Is Cancun a famous honeymoon spot?

I was talking to a student today and the subject of Cancun came up. When I said I had been there she replied that she was jealous. I’m not a big fan of Cancun so I asked her why. She said because it was such a popular honeymoon spot with American couples.

If she’s right, it’s funny that a Korean college student would know Cancun’s reputation better than me since I’m an American who has been there. I got the feeling that American college kids go there to party although the front desk staff did mistake my sister and I for a honeymooning couple since we had the same last name.

Also, I do remember we went on a snorkeling tour and one young woman had lost her engagement ring. The Mexican snorkeling tour leaders were diving to search for it and coming up empty-handed. She obviously didn’t believe them and thought they must have found it and pocketed it. Yet, she never volunteered to help them search for it in the first place.

Anyhow, what do you think of when you think about Cancun?

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  1. Les says:

    By far, the best beaches in the world.

  2. Sharon says:

    I think of Cancun as a place for the college crowd on Spring Vacation, or young couples, primarily because it is relatively inexpensive. It is similar to Galveston & Corpus in Texas, as far as the party goers and young people. The more affluent choose Cabo, while my preference is Acapulco for the incredible scenery, the fabulous hotels…Fairmont Princess and Diamante. Las Brisas is definitely a more secluded place in the hills above Acapulco for honeymooners with private villas & pools, private jeep, and without all the noise and confusion. Depends on what you’re looking for…non-stop parties, crowded beaches, inexpensive food and entertainment, go to Cancun…for a memorable vacation consider splurging in Acapulco or Puerta Vallarta…Cabo if you can afford it.

  3. Sharon says:

    Most of the islands and vacation spots like Cancun on the Caribbean have better beaches than those on the Atlantic or Pacific shores…a few exceptions of course. In my opinion, Aruba has the best in the world,with very white sand and and beautiful, clear water. Forget the negative publicity you’ve probably heard about the island,it’s a great place…of course, I’m partial since I grew up there!!

  4. Harpt says:

    I think of Spring Break/Party Central. I’ve never been myself, but it’s actually why I avoid it. I picture girls gone wild moments or something. Totally American. I find most Canadians do the Cuba thing.

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