Cancun Journals

Cancun without the American Feel

A travel journal to Cancun by Cosmic Gryl

Quote: Tips for experiencing the "real" Cancun with out all the American Influences.

Cancun without the American Feel

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

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Definitely take some of the tours. Especially to get away from the Americanized city and the tons of teens who now inhabit the city. I would recommend the tour to the Pyramids in Chitchen Nitza as a definite plus. Also take the ferry over to Isle Mujeres. A great island with good local restaurants for real mexican food. The beaches are less crowded and you can have some real private time. I also recommend taking a day trip to Akumal. Excellent for snorkeling and about an hour drive from Cancun. Many of the expensive tours can be done on your own by taking a reasonably priced ferry to another island or their bus system (similar to Greyhound) to Xcaret, Xel Ha or other points of in...Read More

Cancun Clipper Club

Hotel | "Clipper Club"

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A moderately priced hotel. Nice accomodations and they have suites available with full kitchens and living rooms. The pool is small but adequate. It sits on the lagoon side of Cancun but a short five minute walk to the beach across the street is easy to do. It is in the heart of all the happenings of the bar scene and restaurants. The Coral Negro flea market is nearby and the bus stop is right in front of the hotel. This is a budget hotel and more geared for families of the "Spring Breakers". I wouldn't really recommend it for a romantic vacation or to enjoy the beach but if you don't have a lot of money and need to stay somewhere decent, this is your spot. Also you can cook your own food ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

Cancun Clipper Club
Blvd. Kukulcan Km. 9
Zona Hotelera, Cancun, Mexico
+52(998) 891-5999

ME Cancun

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Hotel | "Melia Turquesa"

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The distinctive pyramid-like shape of The Melia Turquesa makes this a fabulous hotel. It is great for romantic vacations as well as those with the family. While I was there, there were a few toddlers but not a lot of kids at all. It is directly on the beach with a beautiful pool with swim up bar and featuring live entertainment (local band, water activities -volleyball, basketball, aqua aerobics) and a large children's pool. All rooms have private terraces and are large and nicely furnished with all the standard ammenities including an in-room safe. If you have a choice of pool view or ocean view, you can select the pool view and have the same view of the ocean for less. But don't settle fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2001

ME Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan, Km. 12
Cancun, Mexico 77500
52 (998) 8812500

Pescador

Restaurant | "El Pescador"

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Excellent restaurant with great fresh seafood. The downtown location is the recommended one, as it is on a side street and has seating both upstairs and downstairs with open air feel. There is an open wall to the street which allows for people watching and and an outside feel. Excellent for a nice romantic dinner. The service is superb and the pricing is good. Nice large portions. Excellent drinks as well.

They also have a restaurant in the Hotel District in one of the Malls but it lacks the Mexican atmosphere and quaintness of the original downtown location.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

Pescador
Tulipanes 28
Cancun, Mexico
884-2673

100% Natural

Restaurant

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A great restaurant for the health conscience. Has great vegetarian sandwiches and the best smoothies around. Can select from a lot of good stuff ingredients for the smoothie including wheat germ, gingseng, carrots, beets, etc. Same goes for the sandwiches which can also include Chicken Breast. Very fresh vegetables.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

100% Natural
Avenida Yaxchilán S/n Centro Plaza Terramar En La Zona Hotelera
Cancún, Mexico 77500
+52 998 884 3617

Senor Frog's

Restaurant | "Senor Frog"

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Wild Crazy place to really cut loose. Great music and the drinking is nuts. Wait and bar staff encourage more drinking and even have different drinking games to involve the customers. Really wild place.

We got in free using a coupon from the tour book given at the airport. Also can get a coupon in the magazines in your hotel.

Its a very famous club that is a must do on your vacation in Cancun.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

Senor Frog's
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 9.5, Hotel Zone
Cancun, Mexico 77500
(998) 883-1092

Cats

Attraction

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Nice club in the downtown area which features Regae Music. Live Regae band plays covers of all your favorites and a bit of their own originals.

Drinks are really yummy and the dancing is very hot.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2001

Cats
Yaxehilan 12
Cancun, Mexico

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This is a spectacular aquarium with all the fish you will see snorkeling/diving and more. Lots of other exotic sea life. They have a lot of interactive exhibits that allow you to touch the sea life, swim with the dolphins (for an extra charge), or feed the sharks encased in a cage. They also will video tape the experience for you.

Kids love this exhibit as it is very children friendly. Its not too large to take up your entire day but you will enjoy it.

It is located in one of the nicest malls in Cancun where you can also dine at a selection of great restaurants.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 7, 2001

Interactive Aquarium
La Isla Shopping Village Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 12.6
Cancun, Mexico