cancun mexico

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    Jan 17, 2010 11:13 AM GMT
    anyone been? looking for a nice resort. suggestions?
  • GQjock

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    Jan 17, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
    Cancun itself is a strip of tee-shirt shops and bars
    It's best to head off to the tip of the beach where you won't be as close to all the night time goings-on
    The Americana or the Camino - Real at the end of the beach are nice

    Take a little trip to the Mayan Temples
    an be sure to go out to the reefs to scuba dive or snorkle
  • DCEric

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    Jan 17, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Get into the caves to... I can't remember what they call them... no grottos... um. Someone help me here.
  • camfer

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    Jan 17, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
    DCEric saidGet into the caves to... I can't remember what they call them... no grottos... um. Someone help me here.


    cenotes?
  • DCEric

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    Jan 17, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    camfer said
    DCEric saidGet into the caves to... I can't remember what they call them... no grottos... um. Someone help me here.


    cenotes?


    Thanks. I had a major brain fart there.
  • jessetriguy

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    Jan 17, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    I have been going to Cancun since 1980. It’s changed for the worse and has become an overpopulated over commercialized strip of sand. The beaches are almost non existent due to erosion. The water is still nice and resorts are top rate. If you like night ligh and crazy spring breakers tha its perfect for you. If not, head south to Playa Del Carmen or the Mayan Riviera for a much more relaxing natural resrot setting. ENJOY
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    Jan 17, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    I loved my first time to Mexico (Cancun) two years ago!! I stayed away from "The Turn" which is on the north end of the island where all the crazy bars are located with all the crowds. I stayed at the Great Parnissus which is located about 3/4 of the way down the island next to the Hilton. It is all inclusive which I liked. Obviously, this is the area of the megaresorts so you would need to do a taxi or a bus to get up to the Turn. In fact, if I was going there I would stay at the brand new Westin which opened right near the Turn but which seemed to be walled off so to speak from the craziness. It was under construction when I was there - all new from ground up, no renovation. I also took a couple of bus trips into downtown Cancun and that was fine - the people were friendly and helpful with my rudimentary Spanish. Also took a day trip to Chichen-Itzn which was very interesting. Got to see alot of the interior of Mexico that way. Enjoy!!
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    Jan 17, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    I HATE it! TOO commercialized and Americanized! Why go there when when you can go to SoCal for the same shit!
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    Jan 17, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    Made me immediately think of this:
    http://www.theonion.com/content/video/mexico_builds_border_wall_to_keep?utm_source=videoembed

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    I've been in Mexico for a while but was never in Cancun. The pyramids (I forget where) and the Museum of anthropology in Mexico City are amazing. I have a pretty good handle on the language so it might have been easier for me to do than for someone else though.
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    Jan 17, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    Go to Playa del Carmen. It's only 40 minutes south of Cancun and the airport by shuttle. PDC is very laid back, beautiful, and accessible to the cenotes and Chichen Itza.
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    Jan 17, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    My only suggestion is to buy your weed AFTER you get there rather than bringing it with you. icon_lol.gifhttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/785055/
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jan 17, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Just remember everyone's experience and expectations are different. It's really what you are looking for in vacation. Cancun is very commercialized and very "American". By that I mean big resorts with familiar names, shopping and restaurants you would see in any American city. But it's comfortable, affordable and accessible for most Americans and that's why it's popular.

    Head south along the Rivera Maya and you find less commercial development and more destination resorts where relaxation, surf and Spa's are popular, this area is also very popular with the Europeans.

    Playa Del Carmen is a charming smaller town, great restaurants and shopping, more laid back than Cancun, and it's the gateway to Cozumel with great snorkeling and diving. Further south on your way to Tulum you start finding more condominium and hotel developments popular with American and Canadian snowbirds. Past Tulum you really start getting into the wild parts of Mexico, lots of "adventure" style accommodations, hiking, biking are popular, much more earthy, popular with the younger crowd.

    Another area to consider is Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun, just starting to get developed, and Merida on the other side of the Yucatan peninsula, a colonial city, lots of culture, not on the ocean though.

    I own a travel agency specializing in Mexico, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    -Doug