Cancun Journals

Live like a Mayan King in Cancun

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A December 2002 trip to Cancun by madaunt

Flowers everywhere in Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: For a mid-winter break, Cancun is the place to be. This cosmopolitan playground has sunshine, beaches, adventures on land and sea, great beauty, art, history, culture, and nightlife (both wild and elegant)-—and all of it's backed by "musica caliente."

Live like a Mayan King in Cancun

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Flowers everywhere in Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Cancun can be non-stop: adventure tours, visits to ancient ruins, nightlife in bars and clubs, deep sea fishing, parasailing, high end shopping, and photography safaris. Or you can "flop and drop": renew your joie de vivre in this Yucatan paradise without ever leaving your resort. As soon as we arrived in Cancun, we liked the local people: a mechanic handed me a red hibiscus as we walked from our plane to the terminal and even the Customs officers were friendly and smiling. We felt welcome. Everywhere we went, there were well-dressed tourists speaking French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English with many accents. Cancun is a sophisticated destination with palatial hotels with gor...Read More

Oasis Cancun All-Inclusive

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Hotel | "Oasis Cancun"

Dining in La Galera Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Oasis Cancun is located on a broad, white sand beach at the edge of the turquoise sea. It has 32 acres of gardens, a golf course and tennis courts, and (right across the boulevard) water sports in the lagoon. The rooms are large, colourful, and nicely furnished with one king or two double beds, and big picture windows and small balconies. Our room had two telephones, a large television, a small refrigerator, bottled water, and a luxurious marble bathroom. The main pool is huge, extremely clean, and offers a refreshing, calm swim. I really appreciated this on days when the ocean was rough. I would still swim in the sea but, after being pounded by the waves and fighting the strong tides, I w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2003

Oasis Cancun All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULKAN ZONA HOTELERA
Cancun, Mexico
9988850881

Hotel Grand Oasis All Inclusive - Cancun

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Hotel | "Grand Oasis"

Hotel Grand Oasis All Inclusive - Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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This five-star accommodation is a resort-within-a-resort. In the middle of the four smaller pyramidal structures of the Oasis Cancun, is a huge pyramid with 1000 rooms and suites and this is the Grand Oasis. It has the same 32 acres of gardens, beautiful beach and huge pool, fantastic main lobby with shops and services, well-appointed gym, all the restaurants and bars and theatre PLUS much more. For example, staying at the Grand means access to Cocoa Beach, an elegant seafood restaurant with an incomparable view of the Caribbean. The Grand Oasis also offers dining in Los Careyes, a gourmet, high style restaurant with the best lobster I’ve ever eaten anywhere. The waiters all wear tuxedoes in Los ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2003

Hotel Grand Oasis All Inclusive - Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcán, Km. 16,5, 77500
Cancun, Mexico 77500
+52( 998) 287-3832

Bahia Principe Tulum

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Hotel | "Bahia Principe"

Bahia Principe Tulum Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Bahia Principe is first-class and deluxe. It’s nearly two hours from the airport but definitely worth the trip. Set amidst spectacular jungle, it has acres of landscaped gardens, a long stretch of white sand beach, gorgeous turquoise water, and a separate entertainment and shopping complex (La Hacienda). While being escorted to our villa, we met Devi, a dancer on her way to the theatre. Speaking some English and French, she was utterly charming in her welcome. Then we arrived at our room: handsome furnishings throughout the bedroom and sitting areas, a huge marble bathroom, and a separate vanity. Floor-to-ceiling windows opened onto a generous balcony with comfortable patio furniture and a beaut...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2003

Bahia Principe Tulum
Carretera Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km 250
Cancun, Mexico
52 984 875 50 00

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Resort

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Hotel | "Iberostar Del Paraiso"

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Resort Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Some travellers like "cheap and cheerful" accommodation for a month but we prefer to blow the budget on a week at a five-star resort. Iberostar Paraiso del Mar is our kind of place: elegant and luxurious. The lobby alone is a fantasy: gracious décor, tropical plants and flowers everywhere, marble walkways between pools and fountains, gorgeous flamingos and swans in the water, and brilliant parrots and peacocks in the gardens. As we checked in, a waitress brought us champagne cocktails, fruit punch, and flowers. This was just the beginning . . . An electric bus took us to our villa. The villas have ice-cream pastels on the outside and vivid primary colours on the inside. Our room was excep...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2003

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Resort
Playa Paraiso Beach
Cancun, Mexico
52 987 72800

Bodega Gigante

Attraction | "Gigante"

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Gigante ("heehahntay") is the name of a chain of Mexican department stores. We have found that these places have the best buys in food, liquor, jewellery, clothing, shoes, books, and even electronics and music. Because we usually travel to Cancun in December, we often do most of our Christmas shopping for our family in Gigante plus we buy souvenirs for our friends. Although selection varies (one day there will be dozens of leather purses in ten different styles and five colours but two days later there may be half a dozen purses and that’s it!), prices are always low and quality is usually high. On our first trip to Cancun, our maid wrote the name and address of this store on a slip of pape...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 6, 2003

Bodega Gigante
Avenida Tulum 10
Cancun, Mexico 77509
(52)-98-873077