I wanted to write a little, casual bit about arriving into Cancun, Mexico and my first impressions on this place so far.
We arrived from Cancun Airport from Glasgow on a ludicrously empty Thomas Cook flight (200+ empty seats)
and jumped straight onto the airport link bus into the city centre. There is ample opportunity to purchase tickets from the official ticket offices inside the airport. You can also purchase tickets from the vendors at the bus stop. A single journey cost 80MX (£3.20) each and the travel time was 40 minutes.
The roads and buildings all around are very modern and clean, the road from the airport is very well looked after with pristine, perfect palm trees lining the motorway.
Cancun bus station is located in the Downtown region and outside are many official taxis. There is also tourist information officers about to help you with directions.
We were quite close to our Hostel and decided to walk. The downtown area is clean and is decorated with lots of street art and murals.
If you are into streetart like me, check my Instagram page @streetartography for more photos
We opted to spend our first two nights here in Hostel Ka'Beh. I'm a big sucker at trawling through reviews and this hostel came highly recommended even Lonely Planet voted it the top budget friendly option since 2009.
We are in a private apartment with ensuite bathroom and I have to say I feel we have landed lucky. Air-conditioning, clean rooms and free breakfast, dinner and a beer. Yep, FREE. Simply because we are in a private room. We had breakfast this morning and I chose poached eggs, with Mexican chorizo, sour cream and Manchego Cheese.
The hostel has a very laid back chilled vibe which is ideal for travelling and the common areas are comfortable and open.
Dinner was chicken enchiladas served with green tomato salsa and sour cream, served alongside a strawberry juice drink.
We woke fairly early and jumped into a taxi to the beach, we knew about the beaches on hotel zone and the driver dropped us off right into the hub off the hotel zone. We were surrounded by large hotel chains, big company restaurants and a shopping mall. If you bypass all of these and head straight down to the beach you will find areas for the public to use which are not owned by the hotel. Because I am Scottish and cannot handle direct sunshine we rented out a sun lounger and parasol for £3.00. It was a perfect place to settle in and absorb the fact we have arrived in Mexico .
Tomorrow we're off to Merida, the capital of Yucatan and will check in with you in a few days..
I'll stick the hostel details down below if you are interested .