Sun Palace in Cancun

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Sun Palace in Cancun

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

Definitely go to Chichen Itza! Take a bus to Cancun City and go shopping! Market 28 is in Cancun City. It is huge and you can get great deals. Spend a lot of time at the beach -- it's beautiful!${QuickSuggestions} Make sure you arrange a way to your hotel BEFORE you get to Cancun if possible. If you are staying at the Palace resorts, contact Chaza Travel. Their information is on the Palace resorts website. When you get out of the airport, there are people trying to grab your luggage and telling you they can take you to your hotel. DON'T give anyone your luggage except the person or company you have arranged to take you.${BestWay} Take the busses -- they are only 6 pesos a ride and can drop you off just about anywhere. Taxis are very expensive and driving a car would be just plain scary! They drive a little different than we do. Walking is good if the distance isn't too long, but it gets REAL hot!

Sun Palace

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

The accommodations were wonderful! Our room had a double Jacuzzi, king size bed, large shower, television (with a couple American stations) and a great view! The beds were made every morning when we went out, and the marble floors were washed! New towels were always there, and our bed was turned down every evening. The community areas were always clean (no empty glasses left around). It is one of 6 palace resorts in and around Cancun. It is towards the bottom of the 7, so it is a bus ride to get to Senor Frogs, and Carlos & Charlies, but it’s nice to be able to leave the loud partying and come back and sleep in a a quieter resort!
Sun Palace All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 20 HOTEL ZONE
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
011-52-998-891-4100

Sun Palace

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
The beach right outside! The club scene and malls are a short bus ride (6 pesos) away. You can take one bus to go to Cancun city (6 pesos).

Best Things About the Resort:
You stay at one of the palace resorts, and you can eat, play, and drink at them all! You have a wrist band that gets you into any palace resort. You are treated exactly as you would be if you were staying there (there are no differentiating wrist bands between the Palaces). It’s a great concept for resorts --truly all-inclusive. You don’t get tired of the same food all the time, because you can go to MANY other restaurants at all of the Palace Resorts!

Resort Experience:
The resort has everything. If you want to hang out by the pool all day, they have planned activities you can participate in like bingo, water volleyball, water aerobics, and food and drinks right there. If you want to go down to the beach, they have waiters who bring out food to you, drinks, soccer, and plenty of lounge chairs!

The staff is very willing to help you with anything, all you have to do is ask. The room service was wonderful, as were the restaurants! Everything was clean and the people were friendly!

Sun Palace All-Inclusive
BLVD KUKULCAN KM 20 HOTEL ZONE
Cancun, Mexico, 77500
011-52-998-891-4100

Sun Palace

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

We stayed at the Sun Palace, but made reservations for Golondrina's at Cancun Palace. It is by reservation only and is a quaint place. The waiters are very helpful and friendly. The food was excellent. They had a wide variety including seafood, poultry, and beef. The food comes nicely arranged on the plates! The tortilla soup was excellent! It was very quiet and we were able to have a nice romantic dinner! Definitely worth the bus ride to get there (only about 7 minutes)! Be sure and make your reservations early (like days in advance). We waited until Thursday to make a reservation for Friday and the only one left was at 10pm Friday night!
Sun Palace
Quintana Roo
Cancun, Mexico

Chichen Itza

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

Chichen Itza is a trip you don't want to miss!

If you are going with the Palace Resorts (Chaza Travel), get ready to be up early! The bus leaves Sun Palace about 7:15am and stops by some of the other Palace Resorts on the way to pick up more people. The tour guides are wonderful! They tell you all about the Mayan people and their culture. On the way to Chichen Itza, they drive through a city where you get to see people living as they do on a daily basis. The bus also stops at a pre-determined cluster of shops which are unfortunately geared for tourists. Their prices are higher than you’ll find in Cancun City, but if you aren’t planning on going to the city, this would be a good place to pick up souvenirs.

When you get to Chichen Itza, the tour guide takes you on a tour of the area explaining things that you wouldn’t know if you just went out on your own. You also get about 45 minutes to explore the area on your own before a late lunch. Make sure you climb "El Castillo" during that time! You meet at a Mayan resort, right by the entrance to Chichen Itza. There you are treated to a late lunch, music, and dancing by very talented young people. After lunch, board the busses; it’s time for a siesta! We arrived back at Sun Palace about 6:30 pm. It was a full day! Be sure to tip your tour guides (if you thought they were great)!

Ruins of Chichen Itza
Tinum
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Tulum

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by cgscoggins on July 12, 2003

Tulum is a Mayan ruin on the beach. It is much smaller than Chichen Itza, but very interesting. There is a beach area where you can swim or lay out in the sun. The views of the ocean from the ruins are amazing! You aren’t allowed on any of the ruins, but you can get close enough to most of them to see amazing detail still visible after all the years. The tour guides are able to tell you about many of the structures and what they were used for. After they tour, we were given about 30 minutes to look around on our own and take pictures. Definitely worth going and seeing at least once!
Tulum Mayan Ruins

Tulum, Mexico

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