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11. Posted by Melbournetracy (Budding Member 14 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Ok you savvy traveller’s hubby and I have decided it’s not worth doing an all inclusive.
So I now need help and lots of help.
We are now thinking either hotel or a Airbnb.
Recommendation would be appreciated.
We won’t be hiring a car.
how do we get to our accommodation from airport.
Recommendation’s on eateries
Do I need to tip? If yes where?

12. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 851 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

Are you still going to Cancun? Because if you're not staying at an A/I you may want to rethink you're destination. It really is an A/I destination. Especially if you don't want to hire car you will find Cancun quite limiting. As for tipping look at the previous page I posted a link to advice for tipping in Mexico.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Jan-2020, 09:23 GMT by Teoni ]

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16. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1398 posts) 5d Star this if you like it!

I would recommend that you take an additional short plane ride to Cozumel (20 minutes). Cozumel has a real town. You can stay at a hotel in town and for that you don't need a car - you can walk places. And you don't need A/I because it is fun just to walk out into town and pick a restaurant to eat in. Also taxis are cheap. You can also stay in an A/I in Cozumel - there is a hotel strip north of town which has them - the advantage of staying north of town is that you would have a beach and in town you wouldn't. You could even rent an apartment, and walk to a market and buy food if you would rather do that.

Or you could take a bus or shuttle (146 pesos/person) to Playa del Carmen. I have never done that because I wanted to do scuba diving in Cozumel, but I have heard that is a great place to stay.

17. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 851 posts) 5d 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

Or you could take a bus or shuttle (146 pesos/person) to Playa del Carmen. I have never done that because I wanted to do scuba diving in Cozumel, but I have heard that is a great place to stay.

Since you are not renting a car and no longer want an A/I you might want to consider Playa del Carmen. They have lots of apartments and small hotels that are within walking distance to the tourist strip and beach and even away from the tourist strip there are good local restaurants within walking distance of most accommodations.

18. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 63 posts) 1d Star this if you like it!

Yoou can either rent a condo or stay in a non-AI hotel. South of Cancun is better for visiting ruins and such, but also check out Puerto Morelos or Akumal for good snorkeling.
Yes you should tip (see Teoni's link) as the average wage is about $6USD per day.
Take a private shuttle like Canada Transfers to you hotel or condo. do NOT take a taxi FROM the airport, giant ripoff and they have to charge a big surcharge. TO the airport or around town is OK.

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