Cancun Journals

Cancun - The Legend and the Truth

A December 2004 trip to Cancun by answerer

Aquamarina Beach Resort Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
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.

Cancun - The Legend and the Truth

Overview

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Legend: Cancun is paradise. Truth: Only true if you're a college student during spring break or Canadians/Europeans escaping winter. 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.Quick Tips: Prices are usually posted in dollars, and once in a while, in pesos. Bring 70% of your money in dollars and 30% in pesos. Taxi fares on the strip are fixed in pesos a...Read More

Aquamarina Beach Resort

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Hotel | "Aquamarina Beach Hotel"

Aquamarina Beach Resort Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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The Aquamarina Beach Hotel is an all-inclusive (food, drinks, on-site activities) hotel located on the northern part of the hotel strip (east of downtown), on the Gulf of Mexico side of Cancun. It's fairly small and definitely a budget hotel. You don't pay much, but you don't get much either. 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 d...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Aquamarina Beach Resort
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 4 5
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52-998-849-4606

Bull Dog Cafe

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Attraction

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My friends and I wanted to go dancing, and we were approached on the street by some guy offering us a discount to the Bull Dog Cafe. We asked what kind of music they had and he answered, "all kinds". They were more or less correct... which meant that there wasn't much dancing. 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 ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Bull Dog Cafe
Boulevard Kulkulan Km. 8
Cancun, Mexico
(998) 848-98-00