Cancun Journals

AHHHH, Cancun

An April 2005 trip to Cancun by mfoxdm16

Quote: Paradise? YES!!! (and no)

AHHHH, Cancun

Overview

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(Contrary to what you will read on this part, I LOVED my stay in Cancun!!) For the first time, we tried the all-inclusive route, hoping to make things easier. How about NO! The Oasis Cancun overbooked and sent us to a affiliated resort, The Oasis Beach, and said it was nicer, "so consider it an upgrade." Actually, it's not. And it is about 3 miles off the main strip. The windows don't even open in the rooms, the food was foul, and the drinks would have been great if they only had any alcohol. The America West plane we were leaving on broke down when coming in, and so we missed our connecting flight in Phoenix and had to stay the night at a hotel, without any food since Cancun, since the repla...Read More
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This was not very nice. We had a squeaky, saggy bed; the windows don't open; hallways echo everything; there are no waves on the beach (due to its location off the main strip), and the food was of poor quality. It is not really close to anything, so learn how to take the bus! The staff was pleasant, and the grounds were okay. There were lots of families and not too much of the party crowd. It is a good snorkel spot for the wee ones.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

Oasis Beach and Spa All-Inclusive Resort
Paseo Kukulcan Lote C 1
Cancun, Mexico 77500
9988494510

Lorenzillio's

Restaurant | "Lorenzillios - The Live Lobster House"

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HOLY COW!!! Without question, they have the absolute BEST ceviche in the universe, hands down!!! (This alone was worth the price of going down there!!) My girlfriend chose the lobster and got the honor of picking out her own from a wooden boat at the entrance. Everything, from the appetizers to desserts, was divine!

(If the weather is not too windy, make sure you sit outside on the open-air pier, enjoy the breeze, and check out the huge fish swimming in the lagoon under the lights.)

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

Lorenzillio's
Blvd. Kukulkán
Cancun, Mexico
998/883-1254

Shrimp Bucket

Restaurant | "El Shrimp Bucket"

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This spot is a good alternative to the costly Lorenzillos. It has more like a Chevy's atmosphere, only a lot quieter. The food was fine, the staff was very friendly, and the decor gives you that favorite-pub feel (license plates on the walls from all over, funny quotes, ect.). It’s a bit off the main drag, but no more than 5 minutes out by bus.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

Shrimp Bucket
Blvd KuKulcan Km 5.5
Cancun, Mexico
+52 998-883-2710

Beaches of Cancun

Attraction | "Lounging on the Beach"

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If you love the sunshine and beautiful water, Cancun is it! Everyone on the beach seems to be in a great mood, and the weather is outstanding.

(I can't stress this enough though; stay at a larger, well-known resort if you can. All the good ones are on the best part of the beach, and the service will be 100 times better than at the ones that just looked great in the pictures.)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

Beaches of Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

AquaWorld Cancun

Attraction | "Take a Jungle Tour - Aqua World"

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This was great fun, although the reef isn't the best in the world. You take a two-person, medium-speed jet ski across the lagoon, about 20 to 25 minutes, to a small reef you can swim over and snorkel around for about 30 to 40 minutes. The reef is okay, but not very colorful, although we saw about 20 to 30 different kinds of fish. After that, you take the jet ski back to the launch. All in all, it takes about an hour and a half. CAUTION: Use lots of sunscreen before and after you swim! The sun can be quite intense down there!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

AquaWorld Cancun
Boulevard Kukulcán Km 15.2
Cancun, Mexico

AquaWorld Cozumel

Attraction | "Snorkeling/Scuba with AquaWorld at Cozumel"

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If you can spare an entire day, Cozumel will blow you away under the ocean! There is a reason why it's one of the top-ten places to snorkel/scuba in the world. The trip lasts from around 8am to about 7pm, but it's worth every penny and every minute. You have to take a 2-hour bus ride and a 45-minute ferry to the island, but you get almost 2 hours of ocean in two different spots, and then they let you go shopping before heading home. This is NOT TO BE MISSED if you can make it.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2005

AquaWorld Cozumel
Coastal Avenue Km 3.5
Cozumel, Mexico 77500

About the Writer

mfoxdm16

mfoxdm16
sacramento, California