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Old 04-25-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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Planning a trip for July and debating which city

Pros and cons of each?


Cancun - I know it is known for a serious party vibe, but I am still interested! Convince me? Sites to see nearby etc?


Cozumel - Looks like the snorkeling and beaches are amazing. Also looks like there is some more ruins/local stuff to see? Any suggestions on excursions?

Airfare? When is the best time to secure it for July? It has been fluctuating since mid April and is $200 higher than before



Most likely going to do an all inclusive type place. Anyone have any experience with the Melia Cozumel?
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: 5 Miles to the Beach
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I was in Cancun back in 2012 and I'm heading to Riviera Maya in June (Which is close to Cancun).

I never left the resort in Cancun but we stayed at one of the Fiesta Americana ones. Beach was beautiful and food was great there.

The attractions we did were Xel-Ha and seeing the Mayan Ruins at Tulum. Xel-Ha is a big eco park where you can snorkel in a huge lagoon with tropical fish, pay extra to swim with dolphins, lay in hammocks, etc. It also provides you with unlimited food/drinks all day. Honestly, it wasn't my cup of tea. It was very crowded and the snorkeling got old after I bit and I felt that was the main thing the park could offer.

Now, Tulum was totally different. The ruins are right on the cliff next to the sea and it's such a beautiful sight. We will see it again this summer.

We also are going to see the ceynotes, which are underwater caves you can snorkel. They look so cool.

I haven't been to Cozumel, but reviews have told me it's not anything special. It may be closer to these attractions though. From Cancun, it took us about 1.5ish hours with a tour guide to get to our stops.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Age and travel experience? Single, couple, group?
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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Planning a trip for July and debating which city

Pros and cons of each?

Cancun - I know it is known for a serious party vibe, but I am still interested! Convince me? Sites to see nearby etc?

Cozumel - Looks like the snorkeling and beaches are amazing. Also looks like there is some more ruins/local stuff to see? Any suggestions on excursions?

Airfare? When is the best time to secure it for July? It has been fluctuating since mid April and is $200 higher than before

Most likely going to do an all inclusive type place. Anyone have any experience with the Melia Cozumel?
My wife and I had a blast in Cozumel. It was one of the ports on our honeymoon cruise. We did an ATV and Snorkeling excrusion. Here's the link to the specific one we did: http://www.wild-tours.com/wt_atv1.htm It was so much fun, especially riding the ATVs through the jungle
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If you are visiting Cancun this summer, try to get to Puerto Morelos, which has a nice beach, or Valladolid or Merida, which have a lot to offer in terms of culture!

Also read this review, might help [<a href="http://foundreviews.com/cancun-on-the-cheap-review">Cancun On The Cheap - Review</a>
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