"The Travel Slut visits Yucatan Peninsula & Cancun" Cancún by TheTravelSlut

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History meets tourism

First off, I did not stay in Cancun's Hotel Zone but stayed at the Desire Resort south of Cancun but north of Playa del Carmen so this will be a generalized Cancun area page.

The area is growing faster than ever. Some of it is rebuilding from Hurricane Wilma's damage in 2005 but much of it is brand new development. Good if you want all the pleasures of home but bad if you are looking to distance yourself from the general population & civilization.

The area is diverse but not at first glance. There are thousands of years of history here and it now meets what is called the Riviera Maya.

Enjoy both land and sea adventures

When you tire of ocean sports such as kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, etc, there are plenty of things to do on land from historical or archeological exploring to zip-lining to checking out the nightlife in the towns and cities along the Riviera Maya.

Take time to smell the sea air, soak up the sun

While it would be very easy to come to the Yucatan Peninsula and spent every waking minute doing something new and exciting, it is important to savor the moment you are in, especially when you are relaxing in the waters or on the beach.

Let time slow down for a moment and enjoy doing nothing at all--it is addicting and it seems perfectly appropriate for this area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great beaches, great sea, and a Caribbean attitude
  • Cons:It's getting more expensive & crowded each year
  • In a nutshell:Fun in the sun
  • Last visit to Cancún: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 15, 2007
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Always a place to get sun, eat and drink. Time for you to get back there for A TAN

    • TheTravelSlut's Profile Photo
      Jun 5, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      The Caribbean does harken but I'm heading to Hedonism II resort in Negril, Jamaica in 15 days so no tanlines at all....lol..... :)

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    the authority in resort travel:) great tips ann!

  • chefydood's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Hi, My Wife and I are new to this site, and came across your home page. We took an attraction to it, because we noticed that you have visited Cancun.That is where we spent our " Luna de Miel" (Honeymoon)

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Like your morning after tip Ann ;o) ....Such a selection! Looks like my kinda holiday :o) Hugs xx

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2008 at 8:01 AM

    good hotel tips I know someone visiting mexico so thought I'd do some reading up :-)

  • cnango's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 8:32 PM

    Wow Ann, you really did an amzing job here. So much info, I would definately come back here for research before a trip. Desire looks wonderful & that water so beautiful. Thanks for the virtual tour. Nancy : )

  • crewrower's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2007 at 5:45 PM

    You do get around a lot. Thanks for (re)visiting my page!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 11:35 AM

    Sounds like a great place! Fantastic hotel tips! Good photos too!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 3:38 PM

    Gosh you look great in this pic! and Cancuns not bad either!thanks for more lovely tours and tips!x

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 6:45 AM

    Excellent accommodation tips for Cancun. Hope to go there one day :) SL

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