Cancun Journals

Cancun -- We FINALLY Did It !

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A May 2004 trip to Cancun by MilwVon

Temple at Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We planned and took a last-minute vacation to Cancun -- 11 days in paradise! This was our first trip to this beautiful vacation spot and we cannot wait to go again!

Cancun -- We FINALLY Did It !

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Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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WOW is about all I can say!! Eleven days in beautiful Cancun and the Mayan Peninsula were wonderful. We stayed at the Caribbean Village Cancun, which was in the Hotel Zone kilometro 13.5. It is oceanfront facing the gorgeous blue Caribbean ocean. The resort was all inclusive (just /night for two via www.orbitz.com) and included all meals, drinks, activities and gratuities. By the way, there are three specialty restaurants (Mexican, Brazilian, and Italian), which are a la carte and included in the all-inclusive pricing, but require advanced reservations). The buffet (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) were all very good, but not exceptional, though not worthy of some of the bashing I read on some oth...Read More

Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum

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Temple at Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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Some would say that if you see one Mayan ruins area you don't need to see others, but we would disagree with that. We chose to do both Chichen Itza AND Tulum during our 11 day vacation to Cancun. We used Brandt’s 2x1 Entertainment Card via www.cancunmex.com but just about every resort has some "deal" through a local tour operator. We Chichen did Itza with Brandt and were very happy with his service and the prices (approximately $60). If you do a timeshare presentation (which are available throughout Cancun) you may even be able to score free tickets for one or the other! That is how we did Tulum through Palace Resorts. The list price for the tour of Tulum was ap...Read More

Isla Mujeres - Day Trip

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Snorkeling Offshore Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Since we did the timeshare presentation with Palace Resorts, we received a complimentary day trip to Isla Mujeres. We met dockside to take their charter boat to their private beach and dock. The day was pleasant, but I do not know that I would pay the $65 that they listed the “value” as for this experience.First we enjoyed a couple lazy hours at the Palace Resorts' private beach club. The water is much calmer here than at the resorts in Cancun in the tourist zone. You can snorkel right off the shore of the beaches, although you will not see reefs. I didn’t snorkel but David did. He said that it wasn’t that great, only seeing a handful of fish in the area that they would allow you to swim. Here...Read More

Caribbean Village Cancun

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Hotel | "Caribbean Village"

Caribbean Village Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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We actually paid $110 per night for two people, which included the all-inclusive package for all meals, beverages (including cocktails and beer), and all resort activities. We found this deal through www.orbitz.com (NOTE: this is also a resort that is available through an exchange through RCI). The resort was very nice, with a great location on the beach (most resorts in Cancun are!). The facilities were clean and well maintained, although the sleeping rooms were a bit sparse (but who goes to Cancun and just stays in the room?). The bedroom and bathroom were really fine. The activities staff -- the Fun Club -- kept things happening poolside all day from 10am until 4pm and was fun for guests o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2004

Caribbean Village Cancun
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 13.5 Lote 18
Cancun, Mexico 77500

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As part of the all-inclusive package at the Caribbean Village resort, guests have access to three exquisite dining options in addition to the expansive buffet. During our 11-day stay, we tried each of the three.Firenze Italian Restaurant: We were greeted with a white wine cherry cocktail and the staff worked diligently to assure our every need was met. While this is a full service Italian restaurant, we choose the beef fillet in a red white with shallots and mushrooms dish, served with garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes or a twice baked with cheese. OH MY GOD... the meat melted in your mouth. Each bite was to savor. My husband was surprised with a special birthday cake as we were celebrating his ...Read More