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Chetumal area #21513
08/12/06 03:16 PM
08/12/06 03:16 PM
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oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
from a friend...
Was in the Chetumal area during the past two or three days. Some observations:

1. There is an overpass of some kind being built at the junction to the highway to Chetumal. Looks impressive.

2. Wonder why the Chetumalanians don't utilize their seafront? If Chetumal were SP, huge condos or hotels would be where those ramshackle huts / businesses are on the seashore. There are NO hotels in Chetumal along the seafront. Can you believe it?

3. Line a mile long (cars) to cross the border into Chetumal on a Thursday night. Must have been a thirsty night. You can literally sit there for an half an hour and not move.

4. Awesome shopping at the mall in Chetumal. Makes flying to Miami redundant these days. Save the money on airfare and use the spare change for even more shopping in Chet.

5. The Golden Casino's flashing lights are a sight to behold.

Re: Chetumal area #21514
08/12/06 03:39 PM
08/12/06 03:39 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,294
San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
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Thanks for posting Marty. We just did a pass through Chetumal on the way to meet family in Playa.

Anyone have any recomends of fav places to stay, shop and eat in Chetumal?

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Re: Chetumal area #21515
08/12/06 03:56 PM
08/12/06 03:56 PM
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 453
Jacksonville Florida
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i stayed at hotel MARLON a few years ago, and ate at los cocos restaurant/hotel, really good OJ, and then the mall was nice, but theres really not to many gringos in chetumal so they kind of look at u like your from a diffferent planet.... ha, i had a great time, there driving is different from the states NO RED LIGHTS, but will go back sometime soon.

Re: Chetumal area #21516
08/12/06 05:29 PM
08/12/06 05:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 963
Fishers, Indiana UISA
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Hotel Marlon has gone down a bit in the past few year. Los Cocos has recently done a remodeling and new addition. THe new suites are very nice as well as the pool. Food is good here too. Several new resturants, one is Paraguaian food that is exceptional. Sergios is always a favorite and Arracharra Don Jose. Be sure to vist the Maya Museum next to Los Cocos, it is a little gem. The new mall is very good. Liverpool is a little expensive but really nice things ,Crabtree and Eveylan, Veronix, and lots of other small shops. Check out the Large supermarket as well, they carry lots of household items at great prices.

R.B. Mernitz
Re: Chetumal area #21517
08/13/06 08:20 AM
08/13/06 08:20 AM
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Posts: 3,294
San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
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Thanks for the info, makes me want to go for lunch and a shop now lol.

Funny how after being on an island, a grocery store can become so exciting.

Last time in playa mexico we enjoyed mega, san francisco, and wal-mart as well as smaller local places.

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Re: Chetumal area #21518
08/13/06 08:21 AM
08/13/06 08:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,262
St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
Laguna Punta Offline
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Me thinks that Chetumal has the right idea. The coast is for sitting on benches with friends or walking about on the seaside sidewalk. It is amazing how strong the tide is in often splashes over the seawall onto the sidewalk and street. Very nice walk about in the evening.

Gone fishing!!
Re: Chetumal area #21519
08/16/06 10:38 AM
08/16/06 10:38 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 3,484
San Pedro
Sir Isaac Newton Offline
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Chetumal is kewl these days.

Check out the four lane highway shooting up north to the cruise ship port at Mahajual (Costa Maya). The entire Yucatan coast is blowing up right down to Xcalak.

The Chetumal area is full of great day trips to the ruins, lagoons and the Sian Kaan Biosphere is absolutely amazing.

Tulum rocks, 3hrs north of Chet. Unbelievable. Imagine Cortez sailed right past this amazing city.

Check these places out:

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Re: Chetumal area #21520
08/16/06 11:14 AM
08/16/06 11:14 AM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 2,364
Los cocos hotel is very nice & the restaurant is good. you can shop til you drop & taxis are cheap.

Re: Chetumal area #21521
08/16/06 12:27 PM
08/16/06 12:27 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
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San Pedro and Caye Caulker, Be...
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We go up to Chetumal to shop about once a month and to enjoy civilization for a few hours.
Ahhh civilization, its a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Re: Chetumal area #21522
08/16/06 01:52 PM
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