Cancun Journals

A super vacation in Cancun before a tough year

An August 2005 trip to Cancun by kinglobjaw

Quote: After finishing working on advanced math, I was really looking forward to this vacation. Cancun is the Miami of Mexico, or whatever you want to call it. However, you haven't truly know the Yucantan if you haven't see the beautiful ruins. The Zona Hotelera is like the Las Vegas strip!

A super vacation in Cancun before a tough year

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Overview

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Cancun in many ways came be compared to a city like Miami. Is a very "Americanized" city in Mexico. Cancun has many of the restauratns found in the US, many of the food chains and stores like Wal-Mart. The main hotel area is called the Zona Hotelera (around 120 hotels located there) The Zona Hotelera has only 2 places I can think of that are alike: the Strip in Las Vegas, and the Hotel Zone at Palm Beach on Aruba. The beaches are truly like flour, and the water is true turqoise, no plancton or seaweeed at all. The waves can be big one day, and none the next, making it perfect, for those wholl love "riding" the waves, as well as simply those who love floating lazingly!Quick Tips: Once you arri...Read More

JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "JW Marriott Resort and Spa"

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Since it’s low season there, we got a good rate at this luxurious hotel, pricing at $169 per night compared with $330 a night during January or February. Arriving, the hotel was amazing, up a brick road and passed fountains. The hotel is all white and looks like a palace! Parking is complimentary. As we entered to check in, we immediately saw tons of flowers and the lobby smelled good! Check-in was smooth. We got an ocean-view room on the fourth floor, near the spa, so the hallways smelled nice. The room was very nice, and the bathroom was amazing, all in marble. The beds were big and comfy. Plus, we got a fridge for only $5 a day. We planned to buy things at Wal-Mart, so we needed the fridg...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa
BLVD KUKULKAN KM 14.5 LOTE 40-
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52-998-848-9600

Joe's Cafe

Restaurant

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This was a nice restaurant. The food was okay, though mom and dad loved the grouper. The Caesar salad was pretty good and very nicely served, tied in a ring made of onions, which looked elegant. This is mainly a seafood restaurant. Plus the coupon you get at the airport saves you 25% on dinner at this place!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Joe's Cafe
Across from the JW Mariott
Cancun, Mexico