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Life is Sweeter by the Turquoise Sea.

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An April 2001 trip to Cancun by txredhead

Turquoise Sea Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Life is sweeter by the turquoise sea..., everything breathes tranquility....Without a doubt, when we think about vacation time, we remember platinum crystaline beaches, soft breezes, the bright sun and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Life is Sweeter by the Turquoise Sea.

Overview

Turquoise Sea Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun...Quintana Roo....Let me paint you a picture. Visions of mystical, thick, green, lush jungles, where an ancient civilization spoke to their gods. These ancient ones sought to comprehend mankind's significance in the stars. Here in the dense green foliage of jungles they built colossal temples that awaken the awe and amazement of we, the modern tourists, that come for a glimpse of the great Mayan culture. Cancun offers both, old world and new world, side by side, for we the seekers of R&R. It gives us incredible flora, beautiful pristine beaches that are kissed by the phenomenal turquoise color sea. A land of mysticism, romance, gourment food, exotic drinks, luxurious comfort and first cla...Read More

El Mexicano

Restaurant

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El Mexicano embraces you with the hospitality of a Mexican hacinda. Bright, colorful atmosphere. Its traditional and contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine will delight you. We enjoyed the all-you-can eat lunch buffet, sampling many of their specialities. In the evenings they have a folkloric ballet dinner show. That is our plan for the next visit.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 8, 2002

El Mexicano
Paseo KuKulcan Km 8.5
Cancun, Mexico
998-883-2220

Captain's Cove

Restaurant

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Captain's Cove is a Caribbean waterfront dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere. I must tell one of the reasons we went (besides the fact that the Cove has been voted Best Restaurant for 2 years.) We moor our schooner sailing vessel at "Captain's Cove" Marina at Lake Ray Hubbard just out of Dallas TX. Now back to critiquing the restaurant. You can enjoy a varied smorgasbord of flavor with its large variety of dishes from the exotic to traditional. Without a doubt, your palate will be pleased with its shrimp 'n coconut, lobster, and unbelievable Caribbean specialities like swordfish, shrimp trio and a Tikin-Xic (usually grouper grilled marinated in achiote spice). The flavor, seasoning, an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 8, 2002

Captain's Cove
Paseo KuKulcan Km 17
Cancun, Mexico
(998) 885-0016

Shrimp Bucket

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Restaurant | "El Shrimp Bucket"

Shrimp Bucket Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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An open air paloppa restaurant on the bay. They claim to have the freshest seafood on the island. Of course, my favorite was shrimp any way you could want it prepared. Along side they have charter fishing boats and they say they will cook what you catch if you want them to. On menu also: crab claws, lobster, catch of the day and oysters. Absolutely marvelous margaritas. Very causal and laid back. Great wait staff. Extra friendly and attentive. Your waiter will make you feel you are his only patron. Normally I don't just happen to take my camera to dinner, but our stop here was after a day of local sight seeing. So I have pics.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

Shrimp Bucket
Blvd KuKulcan Km 5.5
Cancun, Mexico
+52 998-883-2710

Ruins of Chichen Itza

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Attraction | "Chichen Itza"

Ruins of Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Deep within the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula rise the mysterious temples and pyramids of the Maya. Their civilization was one of the most advanced cultures for that time. These amazing ancients mapped the heavens and invented the "Haab" 365 day calendar simular to ours today. They were accomplished astronomers and mathematicians. Chichen Itza is one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the world. It is believed to have been built around 514 A.D. Without question, the most incredible structure at Chichen Itza is the famed Pyramid of KuKulcan, meaning "plumed serpent god". It stands in the middle of a vast esplanade encircled by serveral other important buildings. The structur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 8, 2002

Ruins of Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Tulum,

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The Castle Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Tulum, "the City of Dawn", built in honor of the Sun. The Mayas believed the heat of the sun gave them strength. Tulum is considered the most beautiful of the Mayan sites. It is small but exquisitely poised on 50 foot high cliffs above the Caribbean. The city, a ceremonial and religious center, housed only important people like priests, noblemen and government officials. The old city was built high above huge cliffs that face the sea. The other three sides of the city are walled by sixteen ft high walls with only three narrow entrances. There are less than sixty partial buildings remaining. This is about one tenth of its size as when a thriving city. The ruins are not as well prese...Read More