Cancun Journals

Ladies Week in Cancun Pt. II

An October 2004 trip to Cancun by GoodGirlsFinishLast

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Definitely deserving of the Gold Crown designation. A family vacation resort -- quiet, with few to no activities. Small to medium-sized beach area. White sand, blue water. The waves are not rough enough for body surfing/boogie boarding, etc., but are great for swimming, kayaking, or jet skis.

Ladies Week in Cancun Pt. II

Overview

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Eating -- 100% Natural, whose cuisine is health store-meets-Mexican cooking. Plaza Caracol -- shopping for souvenirs; check out the Tequila store, which has great deals, cheaper than duty-free. Good prices on Mexican vanilla (for cooking). Quick Tips: Pick up your welcome package from front desk! Great coupons for restaurants and stores. Bill at 100% Natural includes a 10%-off coupon at the bottom. The best exchange rates can be found through the ATM! The ATM rate for Canadian dollars is 9.1, where at money exhanges, it's 8.2. Fiesta Americana DOES NOT exchange CANADIAN money (US and EUROS only!).Best Way To Get Around: Walking downtown to the S...Read More
Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Small family resort. Rooms were really nice. Studio included a mini fridge and a microwave. Reminded me of a Hilton or Hyatt room. Maid service was great! Little to no hotel activities -- no nightly entertainment staff, no live band, no bar/lounge. The only included activity was the welcome party. You can purchase tickets for Mexican Party (Tuesdays at the resort) for $40 per person; it includes the Folkoric ballet, a buffet dinner, contests, an open bar, a Mariachi band, and a "break the pinata" game. You can also do a booze cruise to Isla Mujeres (food included). The beach was great, with lots of chairs. It's also used by people staying at Rio Palace, next door. The water was blue and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

Fiesta Americana Cancun
Zone Hotelera
Cancun, Mexico
+52 (998) 8831-400

100% Natural

Restaurant

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Super-heathly Mexican eats. No red meat on the menu, but they did have items with chicken, fish, and pork. Mostly vegetarian. I had grilled cactus salad -- delicious. Open for breakfast (separate menu), lunch, and dinner. Shakes are a must-have on the menu. There's also a variety of blended fruit juices, vegetable juices, and milk. Soy milk rightly recommended vs. cows milk. Shakes are 25-28 pesos ($2-3). Healthiest pancakes I've ever had -- they tasted like bran muffins and were fantastic. Breakfast is approximately 60-80 pesos ($6-8) per person. Lunch and dinner is approximately 80-130 pesos ($8-13). Located right across the street from Fiesta Americana. Approximately 15 minutes' walki...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004

100% Natural
Avenida Yaxchilán S/n Centro Plaza Terramar En La Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Mexico 77500
+52 998 884 3617