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An April 2004 trip to Cancun by telisha

Quote: We decided to go to Cancun for two weeks and stay at two different resorts. The first one was the Fiesta Americana Cancun for one week and then a week a Golden Shores Crown Paradise Club.

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun

Hotel | "Fiesta Americana Cancun"

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We traded our timeshare and received a two-bedroom/two-bathroom suite. The suite had a door that could be closed off to form a separate one-bedroom unit. It was large and very clean. We had rooms that overlooked the pool and the ocean. The room smelled a little musty. Maid service is $3 a day. There were two restaurants and two bars at this resort. They food was very good but limited on variety. Drinks were a little pricey, but good. The breakfast buffet was very good, but we ate there twice and paid a different price each time. The resort is right across the street from a smaller mall, which has everything, and lots of places to eat. We found a Philly cheese steak place that served $1 beer and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun
BOULEVARD KUKULCAN KM 16.5
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52-998-8851000

Golden Crown Paradise Spa Adults All-Inclusive

Hotel | "Golden Shores Crown Paradise"

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This is truly a cruise ship on land. It is all-inclusive resort, which is nice. You have a varity of resturants to eat in and the shows are really good. The beach is beautiful and rooms were clean.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Golden Crown Paradise Spa Adults All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULKAN KM 14 5 RET SM
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52-998-885-0909

Fifties

Restaurant

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This restaurant is located at the Golden Shores Crown Paradise resort. We dined there and were really impressed with the food, service, and the view. It is right on the beach, overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea.

We ordered the spring roasted chicken and it was really delicious. The desserts are really showpieces and very good.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Fifties
Golden Shores Crown Paradise
Cancun, Mexico

Ruins of Chichen Itza

Attraction | "Chichen Itza"

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We booked an all-inclusive tour with Daniel at the hotel. He was really helpful and we really enjoyed out tour. Cancun Tours was the name of the company we booked with. Our bus picked us up at the front of our hotel. We had an air-conditioned bus, with breakfast at tables on the bus. Breakfast was sweet rolls, juice, and coffee. All throughout the trip we had unlimited drinks and water at the ruins.

The ruins were really something to see. I have great respect for the Mayan people. I think we could have learned from them in our culture today. Everyone in our party really enjoyed the tour.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Ruins of Chichen Itza
Tinum
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Isla Mujeres

Attraction | "Snorkeling"

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We booked this trip through Daniel at the Fiesta Americana Cancun Hotel. It was one of several different ones you can book. One of our party didn't want to snorkel, so we didn't book the all-inclusive one. We still got one that included round-trip transportation, breakfast, lunch, and beach activities. The trip cost $45 per person.

We really enjoyed the snorkeling. They take you in a boat off around the island and drop you off. You then follow the current around the island; all the while the boat is following you, so you can always get on board if you get tired. The current carries you along, so you really don't get tired.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park

Attraction | "Xel-ha and Tulum"

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We visited the ruins at Tulum and were very impressed with the way the Mayans set their city up. It is on the coast with only the one seaport with walls surrounding the other three sides. We had a side trip to Xel-al and didn't get to spend enough time to tour the ruins. I would recommend that if you plan a trip to the ruins at Tulum, allow time to see them properly.

Our tour guide was named Paco and he kept everyone on a schedule. He even left some people at Xel-al who got caught up in shopping. Xel-al is a natural aquarium where we went shorkeling and is one of the prettiest places on the tour. If you go, try to make time for the dolphin shows and snorkeling.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 10, 2004

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park
Km 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez local 1 y 2 módulo B
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 (998) 883-3293

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We decided to take a two-week vacation in Cancun. We live along the Texas border and didn’t really know what to expect. It was a unique experience. The Hotel Zone of Cancun was really pretty with mega resorts and beautiful beaches. For our first week, we stayed at the Fiesta Americana Cancun. If you want the ambience of Mexico, I would recommend it. It has the Mexican colors throughout and is very laid-back. There were not a lot of people staying there, so it was very relaxing. The beach is nice and we watched the pelicans feed every day. We had a two-bedroom two-bathroom unit. The second bedroom could be closed off from the other unit. It contained a microwave, small fridge, and dishes. The un...Read More

Golden Shores Crown Paradise Club

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Our second week in Cancun, we decided to try out one of the mega resorts in the Hotel Zone. We exchanged for a week at the Golden Shores Crown Paradise Club. We got a two-bedroom two-bathroom unit. It was on the end overlooking the ocean. You could open your patio doors and let the sea breeze in if you so desired. We also overlooked two pools. The resort has five of them. They have steam and sauna rooms, an adult pool, a kiddie pool, and several other pools available. The check-in desk is all open-air. The beach is clean, and chairs and umbrellas are provided. I would recommend this resort for anyone. Every other night, they let some local vendors come in to the main lobby and set up ...Read More