Cancun Journals

Fiesta Americana Cancun II

A September 2007 trip to Cancun by willowdell

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: After having such an excellent time last year at the Fiesta Americana Vacation Club in Cancun, my husband and I decided to return again. We had a whole list of new things to do and see. I hope you enjoy reading about it.

Fiesta Americana Cancun

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Hotel | "Fiesta Americana Vacation Club"

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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We arrived a bit before check-in time and were told to relax a bit until the room was ready. It was around lunchtime so we ate at La Palapas - the on-site restaurant. When we were finished we re-checked at the desk and a room was ready. The bellboy followed us up to the room and it turns out that we were the not-so-happy owners of a room that faced the new concrete skyscraper next-door with a nice little green fuzzy pool of water on the ground. We would be living in this room for 8 nights, and weren't happy with it. We went directly back down to the desk and explained our case. We only had to wait about 10 minutes and another room was ready. This room had a view of the little "village" which ov...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 8, 2007

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

Gran Bahia Principe Akumal All-Inclusive

Hotel | "Akumal Beach Resort"

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After spending three nights in Cancun we decided to branch out and explore outlying areas. We made reservations at a resort in a small fishing village called Akumal. The resort is all-inclusive and was on a huge stretch of beach. Since we booked our reservations over the internet at our other resort, we were unable to print out the confirmation. When we checked in, they told us that we only paid for one person. He asked us if we had our print-out with the voucher on it and we said no but we had the confirmation number. He said he needed the voucher. We asked to talk with the manager then he said everything's okay. The room was very rustic, but clean. We paid extra for the "superior" room, and ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 8, 2007

Gran Bahia Principe Akumal All-Inclusive
CARR CHETUMAL CANCUN KM 250
Akumal, Mexico 77760
52-984-875-5000

La Palapa Mexican Party

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Restaurant

Fiesta Americana Cancun Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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We signed up for the Mexican Party that Fiesta Americana Vacation Club hosts once a week. It was approximately $50 per person and included buffet, drinks and entertainment. We were a little skeptical about the value, but must say that it was worth about triple that amount. We walked down to the restaurant and were greeted by a table with a bottle of Jose Querva tequila, limes, salt and two cute shot glasses hand-made out of pottery. We promptly did our invitational tequila shot and were seated. A special sound system and stages were set up and a DJ was playing any requests that the guests made. The buffet was utterly awesome and the servers explained everything that was offered. The marachi ban...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2007

Cenote Azul

Attraction | "Cenotes"

Cenote Azul Photo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
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The Spanish word Cenote is translated into English as "Natural Well". These natural wells are found all along Yucatan Peninsula if you drive south on Rt. 309 from Cancun past Tulum. Some are contained in parks, such as Aventura Akamul and some are privately owned and are marked with handmade signs. You can spot the signs from the road if you look carefully. If you are driving south on Rt. 309, most of them are on the right-hand side. We went to several of them and paid from $3 to $10 per person to obtain entrance. One noteworthy is called Azul Cenote which is fairly close to Cancun. You will need to rent a car if you plan on visiting the independent Cenotes. Otherwise, you can sample one at pl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2007

Cenote Azul
Bacalar City
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Car Rental

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We decided to rent a car during our second trip to Cancun. We started out by asking the concierge at the resort. They quoted us around $45 a day with no insurance. This was with Hertz - our preferred agency. Hertz is also about two blocks down the road which was an easily walking distance from the resort. We also inquired with Avis and it was a little more. I thought that this was a little high, plus was concerned about insurance. We've read about renting cars in foreign countries before and how insurance is recommended.The resort provides Internet access for about $2 per 30 minutes. I logged onto the Hertz website and found that we could rent a mid-sized vehicle for about $42 a day in...Read More