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... weren't keen to brave a tequila shot so early! It actually turned out to be quite tasty - good old Mexico and their top quality tequila!
Aside from that there were probably two other highlights:
- CocoBongo. A club/show that is famous in Cancun. We had an excellent night with the free drinks and incredible show! A definite must do for anyone going to Cancun!
- Drunk Katie. Forever entertaining. The ...
... free section to rival any supermarket at home, a 'finest' section, lots of fresh meat and sea food and the most amazing bakery section. I have never seen so many delicious looking types of breads and cakes, it's a good job I can't eat them. What I also really like are the little stands of covered food for you to try before you buy. They always have some type of cut fruit and today they also had ham on the deli counter. It's all ...
... well not quite but at times it felt like he also was trying to break the trip record.
Caught the ferry from one of the 3 terminals ($17 US or 280 pesos) in the hotel zone which cost twice that of getting on ...
So we headed to Cancun cause thats were we have to fly out to get to Calgary Canada.
And we were like. what are we going to do in Cancun? Omg!!! Cancun has a wet and wild!!. So we had to go!! we have been hanging for a waterpark for a while now. since south america has nothing of the sort and even if they did it would be risky to go.
When we got there is was pretty sweet wave pool, few really ...
... funnest club I have ever been to. We managed to get express tickets to jump the mahooosive queue, and again got our own table, but this time with a waiter bringing us any drink we asked for. All night, they showed different entertainment, including tributes to The Beatles, Queen, Elvis, Shakira and more, then a battle off between the green goblin and spider man, and an appearance from the mask. Very cheesy, but very fun, and worth every penny we paid to get ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Terracaribe Hotel Cancun
Location is probably the only problem with this hotel: you keep having to take bus or taxi to get to the centre or the beaches further away. I think I was in the bus well over half an hour today (with traffic going back into town from Zona Hotelera, the beach area - yes there are traffic jams in Cancun). You get tired of the bus and taxi thing after a couple of days, especially when you are tired or wet, in town, and want to get back quick.. You need the R1 bus, as some have written here, but not all of them take you back to the hotel (you need the one that displays Puerto Juares on the front. It turns into Lopez Portillo, the hotel's street).
The Terracaribe on Lopez Portillo street is a boutique -- a small, very modern looking, bright and cheerful hotel, but still with the "Spanish tiles" look. It is immaculate, and the staff is exceedingly friendly, cooperative and helpful if not always totally knowledgeable. Due to our bargain package deal, our room was a small one, but perfectly adequate for our needs, being still bigger than a small American motel room. We enjoyed our time reading and relaxing there and on the terrasse downstairs. The York airconditioner worked too well in that it was difficult to adjust to get the room cool, but not cold. One of the best features is a very good restaurant. The breakfast buffet is so good with scrambled eggs with ham, potatoes, fruit, etc, locals come regularly, but they are "mexican style" with dishes different to the American palate We also enjoyed our other meals there. Most American guests seem to take taxis everywhere, but my wife and I enjoyed taking the bus just across the street to both downtown and "the hotel zone", which is easy enough to do. The same R1 bus in the other direction takes you about a mile down to Puerto Juarez for the inexpensive ferry to Isla Mujeres. We went for the ruins and did not expect to take to either Cancun itself or to "the strip," but we enjoyed both for what they are, and we really enjoyed Isla Mujeres, renting a golf cart for a day of snorkeling and play. One is barraged by offers from the moment one gets off the plane - the "information agents" even in the airport actually being only front men for the hotel deals. Don't take any of them. The hotel can arrange tours with the Grey Line for the going rate (for gringos). If you are adventurous, take the R1 downtown to either the bus station or a local travel agent and see what deals you can make on your own! During the day, we felt quite safe to walk from the hotel downtown. Our favorite restaurants downtown were the Parilla (the camerones a la gamba!) and the 100% Natural Restaurant.
The Terracaribe is located in Ciudad Cancun, the place where folks who WORK at the big resorts live. It is sparklingly clean, and the staff is wonderful. The rooms are large and rather spare, but there is cable TV (some in English, and even a German channel) and a free internet station in the lobby. There is free bottled water in each room, and soap/shampoo in the shower. The staff have good English (some born in the US) and the restaurant offers a generous breakfast.
TerraCaribe is a great place to spend a night on your way into or out of the Yucatan Peninsula. We stayed there the night before leaving. We'd been staying down the coast, and just wanted a modest place downtown for our last night before transferring to the airport. TerraCaribe fit the bill.
My family of 5 and 2 grandparents stayed in 3 rooms at the Terracaribe 12-25-05 for 1 week. We came down to see the ruins and travel the area. The rooms and public areas are very clean. About 1/10 of the staff speak fluent english, the remaining know some. They have an excellant daily breakfast buffet and menu service. Almost every morning from 10 to 15 Cancun policemen ate breakfast there. We always felt very safe. It sits on the corner of Mex 180 [Highway to Chichen Itza] & Bonampak [main bay-front street]; ideal for getting out of town to visit the Mayan ruins. They have a nice pool, a nice small bar, and the resturant is open 3 meals a day [we only ate breakfasts]. They will do your laundry for a small fee. There is a nice beach about one mile away. A short drive to downtown with resturants and shopping. It felt like a Hampton Inn, Mexican style. This is not a party motel. It is a clean nice place to get a good night sleep; with very friendly and 'locally knowledgable' employees who are willing to help out gringos on language, travel, and resturant tips. I would definitely stay here again.
It was my first time in Cancun, and everyone goes to the hotel district at the beach. The prices were very hight this year so I decided to choose this hotel in down town.
I am an American living an hour south of Cancun, but I frequently go there for appointments or social reasons. I have finally found the perfect hotel there at a reasonable price! Having stayed at the Terracaribe numerous times now, I feel qualified to review it entirely favorably. The hotel is spotlessly clean, with frosty AC when needed, a wide cable TV selection, a good internet connection, a peaceful pool, and an always pleasant staff. I have to conclude that the earlier reviewer had no idea that he wasn't staying in the hotel zone when he booked the Terracaribe - it is not a vacation destination for the Spring Breaker or the Hotel Zone client. As for beggars and homeless? C'mon! I don't think so! You won't see how anyone lives here because this is a - very safe - commercial area (except of course for those whose homes are above or behind their businesses). I not only have enjoyed meals in the hotel itself but have been a frequent customer of the wonderful gentleman serving Comida Corrida across the street. Cancun Centro is much more pleasant than the streets of most major cities and this person must obviously have led a somewhat sheltered existence. I highly recommend Terra Caribe for a peaceful stay in Cancun.
Well off the beaten tourist path, be ready to be exposed to beggars, the homeless and ill - and an eye-opening view of the dramatic difference in how the working class vs. elite live in Cancun.