Cancun Journals

A Holiday In Cancun

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A January 2010 trip to Cancun by dkm1981

Riu Caribe Photo, Cancun, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Cancun has something to offer everyone from luxury hotels to one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, here are just of few of the things we saw and experienced on our holiday.

La Isla Shopping Village

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Attraction | "Shopping in the Sun"

La Isla Shopping Village Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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La Isla mall is located in the centre of the Zona Hotelera in Cancun, right opposite the purple-painted Westin Hotel. All of the buses that run through the hotel zone stop outside the mall, making it easily accessible from anywhere in the area. It’s a shopper’s paradise, offering everything from clothes to jewellery, souvenirs to expensive gifts and a good selection of cafes and bars offering a place to rest your weary feet.It is well presented and, even for those who don’t love shopping, it’s a pleasure to wander round its various water features and well maintained walkways. Running through the centre of the mall is a canal that is lined with pedalos and little boats, which can be hired i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 7, 2010

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

Isla Mujeres

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Attraction | "An Island, A Buggy and An Adventure!"

Riu Caribe Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Only a fifteen minute ferry ride away from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a world away from its rather louder and brasher mainland neighbour and despite its popularity amongst day trippers, it offers a quaint and often calming atmosphere against the stunning backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.Since it offers fantastic opportunities for snorkelers and scuba divers, as well as those in search of an encounter with dolphins, there are a great number of trips available from mainland Cancun. However I would strongly urge you to explore the island under your own steam – it is certainly cheap enough and easy enough to do so. You can get a ferry every half an hour during the day from three different points in ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2010

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Interactive Aquarium

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Attraction | "Fishy Fun!"

Interactive Aquarium Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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Now, when you go all the way across the world (well eleven hours in a plane anyway), you don’t expect to spend money on visiting the equivalent of the Sea Life Centre, but that is exactly where we found ourselves on our third day in Cancun, Mexico. The truth was, we’d gone to do some tax free shopping because the weather was a little cloudy. We were happily wandering around the open air shopping mall, La Isla, in the Zona Hotelera, when the heavens quite literally opened. Running to the only shelter in the mall, we found ourselves looking directly into the eyes of a scuba diver. Further inspection told us that this was the Interactive Aquarium Cancun, and the scuba diver was part of a huge...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2010

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

Riu Caribe

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Hotel | "Living It Up in Cancun!"

Riu Caribe Photo, Cancun, Mexico
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The Riu Caribe (pronounced Ree-oo Careebay and not the ridiculous way many others have settled on) is an all inclusive resort located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. It’s a five star hotel and its copious amounts of facilities mean it is worth every one its official stars. On a personal level, I’d give it four stars, we had a fantastic time and the hotel was great, but there are others in the world that are a little more luxurious.*Location*The Hotel Zone is Cancun’s tourist area and is home to hundreds of sprawling hotel complexes brought to you by the world’s biggest hotel chains. The Riu Caribe is located at the end of the Hotel Zone, closer to Downtown Cancun than the central ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2010

Riu Caribe
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 8.5 Manzana 50, Lote 5, Zona Hotelera
Cancun, Mexico 77500
+52 (998) 8487151

Ruins of Chichen Itza

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Attraction | "A Wonderful Example of Maya Archeology"

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Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and is probably the most popular tourist attraction amongst the millions of visitors to Cancun. It is undoubtedly the most impressive, largest and most extensively restored of the Maya ruins and, in 2007, it became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World after a worldwide vote.The simplest way to get there is by an organised tour from your hotel although it is possible to go via public transport if you want a cheaper option and are feeling adventurous. The entrance fee is around £5 although it is worthwhile going on a guided tour if you want to learn something of the history of this impressive site....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 16, 2010

Ruins of Chichen Itza
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Chichen Itza, Mexico