We are going to do the Merida city/shopping tour through the ship. We are not much into th beach thing. Our DD & SIL are doing some ruins. If you use the link below it will tell you what ships will be there. I saw where it will just be the Fantasy and the Ecstasy on that day. Don't know about the Carona Beach Break.
Gary & Rox "554 CES Red Horse" "USAF" Fantasy 2-96 Glory Western 2-07 Ecstasy 01-08 Ecstasy Feb. 1st. & Feb. 6th. 2010 B to B Freedom 12-12-10 Freedom 09-24-11 Triumph 09-10-12 Triumph 09-15-12 Triumph 09-23-13 Triumph 09-28-13
We hit this place on my first cruise, just after they started taking cruise ships. We were detoured there instead of Costa Maya it had been hit by a hurricane. There wasn't much then. We pretty much sat at a table on the beach at the end of the pier and drank $1 Coronas all day. It was one of our better times, just hanging around with 10 friends and talking and playing. Not that this post helps you much, but I thought I'd share.
Carnival Holiday - Dec 04
Carnival Liberty - Jan 06
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RCCL Adventure of the Seas - Jan 08
We were there in October and there isn't anything outstanding that I can recomend. We did a mayan ruin and flamingo tour, I'd rate it about a 5 on a scale of 1-10 and wouldn't recomend it or do it again. After our tour, we walked the outdoor mall area. After you've seen the first group of tables then you've seen pretty much everything. It's worth the walk around if your looking for trinket's to take home. From there we walked to the beach area and were harrassed non-stop by vendors. Even standing knee deep water.
If you do get around the city much you'll get a pretty view of what most of Mexico is like. It's a different view than you get in the resort cities that most people visit.
If there is a next time at this port, then we will still get off the ship. Probably walk the market area quickly, spend some time on the beach with the $1 Coronas and get a massage.
11 and 6 are the ages that we first introduced our daughters to ruins. They could see, smell, and witness the civilzation that had dissapeared. It's the perfect time to introduce another culture in kids.
Those are are both doctors now. One a Psy and the other General Practice.
They might moan and groan about it at first....but it will stike a flame of curiosity in them later.
Beach is not pretty and water is cold. I suggest going to a ruin or a tour of Merida. The children might enjoy the trip to the cenotes for snorkling.
Your only other choice is the Reef Club. A bus will pick you up. It's a 45 minute drive out of town to a resort. It's all inclusive and has a nice pool for the kids as well as a bit better beach. The last time i went it was 45 per person for the bus, eats, and drinks. It's a rowdy bunch on the bus coming back with lots of people that took advantage of the all you can drink concept.
was a bad spot I took my grandchildren there last year and beach was nasty they had games and it was loud they gave tequila away for prizes even to the KIDS and they had people wanting you to buy stuff and women dressed in uniforms asking for donations .
Describe "Beach is not pretty" and 'dirty' water. We are going to corona beach in a few weeks and now I'm worried.....
the water was off color brownish nasty looking and the beach needed to be draged it was full of broken shells and we found broken bottles in the sand also and beer tops ,but saying that my grandkids had a good time they did the banana boat ride and played in the water so at least they enjoyed it .