They spoiled us a lot in Cancun. Daiquiris, Margaritas, Pinas Coladas and other delicious drinks 24 hours every day...
the beaches, swimming pools and the services were magnific. Definitely an excellent place to forget about the external world...(only for a while...)
I was invited to Cancun by a friend. Surprinsingly, the price of the trip, including accomodation and round flight tickets was 400 dollars for a 4-day stay...
Meals, drinks, discos and all the activities were included. We would have spend much more if we were've gone on our own. This time backpacking was a little bit more expensive...
I had a great time in the area. You can easily visit some towns and archaeological sites around the area. Undoubtedly a place to relax and forget about the daily stress...
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...).
...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*!!
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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