Downtown Cancun, Cancún

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Kukulcan Boulevard at Bonampak Avenue

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    I liked the name.
    by Travmad
  • check out the local churches and make a donation.
    check out the local churches and make a...
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    Lives of the locals
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    Please visit the real downtown Cancun!

    by travelnut71 Written Apr 2, 2011

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    It is not dangerous to visit the downtown Cancun, at the beginning of the strip. For families with kids, there is so much to do, they have small cars for $2 for 10 min for kids to ride in the park and many shops and restaurants. On weekend nights, they have good sales and the food there is good, at the stalls, I ate there even when I was pregnant and it was okay.

    My son, the main square of activities My son downtown
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    Both Downtown Cancuns

    by katalinarunning Written Jun 3, 2007

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    For the more adventurous, go downtown Cancun where the locals go. There are really two downtown Cancuns--the tourists' section, and the locals section. When we went in 2000, we were determined to see the locals section and did this by riding the bus at night to the end of Cancun. During the day, we found the locals market (Market 23). There the people had better prices, but some couldn't speak English. The tourists' market was fun too. The venders love to bargin and there is plenty of competition, so you can find some great buys. Hair braiding was really fast and cheap. Even the children will hustle you by coming from behind, slinding a woven braclet on your arm and saying "dollar." This became annoying though. Downtown is a nice break from the beach for at least one day.

    Lives of the locals A local market.  Nobody wants chicken? Meat for sale. Braiding hair at the tourist market. Downtown Cancun is across the harbor from hotel.
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    The City

    by Mairo21 Written Sep 11, 2005

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    They have different things going on throughout the week. I went to their GRAVITY performance that is shown earlier in the evening before the place becomes a nightclub. IT was an interesting experience. Dinner and then a show. Lots of audience participation. Pretty cool and worth checking out. Addmission runs about $65 USD per person.

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    pirate ship

    by iam1wthee Updated Jul 13, 2005

    This one is not as good as the one in Puerto Vallarta. It is two ships that sail together and in the midst of the voyage they join together for a dueling performance.
    They have the dancing and contests. They have food which was just ok to me. My friend got food poisoning-allergic to pork. It does not land anywhere

    The other passengers on board were more fun than the play that was put on. The service was decent though.

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    Iguanas Everywhere!

    by GinGinCoo Written Feb 20, 2004

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    If you like iguanas just keep your eyes open while in Cancun, they are EVERYWHERE! Unfortunately, I have a phobia (YES I think its a phobia! LOL) of any kind of lizard and I cant stand them. Well they cant be avoided while in Cancun, I saw them on the side walks, beaches, everywhere! I'm sure they're harmless but ewwwwwwwwwwww! I took this picture while waiting for the bus and there they were just staring at me.

    Iguanas Everywhere!
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    Explore Downtown

    by mrdarius Written Apr 2, 2003

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    Take the bus into the heart of Cancun and explore down there. You'll find plenty of restaurants and maybe even a festival. The restaurants are good and cheap almost all around. Sometimes guitar players will wander in off the street and play personalized songs for you, but be ready to cough up some pesos for it.

    Also, if you plan on sitting on the beach and just drinking a bunch, the supermarket is the best place to buy cheap Coronas or XX.

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    Put on you boggie shoes!!!

    by Travmad Updated Apr 2, 2007

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    There are loads of these places around Cancun. This happens to be near the ADO bus station in Cancun. I just thought the name was a laugh. Although you can get two for one drinks.

    I liked the name.
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    Just relax

    by motorcitykitty Written Oct 22, 2006

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    Just take it easy. Other posters will tell you otherwise. There is a lot of things to do and see. Many tours and swimming with dolphins...

    check out the local churches and make a donation.
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    Should be "Can't Avoid Seeing"

    by ratherton Written Oct 15, 2003

    Right in the middle of Cancun is the biggest flag in the world. You can see it from miles away.

    When I saw it, I was just amazed by the size of it and why they thought they needed such a big flag.

    Big Mexican Flag, Cancun

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    Downtown CanCun

    by senoritamc Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    Downtown shopping is the best. This is where you see the real beauty of the buildings. Just look at the only picture we have found of our CanCun experience.
    LOL :)
    Taxis to downtown are cheap.

    Home of the best beer
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