Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun, Mexico

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sidfresh sidfresh
4 reviews
Avoid the main flea market in the Hotel strip Mar 13, 2011
Do yourself a favor and avoid the flea market on the Hotel zone, they are pricey and very aggressive!! Instead I recommend taking the bus to "Market 23" where you'll find better quality and better prices. When I went, I didn't see many tourists, saw mostly locals.

It's a great place to stock up on souvenirs and eat some authentic food.

"Reaching Market 23 is fairly easy. From the Hotel Zone just take "Ruta 1" bus. This one go straight to downtown and through Tulum Avenue. It will drop you off right at the entrance of the market. By taxi, simply ask for Market 23 as it is well known by everybody in Cancun."
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vilanela vilanela
1 reviews
It is safe in Cancun Apr 09, 2011
I would like to inform you all, that is safe to be a tourist in Cancun, Mexico, and the public transportation is fabulous ( 24 h service around town for 0.84 $) Enjoy it!
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cdiener cdiener
6 reviews
Sep 30, 2007
Cancun Mexico is an island approximately 16 miles long and a quarter-mile wide. It is situated in the state of Quintana Roo in the south-eastern part of Mexico off the northeast tip of the Yucatan peninsula, on the Caribbean coast. The island is connected to the Mexican mainland by two bridges. Cancun Mexico has a resident population of over 300,000 persons and is divided into two main parts: El Centro, Cancun Mexico Downtown, is where most of the local residents live, and is home to many smaller hotels, restaurants and shops. The famous Cancun Mexico Hotel Zone, the principal tourist area, is located on a 8 mile peninsula jutting out into the Caribbean Sea, and is where the luxury hotels and modern shopping malls are to be found. There are many reasons for Cancun's popularity as a tourist destination including: its gorgeous beaches with clear turquoise waters, excellent resort hotels offering a full range of amenities and modern facilities, gourmet restaurants, vibrant night life, great shops, and nearby Mayan ruins. Further, Cancun Mexico has great weather, with an average temperature of 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) and 240 days of sunshine each year, with little rain. The Cancun Mexico Downtown has a non-stop party atmosphere and attracts numerous categories of visitors including families, seniors, students, couples, budget travelers and the rich and famous.

Beaches & Water Sports:

Cancun Mexico has some of the best beaches in the world. The beaches are, without question, the biggest draw in Cancun with their soft, white, powdery, sand and crystal clear, warm, turquoise water. There are eleven beaches in Cancun Mexico, each of which has its own distinctive personality, and all of which are open to the public. The very best beaches are at the north tip of the island.

The sand of the beaches in Cancun Mexico is made of crushed coral rather than silica. The coral remains cool even on very hot days, so you need not be concerned about burning your feet. Beach sandals are not necessary.

Cancun Mexico is surrounded by crystal clear water and lies next to the largest coral reef in the Americas. This makes it a haven for snorkellers and scuba divers. The calm waters also offer perfect conditions for water skiing. Cancun Mexico also offer some excellent sport fishing and deep sea fishing for sailfish, wahoo, dorada, marlin, grouper and bluefin tuna.

Mayan Ruins

Chichen Itza and Tulum

Tours

Xcaret is certaintly the most spectacular Eco Archaeological Water Park in Mexico, the main attractions are: Water Activities - Swim with Dolphins Programs - Performances - Flora and Fauna - Exhibitions and Tours.

Shopping

Cancun Mexico is a duty-free zone that has evolved into a shopper's paradise. The Cancun Mexico Hotel Zone is dotted with large modern air-conditioned malls filled with boutiques selling designer label merchandise and perfumes at bargain prices. The traditional markets in Old Cancun Mexico have numerous small shops selling locally made handicrafts, silver jewelry and colorful Yucatan hammocks. Good natured bargaining at these smaller shops is expected.

Dining & Nightlife

Cancun Mexico has an impressive variety of restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets. There are establishments that serve traditional Mexican dishes, Yucantecan entrees, international gourmet cuisine, all-you-can-eat buffets, American style fast food, etc. Dining aboard a boat on one of the Cancun Mexico many theme dinner cruises is popular with many visitors. Cancun Mexico is famous for its very active nightlife, which starts late and lasts into the wee hours of the morning.


Golf

Playa Mujeres Golf Club designer Greg Norman

Club de Golf Cancun Pok ta Pok designer Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Hilton Cancun Golf Club designer Aoki Corporation

Moon Palace Spa and Golf Club designer Jack Nicklaus Signature

Mayan Resorts Golf Riviera Maya designer Nicklaus Design Group

Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club designer P.B Dye

El Camaleon, Mayakoba designer Greg Norman

Playacar Palace Spa and Golf designer Robert Von Hagge
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