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This dream destination has all kinds of restaurants
for breakfast, lunch and dinner, whether continental
cuisine to the most exquisite Asian specialties. There
are restaurants with live or recorded music, as well
as restaurants without music for those who prefer a
quiet atmosphere or with a show for those who like more
There are formal or informal restaurants, as far as
the dress code in concerned, from elegant and luxury
to simple cafeterias, pizzerias and cafés, but
all of them with convenient opening hours. There is
Mexican traditional food, yucatecan cuisine, American
style restaurants such as Planet Hollywood, Outback
Steak House, Rainforest Café or Hard Rock Café;
Italian cuisine: Mama Roma, La Dolce Vita; Mexican cuisine:
Los Pericos, Zandunga, La Parrilla, Ok Maguey; fase
food: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Dominos Pizza,
Mc Donald's, Burger King and Subway; seafood: Bucaneros,
Carrillos, El Pescador, Shrimp Bucket, Faros, Lorenzillos,
Mango Tango, Splash, The Cove.
The most common means of transportation are taxis and
urban buses. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and
can be found in all hotel lobbies. They don’t
have a taxi meter so we recommend you check the price
before taking one. The public transportation is made
up of over 100 Mercedes Benz and Dina buses, equipped
with 41 comfortable seats and wide aisles. Buses run
24 hours a day. There are pre-established bus stops,
tickets are $7 pesos or 70 cents per person.
The most famous commercial airlines leave from Cancún:
American Airlines, Delta, Continental, Northwest, Varig,
Lacsa, Mexicana, Aeromexico, Magnicharter, Azteca, Aviacsa
and Lan Chile.
Tourists can change their dollars or travelers checks
easily, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, sometimes
also on Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Banamex, BBVA Bancomer,
HSBC, Santander Sefin, Scotiabank Inverlat.
There are long distance pay phones, for national and
international long distance calls, with specific indications
on how to dial and rates. A Ladatel phone card is required.
The post office is located downtown, by Mercado 28.
No special vaccinations are required to travel to Cancun
. There are hospitals and clinics everywhere in Cancun
and all kinds of specialists. The major hotels have
doctors on duty 24 hours a day.
in the hotel zone
The shopping malls offer a wide variety of domestic
and imported products, from duty-free imported perfumes,
to designer brands. Mexican handicrafts are among the
favorite items, whether fine palm hats, baskets, gold
and silver jewelry, fine leather items, until guayaberas
(typical shirts), hammocks, sandals and in general ,
beautiful objects made of clay, ceramic and blown glass
, that are produced in Mexico.
Prices vary from one store to the other, but they remain
quite similar and reasonable. Shopping malls usually
open 10 am to 9 or 10 pm. Plaza Flamingos, Kukulcan
Plaza, Plaza Forum by the Sea, Plaza Mayafair, Plaza
Caracol, Plaza Terramar, Plaza la Fiesta, Plaza la Isla
and Plaza Coral Negro are located in the hotel zone.
The 25 kilometers of beach belong to the nation and
are open to everybody. The sand is white and soft and
the sea is turquoise blue. The surf can be quite strong
on the open sea beaches, so we recommend being careful.
The most popular beaches are Playa Delfines, Playa Ballenas,
Playa Marlin, Playa Chacmool, Playa Caracol, Playa Tortugas,
Playa Langosta and Playa Linda.
It is located in the heart of the hotel zone and surrounded
by a luxury shopping mall, first-class restaurants,
bars and discos. Cancun Convention Center is the most
modern building in Latin America , with 6,000 square
meters of meeting rooms. Important meetings, congresses,
exhibitions and conventions take place in its 22 rooms
and its 2 large rooms known as the Grand Cancún,
for 3,300 persons and the Cozumel room, for up to 1,600
persons. There are also a VIP room and a press room.
The Center provides everything, from decoration, stands,
audiovisuals, organizing a video conference or install
a closed circuit.
There are fabulous options to listen to music or dance.
Some places cover several types of music, such as jazz,
rock, reggae, tropical (merengue, salsa and cumbia)