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Mark every piece of luggage inside and outside with your last name and first initial only. Do not use a title [Mz.] Do not put your home address or destination address on the luggage unless your destination is a hotel or resort.


The Tale Of
The Newsboy

Once upon a time there was a little newsboy who was very, very poor and he only sold old newspapers because he didn't have enough money for new ones.

People didn't by his newspapers because they were all so out of date, and they wanted new newspapers.

So the little newsboy never sold any, and every day he accumulated more and more old newspapers.

What the little newsboy did was put up a paper recycling plant, and he became a millionaire, bought out all the newspaper businesses and the news agencies, prohibited publishing current news, and thus obliged people to read only news of the past.

In the papers on sale today, for example, you'd read that the Zapatistas are about to arrive in Mexico City and that they'll meet with the Villistas there.

You can't quite make out the date, but it seems to either 1914 or 1997.



Buckle Up!

Mexico now has
a seat-belt law.


Cancun Entertainment

Cancun has a number of reasonably priced venues/attractions for visitors to enjoy beyond the dynamic club scene. You can relax and enjoy a delicious lobster dinner with live folk dancing or take a dinner cruise or enjoy your meal on a pirate ship.

Even venturing into Cancun City and eating in a truly Mexican restaurant can be exciting.

Below is a list of interesting possibilities that do not require you to leave Cancun to experience.

El Mexicano Restaurant Folkloric Ballet & Mariachis
For a truly memorable experience the El Mexicano offers a live Folkloric Show every night complete with live mariachi music, folkloric ballet and live music for dancing. The restaurant is exquisitely decorated creating a unique ambience. Cancun Theater

The entertainment alternates each night with mariachis entertaining off and on from 7 to 11pm and a folkloric show from 8 to 9:30pm.
Located in the Costa Blanca shopping center. Tel: 9/88 4-4207

Ballet Folklorico de Cancun
At the Cancun Convention Center.
Dinner show featuring music and dance from every corner of Mexico. Tickets are sold at a booth just as you enter the Convention Center. Buffet dinner is available before the show. Dinner-show guests pay around $48 and arrive at 6:30pm for drinks, with dinner at 7pm and the show at 8pm [includes an open bar, dinner, show, tax, and tip].
You can also pay $30 for the show and an open bar ONLY.
Cancun Convention Center Tel: 881 0400, ext. 193 or 194

Casa De Cultura Art Center
Cultural Art Center, for local cultural events, art exhibits, dance performances, plays and concerts.
Av. Yaxchil�n, Sm 21 Down Town Cancun City Tel: 884 83 64

Columbus Royal Yacht Club
Lobster Dinner Cruises.
Sunset Dinner at 5 pm and and Starlight Dinner at 8 pm.
16.6 Km Tel: 883 14 88 Cancun Pirate Cruise

Pirates Night
This dinner cruise takes passengers to a "Treasure Island" for a buffet dinner, disco dancing, casino games using doubloons and a karaoke sing-along.
The five-hour cruise departs at 6:30 p.m.
Located at Playa Langosta Dock
5.5 Km Tel: 883 14 88

Teatro De Cancun [Voces y Danzas de Mexico]
Traditional dance and music performance.
No reservations required. Mon-Fri 7pm. $29 USD
4.5 Km Tel: 849 48 48

Tradicion Del Caribe
Magical performance of tropical sound and color.
No reservations required. Mon-Fri 9pm. $29 US
4.5 Km Tel: 849 48 48

Mango Tango
Mango Tango is a lagoon-side restaurant/dinner-show establishment opposite the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
Cancun Mariachi The 1-hour-and-20-minute dinner show begins at 8:30pm nightly and costs $40. At 9:30pm live reggae/salsa music begins. If you're not dining but come just for the music, a $10 cover charge applies.
14 Km Tel: 885 03 03

AquaWorld's Cancun Queen
Party Dinner Cruise.
Enjoy a 3-course dinner, cruising through the lagoon.
15.2 Km Tel: 848 83 00


Cancun Mariachi Movie-lovers will be pleased to find the latest shows [in English] offered at the 10 fully equipped theatres in the plush cinema complex Cinemark. Located in the La Isla Shopping Mall.

If you are looking for a nice club to socialize in and don't want to get drinks spilled on you by drunk hooligans wasted on exctasy then you might want to wander over to the Lobby Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. There is live dance music and a list of more than 100 premium tequilas to enjoy while you smoke your Cohiba.

If you require transportation assistance or if you have other personal requests, please call the Ritz-Carlton Concierge at (998) 881-0808.

On Sunday nights head downtown to the Parque de las Palapas (the main park) for Noches Caribe�os, where live tropical music and dance is provided free of charge. In the summer there are sometimes shows on Friday or Saturday nights as well or on special occasions. Performances begin at 7:30pm but are usually late in starting.

Alcoholics Anonymous Cancun

All meetings are in english and located in Cancun Downtown, Avenida Nader, Plaza Centro 3rd. floor.

The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi.
Just tell the driver:

" Plaza Centro en Avenida Nader por favor"

Depending on where you stay in the Cancun Hotel zone, it should cost between US $5.00 and US $10.00 per taxi, not per person.

The other way would be to take a bus.
Take any bus which goes to Downtown, stay close to the driver and tell him you want to get off at the Civic market in Avenida Tulum. No matter where you stay in the Hotel zone, the fare is always 5 pesos per person.

Once you get off the bus you will be in the center of town and very close to the meeting. You can ask any of the vendors:

"Donde esta la Plaza Centro"

Most of these vendors speak english and can point you in the right direction.


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