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rubymurray Oct 24th, 2005 12:59 AM

HI, Please could someone who has just returned or has known someone who has just got back from Cancun, please could you inform me of the damage that has been done, if you feel it would be worth still going and please could you inform if the Moon Palace hotel was badley affected. Many Thanks in advance i would be most greatful for your help.

schmerl Oct 24th, 2005 03:40 AM

The reports say that the hotel zone in Cancun was ruined. Check out this website for some pictures:

Nadia02 Oct 24th, 2005 05:46 AM

From someone I know in Cancun:
President Fox said that Cancun will be back on its feet by December (not sure if that's wishful thinking on his part). He's asked for $1.1 billion in reconstruction and recovery aid.
40% of buildings have suffered structural damage in Cancun and looting is widespread.
Cancun Intl. Airport is closed for now but expected to reopen tomorrow.
Tourists for now are being bused to Merida to fly out of there.

rubymurray Oct 24th, 2005 05:52 AM

Thank you very much for your help i will keep an eye on the updates and hope they can begin their lives back as soon as possible and hope the hotels are up and running shortly, Many Thanks

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 06:15 AM

The bad news is that The Moon Palace is right between Cancun and Playa del Carmen (Porto Moreles).

The good news is that the Moon Palace is constructed out of concrete and rebar.

OldSouthernBelle Oct 24th, 2005 08:24 AM

Anyone know if mikemo lives in/near the affected area? Wondering if he is alright?


mikemo Oct 24th, 2005 08:41 AM

Hola Belle,
We are 100's of miles away in the state of Guanajuato, city of San Miguel de Allende in virtually the geographic center of the country at 6700 ft.
All's well here.

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 09:25 AM

Mike, I'm so jealous! I'd love to live in Mexico!

mikemo Oct 24th, 2005 12:04 PM

GT, Easy enough to do and certainly way less expensive than DFW.
Check out the tripadvisor forums SMdA.

GoTravel Oct 24th, 2005 12:05 PM

I did go over there and look. Simply gorgeous!

Will you email me the background of how you ended up there? My email is:

[email protected]

OldSouthernBelle Oct 24th, 2005 01:24 PM

Mikemo: Glad you're out of the fray and happy to boot!


txvisitor Oct 25th, 2005 04:34 AM

We have a vacation booked at the Royal Sands for the second week in November. Has anyone heard how the Royal Resorts came through this horrible storm?

BeachBoi Oct 25th, 2005 05:09 AM

According to a newspaper report this morning, 90% of Cancun/PDC/Cozumel hotels have sustained "damage".Some beaches have disappeared and many roads are submerged.The Mexican government is estimating rebuilding will take 4 months.

Kalik Oct 25th, 2005 11:29 AM

Hello.Did anyone get information on Moon Palace? Can you pass it along to me. Thanks!!

mikemo Oct 25th, 2005 11:45 AM

The locogringo site has lots of info.

Kalik Oct 25th, 2005 01:53 PM

Yes. I tried locogringo. Not enough info. Thanks though!
Anyone going to Moon Palace on the 10th of Nov. Let me know if you hear anything.I hope all the best for the people in Cancun.

rubymurray Oct 26th, 2005 02:07 AM

Hi I found a good site and it gave me some good information, it said that the Moon Palace is ok only minor damage but the hotel is up and running and it was one the the hotels that gave shelter to the people while Wilma went through, it also gives information on other hotels in the area that were badly affected, hope this helps. I am going to the Moon Palace in April if anyone goes before than i would appreciate any feedback.

Kalik Oct 26th, 2005 07:24 AM

Rubymurray. Thanks! I will try that site today. Yesturday it was down. I will be going to Moon Palace on Nov.10th.I will let you know how it went.It will be my 3rd time going this year. I love that resort.Oh, Thanks for the info.

txvisitor Oct 26th, 2005 07:30 AM

Would you please tell me where the Moon Palace is located in relations to the Royal Resorts in Cancun? Thanks

rubymurray Oct 26th, 2005 08:06 AM

Hi Kalik, i also had a lot of trouble getting onto the palace site so i typed in damage to the Moon Palace Mexico and it comes up with different options underneath them there is a section saying (Cached) click on that and it will display the page for you. Have a great time in November i have also been before and cant wait to go back in April for my Honeymoon, look forward to your feedback once you have returned.

Hi Txvisitor i am not sure where the Moon Palace is in relation to the Royal resorts it is between cancun and Playa del Carmen, it is on the opposite side of the town to the Cancun Palace, hope this helps a little, Many Thanks.

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