Vacation reviews for Cancun, 2022. Vacation prices, tips

Cancun – traveler reviews

Reviews about Cancun, based on personal experience. Pros and cons, personal impressions, what you liked and didn’t like about the trip. Who should pay attention to this city, whether (Mexico) is suitable as a place for family or youth vacation. The main attractions and entertainment, what the city of Cancun is famous for. Tips and tricks for those who plan to visit the city for the first time.

Cancun is by right the best city in Mexico. If you set aside the depressing local neighborhoods (this is, after all, Mexico), in front of you will spread a luxurious and huge beach, high modern hotels with good service and the opportunity to fly here by direct flight from Moscow to Cancun.

There is no point in describing how good Cancun is. All its advantages are right on the palm: climate, water, sand, quite cheap accommodation and flights (compared with other resorts “at the edge of the world”). There are also disadvantages, but if you do not go out of the area of hotels near the sea, you will not meet them. Among them are crime, garbage, murders and shootings. You don’t have to go anywhere for that. You can type “Cancun News” in English into any search engine and see that there are about 10-15 murders a month. Has that ever happened in your city? I don’t think so. When I entered this on July 3, I immediately found a news story about a murder dated yesterday. That’s just adorable! Another news story was about how a famous journalist had been robbed and so on and so forth. Another news story from the same day, how children aged 17 and 14 were caught selling drugs. And that’s in one day and only what made it into google news.

Also, for the last 5 years Cancun has had a huge problem with algae called sargassum. They come here by the ton, fill up not just 2-3 meters of the beach, but all 15 meters, and the water becomes ugly, muddy, and dirty. That is why the decline in hotel reservations in 2017-2018 exceeded all the boldest expectations of competitors, and Cancun did fall slightly in the ratings with Americans. Once the sargassum come to the beach, it takes up to 2 weeks to remove them. So once tourists find out the sargassum have come ashore, demand drops by 70-90% for 1-2-3 weeks.

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Pros of Cancun.

  • Cancun has a completely different climate than the Mediterranean climate we’re used to when we visit resorts in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Montenegro, etc. It is very humid here, so towels don’t dry and it’s hard to breathe, but after a week you get used to it. This has a special charm and the feeling that you are in a completely different world. And you can swim here almost all year round!
  • In Cancun you can see the stunning color of the water and, of course, take great pictures. But there are two “buts”: sand makes the water muddy, so snorkeling is not very good, you will have to take diving if you want to see the tropical fish. Another “but” – the high waves are very common and let the child swim alone is simply unrealistic, for him very much afraid, and if it is less than 10 years, then certainly. Sam swim because of the waves is also not very convenient, although they are really incredibly beautiful.

Minuses of Cancun

I do not know why, but in the glamorous travel blogs always avoid the topic of poverty, crime, dirt on the roads (which is incomparable with a clean Russia, which, incidentally, can not always boast of good roads). But this is also very important if you go with children or want to walk around the center, look at the life of the country, learn how people live here. Many people think that if Cancun has colorful houses and Russia has faceless gray blocks of flats, it means that everyone is happy there.

My emotions

The water is unreal, the waves are breathtaking. Sometimes, in calm weather and in the evening the beach and the sea seem absolutely ordinary, but in the morning everything looks absolutely different. True, in the morning there are no people on the beaches, so it’s the best time to lounge on the beach. And here nobody at 8 am takes berths, as in Gelendzhik!

The huge beaches are simply unreal. The sand is really almost white, because of that and the water is such a stunning color. To me reminds Olyudeniz in Turkey, there a pebble of the same light shade, therefore water gets exactly the same shade. True, the strip of this turquoise water in Oludeniz is smaller, and the water is crystal clear, not murky from the sand (in Cancun the waves are always, and sometimes they are huge).

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If you asked if you should go to Cancun for 7 days, I would definitely say “of course go!” You just shouldn’t think that everything is so great here, that people live and enjoy this beauty and all is well with them. Everything that is good here is made for tourists, it’s an artificially created world that nonetheless really exists!

Drugs (yes, they exist, and it’s impossible not to talk about them!)

I once had a passion for Mexico. It was my guiding star to get out of Russia and start living. The funny thing is that I got out, but at the same time, I realized that I was even better off in Russia than here. True, I ended up finding a better place than all this. By the way, amazingly, while I lived in Mexico for six months, while I read the local news, which I continue to read at home (already in the Mediterranean), I can tell you exactly where the drug trafficking center in Cancun is. I saw it with my own eyes, except I didn’t take a picture (and I could be shot for that!). Anyway, it’s 98, 100, 101 and the neighboring blocks. The highway is close by, people are pulling into the alleys, buying and pulling out in front of everyone. That’s about it. You can always find news in the paper the next day that kids were killed again, there was a gang clash, etc. So if you’re like me, looking for cheap rent in Cancun, know that it’s all just where people are already afraid to live. And don’t let the pink facades of the houses, the beautiful white shutters, and the palm trees mislead you. This does not mean that they are not traded here.

In addition, many tourists come here just for the drugs, so nightclubs should be a “zone non grata” for you if you do not want to get into trouble.

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