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Old April 15th, 2008, 12:15 AM
rosetattoo rosetattoo is offline
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In Cozumel, we have been to Chankanaab Park and Playa Mia. Chankanaab had good snorkeling but it was a little tricky getting into the water, you have to climb down steps made up of slippery stones, the beach does not gradually extend into the water. The food and drinks were good. Playa Mia had a nice beach, pool, restaurant, tiki bar. Both parks had those terrible molded plastic lounge chairs. You can go to both parks on your own, just take a taxi. There is an admission fee to both parks.

In Key West, you really don't need to book a shore excursion unless you want to fish, snorkel, etc. There is a lot to see on foot...if bars are your thing, try Sloppy Joes, Margaritaville, Hogs Breath Saloon (all on Duval Street). Mel Fischer's Treasure Museum is inexpensive and fun for everyone, climb the stairs in the lighthouse, tour Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, Pirate Museum, President Truman's vacation home, Shipwreck Museum or just walk around and look at all the funky architecture. Trip is correct, a tour on the Conch Tour Train will give you a general overview of Key West. There is also a public beach accessible thru the Truman Annex complex...Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

Monty's Restaurant is another great place to spend a few hours, it is an open air bar/restaurant with a large swimming pool in the middle for customer's use, good seafood and great fish tacos.
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