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    1. Member KTN EDGE's Avatar
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      04-20-2012 04:15 PM #1
      So mates, as the title states, I'm pulling the trigger and taking a much anticipated trip to Cancun with the wifey. Never been there and need feed back as to what to do and where to go. Not into the hard core partying scene, been there, done that. Going with the wifey so we prefer site seeing, exploring, dinning, cool bars, some shopping, etc. Please, any pointers, recommendations and/or web sites would be helpful. Thanks .

    2. 04-20-2012 05:25 PM #2
      First off - where are you staying? In the hotel zone in Cancun, at an AI along the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen? It's all important as to access to things to do.

      As far as a generic list-

      Mayan Ruins- Chichenitza is cool but an all day, hot as bawls, slog. I prefer Tulum as it's right on the beach and has some very cool ruins. Plus the town of Tulum has some nice restaurants.

      Dive a Cenonte - there are lots of them. Pick one close to where you are staying.

      Xel Ha water park - fun, lazy river float and just cool spot to spend a day.

      Snorkle/booze boat out of Puerto Adventura

      Our preference in terms of a town in the area is Playa del Carmen. We have stayed in Playacar, the resort area just south of town several times and we just really enjoy all the restaurants, bars and general "scene" along 5th Avenue. If you are staying in the hotel zone in Cancun itself the local shuttle bus is a couple of pesos and runs continuously past all the hotels and goes into town so there is no reason for a car. Likewise, if you are in Playacar its a short taxi or walk to and from 5th Ave and the hotels. Anywhere else you might want a car as you can feel pretty isolated at some of the outlying AIs and taxi rides can be $40/$50 each way into towns.

      Have fun, until I bought some land in Cabo and am building a house, the Riviera Maya was our favorite area to vacation.

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      04-20-2012 10:32 PM #3
      Never stayed IN Cancun but in Puerto Morelos. Playa del Carmen is a pretty cool place and you could spend a day here http://www.hiddenworlds.com/. Concur on Chichen Itza vs Tulum, Chichen Itza is definitely better ruins wise but is a long day of driving. Tulum has pit stops along the way and a gorgeous view.

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      04-23-2012 10:47 AM #4
      Cancun rule #1: Do not drink the water.

      Not even a little bit...you will regret it, promise.

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