Here's the Hotel Antillano seen at night from Tullum Ave.
Bus terminal is just a few meters from the Hotel, which allows transportation to any archeological destination, Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and the airport. And the hotel's travel agency reps will be glad to help you arranging tours or making reservations for other special events
See the marvels of the Mayan civilization. Live the mystery. In Chichen Itza do the ball court. Stand at one end. Have your friend or partner go to the other extreme. About 300 feet away. Speak in a normal voice. Your friend will hear everything you say. Centuries ago the Mayans played ball in this very court. Yes they did. And the winning team would have their heads cut off. So of course no one scored any baskets.
Like the Boston Celtics today.
And how did they understand acoustics way back then to that degree. One of the mysteries to experience there.
The observatory was used to track the path of the planet venus. You can go up in it. The Mayans understood venus was a planet circling the sun, and the sun which was the center of the universe, not the earth, centuries before the Europeans did. They knew the earth was a planet and not the center of the universe. How? And so long ago. Another mystery near the hotel.
And here's a typical room inside the hotel. You can relax here after your day at Chichen Itza. Or after a night in one of Cancun's discos. The Antillano is a choice business travelers hotel for it's central location.
OR in the beach club provided free by the hotel. The beach is ten minutes away and has facilities on the beach including beach chairs. Bar service.
The hotel has baby-sitting service if you need it. And fast laundry service too. Everything you need for your Cancun downtown bed and breakfast hotel.
The lovely hotel pool shown at the right.
you found the best downtown value in this central bed and breakfast hotel
And not far from the hotel Antillano are the bull fights.
Every Wednesday at 3:30 the Plaza de Toros (Bullring) Cancún presents a Mexican folkloric show and bullfight. Enjoy the contest between man and bull. Bull fights are not for the squemish. Either the matador or the bull has to die at the end of the fight so place your bets.
Or hang out at the Antillano pool and read about the results in the local Cancun newspapers. The strong suit of downtown is shopping. Downtown Cancun supermarkets have the best prices on beer for your room as opposed to the hotel zone. Don't forget to try the local markets where the locals shop.
And sometimes you can catch a free show in the City Hall on Tulum Avenue.
El Hotel Antillano está situado en la avenida principal de Cancun, la Avenida Tulum justo en el centro de Cancun, muy cerca de todos los bancos, restaurantes, plazas comerciales, mercados de artesanías, bares y centros de diversión.
La terminal de autobuses está a corta distancia del Hotel, permitiendo el transporte a cualquier destino arqueológico como Chichen-Itza, Tulum o Coba y a Xel-ha, Xcaret, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen y el aeropuerto.
No olvides hay club de playa!
A solo 10 min del hotel, regaderas, sanitarios, camastros, juegos y descuentos en alimentos y bebidas.
free high speed wireless internet in your room for your laptop
In Cancun you can find a multitude of handmade products: silver jewelry, embroidered items, hammocks, talavera pottery, etc. You may found all of these items at the typical flea markets or at the commercial plazas. Most near the hotel or may be reached by busses running 24 hours a day around the corner from the hotel. Or inexpensive taxis in front of the hotel.
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Not far from the Hotel Antillano is the diverse mercardo 28. Find arts and crafts in onyx, marble, ceramics, clay, wood sculptures, pottery. And hammocks of course. What a nice thing to take back home for your noon-time siesta. Remember Cancun: siesta, fiesta, mañana. Silver jewelery and good prices. Clothing of all sorts. Restaurants abound.
For something more upscale take the bus to La Isla mall in the hotel strip. Here find fountains, little bridges, shops like Adidas, Arami, Bari, Calvine Klein, Dissel, Elite Lockers, Lladro, and all at duty-free prices. I once bought a Lladro in Madrid and it is lovely. The Lladros here are close in price-point when I last checked.
Downtown Cancun is home to Malecon Americas and Plaza las Americas (we go often), modern shopping malls which are very popular with both locals and tourists. Cancun finally has an outlet mall as well, Las Plazas Outlet (but no great deals). For handicraft souvenirs, sombreros, silver jewelry or tequila, Market 28 mentioned above is Cancun's biggest and most popular open air market along with mercardo 23.
These are pronounced for the benefit of the cabbie mercardo viente-ocho and mercardo viente-tres respectively.
Of course there's always the Walmart (there are several in Cancun; one a few blocks from our home), which has good prices on souvenirs and all of the sunscreen, beach and pool equipment, snacks, beer and liquor, fruit, bakery goodies that you'll need during your vacation.
Is it a good idea to stay downtown in the Antillano? Answer TRUE or FALSE