Estado de Quintana Roo Off The Beaten Path

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Estado de Quintana Roo Off The Beaten Path

  • Isla Mujeres

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 victims of groping and then money snatchers. When you head to Juarez on the R1 get off the first exit where the big boats take off. The second stop...

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  • Cenotes

    Playa del Carmen Off The Beaten Path

    This cenote is in Puerto Aventuras not far south of Playa and can be easily accessed by colectivo, see my tip re transport. It's a beautiful crystal clear cenote, one part is open like a lake, the other is partly covered like a cave. The water is cool about 25' and very refreshing. It's a nice change from the beach, and usually there are very few...

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  • Cenotes

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 was only $7 or $10. A pleasant cool freshwater swim after sweating like crazy and climbing around the dusty ruins was perfect. You decend to the...

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  • Sian Ka'an

    Playa del Carmen Off The Beaten Path

    Si'an Kaan is a national park to the south from Tulum, where you can see lots of wildlife. A boat will take you around a huge bay with mostly fresh water. You'll see lots of birds in mangrove brush. Then the boats will take you out to the open sea, and, if you are lucky, you'll see dolphins or turtles or both. After lunch you'll go to coral reefs...

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  • Chichen Itza

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 very efficient for narrow streets. Lots of fun and worth a try. Unforgettable adventure...

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  • Akumal

    Playa del Carmen Off The Beaten Path

    The further south you drive, the less popuated it becomes. Yet you would hardly know this due to the huge facades on the highway announcing that you have reached another sprawling development. In Akumal there are a lot of houses, a few hotels and one of the nicest beaches between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. The water was warm, the people were all...

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  • Xel-Ha

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 fighting the ocean swells and seeing some very nice fish at your leasure. It is just south on Cancun. No worry of sharks. Go early in the morning for less...

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  • Beach

    Playa del Carmen Off The Beaten Path

    paraiso beach club is a great place to have happy hr. starts at 3:00 also try their amberjack slightly breaded, delicious & I'm not much of a fish eater, went back twice last trip. when sitting on beach or going to little cantinas we always use Skintastic on our ft. & lower legs. it deters the sand fleas. located calle 14 norte on the beach.sorry I...

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  • Jungle Tour

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 of wild life and marvelous sights. And it will be easy to add the visit to the mandatory trip to Chichen Itza.

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  • Coba.

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 beautiful vegetation and ruins. Check my Coba page for more details.

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  • Tulum

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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. 900. The seaside archeological site of Tulum was once known as the "City of the Dawn". It is the only Mayan port city ever discovered and features...

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  • Playa Del Carmen

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 Caribbean coast at Playa is definitely the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen in my life, even better then the hyper-commercialized beach of Cancun....

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  • Xcaret

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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 at first, but you soon get used to it. The evening shows are also great featuring a Myan ball game and folkloric dances, however it is important to...

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  • Fishing

    Cancún Off The Beaten Path

    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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  • Jungle and nothing more then jungle

    When you rent a car in Mexico Yucatan, you will find out that there is not a lot to see on your way. Well atleast that is what we have found out. I think that still 80% of Mexico is covered with jungle.I bed that there are so many things not found and that there are more temples to explore and more pyramides to be found.A good thing though about...

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  • Visite the Maya's

    They say that the Maya's came from Asie. They left their own country with several 1000 or maybe even more people and went to America (well it wasnt America in those days) They settled down and all started their own village. And cold themselves different names : MAYA'S, INCA'S or AZTEKS.This was possible cause in those days America and Asie werent...

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  • Peak inside a Mayan house

    If you have done as i said you are heading for a Mayan village right now and if you arrive you can see all kids running to you.Most houses are made of clay and trees, but some are made of stone. Like this one were we had our visite.On a washline you can see the nitt work hanging, ready to be sold to us.The guide told us it was better not to give...

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  • south of tulum

    Anything south of tulum and not around chetumal isvery peaceful and there are a lot less tourists, especially of the resorts type. Only backpackers seem to make it down there.Buses run pretty much anywhere if you have thetime and if they don't run to the place you wannago, some nice local will love to take ya on theback of his truck....be careful...

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