What Happens in Cancun Stays in Cancun

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What should I know before I go to Cancun?

What Happens in Cancun Stays in Cancun

Cancun is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. Each year, over 4 million tourists visit Cancun hotels, beaches, and tourist destinations. It's important to remember these three things to help maximize the fun of your Cancun vacation:

1. Most natives in Cancun, outside of your hotel, do not speak English well, but can still help you out if you speak slowly and clearly using basic words.

2. Under NO circumstances should you drink the water. You are taking a serious health risk if you drink anything but bottled water. Even if your Cancun resort has a purified water system, stick with the bottled variety.

3. If you are traveling by cab, as you probably will, be sure to negotiate the fare in advance. Otherwise, a quick trip into Downtown will end up costing you 2-3 times the normal rate.



2/14/2008 2:27:35 PM
William said:

This is very true. I took a cab from my downtown to the hotel and it cost me eight US dollars and it was like a three mile trip because I didn't know how to get back to the hotel. Ride the buses they only cost a Peso or 1 dollar so my advice is to take a lot of dollar bills. Another thing. Take travelers checks not checks or cash. Do not insult the police in Cancun. They are not like regular officers here in America. They carry AK 47 machine guns and stand on every corner and will shoot. The food is also on the pricey side. We stayed in the Oasis and it was pretty nice and our food and drinks were included so thats what I would do is get the all exclusive plan at your hotel. The food downtown is high. Also staying at the Oasis we got discounts for the night clubs. Cancun has the best night clubs in the whole world but my suggest for high schools is to keep up with each other. I understand teens like to lose their virginity on trips like these but you really have to be careful because drinking to much can kill you and if you drink to much and pass out you don't want to know what will happen to you.


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