Suites Costa Blanca

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Av. Kukulkan Km. 8.5, Cancun, Quintana Roo, 77500, Mexico
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 49% less and rated 25% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Dirving Merdia Cancun area.

by Brontesurfer

Hi,
Has anyone any experience driving in the Merida/Cancun area using a TomTom for navigation. Understand the TomTom maps are somewhat sketchy in some parts of Mexico. Can anyone also recommend a reliable map of the area and where to obtain.
Any other tips re driving would be greatly appreciated. We are considering renting a car from "Cancun Car rental".

Re: Dirving Merdia Cancun area.

by Jawnuta

See my tips on driving in MExico.
We have used the highway between Chichen-itza (close to MErida) and Cancun. And few other roads south of Cancun.
We did not used any navigation system, as the highways in MExico are straight (literally)
We had no problems what so ever with navigating using just a simple map bought in the bookstore in Puerto Morelos.
GPS can be somewhat distractive, as the roads are full of infamous speed bumps and there are people wondering across even on the highway. Speeds are like in any other countries. I would suggest to keep your eyes only on the road.

Re: Dirving Merdia Cancun area.

by MikeySoft

I used a Garmin with a 2008 Mexico map chip during my March 2009 trip. I traveled between Cancun Airport, Cancun, EK Balam, Valladolid, Chichen Itza, Izamal, Coba, Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, back to Cancun airport during my 10 days in Mexico. I have no problems with the GPS except it did not mark the one way roads in Valladoid and did not have a good data base of things like hotels.

I took the main highway between Cancun to EK Balam but took the local highway after that because it was more interesting. The GPS wants me to take the main highway but was ok once I got on the local highway. I also looked at the free maps and guide book maps for a general ideal where to go but used the GPS while driving.

As a driving tip, watch out for the "Topas". My spelling is incorrect but they are speed bumps when entering, within, and leaving towns. They are clearly marked with road signs.

I hope this helps.

Re: Dirving Merdia Cancun area.

by Laura_Mexico

What Mikey meant is TOPES = speed bumps. Yeah those are everywhere and they are a nuissance but oh well.

The map that Jawnuta may be referring to is GUIA ROJI which is the main company that makes road & city maps in Mexico. You can find that in any bookstore, in Sanborns store or even in supermarkets such as walmart, if I remember well. Sometimes hotels also provide good maps depicting the main surrounding roads -- maybe those would be enough since Guia roji maps are big and you'll likely won't use it again. Good luck.

Travel Tips for Cancún

The hotel zone

by Maria_75

Zona hotelera or the hotel zone lies about 10 km from the downtown area. The best way to get around is by bus, as distances can be a bit long. This is were most of the hotels and generally most of the life is. It is a long and narrow reef stretched along the mainland. On one side you have the beach facing the caribbean sea and on the other side is the lagoon.

North in the zone is the "party zone" where most of the action is. Here you can find many malls, restaurants, bars and discos.

visit Tulum, 2hrs south of...

by INGUYE

visit Tulum, 2hrs south of Cancun. While in Tulum, you must visit the Castillo ruins at the top of the cliff overlooking the Carribean sea. Try to schedule a massage at Maya Tulum or attend one of their yoga classes. Be sure to carry mosquito spray repellent with you. I was eaten alive by mosquitos and came home with lots of bites marks. Not attractive. My fondest memory in Tulum was visting Piedra Escondida restaurant one evening for drink at the bar. The ambience was hip, almost cafe del marish. The guests were few because of low season and Richard (Kiko), the 33 year old Italian hotel owner taught me how to play backgammon. Later in the evening, his Italian compatriots came over to the restaurant and joined us for dinner, drinks and a few rounds of backgammon.
Since I was a female traveling alone, I made acquaintances with these male Italian expats. (There is quite a large Italian colony in Tulum.) They took me in as a friend and treated me very kindly.

Maya Language

by Lady_Disdain

One of the pillars of Maya identity is the language. Outside Cancún, it is common to hear people speak one of the 19 different maya dialects. It is very and sounds very different from European languages.

Mayas also developed their own form of writting, based of hieroglyphs. This was used not only in the stella and monuments, but also to write sacred books on papers made from tree bark. During the Conquista (the Spanish conquest), however, these books were rounded up and burned, in order to squash the local people. The book burning took place in 1562, which became known as Maní (meaning "There is no more", in Maya). After the Conquista, Spanish monks created a set of rules in order to write Maya using the Latin alphabet, to enable them to teach the locals to read the Bible.

Until recently, most children would learn Spanish in school and a maya dialect at home. There was no official incentive for the indiginous culture. Recently, there was a loss of interest in teaching the children these very old languages.

Fortunately, the importance of preserving this heritage has been recognized. Today, public schools are taught in both languages. You can even find signs in the Latin alphabet version of the language (specially in the archeological sites).

band in lounge

by ladyfisher

We would sit in the lounge after dinner and listen to the band . I was surpised that every night the show was different even though it was the same band. They had a dance floor that you could dance if you like but we found just sitting and taking to people we meet more fun.

Working

by gemmanatasha

The mexicans rely on tips, they get paid awfully low salary's so be generous.

Don't tip everytime you go to the bar but at the end of your night find your waiter/barmen etc and give them a tip then. It will be appreciated.

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Address: Av. Kukulkan Km. 8.5, Cancun, Quintana Roo, 77500, Mexico