Basically if you're anywhere inbetween Downtown Cancun and the Nightclub area you will see this flag.
Rachel and I would walk from the Costa Real to the Gran Caribe Real everyday and this was our mark point as to how far we had left to walk.
One day we made the mistake of walking all the way from the flea markets in the nightclub area all the way back to our hotel, Costa Real......it was so bloody hot out that we almost died. I swear as well I have never heard so many horns honk...those Mexican guys love tootin on the horn it seems.....after 100 Rachel and I stopped counting.
If you go to Mexico you can get lost if you dont pay attention. Most is still jungle. Villages and towns are just build somewhere between the trees and animals can even make a mistake and come into your town. When we went to Coba....all we saw most of the way was jungle. You think i am just kidding? Well take a lot at the picture...this one is taken from the plane and as you can see there is a lot of green. So when you leave the beaten path make sure you have a good map or a good guide.
Wanna go on a jungletour...just check out the webpage.
If you can you have to sitt near a window in a plane. And if you are lucky you leave in daytime. Make sure your camera isnt flashing and that it is on mode "landscape".
And then you have to make sure you are sitting on the right site of the plane. This is the result if you do so !
More beach pictures of Cancun on the website below
There is a small fishing community off the gulf of Mexico in Isla Holbox. This is a nice place to relax and lose track of time. I spend two days there, but believe me I could have easily spent a month here. Life is so relaxing and so slow with no modern amenities to bother you. Like a fellow backpacker said, 'the island is for swimming, relaxing, swimming, taking a nap, swimming, relaxing, eating, taking a nap... and so on' ... jejeje. If you have the time, you may want to take a boat ride to the equaly beautiufl sourounding islands. Read all about this trip in my travelogue and view the pics as well. Check my Isla Hobox page for more details.
The lovely city of Valladolid serves as an exploration hub to several sites in the area, including Chichen Itza. The city itself has a lovely plaza and several good restaurants. Check my Valladolid page for more details.
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If you are looking for fun, try one of these water motorcycles. It's easy (you learn in 5 minutes), fun, and safe (you fall to the water and there's no sharks... at least there weren't when I went!!)
Local wildlife.I went all-inclusive,but i did have a few meals out to sample some Mexican food.Do not just stick to burgers and chips,try some proper Mexican food and drink some time during your hol.Do try a hot chile and do try Tequila.Food is safe in Cancun,fruit and salad and cold food is fine.I eat this food and was not ill at all.The water is not ok to drink,so buy bottled water.I enjoyed burrito(a flour tortilla wrapped around beans,meat or fish).I had this several times and it is very tasty.Pollo is chicken and a must try is a salsa,very hot(tomatoes,onions,hot peppers).Be careful though,it is scorching.
I found the Mexican lagers very nice and my favourite was Corona .Of course try all the cocktails at your hotel.The corn tortillas that you get with most meals were nice also and i enjoyed rolling them up and putting alittle salsa in them.You can get any type of food you fancy in Cancun.Chips,pizza,indian,chinese,Mexican,burgers,italian,american.
Tequila is taken straight and is served in a long thin glass called caballito.Tequila comes in white,or aged and old.You can also combine Tequila with salt and lime .Put a pinch of salt between your thumb and index finger and in the other hand,take a slice of lime.Put both in your mouth and then drink the tequila.
I visitted a crocodile zoo south of Cancun. I went with one of the local busses and asked the driver to let me jump off when we were nearby the zoo as infact there's not stop there! It was a small place with different animals living in the nature around Cancun and most crocodiles in all ages... I got to hold a one metre long crocodile in my hands, what an experience!!!
I would say catching a deal with this boat captain was probably not the safest thing to do, but we survived, the food was wonderful, we had a great time. You buy your own drinks in a can or bottle, it is not included in the deal. It is not in a brochure for sure!
Don't miss going into town . . . Shopping is best here . . . You will see how the real Cancun lives here . . . For example, the grocery store is a true shock, the meat department stands out in my mind . . . You will also get a greater return on your money from a bank downtown as well
The most incredible beach we found was Xpu Ha. I'm afraid it isn't as untouched as it was that year...one of the big hotels has developed a property and if you stay at one of the all-inclusive 'Moon Palace' or 'Sun Palace' resorts, you can visit Xpu Ha. I'd expect it is still beautiful, though.
Don't miss Merida! You can combine this trip with a visit to Chichen Itza but don't try to do it as a daytrip - spend AT LEAST one night. Whereas Cancun is an example of how Mexicans build a city for Americans, Merida is a city built for Mexicans. Each night of the week a dance, poetry recital, concert or party is held in a different location.
A local ruin in Cancun opposite El Pueblito Hotel. (next to the Hilton Hotel Golf Course). Costs $3.00 a person. A small Mayan ruin. Dates back to 200 B.C. and has a small pyramid. Many Iguana.
From the hotel, a shuttle took us there, for free. You can snorkel or feed the little fish. DON'T FORGET TO BRING SOME BREAD OR SOME COOKIES.
Take some time for navigate by the Choral reef.
Places very near Cancún: only one hour by speedboat.
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