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Jun 24 2012

Recommend your favorite Cancun experience and get a free eBook!

We are working on a new version of the Cancun User’s Guide. Please help us out by recommending your favorite Cancun places, books, websites and other local experiences. Everyone who submits a publishable review will receive a free copy of the forthcoming eBook. This is going to be the best edition ever!

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May 03 2009

Sergio Bustamante’s magical realism

Photograph by Anita Brown

Gallery located in Plaza Kukulcán, next to Luxury Avenue entrance.

Sergio Bustamante galleries were founded in 1975, and the works of this Guadalajara based artist cram this hotel zone gallery.

Bustamante’s original combination of animal and human forms are endlessly interesting. His collection has expanded in recent years to include jewelry, furniture,  shoes and bags.

Photograph by Anita Brown

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May 02 2009

Contemporary Art Gallery

Acrylic on canvas

Photograph by Anita Brown

La Gran Via, Madrid, by Jorge Ezquerro. Acrylic on canvas, .80 x 1 m

Galeria de Arte Contemporánea opened on the upper level of Plaza Caracol II this April. One of the owners, Miriam Pineda, described the works shown as being mostly by local artists.

Paintings by Jorge Ezquerro  (b. 1958) are on view, whose works of architecturally accurate city landmarks are of highest quality. He exhibits in galleries as far flung as Valencia and Madrid in Spain; as well as Miami and Vancouver in North America. In addition to this gallery, his paintings can be found at Villas Rolandi Hotel and Restaurant on Isla Mujeres.  Mr. Ezquerro is a cartoonist for newspapers, portrait artist, and has done large murals in Monterrey, Nueva Leon, and in Mexico City.

Located in the far corner of the open atrium of the plaza. The gallery has a pleasant, well-lighted aspect. Open daily.

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Apr 30 2009

Recommended: Tacos Rigo

Tacos Rigo is located at the juncture of Av. Xpuhil and the glorieta of Av. Palenque, in downtown Cancun. It was a successful taco stand on this intersection for years, before moving indoors to its present location.

The comida executiva lunch is very good. Fresh fruit drinks and horchata, jamaica are delicious.  It is best to be prompt for lunch if you want to be assured of there being enough food left to serve! Can be noisy. Reasonable prices.

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Sep 28 2007

Say hello to ‘Remember Cancun’

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Remember Cancun is a website geared toward people who traveled to Cancun in its earlier days. It is a place for people to gather to share their photos from past trips and enjoy those of others. Currently its content is mainly geared toward the 1980s and early 1990s but earlier content is also welcome. In addition to the photo section there is also a forum and a blog. The blog area is really more a compilation of short stories and experiences from Cancun in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Sep 12 2007

The sky begins at La Via Laktea, luxury beach-front cabañas, Tulum

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La Via Laktea

Photograph by Anita Brown.

La Via Laktea, the Milky Way, consists of eight over-sized luxury cabañas on secluded Punta Piedra beach, about two hours south of the Cancun airport by car. A short drive from the world-famous Mayan ruins of Tulum, this boutique hotel nestles between the jungle and the Caribbean among dense palms and verdant tropical foliage right where the Sian Ka’an Biological Reserve begins. It is one of the few guest facilities on the almost undeveloped southern tip of the Rivieria Maya.

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