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Cancun... Any Info About It?  
User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Hi all,

well I am checking low fares for next weekend as I have 3 days off...

after a good price I found to Dublin, treat already opened...  Smile

Info About Dublin.... (by Avianca Sep 11 2005 in Non Aviation)

I found just a great deal for 198 Euro including all taxes FRA-CUN, I would have two complete days in Cancun, is it worth? (the flight is long but ok as I would earn some Miles)

Thanks for all coments...

regards
Avianca


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1159 times:
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Hell yes! Go and have a great time! The beaches are gorgeous, the people are friendly, and the prices are reasonable for a tourist destination.

I love CUN and try to get there at least once a year - in fact, my fiancee and I are getting married there next October.

Go. Have fun.  Smile



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 1):
and the prices are reasonable for a tourist destination.

thanks for quick reply....!

found hotels for 40 Euros per night.... what are the costs for beer, cocktails etc... ?

regards
Avianca



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13554 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
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Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
found hotels for 40 Euros per night.... what are the costs for beer, cocktails etc... ?

Depends on where you go and what you want to do, but if you're only going or a handful of nights (two or three) you might consider going with an all-inclusive resort. Most of the good places in CUN are all-inclusive, or at least offer it as an option. Expect to spend an additional $50.00USD to $80.00USD per day for that, but it's not a bad deal when it includes all your meals, snacks and unlimited alcohol.

When poolside bars charge around $4.00USD for a beer, the all-inclusive is totally worth it, especially if you like to drink while on holiday.

Many of the local nightclubs offer all-inclusive deals as well; I was there in July and paid around $20.00USD to $30.00USD per person for cover charges into the all-inclusive places. Of course the servers expect to be given a tip for service, but when you drop a ten peso coin (about $1.00USD) into the tip jar it gets you a long way.

We figured our "breakeven drink factor" for all-inclusive at the clubs was 4 to 5 drinks a night, and for the all-inclusive at the hotel was around 6 drinks once you factored in the meals as well.

But anyway, if you do it all piecemeal, expect to pay around $10-12.00USD for breakfast, around the same for lunch, and maybe $20.00USD for dinner. Of course you can eat at local dives and save cash - the prices I've talked about are the touristy places.

Local stores? You can get good Mexican beer (Sol, Corona, etc) for about $1.00USD per beer, or twice that for a large 40 oz beer. Double that cost up for buying them at the bars.



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2447 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1139 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 2):
thanks for quick reply....!

found hotels for 40 Euros per night.... what are the costs for beer, cocktails etc... ?

Avianca,
Which hotels did you find. If you can provide names, I can tell you if they are worth it or not.

EA CO AS is giving you good advice!! But in the end, it all depends on what your preferences are. I have been to an all inclusive hotel in Cancun and promise never to go back (I prefer to spend a little bit more, but get the quality and service I want even if I have to pay for each thing separately) but for people on a budget they can be the best option. You only need to chose the good ones.

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 3):
We figured our "breakeven drink factor" for all-inclusive at the clubs was 4 to 5 drinks a night, and for the all-inclusive at the hotel was around 6 drinks once you factored in the meals as well.

Interesting math you did, but believe me, the alcohol you get at these nightclubs is cheaper than you think, so your breakeven drink factor will be higher (around 20 if you include quality in your algebra) Most of the times I stick to bottle bear open in front of me...


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Quoting Rojo (Reply 4):
Which hotels did you find. If you can provide names, I can tell you if they are worth it or not.

Terracaribe / 39 Euros per night

Margaritas Hotel Cancun / 41 Euros per night

Radisson Hacienda Cancun / 42 Euros per night

Imperial Laguna Cancun / 42 Euros per night

Thank you
Andreas



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2447 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Terracaribe / 39 Euros per night (Not recommended)

Margaritas Hotel Cancun / 41 Euros per night (Not recommended)

Radisson Hacienda Cancun / 42 Euros per night (Your best option, still not the best choice)

Imperial Laguna Cancun / 42 Euros per night (Not recommended)

Mmm, I guess none of the hotels you are mentioning has direct access to the beach, but you can always walk or take the bus.

I don't know your budget for this trip, but if you can, I will suggest you pay a little bit more for a fancier hotel or an all inclusive hotel (if you don't want to spend more money).

Remember that next weekend (15-18 September) is a long weekend in Mexico, since we celebrate the Independence day and rates are high in Cancun.

Email me if you go ahead with this trip and I will give tips so you can save as much as possible and still have a good time...


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