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Anyone here............. Dodging raindrops............We are.
 

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Anyone here............. Dodging raindrops............We are.

Is the 1st horseshoe finished? We were there last April and the noise was too much. We aren't there now, but we will be there in April for the better part of 3 weeks. Hopefully you've taken the little old car ferry over to Isla Mujeres, it's a great day trip! There is a pedestrian only street (Hidalgo I think) absolutely stuffed with every kind of Restaurant you could want, take a look and have a negra modelo for me!

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The main resort is finished with the exception of the fitness center and parking area. We are doing valet parking so the garage is no problemo for us.

We are in building 2 on the 8th floor. There is a 9th floor but the balcony cover isn't solid like the rest of the floors so if it rains the bacony gets wet.

I think building 2 is a better building. Direct ocean view and direct Isla Mujure view.

Building 1 back side faces the ferry dock and rooms near the ocean are also near the resort restaurants. The end rooms have side views of the ocean and a direct view of Cancun off the balconies.

Building 3 has construction going on to the south with views of Cancun on the south entry side. The view is side ocean view.

All rooms have a pool view as well. The resort is set up like Flamigos.

It is a very nice resort but so far we have been exploring. Tommorow were planning to stay at the resort. Other than the bar by the ocean and pool area we haven't been here except to sleep. I made friends with a really nice local person who has turned me on to one of his fishing buddies with a panga. We plan to fish Mexican style. No fishing poles.

So far I like this resort.
 

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Have they moved the Palmita Market out of the cramped space or is that still waiting to get done? Did you find out what the round space on top of building 2 is going to be? It was the mystery room last april. We really hope that the Palmita deli is up and running this time.... love the guac and chips :) If you're where I think you're from, the irrigation festival is only a couple months away!

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The round building on top of building 2 is a planed sales center. They are in the process of moving the fitness center today to building 3. The Palmita is up and running and is decent for size but lacking in product. There is enough product to get by. The deli is open and has really good Mexican sandwiches & fries.

If you want a frapucinno or latte you still need to go to Starbucks about 5 miles down the road.

Most of the people we have talked to that are here are non-owners using Groupons or other simalar deals.

One thing that I noticed is that the whiskey is top shelf stuff and is included with the all inclusive. No pink wine.

It seems quiet. No beach activity. No pool activity. No theme nights. So far.
 

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Maria is charged with bringing bad weather.

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If you stay at the VDP Cancun you might like Isla Mujures. This is an easy ferry trip as the ferry is 200 ft from the north side of the resort. We really enjoyed Isla. Follow the beach north to Tarzans for nice chairs on the best part of the beach. The reason Tarzans is better is because it catches the ocean breeze. has wifi, cold drinks and its not as crowed as the first part of the beach. Be sure to bring sunblock. The white sand seems reflective.

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Thanks man, great pictures and the update for VDP-Cancun shows marked progress in the construction. When we were there, building 2 was just painted and the green area with the huts was a dusty hole. I wonder if the Mayan Condo was a 1 or 2 bedroom! Enjoy your stay.
 
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Great pictures! When you have time would you list some of the places you've been--we'll be there in December for our first trip to the area.
We will be renting a car so will not have to take "bus tours". TIA
 

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The day we arrived it was looking cloudy and by morning was raining. We stopped at a small Wallmart on our way to the resort and bought a few things. Be sure to buy water.

The next day We headed south to Tulum Ruins and then to Playa del Carmen. No rain but very cloudy. Walked 5th Ave and had lunch. We plan to spend a night near 5th Ave before we go. This is about 8 hours of exploring.

The next day we went to Cancun and had a looksie. I'm not to impressed with Cancun. Found Costco and bought wine and water.

Spent the day at the resort. Its really nice. The ocean in front of the VDP is very calm. No big waves. The seagrass is cleaned up 3 times a day. The sand is white sand with shell mix. There are a few rocks in the ocean swiming area. The ocean front of the resort is very nice and has a bar with waiters serving beverages. The pools are great.

Then we went to Isla by ferry on foot. We loved it. Going back soon with our car.

Today is a resort day. It was a beautifull day. We made some new friends and may party with them tonight.

I really think this resort is going to be a very popular place for UVC owners.
 

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Isla Blanca

Traveling north down the road looking for a place to shore fish we found a deserted beach with one family owned beach grill. La Prirata. Its about 4 miles away from the VDP.

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If you toss out some squid and let it soak you might get a pargo. Grilled pargo on the beach.
 

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2 miles south of the VDP is Meko

We shared the park with a thousand iguanas. They were everywhere. No people but us.
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Chichen Itza

So we took Jim's advice and ended up with a really nice room in Mayaland. This place is pretty cool. Our room had a view of the old Mayan observatory. The a la cart restaurant, not the buffet, is really nice. The buffet is good from what Im told.

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View from our deck at Mayaland.

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Chichen Itza light show.

We went to the light show and people staying in Mayaland are let in 30 minutes before the public. We ended up front row center. It was a beautiful warm stary night. Here is the Temple of Kukulcan at night

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Temple of Kukulcan in day time.

As a guest at Mayaland, you can get into Chichen Itza at 8am instead of 10am. At 8am the park is empty and cool. By 10am its getting kind of hot. We left at 11:30am and the heat was brutal. After touring the park we went swiming at Mayaland. We did not use a guide but did listen in on a few of the guides that had people from tours. We instead used a book with maps that can be purchased in the motel store.

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