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Old 01-26-2023, 04:31 PM   #51
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Where are you guys staying that gives you all the free food you desire?

The "all inclusive" we stayed at had certain places to eat that were included but the good stuff you had to pay extra for. And other things like the kayaks all lined up on the resorts beach you had to rent.
Excellence Playa Mujeres.
Great food, great booze, all around nice resort.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:40 PM   #52
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My wife and I go to Mexico 3 times a year, 2 times to Cancun and 1 to cabo. We go to an adult only all inclusive, LeBlanc. They keep the beaches clean, the food is outstanding and the drinks are top shelf. The service is unbelievable. I can leave my house and be on the beach drinking a Margarita in a few hours. I am always running and gunning, this is just an awesome way to relax for a week.
PS: The scenery is outstanding!!!
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:41 PM   #53
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Playa Del Carmen & Cozumel are awesome places to go. Parasail, fish, Mayan ruins, swim with the sea turtles and much more.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:42 PM   #54
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It's not just Mexico for me, but I have never wanted to spend a bunch of money and travel somewhere far away just to sit by the pool or on the beach and read a book or whatever. I like to go to interesting places and get out and see as much of it as I can. I like to hike and explore, visit the shops, eat in the restaurants, meet some locals. We've stayed at some REALLY nice resorts, but we never just hang out in them. We walk past people sitting by the pool reading on our way out the door every day. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so it's cool. Just not for us.

When people talk about resorts in Mexico, they usually say some version of, "it's very safe as long as you stay on the resort." We have friends that go multiple times every year. They love it. Just not for me.

Same for a cruise. I like to get away from people when I'm on vacation. Being on a ship with hundreds of other people would feel like hell on earth (or hell on water) for me. I know you can get off the ship for a few hours during the day, but having to stick to somebody else's schedule would suck too. But millions of people enjoy cruises, so that's cool for them. I can't imagine that I'll ever join them though.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:43 PM   #55
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I’ve been 4 times. Never once felt uncomfortable. Even ate at some local dives; shopped local etc.. Tulum was my favorite. Always met more than respectable folks
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:46 PM   #56
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Some of you guys have really wild imaginationsÖ

For $3500 bucks you can get on a plane for 2 hours, take a short cab ride, and spend 3-5 days at a beautiful 5 star resort where you can have any food or drink you want, set around a pool/beach, and never hear a phone ring. Thereís golf, and adventures there if you want them. Itís very simple.

At this point Iím kinda done with it, but we used to go every year and it was a ton of fun. Iíd still rather go to Mexico than FloridaÖ


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Old 01-26-2023, 04:46 PM   #57
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Like with anything you still get what you pay for in relation to the goods. Even though Mexico is typically a better ďvalueĒ than US places. If you go down there on a $250 a night all inclusiveÖ. It wonít be the same food and drink as a $600 a night place. But whatever the budget is it will still usually beat out most US tourists attractions.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:48 PM   #58
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I prefer Mexico over Florida. I can lay on the beach and nobody bothers me. The last time I tried that in Florida they kept dragging me back into the water and I donít know why !!
The glare maybe?
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:52 PM   #59
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The glare maybe?

If its like me, they don't want his skin drying out and they think I have gills.... not a blowhole..
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:55 PM   #60
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Good lookin women,food,drinks and fishing. I gained ten pounds in 5 days in Mexico. It's awesome.

An all inclusive resort is anyways. I didn't have to leave. Just ate every time my stomach quit feeling full whether I was hungry or not.
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Old 01-26-2023, 04:59 PM   #61
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I did the resort thing a bunch back in the day and really enjoyed them but since I discovered SCUBA and Cozumel I enjoy spending my afternoon and evenings in town. The food is great and VRBOís are cheap if you get a little off the tourist areas.
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No. I always where a cap.
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Old 01-26-2023, 05:42 PM   #64
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I saw more Americans in Cozumel than I did in Miami.
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:29 PM   #66
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I would rather work than sit on a beach and stare at the water. But fishing, diving etc, yeah, that would be fun. I gotta do something. Honestly care very little about fine dining and fancy hotels. Im probably just a little too trashy to enjoy fancy stuff.

A cruise would be hell on earth.

Plenty of places I would like to see and fish/hunt though
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Old 01-26-2023, 07:47 PM   #67
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You have to leave the resort, but I’ve enjoyed amazing surfing, SCUBA diving, spear fishing fly fishing, deep sea fishing, exploring cenotes, and zip lining while in Mexico. It is an awesome country, but I hope they figure out that the whole narco-state thing is no bueno for tourism and its people.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:04 PM   #68
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Man I have a crazy story about my first time to Playa Del Carmen with the first wife. Epic. Lol.

All inclusive is ******.

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Old 01-26-2023, 08:05 PM   #69
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Mayakoba is pretty dang awesome
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:11 PM   #70
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Where are you guys staying that gives you all the free food you desire?

The "all inclusive" we stayed at had certain places to eat that were included but the good stuff you had to pay extra for. And other things like the kayaks all lined up on the resorts beach you had to rent.
You stay at the wrong places. Each time I leave Mexico I feel like a pickled egg from the drinks and have to eat sammiches from overdosing on shrimp cocktail.
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My wife and I go to Mexico 3 times a year, 2 times to Cancun and 1 to cabo. We go to an adult only all inclusive, LeBlanc. They keep the beaches clean, the food is outstanding and the drinks are top shelf. The service is unbelievable. I can leave my house and be on the beach drinking a Margarita in a few hours. I am always running and gunning, this is just an awesome way to relax for a week.
PS: The scenery is outstanding!!!
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:21 PM   #71
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Man I have a crazy story about my first time to Playa Del Carmen with the first wife. Epic. Lol.

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Old 01-26-2023, 08:21 PM   #72
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I never saw the fascination, but that is just me. I enjoy vacationing in the US where I don't have to deal with corruption, different language, gut parasites, swimming in an ocean of turds because the wind changed and sewage is being blow on the beach, and most of all possibly being killed,
Sounds like Galveston
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:33 PM   #74
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:40 PM   #75
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There's a great resort near Porter for those who like to stay local.
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Old 01-26-2023, 08:55 PM   #76
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Old 01-26-2023, 09:07 PM   #77
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The resort is shorting you if no one in your party gets kidnapped. Supposed to be all inclusive.
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Old 01-26-2023, 09:31 PM   #78
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Good lookin women,food,drinks and fishing. I gained ten pounds in 5 days in Mexico. It's awesome.

An all inclusive resort is anyways. I didn't have to leave. Just ate every time my stomach quit feeling full whether I was hungry or not.
You remember the Ryan Steakhouse incident story?
That was me in Mexico. Three days of buffets and zero #2's. Then it hit me like the guy in the story while I was pool side. Someone walked in the small pool house bathroom and ran right back out! By 100x the worst explosion I've ever had
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Old 01-26-2023, 10:21 PM   #79
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I donít get it either. Went to Playa del Carmen and stayed at a 4-5 star resort.

Meh at best. No desire to go back.

Probably doesnít help that I dislike the beach.

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Old 01-26-2023, 11:32 PM   #80
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I donít get it either.

Probably doesnít help that I dislike the beach.

You donít get it? You just answered it Ö
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You remember the Ryan Steakhouse incident story?
That was me in Mexico. Three days of buffets and zero #2's. Then it hit me like the guy in the story while I was pool side. Someone walked in the small pool house bathroom and ran right back out! By 100x the worst explosion I've ever had
Oh yeah, that's never a good thing. Luckily I didn't have the no #2's problem. I think it was our third night there and we went to a Brazilian steakhouse. My brother and I both stopped on the 9th time the waiters came around to slice off a piece of meat onto our plates. I can't ever remember feeling that miserably full before or since. Some of our family was going out to the bar and he asked if I was going. I said "No I can't I'm feeling sick." He was too so we both decided to go back to our rooms and digest the food we had consumed and we'd meet up at the bar in two hours. I laid down for two hours and I felt not so great still but I had to meet my brother at the bar.

It was a good 400 or 450 yards to the bar from my room so I began the long walk. It was dark as could be outside and I made it half way and I got to sweating somethin fierce. I had to blow mud like you can't believe. I stopped and I had one of two choices to make. Go back to my room and take care of it or press forward and go to one of two bathrooms over at the resort. I pressed on. About three quarters of the way there I realized how terrible that choice was. I couldn't go any further. I hopped in some bushes and squatted down and all the sudden I hear two girls laughing and talking and they were walking up the sidewalk towards me. I couldn't see them and they couldn't see me. I thought "Just stay squatted down, they won't see you." but then my voice of reason chimes in, "what if they do?" I hop up and jump out of the bushes and started walking very fast past them. Once I was past I took off at a full sprint. Got to the bathroom and bust in like I was the police. Slammed open the first stall door I see and there was a guy sitting on the toilet in there. He hadn't locked the door. I hit him in the leg with the door and immediately turn around. I don't think I even shut the stall door back. I get to the other bathroom and luckily nobody was occupying the stalls. You talk about relief. I felt like a whole new person.

My brother was sick from all that food. He never showed up to the bar. I almost took a doody in the bushes on a very nice resort for no reason. When you gotta go boom boom that bad your brain goes into full panic mode. Had those girls not been drunk and a lot more quiet they would have walked by and heard something in those bushes. And it wouldn't have been no critter growlin.

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Old 01-27-2023, 12:38 AM   #82
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One of my favorite stories of all time happened in Mexico. When my brother was about 13 he got hit in the mouth and busted one of his front teeth loose. It turned grey because the root was dead. So the dentist shaved that tooth down into a point and cemented a fake one on in its place. On our 4th day there my mom, brother,sister and my brothers ex-wife went to breakfast. I decided to sleep in unfortunately. While he was eating breakfast he started chewing up some food and he tells my mom "Man, this bacon is F'n crunchy." He spit it out into a napkin and my mom said he looked and his fake tooth had fallen out and he chewed it up. I woke up and I could hear the account of what had happened between my mom and other family members. My grandma said "Oh no, we're taking family pictures today. Poor guy." I sat up in bed and I was laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face.

Later that day we took family pictures on the beach. My brother and his family grouped up to get their picture taken and I said "Smile guys, look happy!", he smiled real big. He'd forgotten he was missing a tooth. I was on my hands and knees in the sand laughing hysterically. I'll never forget that look on his face. Oh my gosh. I'm still laughing about that.

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Old 01-27-2023, 06:35 AM   #83
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How come the ads on TV for these places don't have fat people?
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Old 01-27-2023, 06:56 AM   #84
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I donít get it either. Went to Playa del Carmen and stayed at a 4-5 star resort.

Meh at best. No desire to go back.

Probably doesnít help that I dislike the beach.

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ďI donít like the beach,Öso I planned a trip that is centered around the beach as itís main attraction. I didnít have the best time doing what I donít like.Ē
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Give me a nice rental property over a resort, but we love Mexico.
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:12 AM   #86
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How come the ads on TV for these places don't have fat people?
I reckon a big man wearing a thong aint gonna sell a whole lot of vacations.

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Old 01-27-2023, 07:16 AM   #87
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I'd rather be in the mountains by myself than on a beach with a bunch of drunks, but that's just me.
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Old 01-27-2023, 07:38 AM   #88
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One last night had a mixed race couple with two kids, a same sex couple and a same sex mixed couple. They had all the bases covered except for plus size folks. Big folks like to have fun too! Discrimination I tell ya!
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Some of these responses......i think some of you guys live in a shipping container underground and only come oiy to adjust the antenna to get better signal for tbh.
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I'm planning two vacations to Cancun this summer to have some dental implant work done. The price difference was significant enough that the trip is worth it.

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Some of you guys sound like a joy to be around!
That's what I was thinking. . .**** you guys already turned into fuddy duddies! I have been up and down the eastern and western Caribbean. I love to travel. The sand & water on the beaches are just relaxing to me. I love to scuba, zipline, horeseback, ATV's. The best of all, NO **** CELL PHONE, no boss calling. . .everything is CHILL! Some of you need to go live a little, it might help your attitude, lol! I prefer Playa over cancun or cozumel, better beaches and water, resorts are nicer, food is still so so.
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I've done the all-inclusives, and they are a lot of fun with a group of friends. But these days, I prefer to rent a VRBO and a vehicle. I enjoy buying groceries and doing some cooking, usually eating dinner locally, and avoiding the crowds. I don't drink enough to really miss the all-you-can-drink aspect of it, although it is nice to occasionally spend the afternoon at a pool bar and tie one on.
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We are headed to secrets Maroma in the AM, we usually do an all inclusive every year and I always enjoy myself. It’s nice just to hang out and not worry about anything. This place looks nicer than where we have been in the past so I am looking forward to it!
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Most of yíall should take the money yíall are saving by not going to Mexico, and hire a tractor to drag that stick out of your asses.


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It's not just Mexico for me, but I have never wanted to spend a bunch of money and travel somewhere far away just to sit by the pool or on the beach and read a book or whatever. I like to go to interesting places and get out and see as much of it as I can. I like to hike and explore, visit the shops, eat in the restaurants, meet some locals. We've stayed at some REALLY nice resorts, but we never just hang out in them. We walk past people sitting by the pool reading on our way out the door every day. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so it's cool. Just not for us.

When people talk about resorts in Mexico, they usually say some version of, "it's very safe as long as you stay on the resort." We have friends that go multiple times every year. They love it. Just not for me.

Same for a cruise. I like to get away from people when I'm on vacation. Being on a ship with hundreds of other people would feel like hell on earth (or hell on water) for me. I know you can get off the ship for a few hours during the day, but having to stick to somebody else's schedule would suck too. But millions of people enjoy cruises, so that's cool for them. I can't imagine that I'll ever join them though.
Wife and I feel the same as you. We do stuff wherever we are and often itís in coastal places. Laying around at an all inclusive is not our deal. Chasing bonefish/permit/tarpon in the Bahamas or CR, yep. I donít like Mexico based on my own personal experiences but Iím great with others liking it.
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We are headed to secrets Maroma in the AM, we usually do an all inclusive every year and I always enjoy myself. Itís nice just to hang out and not worry about anything. This place looks nicer than where we have been in the past so I am looking forward to it!
We went there a few years back. Very nice and had a great time.
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No desire to go to places like that. To me just a waste of time and money. That's what makes it great though, we can all go where we enjoy ourselves!
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:41 PM   #98
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Old 01-27-2023, 03:56 PM   #99
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Didn't do a resort but we rented an amazing house in Isla Mujere's Mexico. We swam with whales, did some scuba diving, a small trail hike on the rocks and beach, ate at some amazing restaurants, did some shopping with the wife, and some deep sea fishing. Yeah, that's the allure for me. I don't care about a resort and a swimming pool.

I have friends that go to other countries and never leave the resort. That's their thing but I can hang out at a pool and get as drunk as I want here. No reason to travel for that.
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Old 01-27-2023, 04:05 PM   #100
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No desire to go to places like that. To me just a waste of time and money. !
Youíd be down there in a heart beat if they had a duck blind and spread already waiting on ya. 🤣🤣
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