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    Caribbean Sea in Cancun
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  • Beachfront paradise in Cancun
    Beachfront paradise in Cancun
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  • Beachfront paradise in Cancun
    Beachfront paradise in Cancun
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    Hotels and Beaches

    by nepalgoods Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Cancun is ideal for swimming, diving and a lot of fun! Big hotels are built side by side. Many of them are very luxurious. I actually don't like the big hotels. So I did not stay very long in Cancun. Nearby Playa del Carmen is more quiet and has some nice small hotels.

    Fondest memory: The impressive sunset!!!

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    Avoid staying in Cancun

    by brancolini Written Jul 21, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Most travellers go to Cancun due to the travel agencies having cheaper flights.
    But it is really not worthwhile. You will only find hotels, restaurants (including Burger King!!!!!) and discotheques... and everyplace full of drunk teenager tourists.
    Nevertheless, you can find lots of cool places to go from Cancun.

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  • Map of Cancun

    by marcmalano Updated Dec 9, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Cancun is divided into two areas - Downtown and the Hotel Zone (an island shaped like a '7'). The east side of the island has more waves than the north side, which is protected by Isla Mujeres...and during high tide some beaches may not be accessible. Staying at a hotel located in the northeast corner (near the convention center) will give you easy access within walking distance to some of the best clubs and restaurants in the area.
    There are a number of shopping malls in the Hotel Zone, but you will find better prices downtown. Our favorite shopping mall in the hotel zone is the new La Isla Shopping Village.

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    Explore the Yucatán Peninsular

    by spartan Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Early morning view

    Favorite thing: Go downtown to the mainland part of Cancún and meet the locals. Get to know the people, don't be just a tourist or else you miss the ambience of this beautiful Yucatan city.

    Fondest memory: The beaches, oh the beaches. The water is crystal clear and the sand looks like snow.

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    All of Cancuns beaches are open to everyone

    by rachel_sun Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I LOVE MEXICAN BEER  ;)

    Favorite thing: All of Cancuns beaches are open to everyone.From downtown to Punta Cancun the coast is protected by Isla Mujeres.Most beaches have bars and restaurants and watersports facilities .5000,000 people live in Cancun.

    Fondest memory: Here i am drinking the local Corona lager at a beach bar,beautiful.

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    A BEAUTIFUL STRIP OF...

    by SirRichard Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A BEAUTIFUL STRIP OF SAND
    >From the air, Cancun is like a long sand strip in turquoise waters. The Nichupté laggon at one side and the Caribbean sea at the other. All that strip is full of luxury hotels and at one corner, there is the little village of Cancun (don´t expect here old cantinas, but Hard Rock & McDonalds...).

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    DREAMING......of the SUN! It...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: DREAMING...

    ...of the SUN! It was an ON/OFF relationship with that golden disc and seemed each and everyone was someway under its power. When it came out of the cloud everyone rushed back to their sunbed in between rain-showers. I did that as well but it was real fun to watch people do it from my balcony.

    Then one afternoon it started raining again - so it was back to the hotel room and shower. But it soon changed to a nasty tempest where the strong wind was throwing all sunbeds into the pool and surroundings. I didn't want to stay too close to the window in case some object should bump into it - I have never experienced such bad weather, it was extremely scary!

    I was happy to go downstair to the lobby where happy-hour meant Frozen Strawberry Margaritas and many of them - at least today they were more than welcome *grin*!!

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    OCEAN DIPA must do: jumping...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: OCEAN DIP

    A must do: jumping in the waves (the water was warm like bird's milk) - which reminds me of a finnish-australian pub in Beijing called *Mexican Waves*!

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    ALMOST RAINING...The air was...

    by LysDor Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ALMOST RAINING...

    The air was very warm and humid and due to that hurricane nearby very cloudy!

    I only had a few days to spend in this very touristical resort (well, sometimes it's the easiest way that wins...lol) and wanted to use my time doing fairly nothing except sunbathing, some shopping, listening to some mariachis and tasting local delicacies!

    Don't expect to see any pictures of pyramids, museums or other ancient vestiges - I didn't have the time nor the strenght to go this time :-)!!

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    On the Avenue Kukulcán, the...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: On the Avenue Kukulcán, the main road of the Hotel Zone, you find a lot of statues and monuments. Therefore, instead using the taxi or bus to go downtown or to other places it might be better to do this road by food. I will show you some were I took pictures from.

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    As I like to be more under the...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: As I like to be more under the local people then under tourists, I found out on the first day that only 500 metres from our hotel was a public beach (hotel beaches are private), called “Playa Langoste” (lobster in English). There were two big reasons to visit this beach for me. First, the drinks were 50 % cheaper then on the hotel beach ;-) The second reason was that the beach and people were nicer then the on the hotel. You can also see here this real Spanish Galleons (made in China *lol*). More info about those galleons you find under “Restaurant tips”. Playa Langosta is not the only public beach in the hotel zone. For us it was only the nearest place. Others are: Playa Las Perlas, Playa Juventud, Playa Linda, Playa Tortugas, Playa Caracol, Playa Chac-Mool, Yamil Lu´um, Playa Marlín, Playa Ballenas, San Miguelito and Playa Delfines. That I do not have more pictures about Playa Langoste is that I am not a sunbather and I had too much fun there and forgot to take pictures ;-)

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    When you drive from the hotel...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: When you drive from the hotel zone into the centre of Cancun, you never can miss the monument of “Ceviche”. The “Ceviche” stands on the roundabout were Avenue Coba, Avenue Tulum and Avenue Xcaret meets each other.

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  • This was my first real trip in...

    by scooter3 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This was my first real trip in Mexico besides Tijuana or Rosarito, and I wasn't really impressed too much... Our hotel was beautiful and the water was nice, but it wasn't what I expected upon coming to Mexico: very touristy with huge hotels taking up all of the coastline. Most of the people we met there just seemed to be there for drinking ( a lot of young people) and were really pretty obnoxious. If you get out of the hotel zone though, you will find many other things to do: you can visit the Mayan ruins, or get to Cozumel and go scuba diving, or other water sports...

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    ...Then one afternoon it...

    by Lys-Noir Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: ...Then one afternoon it started raining again - so it was back to the hotel room and shower. But it soon changed to a nasty tempest where the strong wind was throwing all sunbeds into the pool and surroundings. I didn't want to stay too close to the window in case some object should bump into it - I have never experienced such bad weather, it was extremely scary!

    ...I was happy to go downstair to the lobby where happy-hour meant Frozen Strawberry Margaritas and many of them - at least today they were more than welcome *grin*!!

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    You get the best deal out of...

    by Geisha_Girl Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: You get the best deal out of doing an 'All-Inclusive' package with your hotel. With all the drinks and eats you can have included in the price...........you'll never have to leave the hotel!!

    Fondest memory: The Cabana boys!!

    One can really know how to 'vacation' when you're staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts in Cancun.

    You can sit poolside all day, and the staff caters to you! What other place can offer Tequila volleyball, beer guzzling contests, and Salsa lessons all in one area??

    Rent a banana boat with some friends and see where the waves take you along the Yucatan coast!

    Did I mention the Cabana boys???

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