"Cancun" Top 5 Page for this destination Cancún by Kaspian

Cancún Travel Guide: 1,965 reviews and 3,985 photos

Travel Dates: February 28 - March 7 1999, April 9-16 2000, February 17-24 2001, February 17-24 2002, February 16-23 2003, November 2-9 2003.

I started visiting Mexico in 1997 and have returned about 11 times (twice a year) since! Cancun can make a person fall in love with the country and want to return and go further. I know that's what happened to me. A lot of "sophisticated" travellers complain that Cancun is too touristy and say you'll miss the "real" Mexico, but what they fail to recognize is that they themselves are tourists.

Good Intro to Mexico

Cancun is a good, fun intro to Mexico if you've never been, there's lots of daytrips to go on, shopping places, and lots of cool clubs for the younger set.
I don't think anybody gets out of Mexico without absorbing some of the culture--the music and colours are everywhere around you. You can feel it in the people you meet and see it in the landscape.

Cancun's has a very tourist-friendly atmosphere for those who are a little intimidated by travel and don't speak foreign languages very well. It also makes a comfortable homebase for more experienced travellers who want to go on daytrips to ruins or overnights to more remote areas. It's close to Isla Mujeres, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Coba, and Chichen-Itza. On top of that, it's some of the best bikini watching in the world.

Blue Bay Club: "Nice Shoes!!"

On most of my trips to the Cancun area I stay at the Blue Bay Club. It's not in the hotel zone but a few kilometres up the coast near Puerto Juarez (the Ferry Terminal to Isla Mujeres). It's a very quiet area to be in at night, it's dark because the jungle is still behind this area and the stars are very bright.
See my Cacun Travelogues for more photos of the Blue Bay Club.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beaches, booze, buffets, and babes
  • Cons:Crowded areas, can be expensive
  • In a nutshell:Lots to do here--good intro to Mexico for first timers!
  • Last visit to Cancún: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Apr 6, 2011
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Very useful and interesting page.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Nice job!

  • Jun 12, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    Two widely different countries where tipping of taxi drivers is highly unusual is China & New Zealand. Suggestion: Take note of local customs, and do not impose your own onto others.

  • Odinnthor's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Hey bud, - decided to update my memories of Cancun and surrounding area. Excellent stuff pal! Well written stories and deservedly high ratings. Brings me back! Good stuff about tipping. You already know how I feel about that!!....Erik

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    It has been a long time since being here-but last year go t to Cozumel. Weather usually great. My Utah/Arizona parks trip also had good weather.

  • Aug 11, 2009 at 7:40 AM

    You say it's edging on a toursit trap, why did you go there 4 times, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

  • Jun 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    A lot of great information; can't wait to go!

  • xcaret09's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Hi! there's a survey post at Xcaret's official website I took and post a few comments, like I would like to see more regional faunas. It will be great if you all could take it in that way we help to improve Xcaret for the next time we visit.

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    looks it is a great holiday location. good pages and photos. thx. bora

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 12:38 AM

    I hope no one hides your bottle opener today, Cheers on your birthday!

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