- The whale sharks are back! Whale shark season officially began on May 1st and they’ll hang around through the summer. Tours to swim with the whale sharks, in the open water, are available. You don’t want to swim with sharks because you worry they will bite you? Don’t worry. Whale sharks do not eat meat and humans are not in danger near the massive creatures.
- Ritz-Carlton Cancun was named the best place to work in Mexico, by Expansion magazine, in the category of 500-3,000 employees. The hotel was also named “The Place Where Everyone Wants to Work”. If you have ever been to the Ritz-Carlton Cancun, you know that the employees are always smiling and genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs, so the hotel seems to deserve both of these great honors.
- Taxi fares recently increased in Cancun. The average fare in downtown Cancun is roughly 5 pesos higher than before. Fares have increased in the hotel zone as well, but the taxi syndicate has not yet released a formal list of prices. Count on fares to be at least $10-13 pesos higher than before, if you take a taxi from a taxi stand (like from the mall, or at your hotel lobby). Taxis from taxi stands are often more expensive than taxis that you hail on the street. You are also able to bargain with the taxis on the street. Taxis from taxi stands don’t usually care to negotiate. Many of you may not know that tipping taxi drivers is not required in Cancun, however, the drivers probably appreciate any tips they receive.
- Want to buy a unique souvenir or buy a special gift for someone while in Cancun? Well, La Boutique Palacio, in Plaza La Isla mall, has just the thing. The store has an exclusive, limited edition Gucci purse and wallet, called Gucci Cancun. You can only buy the bag at La Boutique Palacio and there are only 50 of the bags and wallets available. If you want one, you need to rush over to the Plaza La Isla and snatch one up immediately. Here is a photo of the purse and matching wallet:
Hotels, Things to Do, What's New — By Susan Vincil on May 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm