Cancun Mexico has it been destroyed

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I am going to the Viva Whyndam Maya Hotel on the Playa Del Carmen Resort in Cancun in early January 2006. Has this place been destroyed or is it still fine to holiday there?

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  • Porker
    Porker Posts: 369 Forumite
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    it certainly doesnt sound good according to the foriegn office - see here , i suppose youre best off talking to your travel agent.
    if it's more than 10 stone, and that hairy, it's probably not a dog...it may be a wookie.
  • creditcardking_2
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    Thanks, I have just called them and they have no info just yet, they are concentrating on getting people out of the area at the moment.
  • Becles
    Becles Posts: 13,167 Forumite
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    Have a look on this forum:
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g150805-i7-Yucatan_Peninsula.html

    Locals and people who can get info from their travel agents are posting damage reports. If you do a search on your hotel name, you should hopefully be able to find something.

    From reading, the locals are hard at work getting everything ready as quick as they can for tourists to return.
    Here I go again on my own....
  • Woby_Tide
    Woby_Tide Posts: 5,344 Forumite
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    Cancun was destroyed long before the hurricane! Playacar and the riviera maya on the other hand hopefully haven't ;)
  • saveapenny
    saveapenny Posts: 6,773 Forumite
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    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml something to keep an eye on ..If it gets hit again I dont think there will be much left at all

    More hurrican info http://caribbean-on-line.com/
    If you look anything like your passport photo....Your too ill to travel
  • jamminjamaica
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    take a look at trip advisor. or https://www.locogringo.com I am booked to go to the Riveria Maya in Puerto aventuras on the 10th December. i have been glued to trip advisor and the news seems to be mixed. I would avoid cancun itself though as I do think they sustained more damage
  • rlc22
    rlc22 Posts: 385 Forumite
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    Hi,

    I was staying in the Iberostar Tucan which is a couple of hotels away from the Viva Wyndham Maya. We were lucky and our hotel got through the hurricane relatively unscathed.

    I walked along the beach on Sunday and there was a hotel that suffered some quite severe beachfront damage, although I'm not sure whether it was the Viva or one of the Rius. The best thing to do is probably to speak to your travel agent/tour operator as they will have up to date information about whether your holiday is due to go ahead. It's also worth noting that they will be dealing with the most imminent departures first so perhaps keep your eyes peeled for updates posted on their websites first?

    Unfortunately my holiday was cut short by the onslaught of Wilma, but I am booking to go back next year. In the couple of days that I was there, I found it to be an amazing, beautiful place, and the staff at the hotel I was staying at were absolutely fantastic during the hurricane - many of them volunteering to stay at the hotel with us rather than go home and spend the time with their families - that's quite some service!!!

    I really hope that you can still go to Playacar as planned - will be keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

    Rach
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