Published on January 17th, 2012 | by Mark Chesnut
Sweet Rides: 3 Cool Ways to Travel Around Cancun
|Hot wheels: The Oasis Sens resort has a big fleet of little Smart Cars, which guests can use for free.|
BY MARK CHESNUT
One of the pleasures of a Cancun vacation is the ease of getting around; the layout of the Zona Hotelera (Hotel Zone) is essentially one long boulevard, making it hard to get lost. And the public bus, which costs just 8.50 Mexican pesos (less than U.S.$1) is an efficient and safe way to move around. But if you’re looking for a bit of personal liberty as you sightsee, consider these three unique transportation options — one of which was recently introduced by the popular chain Oasis Hotels & Resorts, and each of which offers a memorable way to see Mexico‘s top vacation destination.
1. Go Small: Oasis Hotels & Resorts — which runs the the stylish, adults-oriented Oasis Sens, the family-focused Oasis Palm and Grand Oasis Palm and the big-scale Grand Oasis Cancun — recently introduced a big fleet of cute little Smart Cars, which guests can use for free. It’s a great — and affordable — way to zip around the hotel zone or even make day trips (guests just need to have a driver’s license and pay for insurance). This is clearly one of the best — and most interesting — transportation deals available at any Cancun hotel.
2. Go Wild: For those looking to sit in the back seat and make a splash, check out Cancun Inclusive VIP, which has 12-person Cadillac Escalade and Chrysler 300 limousines, both of which come complete with mirrored ceiling, LCD TV and strobe lights. Or opt for one of the luxury classics at Platinum Car Rental — perhaps a Mercedes Benz SLS and S-500 or an attention-getting 1959 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.
3. Go Greener: Cancun Scooters Rental has a fleet of automatic, GPS-equipped scooters, with rental rates of just $35 per day — providing an open-air option that allows those warm Caribbean breezes to caress your face as you tour the sunny coastline.
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