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Cancun for a long weekend

A November 2003 trip to Cancun by nycomber

Quote: A stay at the Sun Palace in Cancun refreshed our bodies and minds. Friendly people, great accommodations, all food and drinks for free, and only a 3.5 hour plane ride from NYC!

Cancun for a long weekend

Overview

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Warm, friendly people; sand like white sugar under your feet; warm, blue, crystal-clear water; all food and drinks included; and we both got a tan!!

Quick Tips:

Exchange some U.S. dollars for pesos. For a short weekend, pick one hotel and veg out! Go to Mexico in late October/early November, after hurricane season but before tourist peak season. Great rates and no crowds!

Best Way To Get Around:

The public buses that run up and down the "Hotel Zone." Get on, pay the driver, and HOLD ON, because these buses move very fast at times.
Cost = 12 pesos/person round trip (about .20 USD)

Sun Palace All-Inclusive

Hotel | "Sun Palace Hotel"

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237 enormous rooms (junior suites that have balconies and whirlpool tubs or suites that have double jacuzzis), and ALL have fantastic ocean views. The friendliest staff in the Caribbean took excellent care of us. The price included airfare, room, food, drinks, and one tour (which we decided not to use because we were just happy to relax).

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2003

Sun Palace All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 20 HOTEL ZONE
Cancun, Mexico 77500
011-52-998-891-4100

Palace Resorts

Restaurant

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The Palace resorts, made up of six hotels, gives you a choice of more than 20 restaurants. Everything ranging from local Mexican cuisine to Italian. All meals, snacks, beverages are included. The fare was more than acceptable and the service fantastic.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2003

Palace Resorts
Blvd. Kukulkan km 20
Cancun, Mexico
011 52 998 891 4100

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My wife and I, having our share of stress on a daily basis, decided to slip away for a long weekend. Since we were time-constrained and looking to travel to a place we had never been to before, we picked Cancun, Mexico. I was, at first, not too excited about the prospect, fearing a retaliatory strike of Montezuma's Revenge, but I cautiously agreed. We decided on the Sun Palace, an all-inclusive resort/hotel. Upon our arrival at the Sun Palace, we were greeted warmly by the staff. They could not do too much for us! We settled into our room, and were awestruck by the view and even more so by the fully stocked mini-fridge, which contained free soda, beer, and bottled water....Read More