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Paradise in Cancun

A December 2004 trip to Cancun by CaRJuNKeGrL

Quote: Vacation at the Moon Palace in Cancun

Paradise in Cancun

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Swimming with the dolphins at Xcaret definitely tops the list. My mother, sister, and I all participated. It was everything I had hoped for, and we even got a DVD of our experience to show our relatives. The Underground River at Xcaret was also very memorable. On our first night at the Moon Palace, we attended the evening theme show. The hosts were great. They got everyone involved. It was a blast. The huge pools were fabulous, and the bartenders at the swim-up bars were so much fun. We also went horseback riding at Rancho Loma Bonita. It was fun but rather painful. My sister and I were quite sore after. The horse my mother was riding decided to lie down and roll onto her leg (they d...Read More

Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All-Inclusive

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Hotel | "Moon Palace Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:The best things nearby are the Hotel Zone, Xcaret, and Chichen-Itza. The Hotel Zone, which can be reached by a free shuttle provided by Moon Palace or by taxi, is full of things to do. There is plenty of shopping at many indoor/outdoor malls, including La Isla and Forum by the Sea. If nightlife is your thing, you'll find plenty of it here, with great nightclubs, restaurants, and bars everywhere. Xcaret is a spectacular ecological park south of Cancun. Most people book an excursion to this site through their hotel or online, which generally includes round-trip transportation and admission. This place is absoluetly amazing. You can relax on the pristine beaches under a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2005

Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort All-Inclusive
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77500
011-52-998-881-6000

Xcaret

Attraction | "Xcaret Park"

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Xcaret is paradise. It's truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life. And the activities are phenomenal. Where else in the world can you float through an underground river, swim with dolphins, snorkel with tropical fish, relax on the beach, see a variety of animals in their natural habitat, or view an awesome 2-hour show that sends you back 3,000 years to the ancient Mayan times? Nowhere but Xcaret. It is an absolutely magnificent experience that no one should miss.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 25, 2005

Xcaret
Km 282 Chetumal - Puerto Juarez highway
Cancun, Mexico 77710
(984) 883-3144

Rancho Loma Bonita

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Attraction | "Horseback Riding"

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We took a horseback riding tour at Rancho Loma Bonita. Needless to say, it didn't live up to my expectations. You travel in a caravan of about 50 horses on a dirt road surrounded by tall shrubs for the majority of the trip. The guides speak very little English, so be prepared to remain silent for the 30 minutes after you've mounted your horse. Finally, you reach the beach, which would be quite nice if you didn't have ATVs racing all around you (Rancho Loma Bonita also provides ATV tours). Here, you can either choose to rest and grab a drink or go galloping on the beach with the other experienced riders. Another neat activity is when they lead your horse into the water with you. Bring a swimsuit. Al...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 26, 2005

Rancho Loma Bonita
Carretera Cancún-Tulúm Kilómetro 49
Cancun, Mexico
52 998 887 5465