El Pueblito Beach Hotel
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... to across the road and around the corner. Here foreigners get off the bus from the hotel zone and have to cross the road to get to Starbucks and Wallmart. Lots passed and we said 'Good Morning'. Some said good morning back, others 'hola' (even though they were obviously American), and others just plain ignored us. Some just asked for directions to Walmart! A little man who spoke spanish stopped to talk and requested a bible a study. The sister with us said ...
... of 1550m. We took a newly completed toll road on the advice of some local riders we met at our hotel. The ride was easy enough and had the benefit of crossing the tallest suspension bridge (Puente Baluarte) in the world at 402.57m. Elephant has now been over the tallest and second tallest suspension bridges as we have also crossed the French competitor (Millau Viaduct), which only manages 343m.
We arrived at Durango on the long weekend to celebrate the 20th ...
... to head back downtown to drop stuff off at the hostel and freshen up before heading out for a few drinks. We lost Johnny to his bed but picked up Tay, a sweet guy from Oakland, California who joined us for some michelada and pool at a local downtown bar.
This morning Tay's been giving myself and Katherine (a recent German economics graduate we met this morning) some tips on Cuba from where he's just come, and ...
... time) wasn't too bad. Mind you the rather fierce magaritas I enjoyed last night at the beach bar might have lent some assistance too.
Cancun itself to be honest isn't that great from what I have seen so far. Largely high rise all inclusive resorts, however there are the little details for this place which make very acceptable. For example ipod docks in the room, USB plug sockets in the wall of the room and excellent sushi ...
... since the Jungle Tour :( So again, I'll take this opportunity to say sorry to all for my over-active facebook use.
So yeh, I don't have much to report on in this blog as I have been a bit quiet the last couple of weeks since my family flew back to England... that's right, I have finally started taking my YARP/Dissertation/Tesis, call it what you will, seriously. After seeing posts on the Southampton "Year Abroad" facebook group with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews El Pueblito Beach Hotel Cancun
We just got back from Cancun last week, and truly enjoyed our visit to El Pueblito. The decor was charming, nothing of all the snobbery of the hotel strip around us. When we arrived we were greeted by vibrant colors, and quaint music, and friendly friendly staff. The food was excellent, a assortment of mexican and international goodies only snobs would turn down. The only problem is that the kitchen closes at 11, and when coming back from a night out, there is no where for fresh water or beverages. This place is best left to people who want to be left alone, or to younger travellers who want a taste of Mexico. We recognized the limitations of the place - sometimes the cleaning staff were inconsistent, and the nightly entertainment corny (but enjoyable if you are in a spirited and lively mood), and there isn't any complementary shampoo - but everything about our stay at this resort was pleasant and memorable. I would recommend this to my friends to visit.
Do not stay here
When we got to the room our first day we were greeted by a big, black roach. The food made us sick, the bathroom door broke and i was locked inside, housekeeping stole my roommates bathing suit, they were not very pleasent to us and were not willing to work with us, the bathroom sink was busted up. STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE
Best 2 weeks ever
We just got back from Cancun last week. We stayed at El Pueblito and had the best time ever. Everything was perfect form the room to the food and everything in between. The sfuff (Usi, Freddy, Baloo, Maser) was awesome. There was never a boring moment. If you're looking for a place to have fun on a budget this is the place to be. We're going back next year and we'll stay there again for sure.
Visited Cancun in April 2002. Our second time. El Pueblito is a very nice all inclusive hotel with the colorful atmosphere of a small Mexican village. Hence the name. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and well maintained. I particularly loved the multi-leveled fresh water pools with the waterfalls. Great lounging areas. The beach area was clean and there was plenty of lounge space there or by the pools. Food was plentiful but took some getting used to since it was created with a Mexican flavor and had the quality of the average medium-priced buffet. Ok but not great. The only thing I did not like was the use of plastic cups to serve all drinks. These cups were washed and re-used constantly. This did not sit well with me or my wife. Although we enjoyed staying at El Pueblito we would not go back because we would like to try a higher rated hotel (one that does not re-use plastic cups and has a greater food variety and quality). Overall it was a good hotel.
A Wonderful Trip!!
I just returned from El Pueblito yesterday and I had the time of my life!! The accomodations were amazing, an authentic Mexican experience. The staff was so hardworking and friendly and always there to accomodate you. We had a blast at the swim up bar and La Cantina every day. The ocean was like bathwater and the weather was gorgeous everyday. Just a word of warning, though to those older than 21...you may want to avoid booking your vacation for the week of April 1st. There were tons of obnoxious teenagers on their Spring Break. We thought by April Spring Break would be over, but apparently not. The vacation improved as the week went on and the teenagers moved out. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone!
My girlfriend and I just returned home from our vacation in Mexico. (March 2002) It was our first trip and what a first day we had. We arrived at El Pueblito at 10:30AM and we never recieved a room untill 6:30 PM! They gave us the run around for the first few hours telling us check-out time is not untill 3:00 - wrong! It's 12:00. We had 1 of 3 lights broken, no working TV, a broken air conditioner and no towels in our room. We were furious. The following day when we talked to our travel representitve she straightened everything out for us. From then on we had a good vacation, the hotel staff (minus the front desk) is excellent. Bar tenders are quick and pour crazy amounts of booze into your glass. Yes the glasses there are plastic but who wants the risk of steping on broken glass? Especially in the pool area. We also noticed the food took a few days to get used to but i think that was becuase of their unique way of cooking. We did not get midnight snacks when we were there which was a dissapointment as after an eventful evening of drinking you wouldn't mind a quick bite! Otherwise the trip was great and we plan to go back to El Pueblito next year (2003)! For those of you considering going jsut remember to pack your bathing suit in your carry-on and prepare to wait for your room.
Arrived at Motel about 12 o'clock and our room was not
This was my first time in Cancun and in Mexico. My sister and I went on January 13th and when we arrived at 7:00 p.m. Our room was still not ready, so we were able to tour the hotel and stop in for a drink and within a half hour our room was ready. We were lucky enough to have the top floor with a terrace overlooking the ocean. The room was nice with a king size bed, although we asked for 2 double beds, we couldnt resist our room with our view. We didnt like that they didnt have an alarm clock or even a clock for that matter in the room, or even in the main lobby. We found the food to be edible the first couple of day, not too sure if it was becuase we are picky eaters or the food itself, but by the end of the week the food was pretty good, but it took us 4 days to FINALLY find ketchup and the omlette bar in the other part of the dining room. The pools and bars were nice, we especially liked the swim up bar!!! The waiters and bar tenders were extremely nice, couldnt have asked for better service in that department. The nightly entertainment was fabulous, the dancers were amazing and we would go to the clubs with them afterwards, a great time was had by both my sister and I!! I would rate it 4 Stars!!
Holiday from Hell
My partner and I have just returned from the above resort.
I would just like to say that the advertising for this hotel is misleading. There are no Tennis courts and it is certainly not 4 Stars.
The food was terrible and we ended up calling out a doctor for food posionising.
I was at El Pueblito Jan 06 to 13,2000 and I am returning on the same dates this year(2001). I traveled alone the first time but after seeing the pictures and hearing of the great time I had , my daughter, her hushand, his sister and her husband are going with me. Not to mention the travel agency I deal with has used my pictures to book other first time vacationers to this hotel and they all came back with wonderful experiences.
As expected , not all the things were to there personnal preferences but we Canadians know how to adapt.. looking forward to my next vacation.