Cancun Journals

Cancun (Puerto Adventuras), Mexico

A May 2005 trip to Cancun by Lefko26

Quote: We had an extremely fun and relaxing week staying at the Aventura Spa Palace in Puerto Adventuras, Mexico. The resort was awesome, the food great, and the drinks plentiful! We can't wait to go back!

Cancun (Puerto Adventuras), Mexico

Overview

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Just relaxing at the resort was one of our favorite things to do. We'd move from the lagoon to the pools and just enjoy the environment. Swimming with the dolphins in Puerto Adventuras was also very fun. Even if you don't swim with the dolphins, it's a fun place to visit. They have different types of marine animals, and you can watch others swimming with the dolphins. Visiting Xpu-Ha Palace was very fun and interesting. The resort is an eco-park, and you can visit animals (birds, monkeys, flamingos, alligators, etc.), go to the beach, snorkel in the lagoon, or kayak in a different lagoon. There is lots to do and see. You can just pick up a bike near the entrance and ride it all over t...Read More

Aventura Spa Palace All-Inclusive

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Hotel | "Aventura Spa Palace"

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Best Things Nearby:Xpu-Ha Palace (sister resort), Playa del Carmen (shopping and beach), and Puerto Adventuras (dolphins and other animals).Best Things About the Resort:We liked the pampering and attention to detail. There were also the pools, swim-up bars, a lagoon, restaurants overlooking the ocean, a friendly staff, and so much more!Resort Experience:We stayed 1 week at the Aventura Spa Palace and felt totally spoiled and pampered by the time we left. We love to travel, but this was our first time at an all-inclusive resort, and we are definitely hooked! This resort is huge and extremely well maintained. The rooms are about the size of a standard...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 31, 2005

Aventura Spa Palace All-Inclusive
Carretera Cancun-Chetumal KM 72
Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77701
+52 (984) 875-1100

Xpu-Ha Palace Resort

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Hotel | "Xpu-Ha Palace"

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Best Things Nearby:Adventura Spa Palace, Puerto Adventuras (dolphins and other marine animals), and Playa del Carmen (shopping and the beach)Best Things About the Resort:The unique environment, the nice beach, and snorkeling in the lagoon and seeing the different animals.Resort Experience:This resort has an extremely unique environment that I really enjoyed, but I can see that it wouldn't appeal to everyone. We actually stayed at the Aventura Spa Palace and spent 1 day at the Xpa-Ha Palace. We went snorkeling in the lagoon and saw lots of fish and a stingray. We would like to have gone snorkeling and kayaking in the other lagoon but didn't have time. We ro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2005

Xpu-Ha Palace Resort
Carratera Chetumal, Kilometro 265 Rancho Santa Ros
Cancun, Mexico
984-8751-010

Dolphin Discovery

Attraction | "Dolphin Swim"

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This is pretty expensive ($75 to $125 per person), but something I've always wanted to do, so we went ahead and went for it. Even if you don't pay to swim with the dolphins, it's still fun to visit Puerto Adventuras, as there are shops and restaurants all around the lagoon where they keep the dolphins. There are also lots of other animals to see (sea lions, manatees, birds, monkeys, etc.).

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2005

Dolphin Discovery
Isla Mujeres
Cancun, Mexico 77400
(800) 417-1736

Playa Del Carmen

Attraction

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It’s a wonderful Mexican town with lots of shops and a beautiful beach. There are lots of shops along the street where you can barter and find fun things, but there are also some nice shopping centers and malls. While walking around, you get a nice view of the aqua ocean between the buildings.

We spent some time lying on the beach. As you walk along, people try to "sell" you a spot under an umbrella or at a lounge chair. We swam in the ocean and walked along the beach, taking in all the sights.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 31, 2005

Playa Del Carmen
Mainland Highway 307, Km 68
Playa del Carmen, Mexico 77500