Tourist Traps in Cancun: Booking Tours
Many people enjoy a trip south of the border, after all the food and party atmosphere is only outshone by the sunny beaches.
Book Tours Face-to-Face
If you book your tour online instead of face-to-face you will not have as many options if something does not go as planned. Speaking and booking tours in person leaves you with more options if things go wrong.
After booking an online reservation for Xcaret, it was discovered upon arrival that a much lower price could have been paid in person. Xcaret is also remote compared to the main strip and “action”.
Pastor International Marketing is a scam that will take your money. “Anything” has been described as better than them for a trip to Cancun.
Haggling is key when it comes to pretty much everything in Cancun. Do not book any tour or trip or boat ride without haggling for a better price. You can save at least 40%. And it is a good idea to ask your bartender for advice on where to go or eat, they are less biased.
If you choose to take the bus or tour group guide to Chichen Itza, don’t fall prey to the roadside stops. These flea markets will be higher priced and not worth your dime.
You will likely be offered a timeshare; don’t fall for it. Just book your trip it is much easier and can be cost effective if you are savvy.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Cancun.