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Yucatan 2004

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Yucatan
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Chichen Itza
Coba
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Hotel
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Yucatan Trip 2004          

   Everyone knows how Time Shares work.   They sell you fractional ownership of a piece of property for an exorbitant price, with the promise that you can “trade” for luxurious resorts in exotic destinations.  If you were to use all of your annual “weeks”, you would have a good deal.  But, you go there just a few times during your lifetime, pretty much ensuring that you have grossly overpaid for the privilege of this ownership - which is exactly what “they” are counting on!

   Well – we own a timeshare.  Actually, by the end of this story, we own two.   Anyway, we had two weeks that were due to expire shortly.   Bound and determined not to become another timeshare statistic, we intended to beat these stinkers at their own game and actually use our weeks.  

Chichen Itza Cancun Diving Our resort Coba Cenote Diving Tulum Cozumel Yucatan map (with clickable hotspots)

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   Unable to find two separate places we’d like to go, we got the idea that we could just spend two weeks in one place.  Officially, the rules prohibit this – but we found a resort property outside of Cancun that actually had two “different” resorts on the same property and we wangled one week at each.  We were situated at a resort about half way between Cancun and Tulum, not far from the town of Playa del Carmen.

   So – we were off to the Yucatan.  There are many wonderful and diverse things to do on the Yucatan.  There are glorious beaches, great SCUBA diving, cenotes to discover, and of course, incredible Mayan ruins to explore.   The Mexican people are warm and friendly, prices are pretty good (as long as you aren’t there during Christmas week!), and we were excited to finally get away.

Cancun
Cancun

Cenotes
Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza

Coba

Diving

Hotel
Mayan
Tulum
Mayan