An October 2004 trip
to Cancun by GoodGirlsFinishLast
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.
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 shallow. The waves were not rough enough for body surfing/boogie boarding, but great for swimming, kayaking, or jet skis. It's a fifteen-minute walk to clubs/bars. Across the street from the mall is the Plaza Caracol. The local Mexican restaurants across the street are pretty bad -- I recommend 100% Natural or somewhere down the "party strip": Carlos & Charlie's, Rainforest, KFC etc...
Breakfast at the hotel (a buffet) was great! Very tasty.
HOTEL DOES NOT EXCHANGE CANADIAN DOLLARS -- US and EUROS ONLY.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2004
Fiesta Americana Cancun
+52 (998) 8831-400
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' walking distance north of the party strip with Coco Bongos, towards Plaza Caracol.
Note: Bill includes a 10%-off coupon at the bottom.
Avenida Yaxchilán S/n Centro Plaza Terramar En La Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Mexico 77500
+52 998 884 3617