5 Places where the locals eat


To really get a feel for a place you must first travel to areas that are off the beaten track. These days the hotels in Cancun’s Hotel Zone offer all the services you could wish for to have the perfect vacation in this paradisiacal destination. Nevertheless it is definitely worth taking the time to get to know your surroundings. Mexican hospitality is well-known and you can be assured of a warm welcome wherever you decide to stop and eat. So with that in mind, we give you 5 must-visit places if you want to eat like a local.

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The best beach in Cancun?… Depends what you’re looking for

Beautiful Cancun

Cancun boasts over 20 kilometres of continuous beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters that are unlike any other in the Mexican Caribbean. While the beaches in Playa del Carmen are no doubt lovely, it is difficult to find the array of colours that can be seen from your room at the Oasis Palm. Five, six, seven distinct tones of blue adorn the mesmerizing landscape. Here we share with you the best beaches that you will find along the Cancun coastline…

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The solution to your resolution

Hotel Oasis Cancun in all its glory

It’s the start of a new year and there is no better time to celebrate the beginning of a new phase in your life, for many this means coming up with a New Year’s resolution. Whilst it’s true that many people’s resolutions do not last till the end of January – let alone the end of the year – this should not stop one from setting up targets. You may not lose those 10 kilos but you are losing weight; you may not see your family every weekend like you wanted to, but you are getting together more than before. Reaching your goals is great, but the act of trying is important as well. At the end of the day life is a journey.

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Deep within the green jungle… Cobá

A court for the ancient game of pelota

The best known archaeological sites are not necessarily those considered the most fun or amazing. Of the 20 sites conserved by the national institute of anthropology and history in Quintana Roo state there are those that stand out for their beauty, for their historical importance, or for their sheer size; and there is one in particular that occupies all three of these aspects.

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Oasis´ very own Cirque de Soleil

Origen at the Oasis Cancun

When I posted one of these photos on my Facebook page I received a message from a friend that asked if it was the Cirque de Soleil, the world famous Canadian entertainment troupe that recently arrived in our state and whose shows entertain millions worldwide. With great pride I messaged her to say that it was in fact Origen; a show at the Oasis Cancun hotel. The piece, put on by the theatrical group Humanicorp, takes us on a journey through the history of Mexico focusing on the arrival of the conquistadors and the clash of cultures that followed.

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The hotel of infinite possibilities

Hotel Grand Oasis Sens

Visiting Cancun takes on a different significance depending on your age, who you are going with, or what you plan to do in this paradisiacal destination. It is a great place to meet new people, to immerse yourself in Mayan history, or to relax and enjoy life and the natural surroundings, but sometimes, and only sometimes it can be all three at once.

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The great coral reef

The great Caribbean reef

At the northernmost point of the Yucatan peninsula you will find Cabo Catoche, a beautiful island full of vegetation and history (it was the site of the first Christian church in North America). It is also the point that marks the beginning of the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the world’s second longest, and the home to millions of fish, crustaceans, corals and diverse marine species that help form one of the most impressive ecosystems on the planet.

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