk from the rest

Forum By the Sea-shopping mall
flea market across the street
dance clubs next to it
bars across from it

Flamingo Plaza

Rest of Hotel Zone nightlife

Go outside of Cancun - really!...

by pinganille

Go outside of Cancun - really! While Cancun has great beaches and an interesting life during the evening and nigth, the most interesting places and fascinating experiences are all outside the city. For further information go to my 'must see activities'. When I arrived, I found a nice hotel and checked in. Then went straight to the beach, found myself a quiet corner and just sat there watching the sun go down while the wawes quietly kept rolling in... It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life:)

A view of the lagoon, FROM the lagoon

by Laura_Mexico

I was staying at the Royal Sunset hotel (@ my accomodation tips), which is a "brother" hotel of the Sunset Lagoon. To go from one hotel to the other there's a little boat that goes back and forth more or less every hour between the Royal Sunset (you have to walk across the avenue in order to get to the side of the lagoon) and the Sunset Lagoon. This latter does NOT have access to the ocean, only to the Nichupte Lagoon. The picture you're looking at is the nice view I had from the boat while crossing the lagoon from one hotel to the other... The Nichupte Lagoon is surrounded by some very nice hotels and villas, and you can also see some people sailing on the lagoon, or even kayaking...

Water

by Lady_Disdain

The Yucatán Peninsula is the remains of a very old coral reef, raised from the sea after thousands of years. So the whole peninsula is made of limestone. This is a very porous rock, which immediately sucks down rain water. This means that there are no rivers in the peninsula and very few lakes.

Once underground, the water will migrate down the limestone, until it reaches the bedrock (the layer of hard rock beneath), which doesn't absorb water like the limestone. This creates huge underground reservoirs, which can be anywhere from 3 meters to over 60 meters below the surface.

As the water moves underground, it dissolves the limestone, creating huge undergound rivers. Occasionally, the roof of the river will colapse, creating sinkholes (or cenotes, as they are called in the region). The cenotes were a major source of water for the Maya and other indigenous people

Previous advice on tipping

by JonShuft

Re: ".. don't tip taxi drivers in Cancun. Of course you should tip them! Just like you would in any other country."

This is very wrong.

Whilst tipping may be expected in Cancun it is not universal in 'any other country.' Traditions, culture and expectations vary across the world .. this is part of the reason for the appeal of travel AND part of the reason to read virtual tourist so as to understand a little in advance.

There are many countries were tipping of taxi drivers (or of any sort) is not only not expected but would be seen as very unusual, with some even considering it an insult.

Two widely different countries where tipping of taxi drivers is highly unusual is China & New Zealand.

What is noticeable is that in countries visited by many US tourists tipping has become the norm, whilst before such tourism it was not. In contrast, in countries without many US tourists the expectation of tipping is far less.

Suggestion: Take note of local customs, and do not impose your own onto others.

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