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jen24 Jul 30th, 2004 11:58 AM

help for a mexico wknd getaway
 
I'm looking to do a weekend getaway w/my boyfriend, something very cheap...just to get away & relax, so I thought of Cancun, if you know of other specials, let me know. If I choose Cancun, what hotel do you recommend that has good food, beach, atmosphere, not too many kids? I found some specials for the; Occidental, Westin, Tucancun, Avalon...or others,we don't know, our first time. Any help appreciated. :)

Jaycie88 Jul 30th, 2004 12:23 PM

Of the hotels you listed that have specials, the Occidental and Tucancun are located on nice beaches. They are "middle of the road" type hotels. Not anything fancy, but nice. Tucancun is located closer to shopping and the clubs. Don't know anything about the Avalon.

JeanH Jul 30th, 2004 02:25 PM

Personally don't care for Cancun. If you're not looking for all inclusive resorts, I'd look into Isla Mujeres. Lots of cheap hotels, great food and a beautiful beach. Jean

pepper131 Jul 30th, 2004 03:13 PM

Jen...Are you talking $40/night cheap or $100/night cheap. Puerto Morales, just south of Cancun, has some budget minded hotels and some good restaurants. Check out cancunmap.com and do the hotel search...you'll see aerial views and they'll list hotel names.

Little_Man Jul 30th, 2004 04:12 PM

You might find nicer places for less money in Playa del Carmen...
check out playadelcarmeninfo.com.

I'm not 100% sure if I'm correct, butI would avoid the Avalon resorts. They may try to sell you a timeshare while there, and waste a bunch of your time!

pepper131 Jul 31st, 2004 06:52 AM

Jen...I gave you bad advise...you can't see the smaller hotels on cancunmap.com only the large AIs. Sorry. I'm with frankie - go to Playa Del Carmen.

jen24 Aug 2nd, 2004 06:06 AM

Thank you to all! For all your help. :)

Ruby_Begonia Oct 23rd, 2004 02:34 PM

Avoid the Avalon at all costs. And never, never, never let them within 1,000 yards of your credit card number. We're still fighting them over a $1000 unauthorized charge to our account after THEY cancelled our reservations on us!


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