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Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181691
08/10/05 03:56 PM
08/10/05 03:56 PM
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Most of the hotels that are effected with hurricane damage have it on their web sites - take a look on tripadvisor.com for lots of listings. Looks like playa was fine or at least most of the damage is fixed.

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181692
08/11/05 08:21 AM
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Thanks for all of your help, I've ended up booking Cancun instead to be safe. I also found that since last week, when it was much cheaper to fly from Cozumel to Chicago to Kansas City to Cozumel, the price has gone way down going from Cancun. We actually saved $500US per ticket! Price per person with all taxes and fees in, per person, via Cancun came to $473 each!

Yeehah, more shopping and nasty fast food money!

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181693
08/11/05 10:43 AM
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Well Simon, have a great time. Cancun is just not my bag of tea and most likely won't go back but I did enjoy Playa. We have met and will try to stop by your store next month (I return to BZE next month.

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181694
08/12/05 12:44 AM
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The Yucatan peninsula is a great place, but I can do without Cancun. I would recommend Isla Mujeres - a great little island - quieter, nice beaches, good food, friendly locals. I stayed at Na Balam - would stay there again. Playa is nice too. Cozumel is hit and miss, depending on the cruise ship situation. But, I have never seen a seahorse snorkeling anywhere other than Cozumel - it was pretty cool.

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181695
08/12/05 06:58 AM
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Does that little seahorse have a mask specially fit with a tiny little mouth piece too laugh

Sorry, couldn't resist wink

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181696
08/12/05 08:03 AM
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Try snorkeling around the TMM dock in the sea grass on the North side, plenty of seahorses there.

Cancun is not the kind of place I would normally go, I'm more of a backs woods off the beaten path kind of guy but in this case it's just a means to get to our main destination. I'll probably try Playa and Cozumel next year and I'd love to stay in the old section of Merida as well.

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181697
08/13/05 11:37 AM
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Simon,

Give www.mybeachboard.com a look. Full of members that travel to MX on a regular basis...many have been going for years. Lots of info; friendly folks.

Since you like off the beaten path, take a look at the Akumal Bay area. It's south of Playa and has some of the better snorkeling in MX. I heard the area was hit pretty hard by the hurricane but should be fine by next year. Craig in WI has vacationed there for many years and you might find his posts interesting...has a recent trip report up, with pics.

Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181698
08/16/05 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by Dan Carey:
Hi Simon,
on Cozumel I stay at the Hotel Bahia. The suites have kitchens and two or more beds. Near the plaza and the beach. Cost is US$50 per night.

Dan
http://www.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=42696 (they have great info for Cozemul.


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Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181699
08/17/05 09:42 AM
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http://www.virtual-cozumel.com/
hotels.com
Hotel Flamingo Cozumel Click here
Calle 6 Norte #81, Cozumel 2 Stars
http://www.hotelsplayadelcarmen.com/ - use this as a reference then try to book directly.


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Re: Recommendations for Playa and Cozumel? #181700
08/19/05 03:42 PM
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Simon, Try the Margarita Hotel in Cancun. Great rooms, great rates. It is not on the beach, It is close to good food and drink. Miss ya'll. Glen.

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