PASSPORTS: Implemented on January 23, 2007, ALL PERSONS traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter the United States.


Please make sure you get your passport updated, check that you still have at least 6 months valid on it from the time you plan on RETURNING to the USA, and make sure you have 3 BLANK FACING PAGES available. If you are having difficulty getting your passport renewed, call your State Representatives office and explain your situation. They can help you get organized.



We found great rates and flights from LA to Cancun by going directly to Some people have found good deals on or but you should also try and as many of these airlines don't show up on the other travel websites. Also try for amazing international low fares.



Here is what the temperature was on April 12th, 2007 in Cancun which is just a 1/2 hour north from the resort (no rain):

Mean Temperature 80 °F / 27 °C
Max Temperature 86 °F / 30 °C
Min Temperature 75 °F / 24 °C


Dew Point 75 °F / 24 °C
Average Humidity 86



Wind Speed 2 mph / 7 km/h
Max Wind Speed 13 mph / 20 km/h



It's a paradise beach vacation so bring very little. Bathing suits, sporting apparel, casual night clothing, cocktail dress for the actually ceremony (see WEDDING page), books, iPods, insect repellant (they say you should but we didn't use ours when we were there), sunscreen, hat, and walking shoes if you go on a tour of the Mayan ruins or an ATV quad bike adventure! If you're a diver, bring your PADI certification card. For trips into the jungle (if you decide to go for an adventure), you should wear pants, long-sleeved shirts and shoes or sandals and use insect repellent. The temperature drops at night and a light sweater or jacket is suggested for the ladies.



Depending on how long you're coming down for, chances are you won't need to rent a car. If you do want to explore for the day, the hotel can organize you a rental car. We did rent a car when we were there and it was fine - just make sure you go to a reputable place as I've read some troubling stories. We used to book and they took care of us.


CELL PHONES IN MEXICO (not that you need to be connected on vacation!!!!)
I used this company to rent a cell phone while I was at the resort and they were great. I booked it online before I left and they met me at the car rental facility to drop off my phone and at the airport upon my departure to retrieve it from me. They are able to drop it off at the hotel as well.
This company is less expensive and, from what people say on TripAdvisor, is the best way to go for phones in Mexico. The trick is you have to order the phone way in advance and they send it to your home via mail.


Andrea Marblestone & Richard Berman

229 San Vicente Blvd., Unit R

Santa Monica, CA 90402

Telephone: +1 310 451 2330
Fax: +1 310 807 8384



Laura & Ken Marblestone

812 Green Ridge Circle

Langhorne, PA 19053

Telephone: +1 215 757 3286



June & Merrell Siegel

11771 Montana Ave #103

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Telephone: +1 310 476 7714



Marni Chaikin - Maid of Honor

Deena Rosen - Maid of Honor


Mark Berman - Best Man

Peter Berman - Best Man



Alltournative's day expeditions are just the right combination of off-track adventure travel, nature and Maya culture. Whether you choose one of the one-day expeditions or the half-day jungle expedition, you are guaranteed a thrilling new experience in the Mexican Caribbean! Imagine yourself entering the jungle on their original all-terrain Mercedes Benz Unimog's. Zooming over lush jungle and lagoons on a series of exciting zip lines; doing rappel descent into crystal clear cenotes and snorkeling in underground rivers and caverns; canoe paddling on breathtaking fresh water lagoons; kayaking to coral reefs to snorkel and admire their numerous tropical fish; biking through jungle paths to visit local fauna. Visit an isolated Maya community; with a traditional Maya purification ceremony in a mystic cenote and with the discovery of the Maya ruins of Coba where you can climb Nohoch Muul, the tallest pyramid in the northern part of the Peninsula of Yucatan Mexico.

Put some adventure into your vacation with ATV Explorer Jungle Tours. Hop onto an ATV and take a tour through the wild Mayan Jungle. During this 2 hour tour you will get an overall impression of all the beauty and adventure that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer including swimming in a cenote, a crystal clear freshwater jungle pool, exploring the Mayan Ruins and the dry caves that are millions of years old. They also have amazing Sea and Air adventures!

Xcaret Eco Theme Park is full of Mexico; Mayan Culture, Flora and Fauna, Archaeological Tours, Water Attractions and has a great Swim With Dolphin Tour. All this located in Playa del Carmen, 10 minutes from our resort in the Riviera Maya, where Xcaret is proof that development, conservation, culture and entertainment are not opposite concepts.

Xel-Ha has the most spectacular natural aquarium of the world for you to experience the real aquatic adventure. Explore this theme park and enjoy adventure activities, natural, ecological attractions and water activities like diving or snorkeling in creeks, lagoons, natural wells and ancient caves fed by subterranean rivers flowing to the beautiful Mexican Caribbean Sea of the Riviera Maya. All the swim with dolphins activities are truly unforgettable and are definitely experiences you don't want to miss while you are at Xel-Ha.