Cancún Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Isla Mujeres

    It's very possible that 1 of 10 locals will give you a good deal. In our case, we took a recent trip to cancun and went to Isla de las Mujeres, and although fun at first, we quickly found out we were...

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  • 2. Cenotes

    We visited Ik Kil after a tour of Chichen Itza. If you have the option to do this (sometimes your tour will offer the stop), go for it! It was one of the highlights of our entire trip. I think entry...

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  • 3. Chichen Itza

    Stoped in a small town on the outskirts of Merida and stayed in a Hacienda. Very different from the usual hotels etc but very interesting and cozy. Took the local transportation. Cost 10 pesos and...

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  • 4. Tulum

    Monday, January 24, 2005. Hans and I took local buses to TULUM. After making a stop in Play Del Carmen, it was another 39 miles, or 63 Km south. Tulum is Mayan for "WALL" and dates to the period A.D....

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  • 5. Xel-Ha

    A wonderful, breath taking experience. If you don't like going in the big ocean to see tropical fish this is the place to go. I is like a large pool just off the ocean where you can go without...

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  • 6. Coba.

    Coba has the second largest pyramid in the peninsula. Coba is definitely a nice site with unique buildings among the Yucatan jungle. From the top of the huge pyramid one can see miles and miles of...

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  • 7. Jungle Tour

    It's a little too far, about 150 KM from Cancun, but it's something I would recommend. Not only you will see the beauty of hundreds of flamingos flying over the waters, but you will face a sanctuary...

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  • 8. Playa Del Carmen

    After more than a month visiting the beautiful sights of Mexico, I venture into the beach bump county :). I started my beach escapade in the Mayan Riviera, at Playa del Carmen (Playa for short). The...

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  • 9. Xcaret

    XCARET is about a 1 hour drive south of Cancun. I was dissapointed with the snorkel tour, but we especially enjoyed floating along the underground river. Note that the water of the river is a bit cold...

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  • 10. Fishing

    We never went fishing but, we meet some people that caught some huge fish! I bet it would be very fun to go on the Deep Sea fishing charters that Cancun has. Fishing link

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  • 11. Merida

    It is not a "must see", but the capital of Yucatan desserves a visit. Futhermore, Merida is a good place to stay while visiting Uxmal or Dzibilchaltun

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  • 12. Uxmal

    It is a very long trip, but it surely deserves to be done - the ruins, the jungle, the ambiance is something that I will never forget. It is possible to do it...

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  • 13. Parque Las Palapas

    This is the closest we got to really experiencing Mexican culture while in Cancun. Parque Las Palapas is located near La Habichuela. It's a traditional plaza...

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  • 14. mahaual beach

    Soon to be converted into another 5 star resort unfortunatly...Mahaual beach is just beyond far of your expectations.... calm water you feel like you are in a...

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  • 15. Tour the Hotel Zone... by bike!

    If you enjoy biking as much as I do, and if there's one day that you really want to take it easy and relax and not take one of those day trips around Cancun, I...

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  • 16. Children's Home.

    La Casita is Children's home for Girls (there is a Boys one near by as well) and if you have kids with you while on vacation IMHO you should take them there...

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  • 17. A really secluded and wonderful beach

    As an author of a travel book, What's Cheap and Free In Cancun" I get to visit many, many locations throughout the Cancun area. My absolute favorite is a little...

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  • 18. A Drive in the Suburbs

    By pure coincidence, one of our sons-in-law had been in Cozumel a few days before our arrival, taking part in a diver refresher course with his other buddies in...

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  • 19. Oscar y Lalos

    Since we left early from Playa del Carmen on our trip to Tulum, we thought we would stop somewhere enroute for breakfast. As luck would have it, this place...

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  • 20. Deep Sea Fishing

    I like Captain Rick (in Puerto Adventuras) - where we rent the boat very much.Pepe in the reception was very nice. HE even asked me how to write his name in...

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  • 21. Cancun Carnaval

    If you get to Cancun at the right time of year (mid February to mid March, you'll have to check for the exact dates because they change yearly), you can get to...

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  • 22. Puerto Juárez

    Want to see how the locals live in Cancun? Many of the hotel workers live in the Puerto Juarez neighbourhood, 5 minutes north of downtown Cancun. There's a few...

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  • 23. Playa Del Niño

    Playa Del Nino is a local public beach about 10 minutes north of downtown Cancun in the Puerto Juarez neighbourhood. It is a little further up the road past the...

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  • 24. Journey to the South

    Friends I was with in Cancún wanted to visit a Water Theme Park (with fake statues underwater, imagine!), so I left them there, took the car and went south.I...

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  • 25. Cozumel

    We took a trip to Cozumel while we were in Cancun. We got there by driving to Playa del Carmen and taking the ferry over. Then we rented a beat-up VW bug to...

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