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02/25/09
I’m a Travelin’ Man…
Filed under: Cancun Tourism
Posted by: Dangers @ 9:47 pm

One of the things folks ask me all the time regarding Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean in general is; “what is there to do, what are the best tours, and where are your favorite places to go”. Of course where I go and where they would want to go may be the difference between the dark and light side of the moon. So, what we’ll do here via a couple of top ten lists, will be to list our recommendations for infrequent Cancun visitors and the Danger’s Top Ten, some popular, some not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, and not necessarily backed by statistical proof not that we would care anyway, here goes;

Cancun Top Ten Visitor Attractions:

1) Chichen Itza, the grand daddy of the Maya Ruin sites, a must see when visiting the area

2) Xcaret, arguably the best Eco Park in North America, make sure you catch the night show

3) Xel Ha, beautiful lagoon and water sports based Eco Park

4) Tulum, another scenic sight, the ruins aren’t major league but the view is, the ad for Mexico

5) Dolphin Interaction (multiple sites), I’ve done it, don’t recommend it, do it with captive born dolphins if you must

6) Jungle Adventure Tour (mini speed boats and snorkeling) The lagoon is polluted, stay out of it, plus, it has croc’s.

7) Isla Mujeres, I wish we never told anyone about this one, I’d like to keep her to myself

8) Coco Bongo (nightclub), Las Vegas style shenanigans, current reigning Cancun Nightlife King

9) Playa Del Carmen, skip the Mega Resorts and spend the day and evening here, in town

10) Isla Cozumel, one day is not enough and certainly not a cruise agenda, dive, dive, dive

The Danger’s Top Ten:

1) Isla Mujeres, particularly El Garrafon, Punta Sur, Playa Norte and more than a few cantinas

2) Fifth Avenue, Playa Del Carmen (eclectic mix of beach, bars, restaurants and shops)

3) Isla Cozumel, diving, snorkeling, Chankanaab Park, lazy boat drinks in San Miguel

4) Isla Blanca and El Meco at Punta Sam, beautiful uncrowded beaches and shady Maya Ruins

5) Parque de las Palapas, downtown Cancun just off restaurant row, relaxing evenings, locals

6) Puerto Morelos, laid back fishing village turned seaside resort with great beaches

7) Old Chichen Itza, adjacent to the main city ruins but unexcavated, you can feel the history

8) Akumal, serene, picturesque, holding on but not holding out

9) Xcaret, the tourist in me still enjoys the vast Eco Park and exhibits

10) Visiting with friends in the downtown and hotel zone, this is probably number one on my list but not for the average visitor, and my friends downtown would have fed me to the pterodactyls had I not added them on this list.

So, there it is, the lazy man’s blog but one hopefully wrack full of information for the visitor and the explorer. Along the way here, I’ll do a bird’s eye view of various tours and places along with individual favorite restaurants and what not as we’ve already done with the Maya Ruins at El Meco and El Rey.

Till next time…

I’ve a pretty Senorita waiting for me, Down in old Mexico…

Dangers

 

One Response to “I’m a Travelin’ Man…”

  1. akumal snorkeling Says:
    Akumal is like the best place to snorkel. The water is simply amazing and there is all kinds of wild life. From turtles to seaguls. Akumal beach is like my favorite place in akumal to snorkel.

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