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Old 12-08-2017, 02:43 PM   #11
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I think that Mr Sanchos wins.
Good choice. We did the all inclusive a few years back with a group of Mouseowners. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Somehow we managed to get a couple of massages too.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:16 PM   #12
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Another vote here for Mr. Sanchos! Loved it! Great drinks, very attentive staff, lots of great Mexican food, water activities and you can use the hotel pool, hot tub. I would go back if I cruise again to Cozumel.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:21 PM   #13
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Not to thread hijack but has anyone done Paradise Beach at Cozumel? We've heard good things about Mr. Sanchos but the pool at Paradise Beach looked a little better and we were thinking the ocean may be a little cool in February.
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Old 12-09-2017, 01:00 PM   #14
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Not to thread hijack but has anyone done Paradise Beach at Cozumel? We've heard good things about Mr. Sanchos but the pool at Paradise Beach looked a little better and we were thinking the ocean may be a little cool in February.
I can't comment on Paradise Beach as we went to Mr. Sanchos. But we were there in January and the ocean water was perfect, coming from a person who does not like cold water.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:16 PM   #15
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I need a new choice. I was going to book Mr Sanchos but was told that we needed to have booked the all-inclusive in order to book wave runners. Iím out. Something about open bar and wave runners seem like a bad combination.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:24 PM   #16
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We did the Mayan ruins. You have to take a ferry to the mainland then about another 1 hour bus ride but we liked it.
That's what we did. But DH and younger DS both got seasick on the boat to the town. Then we had the bus ride and tour in the heat. That was rough. Afterwards we did go to a beach area for lunch and a swim. That helped; the boat ride back, while dreaded, turned out to be better than the trip over. The Mayan ruins were cool - if it wasn't so hot with a couple of dehydrated people it would have been much better.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:55 AM   #17
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how long are you at Cozumel?
There is a small maritime museum there and there are horse drawn carriages that tour the island. My DH & I had a blast shopping and bartering with the locals but may not be everyone's' cup of tea.
The tropical drinks and cold beer were a nice refreshment.
We managed to buy some hammock chairs for pretty cheap and the wooden bar and woven fabric fit in our large suitcase (bring a tape measure).
I agree with the comment of the boat ride to Playa del Carmen diesel fumes where bad if you sat in the back so front seating was an improvement. The Wyndham Maya had a wonderful air con bus excursion from Playa to Chichen Itza was wonderful to tour (We could have spent 3 days there).
I actually prefer Tulum for proximity to Cozumel though.
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:31 PM   #18
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I can't comment on Paradise Beach as we went to Mr. Sanchos. But we were there in January and the ocean water was perfect, coming from a person who does not like cold water.
Did you book the excursion on your own? I am asking because my DH and I are taking our first Royal Caribbean cruise and they donít offer it as an excursion. If you did book on your own how much was the taxi ride? I am also looking for advice for how much we should take out for pesos? We are hoping to mostly use our credit cards but we have never been to Mexico before. We appreciate any advice.
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Old 12-30-2017, 07:00 PM   #19
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Did you book the excursion on your own? I am asking because my DH and I are taking our first Royal Caribbean cruise and they donít offer it as an excursion. If you did book on your own how much was the taxi ride? I am also looking for advice for how much we should take out for pesos? We are hoping to mostly use our credit cards but we have never been to Mexico before. We appreciate any advice.
It was a couple of years ago but Iíll do my best to answer. We did do it on our own but I had read everything I could about it on the cruise critic forums. When we got off the ship we just went to a taxi at the pier, there are several there just waiting. As far as getting pesos, we didnít. We must have paid cash for the taxi and I canít remember if we paid by cash or charge at Mr Sanchos but Iím thinking cash. Iím sorry, I donít remember how much it was.

One word of caution, however. I knew from doing my homework that we did not want the all inclusive side. The kids were with us so obviously we werenít going to be drinking a lot, if at all, so we didnít feel it was worth the money for us. We would just pay for what food and drinks we wanted and for the inflatables for the kids. The taxi driver kept telling us we would want the all inclusive and he could get us a ďspecial price.Ē When we got there he walked in and spoke to someone, all the while we were saying we didnít want it. They told us how much it would be, which was still more than we wanted to pay so we declined. The taxi driver was fuming (no doubt because he wasnít getting his cut). My husband went to pay him for the cab ride and he grabbed it out of his hand and stomped off. It definitely left a sour taste in our mouths. But then we went on to have a great day at Mr Sanchos. The food was tasty, we had a great spot with lounge chairs and a table with an umbrella. The waiter was attentive but not pushy.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:43 AM   #20
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We just booked Xcaret Natural Adventure Park. I was looking for something that would be suitable for ages 18 to 75. It was so hard to find excursions that I felt would be good for the 70+ in our group.
This one looks like it has something for everyone, and if my parents want to just find a place to lounge, they can do that while the 18 to 24 year olds can go find a bit of adventure.
We just did this about 2 months ago. It was a great fun filled day. Buffet lunch is included and it is pretty good and lots of choices. There are things for the older to do also that are not strenuous like driving the john deere carts through the caverns.

Hint is to hit the zip lines first as they can get crowded and back up. We purchased the picture package and it was great as we came back with over 200 photos.

It was a long fun filled day and cant wait to go back again in june!
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