Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret Reviews – Mexico Hotels – Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret

Rooms
The room was nice, clean, overlooking the jungle. Lots of birds and butterflies. TV didn’t work, but they fixed it. Bathroom was nice and shower was huge and water pressure great and hot. Fridge restocked every second day

Arrival: My friend and I arrived at Cancun Airport and Air Canada was there to take us to the resort – fast and professional. Arrived before checkin time – checkin was smooth and we were given a nonalcoholic punch and our bracelets and were free to roam around.

Rooms: The room was nice, clean, overlooking the jungle. Lots of birds and butterflies. TV didn’t work, but they fixed it. Bathroom was nice and shower was huge and water pressure great and hot. Fridge restocked every second day.

Restaurants and Bars: The a la cartes were fully booked all the time and it was very hard to get a reservation, except at the Mexican, where the food was ok and the service friendly and fast. Oddly, when you went to ask if there were any tables available at the others, they would say "no" but the restaurants were only 1/4 full at any time.

The buffets were nice, but I would have liked more "Mexican" food.

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
Hung around the quiet pool mostly. Nice shadey cabanas. Water was cool, but nice. Being from Nova Scotia, it would have to be pretty cold to deter me. lol

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: Activities were great. We went to Xcaret park for a day and saw turtles, butterflies, fish, crocs, etc. We took a gondola ride which was really nice. You can also take a ride where you go up in a glassed in panoramic room and see all over the area. The highlight was the show in the evening. Spectacular!!! It traced the history of Mexico from the Maya til today through song, dance and performances. A must see,event. We took a tour to Isla Mujeres by ferry where you can zipline, swim with the dolphins, snorkle, shop and best of all…drive around the town in golf carts. On the main road. It was an awesome way to sightsee. We took a tour to Tulum to see the ruins and our guide was very informative. Nice beach too. And we still didn’t scratch the surface of what there was to do.

Playa del Carmen is fantastic too. $10 from the resort and lots of food and shopping. Practise your "no grascias " for the vendors.

Other Comments: The only negitive things I would say is that for a trip to Mexico, it wasn’t very Mexican. The shows were good, but I don’t necessarily want to see a tribute to Las Vegas, or Elvis – very Americanized. And on international night, the shortest skit was the Mexican hat-dance. But, the staff was friendly and helpful….but, beware of the ppl trying to sell you the "this is not a timeshare" royal club deal. They are there all the time and haunt you to death. They are so friendly and nice at the start – They promise you T-shirts and tequila and other cheap crap for an hour and a half of your time. Its actually more like 3 hours and when you say no they get really rude and pushy.

But, all told, I will go back again. Sooo much more to still do and see.

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