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Fiesta Americana Cancun

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An October 2006 trip to Cancun by willowdell

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Our first trip to Mexico was a blast. We stayed at the Fiesta Americana Vacation Club. We did our best to "blend in" with the local environment!

Fiesta Americana Cancun

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Hotel | "Fiesta Americana Vacation Club"

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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The resort was amazing. My husband and I stayed in a one-bedroom condo on the second floor facing the pool area. We had spectacular views of the pool and the ocean from our two balconies. Each balcony had two chairs, but there wasn't much room for anything else! We went in October, and it was HOT outside, but the temperature of the accommodations was adjustable by our own thermostat, which was nice. The floors and almost everything was of beautiful tile. The kitchen had everything that we needed and more. We thought it was funny because my husband is tall and the kitchen "bar" area was obviously made for smaller people. The TV and stereo were very nice, as were the couches and chairs to sit on in the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Fiesta Americana Cancun
Zone Hotelera
Cancun, Mexico
+52 (998) 8831-400

Hotel Zone Nightclub Area

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Attraction | "Nightclub Area"

Hotel Zone Nightclub Area Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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The nightclub area that we visited is a street (1 block) down from the Hotel Zone area in Cancun. There were very many nightclubs all within several blocks of each other. My husband and I took several pictures of the "open air" nightclubs. This was a very interesting concept to us, as you could watch all of the people inside from the road. We spent some time just wandering along the road observing what was going on in the individual bars/nightclubs. It was really fun!We didn't have to pay a dime to watch all of the action. They had conga lines, smoke machines, drinking contests, stage-led contests and games, and much more going on at each different nightclub. This was very fun to watch. We did go i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Hotel Zone Nightclub Area
Hotel Zone Nightclub Area
Cancun

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park

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Attraction | "Xel-Ha"

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park Photo, Tulum, Mexico
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We opted for the non-inclusive trip to this park. We figured that $20 more per person was not worth it for us. We ate a big breakfast in the condo before going and brought plenty of water. They say that you cannot bring your own food into the park, but we brought fruit and crackers in our bag and then placed it in one of the lockers. It was entirely sufficient for us and saved us $40! We wanted to explore the park anyway, not spend valuable time eating in a restaurant which we could do anywhere.The bus trip was interesting, it was about 1.5 hrs once we got on the right bus. The tour bus picked us up at the resort, then dumped us off at a market, where we were supposed to shop for 45 minutes until t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Xel-Ha Aquatic Park
Km 240 Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez local 1 y 2 módulo B
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
+52 (998) 883-3293

Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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We didn't want to take any of the tour packages for our trip to Isla Mujeres, because they all included so much stuff we weren't interested in. Plus, we always want to save money! We took the bus to the area where the ferries leave. We had to stop at downtown Cancun to change bus lines, but other than that, it was very easy to get there.Once there, it was $14 round-trip for the ferry boat ride to the island. It was about a 40-minute boat ride, and then we were there! Beware of all the hagglers when you get off the ferry. We strided right past them and walked onto the other side of the shopping area, about three streets down.We planned on renting a golf cart to tour the island. You could rent...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 27, 2006

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Riding the Bus in Cancun

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We decided to use the bus instead of taxis while in Cancun. The bus stop was a block and a half away from the Vacation Club. Go out the main entrance. Turn right, walk straight, and it's right there! You'll need pesos to pay for your fare. It was 13 pesos per person—what a deal. We just couldn't justify taking a taxi when it was so convenient to take the bus. Plus, we got a flavor of the local culture at the same time. We mainly took the bus down to the market area or to downtown Cancun. Just make sure you make a note of the bus line number that you get on and where it drops you off so that you can get back on it.One day, a man with an accordion hopped on and entertained us with authentic Mexican s...Read More