Cancun Journals

Cancun in December

A December 2004 trip to Cancun by AZGAL

Quote: This was our first time to Cancun, and we had a wonderful time.
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Best Things Nearby:Restaurants and shopsBest Things About the Resort:There are lots of activities and a great pool, and the resort is right on the beach.Resort Experience:This is a beautiful resort and beach/pool area. The carpeting in the hallways was old and needs replacing – we were told renovations are planned. The elevators are very small. The room was all tile flooring and very nice and clean. We stayed in the studio and were concerned that it might be too small, but it was fine. Our room was on the back side of the resort, but it faced the pool area of the resort next door and the view was unobstructed ocean. We were very pleased. There was a ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

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

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Italian Roma Restaurant is a small Italian restaurant across the street from the resort. They have very good food at a good price. It is a nice opportunity to take a break from Mexican food. You can dine indoors or outdoors. You are right on the street, so there is no great view. I usually do not like outdoor dining, but this experience was okay. The food was like home-cooked Italian food – I really enjoyed it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Italian Roma Restaurant
Boulevard Kulkulkan
Cancun, Mexico

Isla Mujeres

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Garrafon is a reef park on Isla Mujeres. Off-season, they were doing a lot of repairs to the dock, so it was noisy and there was a crowded entrance stairway to the area for snorkeling. It was disappointing snorkeling. There were not as many fish or varieties as we had seen at Xel-Ha. Affiliated with Xel-Ha, the best price available is when you buy tickets for Garrafon at Xel-Ha. Prices ranged from $59 to $47 per person per day for the all-inclusive package. Food and drinks were good, and service was good. There were convenient lockers and showers available. The boat ride over to the island was a bit bumpy, and quite a few people got sick on the way over.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park

Attraction | "Xel-Ha"

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Xel-Ha’s natural water park offeredv arious water activities: snorkeling, tubing down the river, cliff jumping, cave exploring, swimming with dolphins, relaxing in a hammock, etc. The all-inclusive package includes a locker, snorkeling equipment, and food and drink throughout the park. The snorkeling was great, with so many different types of beautiful fish. The tubing down the river was very slow, as the current is minimal – it took more time than we wanted to spend on that activity.

We did the package that included a visit to Tulum, Mayan ruins on a cliff looking over the sea. There was a beautiful view and a very informative tour.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park
Km 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez local 1 y 2 módulo B
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 (998) 883-3293

Tulum Mayan Ruins

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We decided to see Tulum instead of Chichen-Itza. It was a shorter distance and combined with the Xel-Ha package. It is very interesting from a historical perspective, but not as awe-inspiring as Chichen-Itza (from what others told us). If you are interested in devoting an entire day to seeing ruins, Chichen-Itza is the way to go. To get a taste of the ruins, we preferred Tulum. The view of the ocean from Tulum is also beautiful.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum, Mexico