Estado de Quintana Roo Tourist Traps

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Estado de Quintana Roo Tourist Traps

  • Shopping-Prices

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 very good at ripping you off and sell you everything more expensive. I also made the mistake of using both my credit cards and the merchant rip me off....

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  • 5th Avenue

    Playa del Carmen Tourist Traps

    The vicious feathered warrior-god beckons to you because you can't help but look his way. "Come, come! It's okay, have your picture taken with me." Excited, you go and stand beside him. The god spreads his giant impressive wings, your friend takes the photo, and then "boom", the god hits you up for 50 pesos. It would have been nice if he had told...

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  • Vehicle rentals

    Isla Cozumel Tourist Traps

    Make sure to return your rented jeep or car with a full-tank gas, otherwise they will be charging you in dollars instead of in pesos. Also, when you pump gas, make sure to ask whether the gasoline is paid in dollars or in pesos! The gasoline boy here where I pumped gas fooled me! I will never forget. He collected dollars from me instead of pesos...

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  • Booking Tours

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 book with one of the independant shops. It is cheaper. The shops in the hotel are always more expensive because they have to pay a concession to the...

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  • Stores

    Isla Cozumel Tourist Traps

    If you happen to arrive with a cruise ship (we were with royal carribean), don't go to the shops right across the street from the docking area. If you show ANY interest in anything there, they will hound you and follow you to the point of where you feel uncomfortable. My dad almost got suckered into a $200 dolphin necklace, this guy followed us...

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  • TimeShares

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 promotion, with all the common show, of periodical clapping hands, proving that we were the only "silly people resisting to the offered marvels". We did...

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  • Tour guides

    Isla Cozumel Tourist Traps

    Most resorts, and larger hotels on the island have people waiting by the main entrance who want to sell you fishing trips, car rentals, ext. Watch them carefully with you credit card, they will tell you there is an extra tax to pay with your card, make them tell you exactally what the tax is,watch them step by step figure it out on the calculator...

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  • Taxi's

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 620 pesos back at night. OK it was late at night but even so it was a total rip off. There was nothing we could do about it because there were no...

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  • Independant Trips

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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. There is a tower...

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  • Snorkeling

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 not go on one of these tours and can't vouch for its veracity, but it sure sounded like a ripoff. If you really want to go snorkeling though, go...

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  • Resort Scams

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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, and I took advantage of it to go and see the sunrise, waiting for the dolphins. They never showed up. And the only consolation I had was being the first to dive in the pool, on a marvelous...

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  • Tips and Beggers

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    I got so sick of the whole 'Tip' thing - there were people in the toilets wanting money from you for giving you a paper towel. The porters at the airport snatch your bags and then get angry if you only give them a couple of dollars. Even security guards or the chef who cooks the eggs in the hotel want a tip. Make sure you have some 5 peso coins to...

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  • Bull fighting

    Cancún Tourist Traps

    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 interactive but when this bull began to bleed there was silence and even a few (very rude) boos. Get into it and cheer the Matador. Our crowd seemed shocked at the first sight of blood and...

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  • stay away from tourists ;-)

    Don't let any travel agent tell you what you CAN NOT DO and where you CAN NOT GO!!!We have met a travel agents telling us that it is not safe to go to places where not only we went, we did not see or feel any danger, but we were not the only solo travelers there. People know more and more about Mexico. Also Mexican government does more and more...

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  • Need to use a toilet ?

    Leny and i had a big problem. After visiting the Maya's we had been in the Van for about an other hour. And the drinks we had with lunch were coming down rappidly.So we needed the toilet badly. We were so happy when we arrived at the Cenote. But then it seemd that these toilets couldnt be used. We were not allowed to get in (they were locked...

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  • Pig in the garden

    If you are invited in a Mayanhome you mustnt be surprised when there is a pig in the garden. Do not think this pig is for fun or a pet....no these pigs are for food. And in the Caribean you are very welthy then there is a pig in your garden.So maybe when the locals call you a pig, they mean nothing more then that you are a ridge tourist? Be aware...

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  • this place is a tourist trap

    I wouldn't reccomend this place to anyone if they want to experience culture. It goes to show you how unbalanced Mexican society is when there are these huge hotels, but who makes the money? Some big fat rich american, not the mexicans. take advantage of a time share, they were offering us 150 usd to do one (they make 200 usd, and give you your...

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