Cancun Journals

A Week in the "Snakes Nest!"

A July 2006 trip to Cancun by bobert3189

Quote: I went with my friend Mark to Cancun. While there we went to many of the bars and nightclubs but also experienced some cultural activities like visiting ancient ruins.

A Week in the "Snakes Nest!"

Overview

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Things You Cant Miss: ( Chichen Itza, Coco Bongo, The City, Daddy Rock, Hardrock Cafe, Senor Frogs, Basic, and Markets in downtown Cancun.) Things You Can Do With Out: ( Karambas, Mean Taxi Drivers, Crowded Buses, and The Humidity!)Quick Tips: If your going to a night club save yourself the hassle of paying for every drink and buy an open bar bracelet! Its the smart thing to do!Best Way To Get Around: Bus is the cheapest way to get around! It doesn't rip you off! Some times there are nice taxi drivers. There is this one guy that offers you a ride for the same price as the bus. He is very nice and will show you his postcard collection from around the world. Look for him if you ...Read More

Ruins of Chichen Itza

Attraction | "Chichen Itza"

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Visiting Chichen Itza was a very surprising activity. I am not much for the sit and stare at bricks kind of thing but I made an exception and went to this historical site. The more things I saw there the more this place intrigued me. It was very mind boggling how these Mayan people actually built these enormous structures. Our tour guide also talked about how the Mayans would play certain games for days at a time in front of large crowds. They still played these games even though they new the loser would be killed. Outside of the main ruin area are tons of paths filled with merchants trying to sell or barter imitation Mayan artifacts. Normally you can get them to go to dirt cheap prices. I recommend...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2006

Ruins of Chichen Itza
Tinum
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Coco Bongo Cancun

Attraction | "Coco Bongo"

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Location: Hotel Zone Admission: 40 USD 44 Pesos for Open Bar. Coco Bongo was my favorite nightclub in Cancun. It was a night club mixed with a little Vegas flair. They had amazing acrobatic shows almost every hour. My favorite shows were the rope dancers. People would be lifted into the air on what looked like twisted sheets and they would spin and flip and twirl around the sheets. I wish I could do that. Between the shows they played all assortments of music from the YMCA to Sandstorm. People danced up on chairs and bars to escape the crowd on the floor. Luckily I found this small raised platform about a foot off the ground to dance on. During the musical intermissions of th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2006

Coco Bongo Cancun
Boulevard Kulkulcan 9.5 Plaza Forum By The Sea
Cancun, Mexico
(998) 883 -061

Hard Rock Café

Attraction

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I loved my Hard Rock Cafe Cancun experience. I have been to many Hard Rock's around the world and this one was one of the best. They had great service and an AMAZING band playing cover songs. I have found that Hardrock always has great food and even better drinks!. I would suggest getting the B-59 shooter! YUM YUM!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 3, 2006

Hard Rock Café
Boulevard Kukulcán Km.8.5
Cancun, Mexico
(998) 881-8120

Open Bar

Story/Tip

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Open bar writs bands are definitely the way to go in Cancun. Its so much easier to just walk up to the bar and order with out having to dig out money in a crowded area. It makes for a funner and worry free time. (Do not buy an open bar band for a bar if your only going to have one or two drinks)I suggest an open bar wrist band mostly for nightclubs. They are sold by people on the street in front of the discotech of choice.