Can you say - Sunscreen???
Luggage and bags: If you are a collector of touristy type things (magnets, ceramics, jewelry, clothing) - then bring an extra bag to put all of your purchases into for the trip home.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sunscreen is the number one item to bring! I got horribly burned and learned my lesson. Otherwise beachwear is a must. Your hotel will provide you with beach towels most likely, so just your swimsuit, glasses, flip flops and beach tote should work.
Most restaurants are fine with casual wear, but it is good to have at least one set of dressier clothes - just in case.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Burn ointment could come in handy. I found myself needing some and ended up paying $22 for a bottle of aloe.
Photo Equipment: Waterproof is good.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
Miscellaneous: The hotel should be able to exchange currency for you, but it is helpful to have pesos or at least single dollar bills when you arrive at the airport. You will be bombarded by people who will want to take your bags and provide you with transportation.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimwear !!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can by everything on the Cancun strip in the various malls or even at the market downtown
Miscellaneous: Pick up this leaflet at Cancun airport, along with various others you can get tons of discount vouchers, maps and general tourist information.
Don't over do it...
Luggage and bags: If you can do it only pack a carry on. Luggage and Customs is a pain
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can get by with 3 pairs of shoes. Sandels (beach and Dress) and Tennis shoes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Every hotel I have stayed at in Cancun has toiletries such as shampoo, soap and condt. If you can get by with what the hotel supplies do it. Bring you own medicane in it's orig. bottle if at all possible. And check out the med. prices while in cancun. Much cheaper then USA.
what you will need
Luggage and bags: a backpack that also comes with wheels- this is essential when trying to get around parks like xcaret
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: water shoes for the beach and other places
googles -fish are everywhere
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: mosquito repellent is an absolute must
peppermint soap is good too at repelling most bugs
Photo Equipment: water camera
Clothing, Repellent, Biodegradable Sun Block
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The outdoor supply store recommended Ex Officio's protective clothing. It is very lightweight, cool to wear, yet woven so that mosquitos cannot penetrate. My pants could be unzipped into shorts -- great to wear around jungle ruins near Cancun or for an evening's walk. They were very comfortable, kept me cool and free -- the best clothing investment I made for this trip.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Most snorkeling requires BIODEGRADABLE sunblock. -- and it is good to wear in the water even if it is not required. The reefs are fragile and should be protected. If you can find this at home, it will be cheaper than in the hotel or at the site itself.
You may want to bring your own snorkeling equipment -- some fins will cut into my feet and some snorkels are better than others at keeping water out.
Miscellaneous: My wife is very susceptable to mosquito bites. The outdoor store said that if we were going into heavy mosquito areas, get a 30% DEET repellant. This is probably not needed for Cancun, but came in handy at some of the jungle sites.
- Diving and Snorkeling
- Family Travel
An Underwater Disposable Camera!
Photo Equipment: We took all the cool underwater pictures of each other with a disposable camera made specifically for underwater. Buy them before you leave home, as you will pay an inflated price once there. As you can see, you can get some great shots.
- Diving and Snorkeling
My thoughts of Cancun
Luggage and bags: When i first booked a hol to Cancun,i thought it was going to be big and brash and noisy.When i arrived there,i was very surprised.I found very friendly people,clean,tidy streets,beautiful gardens,parks,beaches,great weather,lovely food.All in all i really liked it.It was alot better than i ever imagined.Wonderful streets lined with trees,gardens,big safe walkways,great shops,clean hotels,beaches.I felt very safe and safe to walk around at night.
The food was wonderful and the atractions,parks,water worlds etc all very good indeed.I will be going back and i recomend Cancun as a great honeymoon destination.
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Luggage and bags: Just a carry-on and gym bag.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, sandals, sweater for chilly evenings and maybe a little nicer things for the evening.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pepto Bismol and Amondium AD - just in case, and then the usual things.
Photo Equipment: Digital Camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't need anything special.
Miscellaneous: I will take fewer things with me and bring more back.
- Spa and Resort
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress light, that is loose dresses, or shorts and T-shirts. It's usually quite warm there.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: One invaluable accessory are those headbands that soak up water and swell up to a tube you can tie around your neck or head. On a hot day, having one of those on can keep you from fainting from the heat. Just turn it over every 15 minutes, and you'll have a cool side again.
Miscellaneous: For getting around in the Zona Hotelera and downtown, use the local busses. They go up and down between Cancun and the entire length of the Hotel Zone around the lagoon. During the day they run about every 10 minutes. They are VERY cheap! The only time you might have to stand up is during the rush hours when the hotel employees are going to and from work.
Luggage and bags: light clothing,even nice skirts ,shorts etc
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: sandals,sunblock,tanning lotion,nice
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can get anywhere medical stuffs
24 hrs drug stores
Photo Equipment: APS FILM ,excellent for the kind of view
buy your film,here only one cost 10.00
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: tanning lotion,sunblock,lots of water
Luggage and bags: One bag will probably do it since you only need summerclothes, your personal belongings, a camera, some film, your passport, money and the unquestionable sunlotion!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's summer during... almost all year round. So unless you go there during the winter, bring lots of summerclothes with you. Swimmingsuit is definately a must too! And good shoes if you want to visit Chitzen Itza.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I brougth what I use of different things and thingies. I could have bought several things there, but it's nice to bring your own personal belongings with you, right?!
Photo Equipment: Films are expensive in Cancun, so bring lots of them. And I do mean lots of them... Also if you have an underwater camera bring it with you - the waters at Cancun and some of the parks are amazingly crystalclear and more turquoise than blue...
Miscellaneous: Sunlotion - absolutely must!
Luggage and bags: We were aloud tweo bags each in luggage. One bag on board. Check with airlines now. I'm sure some things have changed.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We always wear layered clothing and bring a towel. Mostly shorts and t-shirts are most comfortable. Bring a back pack with towel and swim suit. don't forget sun screen. It is really easy to burn down there. Totally different sun rays from Ohio for sure.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring some toilet paper in case! I brought my own little stuff. Tylonel, shampoo etc...
Photo Equipment: Bring what ever you need. You may get offered money for your equipment. Beware of those that try. You may be getting set up to be robbed.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Didn't see any camping where we were.
Miscellaneous: Just be careful. This is definately a different culture.
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Luggage and bags: One big Samsonite case and the usual trolley to take in the plane with some basic clothing and personal things, just in case the checked luggage gets lost ;)
That was enough for us.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good pair of snickers for visiting the huge mayan sites, something fancier for the nightlife and the usual 'lighter' shoe wear for hot locations. Also the usual light pants for dinner in some fancier restaurant (required in the hotel's night restaurants)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing more than the usual : medicine for colds, fever, bug bytes, bug repelent (didn't use it though) diarrea medicine, etc...
oh, of course...SUN CREAM! Lots of it!
Luggage and bags: I would suggest everything you need for Cancun should fit in a carry-on bag. My wife proved me wrong.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals are a must. A pair of shoes if you want to dress up a little for the clubs, but there isn't a lot of dressing up since its Cancun.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take plenty of aspirin and motrin. Our bar was open most the night and bright and early in the morning. Nothing like a bloody mary to get you started off right.
Photo Equipment: Film cost just as much as it does at home and sometimes more. I never found a Wal-mart.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take plenty of Sun block. The sun is harsh. I don't generally burn but I did peel a little, mainly just got dark. I did see some people with light skin that got tour up...I truely did feel for them.
Luggage and bags: Bring only what you can carry, unless you are doing the 'Luxury Hotel' thing. In that case, bring whatever you want.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: VERY COMFORTABLE SHOES, very light clothing, stuff you can wash out at the hotel that will dry overnight. Don't bring too much as there are a lot of beautiful clothing items to purchase for very little money. The summer is strikingly hot and humid with quick and heavy thundershowers. No rain gear needed as you can find shelter for 10 minutes under whatever is overhanging. (the rain is no relief from the heat) Bring a water bottle so you can pack water with you on the tours or your own excursions.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring moist towelettes, antibacterial handwash (the kind that needs no water is best - at bath & body works), some kind of topical antiseptic like neosporin. Also, aloe vera for the impending sunburn. Heed all the cautions of the sun warnings. The weather is just too hot to suffer with a sunburn. Due to ecological preservation, try to find a waterproof sunscreen or an envoironmentally friendly type. Pepto Bismo or Imodium AD tablets! Soooo necessary. So you don't dring the water... but what do you think they wash the vegetables in? C'omon!! I used these products as a preventative measure, taking a single tablet once a day. Motion sickness pills because you will want to go out on the water! Antihistimines (for divers). Asprin (for that sunburn), and... bandaids. The dead coral along the coast will cut you like a razor.
Photo Equipment: I found photo developing places very digital friendly, normal prices, and easy to use.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: When snorkling, as distracted as you will be by the sights below, remember that your backside is getting A LOT of sun that entire time. Come up for air and save yourself from a sunburn.
Miscellaneous: See the tanning salon several times before you go, especially if you are looking to spend a lot of time sightseeing (duh!) or in, around, or on the water.
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