Cancun is not just about Zona Hotelera. Twenty to thirty minutes away, depending on which hotel you’re staying at and your mode of transportation, lies Centro or Downtown Cancun where most of the locals live. It’s a fun place with a lot more food options than the Hotel Zone, but it’s guaranteed you’ll get lost there. Roads are windy and circular intersections are the norm, so even if you have precise, detailed directions, at the end, you might as well have thrown them out the window on the way. But as long as you persevere, tasty food can be had. MORE »
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, you probably know I was in Mexico on vacation two weeks ago. If you didn’t, now you know, and you’ll probably be reminded for the next few weeks because I came back with lots of Mexican food porn. I’ll try to keep it short, but I love Mexican food, so you never know.
The first few days of the trip, I stayed in Zona Hotelera in Cancun with my mom, and was later joined by David after she left. (Soon after we left for Playa del Carmen, but more on that later.) Zona Hotelera with its powdery, white beaches and crystal clear waters is gorgeous, but also extremely touristy and expensive, so finding good Mexican food that wasn’t overpriced was a bit of a challenge. In the few days we were there though, we managed to find a few gems, and for seafood tacos, the place that stood out was Santos Mariscos. MORE »