Trip Start Aug 10, 2007
92Trip End Dec 27, 2007
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We picked a 5 star hotel of course, called the Riu - and sauntered casually into the lobby
The sand was amazingly white and the water was so blue. It was also really warm - too warm in fact - but we had a great time swimming and lying in the sun. After a couple of hours we decided that we were getting a little hungry and so left the posh Riu hotel and tucked into our chicken drumsticks a little further down the beach on a small section of 'public' beach. I must say that I felt quite disappointed with Cancun on the whole as I had expected it to be a lovely chilled out little beach town with bars on the beach and people all hanging out relaxing in the sun....
.....for starters - you can't even see the beach or sea as the hotel zone has completely taken over and blocks the view and secondly, it is extremely touristy and quite expensive! I was quite pleased that we had decided to spend most of our time in Mexico further down the coast - exploring the smaller villages of Playa, Tulum and Akumal and despite having a really lovely day in Cancun, looked forward to discovering the Mexican Carribbean as I had always imagined it.