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  • Great Parnassus Resort & Spa
    Great Parnassus Resort & Spa
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Caribbean Sea in Cancun
    Caribbean Sea in Cancun
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Beachfront paradise in Cancun
    Beachfront paradise in Cancun
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    The hotel zone

    by Maria_75 Written Nov 16, 2004

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    The hotel zone in Cancun

    Favorite thing: 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.

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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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    Great Parnassus Resort & Spa

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 30, 2013

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    Fondest memory: I know that a lot of people (mostly Americans with their families) prefer staying in such hotels in Cancun and Florida. I’ve never tried such way of rest before and wanted to have an experience only for not to repeat it again.
    Great Parnassus Resort & Spa promised me the experience of the breathtaking Caribbean allure. With a coveted location, overlooking one of the best beaches in the Cancún Hotel Zone, this spectacular oceanfront resort really sets the stage for an unforgettable vacation.
    As for me it was unforgettable because it happened in February – when it was deep and cold winter in Moscow. I enjoyed summer and beach style of rest after a long way across Mexico and being full filled with Maya and Aztecs imaginations.

    You can watch my 2 min 17 sec Video Cancun Great Parnassus - first waking up and breakfast out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 4' 6.28" N 86° 46' 38.68" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Great Parnassus Hotel Beach 1.

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    Beachfront paradise in Cancun

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jan 4, 2014

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    Beachfront paradise in Cancun
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    Favorite thing: The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun – is about 25 km of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7". There are two possible translations of Cancún, based on the Mayan pronunciation kaan kun. The first translation is "nest of snakes." The second version and less accepted is "place of the gold snake."
    The history of Cancun dates back to 1967 when the Mexican government, recognizing the importance of tourism to the country’s economic future, began a detailed search to pinpoint ideal sites for tourism development.

    You can watch my 3 min 23 sec Video Sunrise in Cancun Great Parnassus Hotel out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 6' 40.27" N 86° 45' 52.25" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Cancun 2.

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  • Avoid All-Inclusives???

    by jamesyGimp Written Aug 31, 2005

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    Favorite thing: A word on Cancun... The trend over the last 10 years at this destination has been an overwhelming number of all inclusive packages being offered by Hotels in the Hotel Zone.
    While these offers are very attractive, I would recommend two things:
    First
    ...understand that the resorts in the Hotel Zone are NOT located in a dangerous area. Many people are quick to categorize Cancun as a place located in a culturally rich and economically poor area of Mexico. Nothing could be further from the truth.
    Indeed the vast majority of development along the Hotel Zone has been completed since 1990. Having said that, there are many who buy into an all inclusive and remain couped up in their hotel/resort for the duration of their stay, when the majority of the exicitement, nightlife, restaurants and other attractions are just minutes down the boulevard by bus or cab.
    Don't be afraid to take a bus. They are cheap, safe and plentiful. I prefer a cab, but if this is your first trip, be sure to check with your concierge regarding reasonable cab fare rates to your destination.
    Restaurants are much cheaper in town (Cancun Centro) and a bit more "authentic".
    But then again, if you're looking for authentic Mexican culture, odds are you're not going to find it in this area of Mexico.
    Secondly
    ...if you do insist on going AI, do some research. There are many hotels that have attractive deals, but many still that don't deliver on their promises.

    Fondest memory: uhhh...huh huh. huh.

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    Excellent map of the hotel zone

    by Dabs Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Favorite thing: If you need help in selecting a hotel, this is a great map of the hotel zone

    http://www.cancun-map.com/map_cancunzh_ing.asp

    The Cancun hotel zone is shaped like a 7, hotels with addresses on Kukulcan from km 0 to km 8 are at the top of the 7 closer to downtown Cancun and the ferries to Isla Mujeres, hotels from km 8 to km 20 are on the bottom part of the 7 are closer to the airport and the Riveria Maya activities.

    Hotels from km 8 to km 10 are on the bend of the 7, this is where many of the tourist oriented shops and restaurants are.

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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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    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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    A few nice buildings...

    by Laura_Mexico Updated Oct 6, 2006

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    Shopping center in Blvd. Kukulcan

    Favorite thing: This is, according to me, a building that houses a few shops and a restaurant that will open till 2005 (called "ty-coz" or something like that)... I really liked it because it has a touch of typically Mexican colonial architecture, which isn't very common in Cancun!! I know it sounds ridiculous but the big and magnificent hotels you can find here usually have every kind of style except for Mexican. So I was glad to find a building that does look like Mexican, and which reminds you that you're in MEXICO!!!!

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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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    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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    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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    Caribbean Sea in Cancun

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Dec 31, 2013

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    Caribbean Sea in Cancun
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    Favorite thing: You can watch my 3 min 55 sec Video Cancun Great Parnassus Hotel Beach out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 4' 5.93" N 86° 46' 37.10" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Great Parnassus Hotel Swimming Pool 3.

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