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Published: November 25th 2008
Day 2 - A very busy day
We wake to a beautiful sunrise over the Caribbean Sea. Looking out of the balcony down to the pool area we sea the hotels Tai Chi man doing stretches and waiting for any early risers to join him. We head down to breakfast which was a massive 3 course affair of fresh croissants, tropical fruit and omelettes, which certainly set us up for the day!
Today we visit several hotels in Cancun and get hit by a rainstorm. Being September, the mornings can be a bit overcast and have a few showers. It’s still hot though so that’s all that matters to us.
We go first to the Barcelo Costa Cancun Hotel, which is a favourite with British holidaymakers. If you want fun in the sun, with a taste of home then you’ll like it here. This is the place to eat, drink and be merry, and the huge pool is busy with families, couples and groups of friends topping up their tans.
We next have a quick stop at the Dreams Cancun Hotel which has its own dolphin pool where you can swim with dolphins. This hotel
is a popular wedding venue and we spot a few brides to be prepering for their big day. there is a gorgeaous stretch of beach by this hotel and great views of the whole of the Cancun beachfront. Its also close to all the nightlife which is handy.
Next we head to the Hyatt Cancun Caribe, where we are shown around by a very glamourous Mexican lady. At this point the heavens opened and the rain poured down for about half and hour. Some brave souls were still swimming in the sea though.
Our last hotel of the morning is the super-deluxe Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach, which is one of the “leading hotels of the world”. It’s one of the finest hotels we’ve ever been in and we’re awe-struck by the opulence. It is the height of luxury, with top chefs, premium brands and attention to detail. We stop here for luch which was another 3 course job and absolutely delicious.
We just have time to squeeze in a bit of afternoon shopping when we leave and we both stock up on souvenirs. We get some excellent bargains on locally made blankets for about £4 and
Kate buys a glamourous dress to wear to dinner that evening.
Dinner is at Harry's - one of the best restaurants in Cancun. Steak, lobster and seafood are the specialities here and everything is delicious. We try Kobe beef, scallops and have candy floss for dessert.
The night doesn’t end here as we’re off to Coco Bongo, Cancun’s premier nightspot. Definitely something to see, with streamers, balloons, bubbles, dancers, acrobats and a hilarious Beetlejuice act, it’s most certainly fun, plus there’s a free bar all night. If you’re young or an experienced party animal you may end up here every night, for us though one visit was enough!
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