Posted October 1st, 2011, 06:04 PM
We are going to Cancun the first week in January. I had some questions...
We are interested in the BOB (personal mini sub) and wanted to know if the water will be too cold?
Also, since it is our first trip there...what are the must do's. We will be there for six days so we will have plenty of time to relax and party.
As the previous post mentioned, sometimes January can get a bit cool, so you may need to wait until you are there to know the real answer to your question. In January I've found the ocean to be warm, but if you plan to spend any time at a resort pool, be sure you stay at a resort with heated pools (not all of them are).
must do, in my opinion, is a trip to Chichen Itza. It is a spectacular site, and in January the jungle will be more tolerable than in the warmer months.
Any other things to do, really would depend on the type of activities you are interested in.
Snorkeling - Akumal, or Isla Mujeres North Shore (though I'm not really a fan of Isla Mujeres as a day trip)
Adventure Parks - Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplore (you can get a pass to all three)
Shopping and People Watching: La Isla an outdoor mall
Night Club: Coco Bongos or DadyO
Other archeological sites in my order of preference: Coba, Ek Balam, Tulum
and if you can't get to any of the outlying sites, then El Rey Ruins in the Hotel Zone near the Hilton.
If you haven't found it already, you may want to check out CC's sister site Trip Advisor. The Cancun forum is very active.... check it out
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