Went during Mexican Easter Holiday. What a mistake. First week was terrible. Hundreds of locals flock to all the hotels and the beaches are packed. So many small kids in the pool at one time it was like an over-heated pool-yuck. There are no lounge chairs on the beach which I did not like at all. Only hard Adirondack chairs which were terrible and very uncomfortable. There is a small portion of beach in front of the hotel which no one uses but the rest is public so there are locals setting up camp with tents for the day. A band played the same song with loud drums and a tuba over and over on the beach late into the night for the whole week. It just got louder and louder as the night progressed and nothing anybody could do as it is a public beach. Loud thumping from speakers on both sides of the hotel every night. Disco on one side and music from hotel on the other. Room was small but okay and maids did a good job. Rock hard beds. I took the cushion from the couch and put it on top of the mattress and that made a huge difference. Windows paper thin with no screens and did not block out any noise. No entertainment just the same guy playing the same songs on the organ every night for 3 hours. Food was horrible. I was sick the whole time with the runs – a first for me in Mexico and was still sick for 2 weeks after I got home. Another young girl didn’t even come out of her room for 4 days. The refrigeration to keep things cool is a FAN that blows across the trays which are not kept covered and a feast for flies which were many. Sauces, dressings, feta cheese and other things that should have been refrigerated are kept on a table for almost the whole day. Food from supper is served for breakfast so if you like beef, chicken, cauliflower/broccoli drowning in water, this is what you get. Cut up wieners that looked like they have been boiled for days were also served every day and lots of Mexican dishes which I would not try. Only good thing I ate for breakfast almost every day were the omelets which were cooked in front of me so I knew they were sort of fresh. You can also order from a menu for lunch/supper and the club sandwich is good for lunch. The chicken parmigiana for supper was okay but not sure how fresh the chicken was. Tried the Pasta Alfredo off the menu but something off about the ham. When ordering from the menu you also have to sign the bill every time. The waiters pretty much stare at you the whole time and as soon as you set down anything empty they swoop down and remove it. For the whole 2 weeks every time you enter the restaurant for breakfast or supper you have to give your room number and how many in your party even though you are wearing a wrist band.
Second week was like a ghost town. All the locals left and only a few groups of tourists. Buffet shut down and you could only order from the menu with very few choices. Bar by the pool shut down, no music, no waiter, and no people.
I really can’t see why people come back here year after year?? Noisy, awful food, no entertainment. The only thing good was the weather.
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