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My trips to Cancun

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A September 1999 trip to Cancun by roza4

Imperial Fiesta Club at Hotel Casa Maya Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: I went to Cancun twice, and the first time was great. Then we went there a year later and a lot has changed. So here is Cancun as I saw it in 1998 and 1999.

My trips to Cancun

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Overview

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The first time we stayed at Casa Maya, a huge hotel with large rooms and good room service, guarded beach right near the hotel. It was great. The water was very warm and you could be in the water for hours. Next year we stayed at a nice place, but it had no beach and was in the Laguna instead of the sea, so we had to rent a car to go anywhere. When you are planning a trip to Cancun, make sure that the hotel you are reserving is on the main road (Kukulkan Blvd) since otherwise you will have to rent a car to get anywhere. There is public transportation - bus - that's very cheap (3 pesos one way ~ 75 cents), and you can get pretty much anywhere by it. Quick Tips: If you want to buy some te...Read More

Coral Mar

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Hotel

Coral Mar Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Check-in time: Saturday 2:00pm Check-out time: Saturday 10:00am The second time I was in Cancun was in fall of 1999, and we stayed in this resort. It is a nice resort with pretty large rooms and kitchens, and it is has more of a condominium look than a hotel. Its major drawback is that it is located on the Nichupte Lagoon instead of the sea. What that really means is that there is no beach and no water to swim in other than a swimming pool. So if you want to go to the beach, you have to rent a car and drive to the other side of Kukulkan Blvd and maybe squeeze through the guards and get on the beach at one of the hotels. If not, you can go to the beach that is public, but it doesn'...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 6, 2001

Coral Mar
Paseo Pok Ta Pok Lote 23-25
Cancun, Mexico 77500
011 52 988 30077

Imperial Fiesta Club at Hotel Casa Maya

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Hotel | "Hotel Casa Maya"

Imperial Fiesta Club at Hotel Casa Maya Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Blvd. Kukulcan KM 5.5 Zona Hotelera Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 77500 phone: 98-830555, 800-207-9280 Check-in 1 p.m., check-out 3 p.m. Since mexicans consider indians of Maya their ancestors, most of the hotels in Cancun have something from Mayan tradition incorporated in their architecture. Casa Maya is really a stunning 8-storey resort that very well fits with the rest of the landscape. The entrance is very upscale and everything in Cancun is full of plants and flowers that seem to grow faster than you could ever imagine. Every morning you can see gardeners trimming the bushes and watering the plants. The resort consists of 2 buildings. It has its own privat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2001

Imperial Fiesta Club at Hotel Casa Maya
Avenida Kukulkan Km 5.5
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52 98-494-555

Tulum Mayan Ruins

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Attraction | "Tulum"

Tulum Mayan Ruins Photo, Tulum, Mexico
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Tulum lies approximately 80 miles south of Cancun. The road there is very straight and well paved with concrete. The only problem is that it is quite far and the car gets really hot, so you have to have air-conditioning on all the time. Traveling by car is really much cheaper than going by bus when you have 2-3 people, since there are no tolls to pay on the road and you can stop and enjoy other places before you get to Tulum. On the way there you will see on the left handside when driving from Cancun Akumal and Xel-Ha. Tulum is the only Mayan port city ever discovered. According to what we were told by the guides at the site, Tulum flourished from 1200 to 1500, and was still occupied when the Sp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2001

Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum, Mexico

Downtown Open Air Market

Attraction | "Food shopping in Cancun"

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Cancun can be extremely affordable when it comes to food. You don't have to go to fancy restaurants or be a good cook to have any food you want. I've been to Cancun twice and each time I bought my groceries in two stores: Walmart and Chedraui. Chedraui is a Mexican store located on Av. Tulum which is basically as soon as Blvd Kukulcan ends, is easily accessible by car and public bus, the bus stop is right in front of the store. Blvd Kukulcan is the street along which all the hotels are located. Walmart is a little bit further along the same road. What I love about these two stores is they have lots of food, it's very cheap. They both have a lot of delicious pastries, Walmart has however signifi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2002

Downtown Open Air Market
Downtown Cancun
Cancun, Mexico