Response: Rest in Mexico is a country you want to return to.
interesting country; excellent hotels; food; tequila;
Now it’s even hard to imagine. In the evening I go to the site, I see a burning tour: “Wife, quickly collect your bags, tomorrow we fly to Mexico.” Yeah, it was time. Flight 12 hours on the old Transaero V767 just slipped unnoticed. They flew Greenland, Cuba and here it is, Mexico.
A few organizational issues. The visa was received on the Internet for free. After submitting an application, about 30 minutes later came an electronic visa. Travel agencies often take money for this. But, you will not be put on a plane without this visa. At Cancun airport, there is a very thorough examination of luggage, many are forced to open suitcases and then pull them out. We were lucky.
Our 5 * hotel is located in Akumal, kilometers away from Cancun. What is interesting, the farther from Cancun, the cheaper hotels. Yes, and the Caribbean will be better, because Cancun itself is located at the junction of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The hotels not within the city of Cancun, as a rule, are very worthy and have a large territory. The rooms are slightly worse than in the Dominican hotels of this level, but everything else is much better: from the sea to the food. You can move around the hotel on electric cars or bicycles (if you are too lazy to walk). In the hotel park there live various animals that are absolutely not afraid of people. You can feed directly from your hands, but do not iron.
And scary iguanas are not really scary, but very good-natured. There are a lot of them on site. Happen to gather whole families of 20 pieces and bask in the sun directly on the pedestrian path.
Do not want to talk much about the hotel, especially since I for some reason almost do not have pictures of it.
About the Caribbean, I can say one thing-it’s beautiful, clean and warm. But, still you need to carefully choose a place to rest. There are hotels where the sea is shallow, there are those where the waves constantly, and sometimes there are many algae. But if you compare with the Dominican Republic, in Mexico the sea I liked a lot more.
Food. Oh, it’s a miracle. Everything is just great, ranging from seafood to meat. And do not be afraid that traditionally Mexican food is very acute. In hotels you can order dishes of any sharpness. And drinks. Tequila alone has hundreds of species. Interestingly, about many brands of tequila known in Russia, Mexicans do not even know.
You can pour yourself and try it yourself, everything is included. Mexicans themselves drink tequila from special piles in small sips, but do not bite it with lime and salt. All this is invented by Europeans. For them in bars there are special trays with lime.
Unlike the same Dominican Republic in Mexico, there are more interesting places that can be visited both with an excursion, and independently. You can move by public transport. In Mexico, it’s not expensive.
Of course, this is a joke. In fact, such buses go to theme parks, for example in Shkaret.
In general, in Yucatan (the peninsula, which is the resort of Cancun) is safe enough to travel. According to rumors, the whole former province is controlled by former drug lords, so there is much more order here. The mafia is fighting for a comfortable stay of tourists, which bring it revenue. But on the street is not a tourist town, you can also meet brave policemen.
Now it is possible that independent travel agencies have already appeared that can conduct excursions in Russian, but then this was not yet, so on Chichen Itz we went with our guide from NataliTour.
The detailed story http://otzovik.com/review_1107695.html. I will only note that we were not lucky with the guide, the minimum of boring and unreliable information.
More tours we did not take the guides. Independently went to the park Chkaret http://otzovik.com/review_1104662.html. This is, of course, a complete delight. View of the park from above.
Chic park of butterflies.
and many many others. I would return again to this park.
Nearby is another beautiful park, the Explorer. There, too, can be reached by public transport. Unfortunately, we did not go there, but our acquaintances visited there. We arrived in full ecstasy. But, as they explained, the Explorer is more suitable for active youth, there are a lot of extreme rides.
Also independently we went to the town of Playa del Carmen. An ordinary tourist town with many shops and restaurants. That’s true by and large to buy here and not what. Ordinary trinkets. The most interesting and inexpensive souvenir was exactly on the pyramids. Therefore, I recommend buying it there, but not in tourist towns.
Here we are well zataris interesting tequila.
The beach in this town is public, big. There were waves, so the water is not very clear.
We drove through the usual non-tourist towns. Narrow streets, heavy traffic, plus traffic jams. Well, typical very similar to each other churches.
In the evening it is better to go back by taxi. It is not very expensive here. And, very importantly, carefully cross the road in the dark. Cars just fly, do not brake or where.
The next important warning. At resorts, especially those with a large green area, there are a lot of very small midge. She bites painlessly, but then there are red spots that are strongly combed. Our funds for this gnats do not work. Therefore, on arrival, I recommend immediately to buy local funds (they are sold everywhere).
Council on plastic cards. Try to use them as little as possible. Only in the hotel or large stores. Very often cases of theft from such cards. Guides at the hotel warned us about this at once. In general, you can pay for the local currency (much more profitable in public transport and taxis), and it is possible and American dollars. Euros are quoted much less.
If you want to visit the capital of Mexico City, you can buy a one-day excursion with a flight there by plane. Tour of the city and the pyramids. The cost is just over a thousand US dollars. whether you need it, you decide.
Of course, I recommend going to Mexico, no matter how cynical it may sound during the current crisis. But everything will pass, the best times will come. Plan for this dream, and it will come true.
Overall impression: the country you want to return to.
Your feedback, as always, a little, but mostly!
About the hotel will not write? very valuable comments about the choice of the hotel and the choice of the coast, I would like to know more!
about tequila – you, as always, a connoisseur of interesting and expensive drinks!
and iguanas do not stick at all to anyone? if their 20 pieces, they still need to be bypassed on a narrow path …))) answer.
Hotelchik would at least mention-on the future, I understand that you liked it ?!
Still wished to ask (if did not torment questions) – and why do not insert “live” links? here it seems to be simple)).
thanks for the tip! iguanas are much larger than Tenerife lizards? reply.
Response: Rest in Mexico is a country you want to return to.