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  • Los Ruinas de Tulum
    Los Ruinas de Tulum
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    Beach at Tulum
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  • Great Parnassus Resort & Spa
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Estado de Quintana Roo Favorites

  • Hotel Zone

    Cancún Favorites

    The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun – is about 25 km of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7". There are two possible translations of Cancún, based on the Mayan pronunciation kaan kun. The first translation is "nest of snakes." The second version and less accepted is "place of...

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  • Cruise Port

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Cozumel is 33 miles long and 11 miles wide. It is the largest island in the Republic of Mexico. More cruise ships visit it than visit St. Thomas. The cruise ships come to the only town on the island which is San Miguel. Twelve miles to the west of Cozumel is the mainland Cozumel was a Mayan center for trading and was also a pilgrimage center...

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  • Isla Mujeres

    Cancún Favorites

    For years we vacationed in Cancun....Then we found Isle Mujeres. What a perfect vacation spot. The shopping is great, especially when you get off the main drag. The food is fantastic. There are so many places to eat there with a vast array of selections. Make sure you go to Chile Locos for breakfast...its the best on coffee I have ever had! Be...

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  • Trip Plans

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Most stores and street vendors open at 9 am and close at 5 pm. Most tourist restaurants (Carlos n Charlie's, Senor Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, Subway, Burger King, The Shrimp Bucket) open at 10 am and close at either 5 pm (just food) or late at night (if they have a bar). Ask your host/hostess the day before if you want to eat an early breakfast or a...

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  • Beaches

    Cancún Favorites

    The lower part of the 7 has many, many great beaches. I love the white, powdery sand, and the clear, turquoise, blue warm water! I haven't really seen any bad beaches there! The norther and southern hotel zone beaches are both great. You can have a great time snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and...

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  • Snorkel/Dive/Swim

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Cozumel's beaches is one of the best in the world- it offers great beaches for swimming, snorkelling, diving, boating... The water in Cozumel is so inviting and sparkles under the blue sky on a sunny weather! The sea breeze is just about right lulling you to sleep if you prefer to just sit down and relax on the beach. The sand is so white and...

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  • Nichupte Lagoon

    Cancún Favorites

    My collection of scenic sunsets was added by the wonderful sunset over the Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun. You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Sunset over Cancun part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT. You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 4' 8.91" N 86° 47' 1.20" W or on my Google...

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  • San Miguel

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico with one existing town called San Miguel on the edge of the Caribbean. The central plaza, has several memorials to Benito Juarez, the famed Mexican statesman and national hero. To the west is the downtown pier, where ferries depart for Playa del Carmen and the Mayan ruins on the mainland. This is a Cozumel...

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  • Hotel Faclities

    Cancún Favorites

    I know that a lot of people (mostly Americans with their families) prefer staying in such hotels in Cancun and Florida. I’ve never tried such way of rest before and wanted to have an experience only for not to repeat it again. Great Parnassus Resort & Spa promised me the experience of the breathtaking Caribbean allure. With a coveted location,...

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  • Relaxing

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    We love to just walk up & down that main strip in Cozumel. We shop at all the little places along the way & usually eat at this little place that is outside by the big flag. I can't remember the name of it but it has yellow awnings & umbrellas. The food is really good there. We also ate at Palmeras & had a wonderful dining experience there. When we...

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  • Chichen Itza

    Cancún Favorites

    As of January 2006 climbing is no longer allowed at Chichen Itza. The Castle, the warriors temple and the high priest temples are all closed. Apparently an older woman fell off the castle and all the steps have been closed since. The site is still amazing to see, but don't go expecting to climb anything. None of the Cancun, Cozumel, Playa de Carmen...

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  • Car rental

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Once I had enough time to explore the landscape with some friends. We rented a jeep and someone had taken this picture of me. Renting a car was really cheap and the island is not so very big, so you may explore quite a lot of it during an afternoon.

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  • Booze

    Cancún Favorites

    A fact everyone should keep in mind when booking a resort or hotel in Cancun is that it has a reputation as a party town...and it is!!!! And some hotels attract these kind of vacationers. Its not a bad thing, just keep this in mind. I believe that the less expensive hotels would have the most party people and the parties go on all night.!!!!!!!!

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  • Punta Ealetita

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    When we were in Cozumel the first time, I saw the lighthouse near the CG Base. At that time it was active. Now it has been OTBE (overtaken by events). The cruise ship companies have built up shops around it so that there needs to be a new lighthouse. This lighthouse is out along the shore, but south of the new cruise ship docks. It is a...

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  • Xcaret

    Cancún Favorites

    after an impressive Mexican folklore dance demonstrations at the theater in the afternoon the high point of any Xcaret visit is the Xcaret's Grand Night Performances for all your senses. An epic celebration with the sights and sounds of a grand festival set in Mexico's golden years,the splendor of Mayan kings, the drama of the Ball Game and the...

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  • Mayans

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    The Mayans believed that Cozumel was the spiritual home of Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of fertility and love. The name Cozumel comes from the Mayan word "Cuzamil-Pectin" or "Land of the Swallows" because, as legend has it, she thanked the women for dedicating temples here to her by sending her favorite bird as a sign of gratitude. I got a photo of a...

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  • Weather

    Cancún Favorites

    In the winter, if it's cold where you live. If not, the prices are cheapest in the fall. You can see a run down of weather at different times of the year at http://www.beachcondocancun.com/thingstodo.asp The water is really warm in the fall, still, probably in the mid eighties, and it's wonderful to swim, snorkel, and totally relax in! I love too...

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  • Flora & Fauna

    Cancún Favorites

    One really cool thing about Cancun and area, are the many iguanas that can be seen and most of the ones I saw were a good size. The one pictured here lived near our hotel. I got pretty close to him, but when I got too close, he disappeared into the nearby drainage pipe.

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  • Planning the Trip

    Cancún Favorites

    I found this site when doing my research and it kinda helped me get a good sense of what to do and how to stay for cheap too. Check out Cancun Things to do, where to stay and overview.

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  • Sunset-Sunrise

    Cancún Favorites

    My collection of scenic sunrises was added by the wonderful sunrise over the Caribbean Sea in Cancun. You can watch my 2 min 06 sec Video Cancun Sunrise over the Caribbean Sea out of my Youtube channel or here on VT. You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 4' 6.39" N 86° 46' 38.68" W or on...

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  • Food and Water

    Cancún Favorites

    If not at the hotel pool, I may also have been found here. The CasaMagna Resort also has an outstanding beach view grill, mere feet from the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea. I ate lunch here just about every day. In the shade, just hanging out watching the waves. It was hard to get me to move from there. There's simply nothing more relaxing to me. I...

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  • Tulum

    Cancún Favorites

    The best time to go is between Oct-March because it is not so hot and humid.Between April-Sept there is a risk of hurricane and rain.I found the weather perfect when i went,not too hot,just right and not humid in the evenings. Tulum is soo beautiful,you have to see it to believe it.I just stood there for about five minutes speechless at its beauty.

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  • Local People

    Cancún Favorites

    Cancun as city didn't impress me that much. But it has it's own unique quality: I've never seen and experienced such polite drivers. Driving very carefully, stopping emidiately when I wanted to cross a street, smiling. Completely opposite to what I've experienced in some places where crossing a street can be a adventure ful of adrenalin. Those...

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  • Internet & Phone

    Cancún Favorites

    Anyone looking to rent a cell phone for their trip to Mexico, I highly recommend getting one from Mexitel through Ebay. The process is so simple. You pay $35 for the phone plus a small shipping fee and a deposit for the phone. Minutes are purchased separately at a very low cost. When you return from your trip you simply return the phone in the...

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  • Money

    Cancún Favorites

    A frequently asked question by visitors to Cancun is which currency should I take with me to Cancun?. Well, both Mexican Pesos and US Dollars are accepted in all shops and restaurants. Neither Euros, British Pounds nor Canadian Dollars are widely accepted, but can be exchanged for Pesos easily enough in the resort. If you are visiting from the...

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  • Weddings

    Cancún Favorites

    The Couple picked their gorgeous rented villas as the location for the wedding reception. The wedding package included the villa rentals, the catered dinner, and the cake!! They also threw in a hair stylist and make up artist as well. It's "One Stop Shopping" for a wedding in paradise! There was even room for a little romantic prelude to the...

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  • Downtown

    Cancún Favorites

    I must say that downtown Cancun isn't the nicest place in town, except that you will find some shops and restaurants around it but that's about it... it's not a typically Mexican town where you can see nice old colonial buildings or feel a typical atmosphere at all. All you can see in the hotel zone are spectacular hotels, and when you get to...

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  • Mayans

    Cancún Favorites

    Cenotes (or sinkholes) were the basic water source for the indigenous people of Yucatán. This gave the cenotes not only an important role in survival, but also a central one in the religion of the people. Cenotes were a representation of the underworld. Considering their depths, this is not surprising! In most religious centers, the cenotes that...

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  • Mañana

    Cancún Favorites

    The biggest complaint from tourists about Cancun seems to be about the number of tourists. (Ironic ain't it?) There are so many tourists that they can't help but get in each other's face. We've all seen them, an oversized couple wearing matching shorts, fanny packs, corny "Cancun Mexico" T-shirts, and sequined purple sombreros fighting for a good...

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  • Playa Del Carmen

    Cancún Favorites

    you should consider going to Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen is just 45 minutes south of Cancun and a 40-min ferry ride to Cozumel. It's got a great nightlife lasting as late as you wish. Also, if you're not into diving in Cozumel, you can always go to Tulum to see the Mayan ruins. Playa has some great places to stay right on the beach....

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  • Macarena

    Cancún Favorites

    ...and a version for MACARENA Haters (LOL)! There's only one way to prepare macaroni. You need a little bit of spam and a lot of baloney. I don't want no ziti or lame rigatoni I wantttt macaroniiiiiii!!!!! I guess you met my boyfriend The one they call Boy-AR-dee I don't want him I can't stand him He can't me satisfy no more He tried to...

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  • Cozumel

    Cancún Favorites

    COZUMEL A medium-sized islandwhere you can see the National Underwater Park of Palancar. If you like snorkeling, this is the place!!! The second largest coral reef in the world, here came Jacques Cousteau to film some of his famous TV docs! But if you go for the beach, try at Chankanaab, a beautiful turquoise waters beach to rest under a palm tree...

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  • Underwater

    Cancún Favorites

    The Yucatán Peninsula is the remains of a very old coral reef, raised from the sea after thousands of years. So the whole peninsula is made of limestone. This is a very porous rock, which immediately sucks down rain water. This means that there are no rivers in the peninsula and very few lakes. Once underground, the water will migrate down the...

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  • Xel-Ha

    Cancún Favorites

    XEL-HA 108 kms from Cancun, heading south. This wonderful natural pool lets you enjoy underwater life without even snorkeling. But you can swimm too if you want to. We made a photo with 2 wonderful iguanas (after paying to the owner, of course!).

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  • Avenue Kukulcán

    Cancún Favorites

    On the Avenue Kukulcán, the main road of the Hotel Zone, you find a lot of statues and monuments. Therefore, instead using the taxi or bus to go downtown or to other places it might be better to do this road by food. I will show you some were I took pictures from.

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  • Cancun afterwards

    The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun is about 25 km of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7".My VT-page about Cancun consists of the following tips and reviews:1) Great Parnassus Resort and Spa2) Great Parnassus Hotel3) Beachfront paradise in Cancun4) Caribbean Sea in Cancun5)...

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  • Bookit vs cheapcaribean

    Used both of these services as the consistently offered the best package deal. Bookit.com seemed to offer better hotel only deal. Both use major companies for the airport transfer though be prepared to wait some time at airport for them to fill up van and also to make multiple stops so even getting to a hotel zone resort especially one further...

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  • The Flowers of Xcaret

    While walking through the butterfly exhibit at Xcaret, we came across a pond full of lillies. as we walked by, we noticed this one flower growing out from one of the lillies right in the middle! It was so beautiful, we had to take a picture of it!You will find many types of flowers and other types of plant life throughout the park.

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  • Bird Sanctuary

    This is the Bird Sanctuary located in Xcaret. Here you will find all sorts of species of birds from around the region. Be sure you stay on the paths and not disturb the birds...the management is really tough on this.

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  • Parrots in Xcaret

    While hiking through Xcaret, you will come across a bird sanctuary were you will find many species of birds, many of them are very beautiful, as you can see here.

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  • UNDERWATER WORLD

    One of my fondest memories was the day trip to the island of Cozumel to do some diving. Cozumel has some great spots for diving. I remember going through a small cave and watching plenty of fishes around the coral.The Palancar Reef has some stunning coral formations, Paraiso Reef is famous for its brain and star coral and Yocab Reef is great for...

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  • PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    After a week touring the Yucatan peninsula exploring the Maya culture, Playa del Carmen was a welcome change. This former fishing village south of Cancun is a great place to stay when you want a relaxing and quiet beach vacation. If you are more into nightlife, big resorts with many activities and tourists, go to Cancun. Playa del Carmen is...

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  • Birthday surprise

    Make sure there is something to give away in your bag. When we came to visite the Maya's we found out that one of the kids in the house we were in was having his birthday.I had a bag with lollipos with me and so we were able to give all the 10 kids a nice (sugarfree) lollipop. Mum and dad got also one and so were had 12 new friends. Only grandma...

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