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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/08 16:37:21 (permalink)
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welcome aboard whitney...ask you your opinion...which is beteer for you, xacaret or xel-ha?

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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/09 03:39:26 (permalink)
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I actually love both! Xacaret is an ALL day event...costly but worth it. beautiful beach front if you are lucky enough to make it through the park in time for sun or sunset...
incredible turtle breeding grounds there ---HUNDREDS of them....a butterfly farm you can walk though, a zoo(which i find a bit depressing) dolphin experience and show, maya village, ruins, scale models of most of the ruins in Q.Roo. an underwater river which you float down in a life vest....it's cool if you have fins, and you can rent them there. Bring a towel and some dry clothes to change into afterwards. There are two sides to the river, one is decidely better than the other..if you can ask someone what the older side it, go with that one. The new one has a cool trip though the maya village, but the rest feels artificial. top off the night with the INCREDIBLE show featuring the history of the Maya. Fire hockey (just as it sounds) live music, a ball court demostration and dance! It's fabulous and has a cast of HUNDREDS. i have no idea where they come from. Personally I like the first half the best, but if you are a fan of dance stay for the second half which is more traditionaly mexican. Totally worth the price of admission, but do plan to make it an all day event. The restaurant on the left hand side as you go in past the entrance and the food court is VERY good with some traditional mayan and mexican food.

Xel Ha is strickly for snorkeling, and it gets pretty crowded and touristy, but again, it's worth the trip. Much cheaper than XaCaret, but much more focused on one thing...the snorkel. The fish are waiting for you as you step into the water. Another beautiful beach front area to lounge in...plenty of places to do that...on the lagoon, on the beach, in hammocks and lots of beach chairs. You can make this an all day event, but you can take in plenty in two hours.
Lockers to rent so you don't have to worry about your stuff.

A very cheap alternative is Yalku in Akumal. 6.50 a person....no lockers, no hammocks, but totally worth a trip. Again the fish are just waiting for you!
Just travel lighter to this one and plan to spend an hour or two.
when ever i bring this place up i HAVE to mention that two years ago we did see a crocodile on the center island there. he never came in the water, but it was kinda freaky. about four feet from head to tail. the manager said he never bothered anyone, and i heard the exact same thing from a dive master in PDC, although I have never heard anyone else talk about him...so i don't know if it was a one time event or, hopefully they humanely got him out of there. What i would have given to have a water camera with me that day!

Hope that's not too much info, and I hope it helps!

Whitney

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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/09 09:17:10 (permalink)
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So rude of me to take advantage of everyone's wonderful graciousness and not introduce myself...
Debbiedoes MX...Deb (actually my family are the only ones who call me Debbie. It always reminded me of the "Debbie Does Dallas" flick. By the way I'm a bookkeeper not a porn star) HA!
My husband and two kids 19 & 17 live in S Williamsport, PA which for all you baseball fans is the "birthplace of Little League" The World Series is played about a mile from our house. Crazy that time of year...
I've only been to Cancun once last year by the grace of God and Spirit Airlines making a huge mistake of not giving us the complimentary drink coupons I asked for but instead flying us to Cancun.
On the first trip I was so taken by the water I knew I'd be back...Taking my hubby, sister & bro-in-law in April (18-28)
But instead of staying in Cancun we're venturing out to find new horizons for next year.
Sure wish I wouldn't have booked our condo before I found this site.
Snorkeling, Sunsets, Sunrises, Sleeping(not!), Sitting on the beach w/wo a book but definitely a cold cervesa in hand & that other "S"word...
sipping anejo w/wo sangrita, Dos XX, pina coladas when I'm trying to keep my wits about me
post edited by DebbiedoesMX - 2005/02/09 09:20:10
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/09 09:59:26 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: DebbiedoesMX

By the way I'm a bookkeeper not a porn star) HA!


Either are welcome Debbie.

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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/09 10:07:37 (permalink)
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Thanks CJA but I could've really used the money from all the royalties to buy property in RM if I was the star!!! EH?[;)]
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/09 16:11:52 (permalink)
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thanks whitney....it does help a lot...

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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/11 12:59:28 (permalink)
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BABeachgrl......
Atlantic City Area, NJ
1st timer to LG & PDC in May/June
snorkeling, "beaching it"
Absolute & Seltzer w/ slice Lemon & Lime
Cool & Refreshing w/ a kick
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/11 20:17:17 (permalink)
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1. Newbutt aka David Newman
2. DFW
3. 3rd adventure will begin 3-5-05 at Riu Playacar
4. pool bar[8D]
5. pina colada w/dark rum

CHEERS
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/11 20:43:55 (permalink)
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Hi Whitney,
Haven't been to Xacaret yet,but plan to check it out in March. We've been to Xel Ha once & loved it. We spent the whole day there & did'nt see half of it. I also like the food there. (anything was better than the Moon P.) I'd go back in a heart beat. Don't know if I'm brave enough for Yalku. Croc's are one thing,but I take a lot of photo's & would worry about my camera.

Question: do you know if you can just show up & pay at the gate(either park) or do you have to have a reservation? I read somewhere you can catch the bus for a $ or 2 & just walk in for the road.
I also read if you can find out what days the ships are not in port,the parks are not as crowded.

Cheers,
David
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/12 01:56:55 (permalink)
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Hi David,

I have never seen Yalku crowded. You can get right in at the gate for 6.50 a person.
don't expect the same scene at Xel Ha...no lockers or lounge chairs, but without a croc in the water you can stay in there for hours.

XCaret is the same, just show up, with about 50 bucks to get in. This is seriously an all day event...Now the the cruise ships are not stopping in Playa I have no idea if they do a lot of those Cruise ship day trips out of cozumel...I'm sure they do. But even if it's busy I have not seen it overwhelmingly crowded. You always have elbow room. We are not fans of getting up early on vacation, but Xcaret is the exception.

We always rent a car so we don't really deal with the collectivos (buses) but I have no doubt you can catch one at least to to road, if not to the entrance. Maybe someone else will have more experience in that area!

Have another great time!
Whitney

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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/12 11:05:21 (permalink)
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Hi
Julie
Calif
Been down 6 times or so
looking at that turquoise water..or being in it
margarita
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/12 23:11:43 (permalink)
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1.murphygoode, aka laurie

2. menlo park, ca (45 min. south of san francisco)

3. been to mexico ~ 10 times, including 4-5 times to Qroo. will be in isla mujeres & merida in march with husband but not kids!

4. BEACH TRANCE

5. margaritas made w/fresh lime juice, no syrupy mix
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Hi blue, 2005/02/12 23:21:59 (permalink)
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couldn't help but notice how similar our profiles sound! (mine is right after yours.) just curious -- do you live in southern or northern CA? where in Q.roo do you most like to go?
enjoy those margaritas,
laurie
PS: blue is my favorite color, and i could be happy forever just staring at the many gorgeous blues of that water!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/13 14:13:26 (permalink)
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Jomoty (our kids names combined)
aka Kathy & Denny

Taylorsville, UT

Been to different parts of Mexico but first time to Akumal and the Roo was last June. That was absolutely the best!!!! We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and was fortunate to meet Heidi from Colorado, her hubby and daughter. Hi to Heidi and family! It would be great to see you again sometime in the "Roo". We are counting down for our next visit this June.

We love to snorkel, beach-bum, explore new areas etc. etc.

ANYTHING COLD!!!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/13 14:17:06 (permalink)
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The above Guest is me. Sorry.... I thought I logged in. But is sounds like I'm in good company with a few of you. Maybe I turn into a "Guest" as the 2nd hour approaches.... he he
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/15 09:18:34 (permalink)
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Hi All!

I go by "letterdude"...I'm a mailman. My name is Mark and I'm from Kelowna, British Columbia. My girlfriend and I will be heading to the Mayan Riviera on February 18, 2005...woohoo1 First visit, for me.

I'm really looking forward to snorkelling and checking out the ruins, as well as meeting folks - both local and visitors.

If it's cold and refreshing...just put it in front of me! Cheers!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/16 14:50:19 (permalink)
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FAWNMS
GARDEN CITY, MICHIGAN
Going there for first time april 20 (can't wait)
When ever we travel I like to get as much info as I can before we go (this site is fantastic and everyone is so awesome)
I'll let you know what my favorite drink is when we get back
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/16 15:04:58 (permalink)
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ColoGringo.. a.k.a. Ken
from Loveland, Colorado, just north of Denver, front door to the beautiful Rockies!
Heading back down to Riv on 3/1 for my FIFTH visit, this time with a big group of friends!
Fave activity.. whoa, that's tough. Probable snorkeling in cenotes (just religious!) followed closely by meeting the myriad of fun folk from all over the world!
Pina coladas at 10:00 a.m. - can't do that at work! :)

Staying at the Palladium Kantenah.. anybody have any reports on it? Any folk headin to Riv from Colorado (or thereabouts) the 1st week of March? Let's meet for margs!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/16 20:34:14 (permalink)
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Laurie/Murph - I LOVE your expression "Beach Trance". It sums up the feeling PERFECTLY! May I borrow it to use in the future?
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/16 22:31:08 (permalink)
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Hey ColoGringo, looks like my group will just miss you guys, we will try and leave a few drops of alcohol. Check the all inclusive board for some trip reports or you can PM me if you have any specific questions. Have a good time.

Sunblock !!!!!
We don't need no stinkin' sunblock!!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/17 00:39:38 (permalink)
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nurseandi-Andi
Auburn, California
It will be our first time to Akumal in June
Snorkeling, lying in the sun, being with family
Margaritas!!!
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/17 13:41:01 (permalink)
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Hi
1. Cathy aka Lakeside
2. Upper Peninsula of Michigan
3. 4 times to Mexico
4. Anything as long as I do it in Mexico
5. Cervesa!! Mucho Cervesa.
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/17 16:07:53 (permalink)
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1. Momto3
2. Buda, Texas - just outside of Austin
3. 1st time to MR this coming June - several times to Cozumel many years ago - pre-marriage and kids
4. Don't know yet - probably just beaching it
5. Got to be ice cold cerveza
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/17 16:09:22 (permalink)
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Oops - I just introduced myself without being signed in.
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RE: Introductions please 2005/02/17 18:28:56 (permalink)
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Hi My name is Brenda AKA Brendarella
I live in Oklahoma
My husband and I have visited Playa del Carmen 4 times, we go each year
and once to Cozumel
I love the Ocean & Beach
Mojito. Lots of mint. Getting ready for a big trip to Playa del Carmen area in June. and again in September.
Love to live there.
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