Allergro Resort, Cozumel

Jan 12th, 2000, 01:00 PM
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Allergro Resort, Cozumel

I'm looking for information on the Allergro
Resort in Cozumel. How is nice the resort?
Is the food? Can you snorkel from the beach
and is there a large beach. My wife and I are planning to go in late May thru June 4 would the weather be too hot 100+ degrees F?
We went to Cozumel in March of 1999 and stayed at the Presedente. We really liked this resort and the grounds. Does the Allegro Resort compare. We are also taking our 20 y/o son, and 17 y/o daughter, would there be any activities at the Allegro Resort for them. I would appreciate any info from travelers to this resort. Thanks, Louie.
Jan 17th, 2000, 11:52 AM
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Louie, My wife and I stayed there in November 1998 and had a great time. The food was pretty good, and there was a tremendous choice. The resort was very nice for Mexico, very very clean. the beach is long enough to where you can get all of the privacy you want, and you can snorkle or dive right from teh beach. they have jetskis and parasailing available for extra charge.Although I've never stayed at President, other guests at the resort said it was the best all-inclusive in Cozumel. They are certainly generous with the alcohol and the staff tries very hard to entertain you. Have a good time!
Jan 18th, 2000, 04:25 AM
Sue C
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You can also try this site for Riviera Maya information...there are alot of regulars who frequent that area.

we welcome all newcomers..I look forward to seeing you there..
Jan 19th, 2000, 04:41 PM
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The following is a review from my friend who was there in '99 & they're going back this winter:

Allegro resort is a definite go. We were there in March/99 and plan to go back
again, this time with the kids. My sister and her husband came with my
husband and I and we had a great time. The beach is finely crushed
seashells and one of the best on the island. The food, which is buffet, is
excellent... you can have prime rib for lunch if you want to. The desserts were
out of this world (I am sure that they hired a French pastry chef as they were
not only delicious but beautiful). You could have Mexican coffee with your
supper and although you might have to get it line for one they were a great
finale to the dinners. They also have an Italian restaurant and a Mexican
restaurant which you need to make reservations for (do that when you get
there), the Italian one being as good as any Italian restaurant I have ever been
to. The rooms, although not terrible fancy, were clean and the beds were very
comfortable. The toilet and tub were in one room and the sink and dressing
closet in the other. The t.v. was in a nice cabinet. Outside the room (we were
on the ground floor) on the balcony there were two chairs and a small table
as well as a hammock. The only problem we had at the beach were these
small jelly fish, which apparently blew in during our first day there (it was
incredibly windy and quite cool). I might also add that that storm that blew in
the jelly fish ended up in the Dominican Republic where it rained for 4 days
straight while we had beautiful weather after the first day and a half.(I had
some friends that went there for March break and had a horrible time because
of the weather). There were lots of fish that came in right up to the shore so if
you had a snorkel and a mask you could just stick your head in the water
and see them without even swimming out at all. We did a number of
excursions, including the "Indiana Jones" trip, a trip to Chichen Itza and my
sister did the snorkelling trip. My husband and I did a scuba trip which was
great. Any other questions? Feel free to e-mail me. I plan to go back there in
March 2000 as well...maybe I'll see you there!
Aug 14th, 2000, 07:00 PM
Jose-Miguel Pulido
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I just arrived from Allegro. The staff is incredibly friendly, and the food in the buffet is great. The
activities team is excellent, and their musical performances are very enjoyable. Easy to get scuba and
snorkeling trips. You can also have beach activities, such as beach volley, hobby cat sailing and wind

One advise: do not rent a car with National, which bey have a desk very conveniently located in front of
Allegro. We rented a 4 wheel drive with them, I got a flat tired, and they used the $800 deductible of
the insurance to charge me for the tire. And that happened even when I pointed out during the renting
process that the tires were old (the cravings were low, and they had more than 20,000 miles over
unpaved roads). Below are the details, if you are interested. Do not hesitate to send me mail if you want
to know more.

We rented a Jeep with National-rent-a-car to drive to the north of the island. You need a 4 wheel drive
because the road is unpaved, with sand and rocks in same parts. We chose National because it is very
conveniently located in front of the Allegro Resort Cozumel (where we stayed, great place), which is
about 20' south of San Miguel, where all the other car rental companies are. Allegro has its own car
rental desk, but they do not offer 4 wheel drives.

National offers an insurance for their vehicle with an $800 deductible. No rental company in the island
offers insurance with no deductible for Jeeps or any other 4-wheel drive. It is understandable, since you
may get stuck in the unpaved roads in the north of the island, and they may need to go to rescue you. A
very different issue is that they use the deductible to pay for flat tires. And the tires were not even
new,something that I pointed out when renting the vehicle!I saw the tires were old, and I requested
another vehicle. They told me the only other Jeep available, with newer tires, had the 4-wheel drive not
activated (!).

When I returned the vehicle, they decided right away that I will be charged for the tire without even
verifying the tire was reparable or not!.

I contacted the manager and he told me he will check with his chief mechanic, and he told me he will call
me back. Of course no call came, and I had to call back. He told me the same thing, the tire was not
reparable. I tired to argue that the issue was not if it was reparable or not, the issue was that I do not
have to pay at all, even more when the tires are old, and the fact was recognized by the representative
who rented the vehicle. None of this was useful, they just saw the opportunity to replace a new tire for
an old one, and they took it.

In addition, one of the attendants of the desk in front of the Allegro resort entertains himself between
clients reading pornographic comics. He may very well choose his entertaining activities, but the
rudeness comes from the fact that he does not take the comics out of the view when you come to rent a
car, so you end up in the bizarre situation of filling the paperwork surrounded by these pornographic

My advise, do not rent with National in Cozumel, since they do not show any respect for the customer,
and they will find a way to rob you!
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