Cancún Tourist Traps

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    South tip of Isla Mujeres
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  • 1. Shopping-Prices

    This is an open market in downtown Cancun. The place is very charming and different. You can find jewelery and art and crafts. The place is just a a market to rip pleople off. The sales people are...

  • 2. Booking Tours

    I've booked many tours in Cancun. The best advise I can give is to book your tours face to face. Avoid booking online. There is little recourse if things don't measure up. I always leave my hotel to...

  • 3. TimeShares

    Upon arrival they offered to each one of us a slab with traditional motifs, with the only obligation to spend some minutes in a "information meeting". We had an unexpected dose of time sharing...

  • 4. Taxi's

    When we arrived back from A day trip to mexico City [where we did not feel we were ripped off even once] it was 1am. The taxi to the airport had cost us 300 pesos that morning. however, we were quoted...

  • 5. Independant Trips

    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...

  • 6. Snorkeling

    Before going to Cancun, one of my friends told me to avoid going on group snorkeling tours. You wade out into the lagoon in a long line and then all you can see is other people. For this reason, I did...

  • 7. Dolphin Promises

    When we arrived we were told that, in the early morning it was common to see some dolphins near the hotel. Jet-lag made me awake around 4AM in the first days,...

  • 8. Resort checkin scams

    This happens quite often in all-inclusives in the Caribbean, it just happened to me at a 5 star (so they call it), hotel in Cancun, Gran Caribe Real resort, was...

  • 9. Gas Station Scams

    You will notice that every gas station in Cancun and it's surroundings don't take credit cards, they take only cash. Of course, you need gas, so you can pull in...

  • 10. Langauge??

    From the first few minutes we landed in Cancun everyone was talking to us in Spanish.Maybe locals thought we`re Mexicans, I was flattered,who wouldn`t wanna...

  • 11. Downtown Cancun

    Downtown Cancun was perhaps the most lacklustre, dreary place I saw on my entire holiday. There was a couple of markets (more on those shortly), some mega...

  • 12. Car rental, tours, hotels

    At the Isla Mujer shopping mall we encountered a really nice guy giving out information on a new hotel. He mentioned that he could get anything you might want...

  • 13. Bull fighting

    You will not be experiencing a "typical" Mexican bull fight here but it IS a real bull fight and the bull does die so be aware. Bull fights have the crowd very...

  • 14. Cute kids after your money.

    i visited in around 2000. i don't know if they still do it but we had loads of little kids running up to us and trying to tie bracelets round our wrists, once...

  • 15. Dont look at the monitors in the plane

    The first time i made a long flight i really liked the monitors in the plane. Not only for the movies they played but also the times that the flight is lasting....

  • 16. The booze boat

    Another apparent trap which we were warned about and therefore did not participate in: the booze cruise. A friend told us that it's expensive, the lines for...

  • 17. Hand out

    When you see the dancers and local bands they will always pass a hat for you to put money on. They were a bit pushy with this and I did not like what they said...

  • 18. Some advise.

    There are lots of companies selling tours and excursions in Cancun but the best person to approach to book yours, is your holiday rep. They will ensure that...

  • 19. This trip to Cancun found the...

    This trip to Cancun found the city overrun with high-school students attending their Sr. Class trips. Imagine thousands of teenagers; no chaperones, no drinking...

  • 20. Wait a moment... Cancun IS a tourist trap!

    I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but Cancun itself is a tourist trap, and the bars and clubs are definitely so. Places like Senor Frogs and La Boom are...

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