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Where to stay?!

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Where to stay?!

We have our flights booked from oct 31 to nov 4 flying into Cancun but we’re having trouble finding the perfect resort. We’re open to playa or Rivera maya also. Being 27 we are looking for a adults only AI resort that is walking distance to town or bars if we decide to venture. Also looking to see some day of the dead celebrations. And a trip to a cenote or Mayan ruins...Looking to spend $350 a night or less.

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1. Re: Where to stay?!

There are several adult resorts in the hotel zone in Cancun. If you stay at the Riu Palace Las Americas it is within walking distance to the clubs. You also have access to Riu Cancun right next door which is quite lively.

Most of the others you will probably want to take the bus which is super easy and regular. It depends how far you want to walk. The RPLA is probably in your budget. Most adult only can run higher than non adult ones. Flight and hotel combos are often cheaper but not always. Look at lots of sites and frequently.

We have stayed at the Hyatt Zilara, Secrets the Vine and Live Aqua along there as well for AO. We have walked to the clubs from the HZ so it is doable. We love Live Aqua due to the best service, most beautiful property/beach, great food, greenery, beach bar, swim up bar etc. It is pretty laid back so not a party place. Neither are the others. STV is nice though not the best physical property as it is small in comparison to LA and HZ. The beach is nice at all three but smaller at STV. Pools are nice but not swim up bar if that matters. All of these are a step up for RPLA but the Riu hotels are a good bang for your buck and the Palace level of the Riu hotels have the best food etc. Beach is smaller than the long beach in Cancun but they are close to the clubs.

The least expensive AO would be the golden Parnassus. You would need to take the bus or taxi to the clubs. I don't think the mini fridge stuff is included in the basic rooms here. You do get what you pay for but it has a great beach and fun outside bar at night. It used to attract an older crowd compared to you but things change.

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2. Re: Where to stay?!

Hello, just like the previous comment bundles are usually the best way to go hotel/flight combo, but that being said if you’re looking for Adults Only resorts that will run you more money as well. Golden Parnassus is in that price range but you will have to take the bus/shuttle. Bus will run you $1usd each way. Riu Palace Las America’s is also walking distance to the center of town. There is also Paradisus Cancun that offers a royal service adults only option (separate pool, bars and restaurants for just adults) this resort you will have to take bus/shutttle. Live Aqua is amazing and a short walking distance but this might be more than your budget. Also, some resorts that are not adults only do offer royal services or have sections for just adults. Most resorts in Cancun whether in town or not offer bar/club hopping services where they pick you up, stay with you all night, take you to different bars, and then drop you back off at your resort. Good luck.

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3. Re: Where to stay?!

Hyatt Zilara, Live Aqua, Secrets the Vine, Riu Palace are some options.

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