"Cancun" Cancún by Kurtiemon
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I've been to Cancun several times and chose to stay at the Omni Hotel each and every time.
The first time I was in Cancun was May of 1995. Ever since then, I have always ventured down to either Mexico or the Caribbean during the first two weeks of May due to the great weather.
The hotels: I usually visit each hotel's pool and beach area and have found that the Omni's was the best. They play dance/pop music via a DJ all day long, they have activities like pool volleyball, dance contests and other pool related conests. They have an awesome bar literally 'on the beach' with a jacuzzi behind it. There are swings hanging from the bar's roof structure that allow you to move around.
The nightlife: If you are younger, the bars are endless. I understand that senior highschool students have chosen their new spring break destination to be Cancun - Beware and avoid the Easter break time. I have spoken to many taxi drivers and bus drivers and they say that thieves and robbers migrate to Cancun for the spring break time because they know the kids are vulnerable and like to get drunk. Easy targets for theft. As I would rather not mention any specific night spot, dance/techno is always playing and the drinks are abundant. Also, the food at certain restaurants (steak houses) is excellent.
The transportation: there is no need for a car since buses stop in front of every hotel every 5 minutes and they'll stop at any hotel or spot on their route. The fee was $0.50 cents per person. A few buses even went downtown - great shopping at the 'black market'.
Prices: Food was reasonably priced, pending on your taste, and the drinks were in line with the food. You won't find a beer for more than $3 or $4 dollars (most were $2 or so). Mixed drinks and frozen drinks were usually $3 to $5 dollars. Some were more but they included a hurricane glass or a funky shaped plastic glass. Souvenirs were everywhere - too many t-shirts, hats and bags to mention. I actuall had a guy approach me while swinging at the beach bar and offer a sterling silver bracelet for my University of Michigan hat. I won that deal because I paid $10 for the hat and he was selling the bracelets for $30 - $50 each. Bring a few new cheapy hats for exchange, the locals love the college and pro sport logo attire.
- Pros:Alot to do including water sports, shopping and nightlife
- Cons:Becoming too commercial and a popular spring break teen spot
- In a nutshell:For those on a budget, Cancun is by far the least expensive destination for travel packages and entertainment. I will return but not for a few years.
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