Cancun in March

Old Jan 10th, 2015, 11:08 AM
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Cancun in March

Hi. My 20 year old daughter and two friends want to go to cancun in March. They aren't looking for the spring break partying scene but it will be hard to avoid I think. Does anyone know about the barcelo tucancun or the barcelo costa cancun? Is it a reputable chain? I want something safe, clean and with decent food where they won't get sick.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 02:26 PM
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Surely you jest... 3, 20 year olds in Cancun NOT looking for a spring break party scene ! It is not so much the hotels that present a problem, but the dozens of bars and dicotheques (in town) just waiting to get them whipped up into a frenzy. They don't have to look for a party scene, the party scene will find them.
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Old Jan 12th, 2015, 02:33 PM
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Does it have to be Cancun? If they want to avoid spring break madness, they might want to pick a different town along the coast.
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Old Jan 13th, 2015, 05:21 AM
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If it is true that they want to avoid spring break, have them fly into Cancun, but stay further south toward the Playa del Carmen area.
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 02:51 PM
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What's the fiesta Americana puerto Vallarta like. They say they do t cater to spring breakers although there will be some there. The plan is to stay on property. What about drinking and eating at these resorts?can they eat anything on property or not. Thanks.
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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Fiesta Americana is a regular resort in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta. If you only want to "stay on property" I probably wouldn't go to PV. Because why people love it is the town itself, the nightlife downtown, all the restaurants, the friendly locals, great shopping, etc. If you're only staying on the resort might as well go somewhere else. yes of course you can eat and drink at the resort.
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Old Jan 14th, 2015, 05:15 PM
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How safe is it to go into town for a couple of young ladies?
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Old Jan 15th, 2015, 04:29 AM
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I would recommend a resort in the Playacar area which is right outside Playa del Carmen. There are several safe all inclusive resorts there on a great beach.
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Old Jan 15th, 2015, 07:43 AM
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1. Barcelo is a reputable chain
2. Fiesta Americana PV now has an all inclusive option. I stayed there once (not all inclusive) and it was a very nice hotel. Nice rooms, pool area and beach. The times I ate at the hotel (mostly breakfast and lunch), the food was good. That being said, you miss the best part of PV if you go all inclusive and stay on property. It is perfectly safe for a couple of young ladies to go downtown and walk the Malecon. There are very many restaurants, nightspots and stores. It is crowded with many Mexican families - you will see a good cross section of the population - from young adults going out for a night on the town, to parents with young kids, to elderly people, etc.
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Old Jan 15th, 2015, 08:32 AM
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<How safe is it to go into town for a couple of young ladies?>

Depends what they have in mind to do. Puerto Vallarta is a very safe city to walk around, see the sights.

But like anywhere in the world, some caution and common sense is a good idea. I'd worry more about them drinking too much or taking risks with guys in clubs, more than anything inherently unsafe about PV.
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Old Jan 15th, 2015, 07:05 PM
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Someone mentioned Playacar, great area, great beach and hotels. Quiet, laid back and they can walk all over. It's a little like Beverly Hills with beautiful homes and reputable hotels.. The Reef hotel is one that comes to mind, I have never stayed but have visited !
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Old Jan 16th, 2015, 07:11 AM
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They are on a strict budget. They are booked at the Fiesta Americana in PV. Hope they will be sensible so will be safe and not get sick.
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Puerto Vallarta is a GREAT destination!!! I've been going there for years. If you need more information for them, feel free to start another thread (since this one is titled Cancun) or read thru my trip reports. I post every year about PV.
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hey suze, I might be going back again in April - not definite yet but it's a good possibility.
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hola tom42~ Lucky you! I'm hoping for May and November this year.
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I was in Isla Mujeres for the first time since 1985, and met many people who came every year. One couple, when the subject came up, said they had never gotten sick. I was really impressed - - it is a really laid back place, but still lots nice places to eat and drink, colorful, just vivid enough with tourists and locals mingling nicely - - it feels like staying in a village, but enough commercial things to keep you amused, totally safe, and totally easy. Here's pictures: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougla...7650397678086/
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