Well, I left paridiso and went to Cancun. I got here and I immediately noticed that everything was priced in USD… taxi rides, drinks, food, everything. This was my first hint that I had done something terribly wrong.
Then I noticed that there were barely any Mexican people anywhere… and not even any Mexican food. It was all American franchises and cheesy bars obviously targeted to Camericans. One ‘famous’ bar, called the Coco Bongo, even had bus tours that dropped off all the pasty, style-less, class-less, vermin from the northern climes.
Sweat poured from my brow, and not just from the humidity. Why, oh why, did I leave Acapulco and all its treasures for this southern replica of Sarasota, Florida.
To add insult to injury, my phone continued to ring from beautiful, seductive, vibrant mexicanas in Acapulco, all asking why I left them so soon. I asked myself the same thing.
IF you just want to go to a place that has nice beaches and very westernized facilities (Hooters, etc), it is very modern and nice here.
But if you have a soul, and look for for something slightly uncommercialized and something a bit undeplorable, don’t go to Cancun. Worst place in Mexico, bar none.
I came straight home after 8 hours of being here and immediately looked for the next flight out.
*note: if you do like totally commercialized, pasty Camerican partying and nice hotels, I stayed at the Hyatt Regency which is a VERY beautiful hotel.. and I think it is off-season, but I got a great rate of $110/night.. and the main nightlife area is all within a few minutes of walking distance (Coco Bongo, The City, Senior Frogs etc) so I can’t complain about the facilities, location and the price… just mostly about the crowd.