A December 2004 trip
to Cancun by answerer
Quote: Journal for a 4-day visit to Cancun just before Christmas 2004. Read on to find out what Cancun is and what it isn't.
Aside from going to clubs with open bars(all you can drink), sitting on the beach and the occasional ruins, there isn't a whole lot to do in Cancun. Its infamy comes primarily from MTV Spring Break and the huge numbers of college-age students looking for debauchery. If you don't want to get caught with high prices and rowdy college students, avoid going in mid to late March.
Hotel | "Aquamarina Beach Hotel"
The rooms are small, but clean, with balconies (at least the ones we had). The bathroom only had a shower (no bathtub), and the in-room "safe" was a bit of a joke. The pool is small and only really suited to playing water volleyball or lounging. The two Jacuzzis on the deck tended to be lukewarm. The beach area adjoining the hotel is good.
Lunch is generally pretty low-quality, consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, or pasta. Dinner is generally better but is still at the level of diner food.
The people who work there are polite, friendly, and helpful, and service was decent.
The evening "shows" are pretty cheesy, although the young group of people who work there try very hard.
If you need a place to sleep and don't care a whole lot about facilities and food, this place is a good deal. I'd be interested in trying out other hotels before returning to this one.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 21, 2005
Aquamarina Beach Resort
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 4 5
Cancun, Mexico 77500
We managed to negotiate a deal so that it was $10 cover for people who didn't want drinks and $13 for one drink. Normally, it's something like $20 cover, including two drinks, or $30 for open bar.
There wasn't much of a dance floor since there were lots of tables in the middle of it, and it seemed like people were more interested in getting drunk than dancing anyway. There are three different levels, including a Jacuzzi next to the stage. When we were there, a rock band came on and played songs that were more suited for people in their mid-30s.
My conclusion is that it wasn't such a great place to dance. If you want a place to sit down and watch a rock band, it's not bad, but definitely not a real "club".
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 23, 2005
Bull Dog Cafe
Boulevard Kulkulan Km. 8
New Castle, Delaware