Cancun, Mexico

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by klein, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Since Ideliver had soo much success with his Vegas thread. I'm also seeking advice for a Cancun visit.
    Mostly, want these questions answered :

    1)How are the driving conditions there, is it wise to rent a car, or pay extra for transportation to the sightseeing and adventure places ?

    2)About the excursions (xpor, selvetica, all inclusive boot rides, Xel-ha, Xcaret, Chicka Itza, etc) Which ones are worth the money, and which are a waste of time ?
    Which ones are a MUST see or do ?

    3) Is it wise to exchange dollars into pesos, and pay with pesos as much as you can ? - I'm leaning that way - think it's smarter.

    4) And please anything else that will make this trip as good as possible, and safe.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Americans have been advised not to travel to Mexico. Proceed at your own risk!
  3. ideliver2u67

    ideliver2u67 20 Down

    He is canadian.. He should be ok.. LOL thanks again klein.
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I heard that we are going to just annex Canada into the US and merge the entire country into the state of Indiana. That way, we will have the hoosiers and the hosers all together in one place.
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  6. UPS Lifer

    UPS Lifer Well-Known Member

    The last time I went to Cancun was 1987, so my info would be too out dated to help you. This is a great time of year to go. Cancun is probably one of the safest destinations in Mexico to go just because of the tourism.

    I only went to Tulum as a tourist site. It was incredible.
    Cancun was my first major trip and we took a van taxi from the airport which (at that time) was located in the jungle. The first time you lay eyes on the aqua colored water a hush came over the entire taxi.... then there was a gasp and in unison "ahhhh". We took taxis or walked where ever we went and a tourist bus to Tulum.

    My wife and I spent our time basking in the sun, snorkeling or catamaran sailing (all in the lagoon area) while we were there. It depends on what you like for water sports. The lagoon is great for sailing and snorkeling and the ocean side is more for wave sports and lots of wind. I prefer the lagoon. So pick your accommodations accordingly.

    Warning - I don't care what they say - DON'T DRINK THE WATER. Drink only bottled water and don't overeat - no ice cubes. Small meals kills bacteria in stomach much easier and you will probably not have a problem. Remember - most restaurants cook with water and as long as you eat light you should be OK. A full stomach allows bacteria to grow.

    Of the people I know who got sick, it was eating too much that caused the sickness. Believe me, you do not want to get sick down there... it seems to last for about two months without meds.

    Oh! The nightlife is killer. It is like New Year's Eve every night. It starts around 10 PM and goes to sunrise and most nightclubs. If you get to a nightclub at 8 PM it will seem dead.

    Don't go to Cancun during hurricane season either. The next four months are the perfect time to go.
  7. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Thanks UPS lifer !
    Well, the hotel deal that I had on e-bay vanished on me (seller retracted his offer) NOT GOOD !

    So, I'm struggeling to find a replacement now, or just forget about Cancun for a while.
    However, I came accross this website today, and it's too good to be true.
    (way too cheap).
    Wondering if anyone has ever used thier services ?

    Nevermind, I did my research on the above website, it's a timeshare sales scan ! :(

    (haha moreluck) LOL - corrected it.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Gee, Klein, we hate to see you scruggel !!
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Is getting "scrugged" the same as getting "stugged"?
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Just recently (last day or so) six men were kidnapped from a restaurant in Mexico and all of them shot to death. One guy was from CA. and a principal at a school. I didn't hear what city in Mex. this took place.

    So many times innocent folks are caught in the drug gunfire there. :sad-little:
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Over...either way, you've been kleined!!
  12. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Hey now, chances are for me almost just as bad visiting the United States.
    Your gun crime is almost identical as mexicos.
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Just don't go in to the locker room after a Wizards game or to a snowball fight in DC and you should be just fine.:wink2:
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I know there`s a small town in Illinois where odds are pretty good you`d get shot.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    US is way far away from Mexico !! And, yes, I see where Canada is.

    Crime Statistics > Murders (per capita) (most recent) by country
    # 1 Colombia:0.617847 per 1,000 people
    # 2 South Africa:0.496008 per 1,000 people
    # 3 Jamaica:0.324196 per 1,000 people
    # 4 Venezuela:0.316138 per 1,000 people
    # 5 Russia:0.201534 per 1,000 people
    # 6 Mexico:0.130213 per 1,000 people
    # 7 Estonia:0.107277 per 1,000 people
    # 8 Latvia:0.10393 per 1,000 people
    # 9 Lithuania:0.102863 per 1,000 people
    # 10 Belarus:0.0983495 per 1,000 people
    # 11 Ukraine:0.094006 per 1,000 people
    # 12 Papua New Guinea:0.0838593 per 1,000 people
    # 13 Kyrgyzstan:0.0802565 per 1,000 people
    # 14 Thailand:0.0800798 per 1,000 people
    # 15 Moldova:0.0781145 per 1,000 people
    # 16 Zimbabwe:0.0749938 per 1,000 people
    # 17 Seychelles:0.0739025 per 1,000 people
    # 18 Zambia:0.070769 per 1,000 people
    # 19 Costa Rica:0.061006 per 1,000 people
    # 20 Poland:0.0562789 per 1,000 people
    # 21 Georgia:0.0511011 per 1,000 people
    # 22 Uruguay:0.045082 per 1,000 people
    # 23 Bulgaria:0.0445638 per 1,000 people
    # 24 United States:0.042802 per 1,000 people
    # 25 Armenia:0.0425746 per 1,000 people
    # 26 India:0.0344083 per 1,000 people
    # 27 Yemen:0.0336276 per 1,000 people
    # 28 Dominica:0.0289733 per 1,000 people
    # 29 Azerbaijan:0.0285642 per 1,000 people
    # 30 Finland:0.0283362 per 1,000 people
    # 31 Slovakia:0.0263303 per 1,000 people
    # 32 Romania:0.0250784 per 1,000 people
    # 33 Portugal:0.0233769 per 1,000 people
    # 34 Malaysia:0.0230034 per 1,000 people
    # 35 Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of:0.0229829 per 1,000 people
    # 36 Mauritius:0.021121 per 1,000 people
    # 37 Hungary:0.0204857 per 1,000 people
    # 38 Korea, South:0.0196336 per 1,000 people
    # 39 Slovenia:0.0179015 per 1,000 people
    # 40 France:0.0173272 per 1,000 people
    # 41 Czech Republic:0.0169905 per 1,000 people
    # 42 Iceland:0.0168499 per 1,000 people
    # 43 Australia:0.0150324 per 1,000 people
    # 44 Canada:0.0149063 per 1,000 people
    # 45 Chile:0.014705 per 1,000 people
    # 46 United Kingdom:0.0140633 per 1,000 people
    # 47 Italy:0.0128393 per 1,000 people
    # 48 Spain:0.0122456 per 1,000 people
    # 49 Germany:0.0116461 per 1,000 people
    # 50 Tunisia:0.0112159 per 1,000 people
    # 51 Netherlands:0.0111538 per 1,000 people
    # 52 New Zealand:0.0111524 per 1,000 people
    # 53 Denmark:0.0106775 per 1,000 people
    # 54 Norway:0.0106684 per 1,000 people
    # 55 Ireland:0.00946215 per 1,000 people
    # 56 Switzerland:0.00921351 per 1,000 people
    # 57 Indonesia:0.00910842 per 1,000 people
    # 58 Greece:0.0075928 per 1,000 people
    # 59 Hong Kong:0.00550804 per 1,000 people
    # 60 Japan:0.00499933 per 1,000 people
    # 61 Saudi Arabia:0.00397456 per 1,000 people
    # 62 Qatar:0.00115868 per 1,000 people
    Weighted average:0.1 per 1,000 people
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    OK, I just looked at the stats for Murders by Gun crime:

    Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, covering the period 1998 - 2000 (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Centre for International Crime Prevention)
    Total recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm. Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
    Crime Statistics > Murders with firearms (per capita) (most recent) by country

    Rank Countries Amount
    # 1 South Africa:0.719782 per 1,000 people
    # 2 Colombia:0.509801 per 1,000 people
    # 3 Thailand:0.312093 per 1,000 people
    # 4 Zimbabwe:0.0491736 per 1,000 people
    # 5 Mexico:0.0337938 per 1,000 people
    # 6 Belarus:0.0321359 per 1,000 people
    # 7 Costa Rica:0.0313745 per 1,000 people
    # 8 United States:0.0279271 per 1,000 people
    # 9 Uruguay:0.0245902 per 1,000 people
    # 10 Lithuania:0.0230748 per 1,000 people
    # 11 Slovakia:0.021543 per 1,000 people
    # 12 Czech Republic:0.0207988 per 1,000 people
    # 13 Estonia:0.0157539 per 1,000 people
    # 14 Latvia:0.0131004 per 1,000 people
    # 15 Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of:0.0127139 per 1,000 people
    # 16 Bulgaria:0.00845638 per 1,000 people
    # 17 Portugal:0.00795003 per 1,000 people
    # 18 Slovenia:0.00596718 per 1,000 people
    # 19 Switzerland:0.00534117 per 1,000 people
    # 20 Canada:0.00502972 per 1,000 people
    # 21 Germany:0.00465844 per 1,000 people
    # 22 Moldova:0.00448934 per 1,000 people
    # 23 Hungary:0.00439692 per 1,000 people
    # 24 Poland:0.0043052 per 1,000 people
    # 25 Ukraine:0.00368109 per 1,000 people
    # 26 Ireland:0.00298805 per 1,000 people
    # 27 Australia:0.00293678 per 1,000 people
    # 28 Denmark:0.00257732 per 1,000 people
    # 29 Spain:0.0024045 per 1,000 people
    # 30 Azerbaijan:0.00227503 per 1,000 people
    # 31 New Zealand:0.00173482 per 1,000 people
    # 32 United Kingdom:0.00102579 per 1,000 people
    Weighted average:0.1 per 1,000 people
  18. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Now look up "murders committed by persons wearing flannel shirts".

    I think we'll have a whole new outlook!
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Okay, since my deal fell thru: This is the add I put on Kijiji.
    Maybe 1 of you might be interessted ?
    Flights are cheap now. The whole week can be $500 a person if there are 2 of you (including flight). Depends where you reside.

    Jan5 Star Resort, Cancun Mexico, Jan 16th - 23rd.

    I'm offering half of a locked in 2 bedroom villa suite for $600.00 for 7 nights in Cancun Mexico.
    Locked in means: You have your own entrance and locked door towards the bedroom suite (we share kitchen and living room).
    You have your own balconey as well out of the bedroom suite.
    Another bigger balconey from the living space, and 2nd bedroom.
    Each Suite has thier own bathrooms, and beds.
    2 Twin beds in 1 suite, and 1 King in the other.
    Plus 2 Murphybeds in the living room..

    It's from Saturday to Saturday. This first floor unit with Air Conditioning has pool and ocean view !
    There is plenty to do at this resort. Dining, shopping, swimming, swim up bars, a grocery store and lots of activities for adults and children.

    This is for the 3rd week of January 2010, January 16- January 23, 2010

    Good for singles or couples (will only accept a max of 2 people, even though the whole unit will fit 6)
    I'm a 2 party myself (aunt and I ) ages 48 and 68.
    And, I don't think it would be wise to sleep another 2 in the hideabeds in the living room (too much of a crowd). But negotaible.

    The unique design of The Royal Sand's villa allows you to choose to occupy the whole villa for up to 6 people, the one bedroom suite consisting of the master bedroom and bath and the living area for up to four people, or the second bedroom for two. The separate entrances and double locking doors assure privacy for all occupants of the villa.

    Amenities include:
    • A large, fully equipped kitchen. The American style kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a light snack or create a gourmet meal.
    • A master bedroom with a king size bed, TV (cable), telephone, hair dryer, closet, iron with board and safe. Electricity 110 Volts.
    • A living area with two twin size Murphy beds, TV, DVD, stereo CD-Player and telephone.
    • A dining area with seating for six people.
    • A large, furnished balcony shared by the master bedroom and living area
    • A guest bedroom with 2 double beds, a TV, telephone, hair dryer, safe, mini-refrigerator, private balcony and private bath
    • Central air conditioning
    • 1448 sqf total villa suite
    Website for the hotel:

    Also, ranked in the top 10 of all 162 Hotels and Resorts in the Cancun area.
    See tripadvisor and how other former guests reviewed it:
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Oh, you looked up "murder by gun" and I just looked up murder. I guess murder by gun makes you more dead than just murder.