I am reviewing the Pelican Spa after calling it home for almost 9 months while working in the small, funky town of Truth or Consequences (yep, that's the name of the city) in New Mexico. Work brought me to TorC, its short name, as I do traveling physical therapy for my agency. It was a culture shock of sorts the first time I got to this desert town of about 5,000 people, and I believe that staying at the Pelican Spa, billing itself as a spa hotel, made the transition from the urban jungle that is the East Coast to the little charms of Sierra County, New Mexico smoother.
After staying in a hostel for a night in a town near Cancun, I then took the bus and went my way to the all-inclusive hotel I booked for almost a week. The hotel is called Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas, a short walk to downtown Cancun where all the fun is located. And what is behind the hotel is a stretch of clear Carribean waters that made this part of Mexico renowned and widely visited by tourist from all over the world, to party or for some R&R. Before booking the hotel, I have never heard of an all-inclusive hotel, especially in the US where drinks and meals are expensive, much more free! It was my first in such a hotel, and I was not disappointed.
I wanted to replicate the kind of fun I had when I first had my foray into hosteling when in Las Vegas about a month ago. In my trip to Cancun, planned on my own and not through a travel agency or through purchase of a vacation package. I wanted to experience a night in a hostel and then move on to an all-inclusive hotel for the duration of my Cancun stay. On hostelworld.com, I came across Hostel Mundo Joven Cancun.
As was previously written in a travelogue, after a night stay in a hostel near downtown Las Vegas, I then went to check-in at The Trump International Hotel.