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Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

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Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

Heading to CZM this weekend for a stay at Iberostar. Many times to the island, first time at Iberostar. Anything I should know that I didn't glean off their website? I understand that we need to ask for reservations at the specialty restaurants upon arrival, and if it's rained much recently to bring bug spray. Understand the ironshore/rock/sand beach and the propensity for seaweed. That's about it. Anything that would be good to know in order to not miss out on anything extra/good/fun?

Muchas gracis mi amigos y amigas!

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Iberostar Cozumel
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1. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

Pack a few 22 oz (or larger) tervis or similar insulated cups. There drinks (beer, mixed, pop) is in small plastic (dispsable) cups. Saves environment, less trips for server to refill and stay colder. Bring $1 bills for tips. Change larger bill at front desk to Peso's and tip early and often. You drink server will take real good care of you. They work long hours for little pay.

Edited: 06 June 2018, 22:56
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2. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

Have my stack of George Washington's rubber banded and ready to go! I felt compelled to let the bank teller know I was not heading for the strip club...

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3. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

lol

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4. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

Live music occasionally and great seafood next door at Alberto's Beach Bar. They'll also turn on your favorite sports.

Edited: 06 June 2018, 23:34
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5. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

If you don't feel like eating in the buffet, most days you can go to the reservation desk and get late or early same day reservations in addition to your pre-booked ones.

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6. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

^^That's really civilized!

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7. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

That's interesting to hear. I almost booked Iberostar for August but read several reviews on TA by unhappy people saying that they could not get any a la carte reservations beyond the 2 or 3 you get based on your length of stay.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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8. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

It has been a while since we stayed there but both times it was not an issue as they hadn't booked the seats, they were for same day and generally 8:30 or later which is when we like to eat and they had no problem accommodating our family of five. This was over New Years so the resort was fully booked.

Edited: 07 June 2018, 02:23
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9. Re: Iberostar - 1st time... any hints, things to ask for?

If there is available seating you can book additional ala cate dinners.

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