help for a mexico wknd getaway

Jul 30th, 2004, 11:58 AM
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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.
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Jul 30th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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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.
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Jul 30th, 2004, 02:25 PM
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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
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Jul 30th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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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 and do the hotel'll see aerial views and they'll list hotel names.
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Jul 30th, 2004, 04:12 PM
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You might find nicer places for less money in Playa del Carmen...
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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!
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Jul 31st, 2004, 06:52 AM
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Jen...I gave you bad can't see the smaller hotels on only the large AIs. Sorry. I'm with frankie - go to Playa Del Carmen.
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Aug 2nd, 2004, 06:06 AM
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Thank you to all! For all your help.
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 02:34 PM
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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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