Mayan Caribbean south of Cancun
The Caribbean coast of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula has some of the best beaches in North America. White sand, warm ocean water and tropical temperatures all year round.
Especially in the winter the south of Mexico is an ideal destination to get away from the cold weather that grips all of North America, except Florida and to some degree the Gulf Coast, southwestern Arizona and southern California.
This is my 9th time here in southern Mexico. The jungles, the sea – it is all so much more beautiful than the deserts of Northern Mexico.
The flights to Cancun can be very inexpensive. This time I got a one-way ticket from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Cancun for just $180 on Expedia.
“Why is this a one-way ticket?” you may ask. The reason is that I am beginning a long trip that will take several months.
My current job of writing Amazon and doing online marketing (Clickbank, etc.) also gives me the flexibility to work from any place around the world – as long as there is an Internet connection.
Back to the Mayan Caribbean:
The best way to experience it with some friends (or your significant other) at one of the large 5-star all-inclusive resorts on the coast south of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Other good hotels here are the Grand Sirenis and Palladium.
This time we stayed in the Gran Bahia Principe resort for the 4th time. It seems that Apple Vacations usually has the best rates for these hotels (about $90 – $170 a night per person). Apple Vacations also seems to have the cheapest shuttle service to the Cancun airport.
The all-inclusive hotels have excellent, large buffets where you can eat as much as you want. Most all-inclusive hotels in the Mayan Caribbean south of Cancun also have unlimited free drinks for their guests – including alcoholic drinks, all kinds of cocktails, etc.
What I found is that staying at a 5-star all-inclusive hotel can be actually cheaper than staying at a normal 3-star hotel. Paying for all the food and the drinks separately can really add up while it is already a part of the package when you go all-inclusive.