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Old 02-08-2004, 08:44 PM
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We've been to Cozumel 5 times via cruise ships.
There's a really nice restaurant located next to the sea turtle exhibit at Xcaret. You can see it from the snorkeling pool. Has a big thatched roof and a wonderful view. Good food and reasonable. Be sure and order the large margaritas. They're served in the 2-hand glasses. We spent 6 hours there and didn't see it all.
You can take the ferry from Play de Carmen to Cozumel about a 30 minute ride. Drops you off in the middle of the shopping district. Fat Tuesday's is not far up the street to your right. Not much shade at Tulum, and there's an extra charge of around $10 if you take a video-cam, cameras are free. We've enjoyed our visits every time.
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That story was great. LOL

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Second part...
I went on that Spring Break with a buddy of mine. I put him on the bus about 2 hours ahead of me that night. I told him to get off at the last stop before you go into downtown, right by club La Boom. The whole time I was making my way back to the hotel after the incident, all I could think about was that Bruce Springsteen lyric: "Ain't seen my buddy in 7 days." If all that happened to me, I was a little worried about what may have become of him.

When I got the hotel, and pushed open the door, the door hit something solid. It was him; face/nose down on the marble floor in the foyer, passed out. ("Seen Wayne handcuffed to the bumper of State Trooper's Ford"). He has no idea how he got to the room to this day. Someone had to have placed him there, and the door only opened about 6 inches, before it hit is foot, so it is really a mystery how even if someone took him to the room, how they got out after dropping him there.

Happy 30th to your and the G/F! I celebrated mine this past week, and look forward to the continuance in Miami.

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Thanks Brian.

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Just found out the name of the restaurant in downtown Cancun (the one with the performing waiters, saddle barstools and audience participation while you eat) is "Perico's"! Great atmosphere and great food.
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Mexico Restaurants
Perico's
Zany and eclectic, this restaurant-bar is a big hit with travelers. Bar stools are topped with saddles, caricature busts of political figures line the walls, and waiters dressed as zapatas (revolutionaries) serve flaming desserts. The Mexican menu is passable, but the real draw is the party atmosphere that begins nightly at 7 when the mariachi and marimba bands play and everyone jumps up to join the conga line. Your reward for galloping through the restaurant and nearby streets is ..........a surprise.

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Wow. They've got a pretty cool website too.

http://www.pericos.com.mx/
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Been there 6 times and own a timeshare there. Haven't been there for 5 years now.

The Xel-Ha/Tulum trip is a good one. You go to the Mayan ruins at Tulum in the am then to Xel-Ha for lunch swimming and snorkling in the afternoon.

For more of an old Mexico atmosphere, take a day trip to Isla Mujeres. You can take a tri-maran, or ferry. Its only about 10 miles from Cancun. Many of these include some snorkling also. You can also swim with the dolphins there. Swimmin with them is PRICEY!!!!! It was $100 for about 45 mins 5 years ago. They also have a flea market and stuff is a lot cheaper than in Cancun. Always barter.

Xcaret is cool too. Also getting very pricey. Its kinda of like going to the zoo, the beach, underground caverns and a nature preserve all at once. The underground rivers are cool. If you're gonna swim w/ the dolphins, sign up early.
I would do this or Xcaret not both. They are pretty similar.

Go on the Carribean Carnival!!! Its a night cruise with dinner, lots of drinking and a show that gets the crowd involved. Lots of fun and more fun if you can find a group to hang out with. The ship leaves from Fat Tuesdays, so you can party there before and after also.

The jungle jet ski or mini boat tours are also a fun day trips with 1-2 hrs of snorkling.

Senor Frogs is fun, but you really need to have bigger group to make the most of it.

Pat Obriens has a real good brunch and is very reasonably priced.
Lorenzillo's does have excellent food as said by others.
There is also a Hard Rock, All Star Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Rain Forest Cafe. The RFC is pretty cool. There is also an excellent authentic Mexican Restaurant downtown. I just can't think of the name either. Same one BK refered to. Take a cab any time you go to downtown or leave downtown. Don't hang out after dark or go off the beaten path.

Late night clubs.
Coco Bongo, Christines, Dadyo's, and LaBoom. Listed in our order of preference. I also think they built a couple of new ones.

They usually don't open till 10-11pm and go till?????? Some are hopping more than others on certain nights. The latest/earliest we ever left was about 530am, and it was still goin strong. It helps to dress up. You get treated better and get better service. You have to ask one of the waiters for a table. They all say reserved. Ask for one that you don't have to buy a bottle at. Tipping will get you everything!!!!! everywhere!!!!!


Transportation around Cancun is easy. Its like mile markers on a river, only they use km's. There is only one road in the Hotel Zone and the buses run up down it pretty much 24/7. Its cheap and easy to hop one to go a few miles. Cabs pretty much have standard fares-no meters, but you can barter with them a little if they pick you up on the street and its late at night. Always ask how much before you get in.

Ignore the guys on the street trying to give you free stuff. In order to get it you have to do a high pressure timeshare sales pitch that takes 2-3 hrs. If it was raining we sometimes would do this, just for the free stuff.


If I was going to be ther 5 days, I would probably make sure to:

Go on the Carribean Carnival

Go on either the Xel-Ha/ Tulum tour or go to Xcaret. I wouldn't do both. They are both like 10-12 hrs and start at 7am.

Take a day trip to Isla Mujures.

Hit some nice restaurants and clubs a couple of nights.


Get a map of the Cancun area so you can figure out where you're goin.
And Cancun has some serious malls with high $$$$$$ stuff. Keep your wife outta them. They're arranged like casino's so you can't find your way out.
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BTW, everything runs on Mexitime. They tell you to be there at an hour before you have to and get started half an hour late.
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