Originally Posted by Elysium
We have a beautiful beachfront unit in Cancun and have enjoyed it for many years.Cancun is a vibrant bustling semi metropolitan area with great beaches and loads of good restaurants.It is probably on par with many aspects of Miami as a vacation destination.Many folks who are leery of local cuisine are very pleased with the abundance of Americanized and chain restaurants.
We first visited PDC about 4 years ago and initially were apprehensive as we ventured in along the highway-it is much more local and authentic (you can see that in Cancun as well but not in the hotel zone where most folks stay)
We are completely taken with the flavor (literally and figuratively) of Playa.Last year we did a week in Playa and then went (kicking and screaming)to Cancun for our second week.This year we rented our unit so we can stay the whole time in Playa.I hear people at the Haciendas who are used to Cancun and rue their choice of coming to Playa.
Obviously the folks here are generally pretty biased towards Playa but I can see where folks who were not as adventurous or willing to sample local culture would be happier in Cancun( or staying at an AI to keep some distance) Personally I can't imagine spending a week again in Cancun but millions of folks due quite happily.
I trust I've added to your confusion sufficiently
acctually you have confirmed my thoughts about cancun. Playa it will be.