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Cancun in July

Binghamton, New York
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Cancun in July

We are thinking of doing an all-inclusive in July of 2013.

I have heard mixed reviews regarding the weather. Is it not a good time to go?

Also any reccomendations for a decent all inclusive along the beach?

We want something more geared for adults and also a place that we can book a few excursions.

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1. Re: Cancun in July

read the top question

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2. Re: Cancun in July

July is typically very hot and very humid ... and it is in hurricane season, so there's always a chance of significantly bad weather. For the most part though, if it does rain at all, it's usually a brief, possibly heavy shower, which can be a welcome respite from the heat.

Here's my list of all the adult-only all inclusives from Cancun to Tulum - you'll be able to book excursions at all of them:

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North of Cancun (Isla Blanca)

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EXCELLENCE PLAYA MUJERES

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Rooms: 450

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments:

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Cancun Hotel Zone (along the top of the “7”)

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TEMPTATION RESORT SPA CANCUN

Trip Advisor star rating: 3

Rooms: 384

Wrist bands – yes

Reservations for dinner – yes for specialty restaurants, otherwise no

Comments: age 21+

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Cancun Hotel Zone (heading southwards down the upright of the “7”)

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LE BLANC

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms: 260

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments- zen-like and peaceful but close to clubs etc. in Cancun.

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THE ROYAL IN CANCUN

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms: 288

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments -

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SECRETS THE VINE

Trip Advisor star rating:

Rooms: 495

Wrist bands – No

Reservations for dinner – No

Comments – opened August 2012

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GOLDEN PARNASSUS RESORT & SPA

Trip Advisor star rating: 3.5

Rooms: 214

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - I would exercise great caution with this one. I’ve seen posts from people who’ve been bumped from here to the Great Parnassus, a NON adult-only resort. I would guess that this only happens during high season but don’t know that for sure. Minimum check in age – 21.

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BEL AIR COLLECTION RESORT & SPA

Trip Advisor star rating: 3.5

Rooms: 156

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - technically not adults only as they allow kids over the age of 12 but it’s a very adult-oriented resort and sure doesn’t look very kid-friendly. AI is optional.

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SUN PALACE

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms: 252

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments -

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LIVE AQUA

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms: 371

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - similar to Le Blanc in that it’s zen-like and peaceful but well located for clubs etc. in Cancun. Minimum check in age – 21.

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Between Cancun and Puerto Morelos

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DESIRE RESORT & SPA

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms: 116

Wrist bands – yes

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments – age 21+, clothing optional and also known as a “lifestyle” resort (aka swingers), couples only (I believe that’s heterosexual couples only but don’t know that for sure). Non-swingers also welcomed (apparently) but I’d definitely suggest you research this resort so you know what you’re getting into. Their website features some not-so-subtle nudity, so you might not want to be doing your research at work!

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SECRETS SILVERSANDS

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 433

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments – approx 20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Sandy part of the beach is OK but the seabed has sharp rocks.

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EXCELLENCE RIVIERA CANCUN

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms: 440

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments – may be some issues with seaweed at the beach. Don’t know if this is a seasonal or year-round problem.

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DESIRE PEARL

Trip Advisor star rating: n/a

Rooms: 88

Wrist bands – yes

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments -formerly Ceiba del Mar (Puerto Morelos), age 21+, clothing optional and also known as a “lifestyle” resort (aka swingers), couples only (I believe that’s heterosexual couples only but don’t know that for sure). Non-swingers also welcomed (apparently) but I’d definitely suggest you research this resort so you know what you’re getting into. Their website features some not-so-subtle nudity, so you might not want to be doing your research at work! Approx 30 minutes from Cancun airport.

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Between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen

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EL DORADO ROYALE

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 605

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - sand whales at beach.

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VALENTIN IMPERIAL MAYA

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms – 540

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments - 20 minutes or so north of Playa del Carmen and about 20 minutes from the airport. Mixed beach – great sand but some ironshore (rocks at the water’s edge) so you can’t swim just anywhere. Some nightlife but generally fairly subdued. Absolutely NOT a party resort. Dinner is all a la carte (but there are two themed buffets per week).

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IBEROSTAR GRAND HOTEL PARAISO

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Rooms - 310

Wrist bands – yes

Reservations for dinner – yes

Comments - many repeat guests. Guests of the Grand also have access to the neighbouring Iberostar Playa Paraiso resorts (Beach, Lindo and Maya) which are kid-friendly.

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SECRETS MAROMA BEACH

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 412

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments - fabulous beach, allegedly the BEST in the area

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EL DORADO MAROMA

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms – 99

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no, except for three specialty dinners per week.

Comments – 35 minutes from Cancun airport.

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OCEAN MAYA ROYALE BY H10

Trip Advisor star rating: 3

Rooms - 320

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - changed to adult only on May 1, 2011. Beach does not look good.

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SECRETS CAPRI

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 290

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner – no

Comments - 5 minutes from Playa del Carmen, 35 minutes from the airport.

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BLUE DIAMOND BY BLUEBAY

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 128

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - appears to have opened very recently (February 2012?).

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Playa del Carmen

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PARADISUS PLAYA DEL CARMEN LA PERLA

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms – 394

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - 45 minutes from the airport.

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ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 507

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - easy walking distance to all the bars, clubs and restaurants of Playa del Carmen. Minimum guest age = 16.

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Playacar

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ROYAL HIDEAWAY

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Rooms - 200

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments –

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South of Playacar

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AVENTURA SPA PALACE

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms - 1266

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments -

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CATALONIA ROYAL TULUM

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms - 288

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - great beach and many repeat guests

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EL DORADO SEASIDE SUITES

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 282

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments -

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HIDDEN BEACH NUDIST RESORT AU NATUREL CLUB

Trip Advisor star rating: 4.5

Rooms - 42

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments – as the name suggests, this is a nudist resort.

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ROYAL SUITES YUCATAN BY PALLADIUM

Trip Advisor star rating: 3.5

Rooms - 130

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments - part of the Grand Palladium complex. This section is adult only but the rest of the GP complex is kid-friendly. Guests of the Royal Suites have access to the entire complex.

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ADONIS TULUM RIVIERA MAYA GAY RESORT

Trip Advisor star rating: 4

Rooms - 94

Wrist bands –

Reservations for dinner –

Comments -

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Isla Mujeres

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ISLA MUJERES PALACE

VILLA ROLANDA (not all inclusive but meal plans available)

PRIVILEGE ALUXES (not adult only but doesn’t cater to children)

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Cozumel

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AURA

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Resorts that aren’t Adult only per se but may have Adults Only sections

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GRAND VELAS

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SANDOS PLAYACAR

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DREAMS PUERTO AVENTURAS

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DREAMS TULUM

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ZOETRY PARAISO DE LA BONITA

Trip Advisor star rating: 5

Rooms – 90

Wrist bands – no

Reservations for dinner –

Comments – not adults only and don’t know if it has an Adults only section but makes this list due to its mature vibe and upscale feel.

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3. Re: Cancun in July

Thank you,

This gives me a great starting point!

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4. Re: Cancun in July

very hot and very humid ... and it is in hurricane season

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5. Re: Cancun in July

HOT HOT HOT~!!!! I made a mistake going in July but that's only my opinion you may like it.

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6. Re: Cancun in July

Hot, Hot Hot & Humid

christiana,pa
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7. Re: Cancun in July

It is very hot and humid in July, but that is what the pools, the sea and DRINKS are for. You will have a blast!

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8. Re: Cancun in July

GOLDEN PARNASSUS! It's a nice All-Inclusive. Reasonably priced too. Fun Tiki Bar by the beach. Fun Pool Activities/Games! Have read some posts that say they were "bumped" to their sister property, the Great Parnassus, but that's never happened to us & we go during "Peak/High" Season. It's not a HUGE resort, which we liked. Have FUN!! : )

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9. Re: Cancun in July

We are heading to Cancun next July and our plans are to stay at the Golden Parassus. After all the reviews I have read, I believe it will provide us with the atmosphere we are looking for. We have no choice but to go in July. My son's baseball season doesn't end until the end of June and they return to school at the beginning of August. Adults only is a must for us since this will be our first vacation by ourselves.

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10. Re: Cancun in July

You will have a BLAST!!! Say Hi to the bartender, "Fonzi" at the Tiki Bar & "Fermine" at the Ping Pong Bar- from their Chicago Fishing Friends!! : )