Best All-Inclusive Cancun, Mexico Hotel – Review of Fiesta Americana Condesa

by | Last updated Oct 7, 2023 | Caribbean, Mexico, Central + South America, Live - Accommodation, Live Work Play Travel

I arrived in Los Angeles to spend 3 weeks with my American girlfriend Lisa, and she suggested we go to Cancun. As a surprise she had already booked and paid for a one week trip to Cancun with accommodation at the Fiesta Americana Condesa. I was extremely excited to go to Mexico, as I hadn’t been to the Yucutan Peninsula before. If you are planning a trip to this part of Mexico and are wondering where to stay, I highly recommend the Fiesta Americana, and this is why This is my honest hotel review of Fiesta Americana Condesa.

 

Firstly, Where is Cancun in Mexico?

 

Cancun is located on the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the young state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. It faces the Caribbean Sea and is a sun-worshippers and water sports lovers paradise. Throw in fabulous Mexican food and nightlife and this is why my friend had chosen for us to holiday in Cancun. 

 

Where to Stay in Cancun?

 

There are plenty of accommodation options ranging from budget hostels to hotels to all-inclusive resorts to stay in Cancun. Accommodation can be found in the downtown area but my friend booked a twin room at the all-inclusive resort on the Cancun Hotel Zone or Zona Hotelera – the Fiesta Americana Condesa. Blvd. Kukulkán km 16.5 , Zona Hotelera, 77500, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México.

 

Why Stay at the Fiesta Americana Condesa?

 

My girlfriend actually booked and paid for the trip to Cancun, and she chose this all-inclusive resort for a number of reasons. And after staying there for our one week in Cancun, I can see why she chose it. If you let me sound like a tourist brochure for a moment, the Fiesta Americana Condesa is a high end all-inclusive resort with 11 restaurants and rooms with fabulous views over the crystal clear waters of The Caribbean Sea or the and Nichupte Lagoon. The hotel had absolutely everything we needed for a great stay in Cancun. To be more specific:

 

What does All-inclusive Resort Mean?

 

If you go on an all-inclusive vacation, it means most things, if not all are included in the price. So your stay at the accommodation, food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the booking price of the resort. 

This is a great way to budget for your holiday as there will be no surprise costs.

For me at Fiesta Americana Condesa my friend chose a package that included our airfare, pick up from and to the Cancun International Airport, buffet breakfast and accommodation. I do recall paying for drinks at happy hour and for dinner in a couple of the restaurants. Lisa always does her research and often gets great hotel deals.

 

Location of Fiesta Americana Condesa

The location of the Fiesta Americana Condesa was perfect. It is found along Cancun’s hotel zone that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon. It is 20 minutes away from Cancun International Airport and a short drive from downtown Cancun. You can find it at Blvd.Kukulkán km 16.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun.

 

The Look of the Fiesta Americana Condesa

 

My first sight of Fiesta Americana Condesa was of the large palapa. A palapa is an open-sided dwelling with a thatched roof made of dried palm leaves. It is great for hot weather as it is open letting the air flow through. Check-in and out reception was located under the palapa before being directed to our room in one of the buildings. There was lots of greenery in and around the common areas softening the concrete structure. Most of the rooms have a view of Nichupte Lagoon or over the hotel pool and ocean. And I spent many an hour by the pool and at the beach so pack for a beach holiday.

 

Our Room at the Fiesta American in Cancun

 

Our room at the Fiesta Americana was a twin room with a fabulous view over the pool, beach and the Caribbean Sea. There were two double beds, modern furniture, a TV, a bathroom with complimentary soaps and shampoos and a small balcony with a fabulous view. The room had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

 

View from hotel room at Fiesta Americana Condesa in Cancun.

View from our room

Sharyn McCullum Lying On Sun Chair In Pool In Cancun Hotel, Mexico.

My favourite spot in the pool!

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The Pool and the Beach

 

The pool at the Fiesta Americana Condesa is huge and has a swim-up bar. I think the water was slightly heated but it was so hot in Cancun at the time of my visit, that the water temperature really didn’t matter. It was just so wonderful to cool off in. I really liked how the pool had a ledge where small kids could play on or you could lie with your sunbed on. And speaking of sunbeds, there were plenty of them and free towels and umbrellas. Though some mornings guests would claim a sunbed and not move from that spot all day!

There was a short walk to the beach where you could play on the sand, swim between the waves or snorkel. We enjoyed walking along the beach late in the afternoon before heading inside to change for ‘Happy Hour’ at the Bar. Some days there was plenty of seaweed on the beach which smelt and was annoying, but you can’t help Mother Nature!

 

Restaurants

 

Fiesta Americana Condesa has a number of restaurants, 11 in fact which are offer casual and fine dining. My favourite was the laid back The Grill where between swims we could grab a quick bite and drink. Other restaurants included La Cevicheria offering stunning views over the Caribbean waters. I had lunch here a number of times – the Fajitas were to die for! El Mexicano where you could enjoy Mexican flavours and traditional beer. Of a morning we went to Kalmia to enjoy delicious buffet breakfast, but it was also open all day. If you love sushi there is the Sushi Corner and if you love Italian food head to Trattoria or Rosato for some formal Italian dining. There is food for everyone, even vegetarians, vegans and those preferring gluten free foods.

 

Gift Shop

 

Of course there was a gift shop offering boutique clothes, essential items like sunscreen and Mexican souvenirs.

 

Tour Desk and Concierge

 

The Fiesta Americana Condesa had a tour desk which was very helpful in arranging tours. Lisa and I booked onto a day trip to Chichen Itza. We were picked up in the morning from the hotel, driven to Chichen Itza where we explored the ruins, before returning to the hotel. You could arrange many things here including other tours to Cozumel or Tulum, to name a couple. But there are plenty of other things to see and do while in Cancun.

There was a concierge at the front of the hotel who was able to organise a number of things. On a couple of occasions they called us a taxi so we could go into downtown Cancun shopping and enjoying a drink in a bar. If you want to rent a car in Mexico, the Concierge can help you with that too.

 

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Most Popular Facilities

 

As an all-inclusive resort Fiesta Americana Condesa offered many facilities. These included:

  • Free Wifi
  • A spa, gym and wellness centre – I never used these as I preferred to swim and sit by the pool or ocean.
  • Shuttle Service.
  • Free parking if you have your own car or you can rent one.
  • Bar and 11 restaurants.
  • Fabulous breakfast.
  • Tea / coffee maker in all rooms.
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Check out at 12pm
  • Tea and coffee making facilities in rooms
  • Kid’s club – The Fiesta Americana Condesa is very family-friendly and caters to kids by using the kid’s club

 

Other Places to Stay in Cancun

 

I you want to know where to stay in Cancun, well Cancun offers many accommodation options. From hostels to hotels to all-inclusive resorts to co-working spaces for digital nomads. Accommodation can be found in two main parts of Cancun – downtown and along the Zona Hotelera. Check out the Booking.com map for more options. When choosing accommodation know your budget, facilities you want and read the reviews of other people’s stays to help make up your mind.

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Wrapping Up this Review of Fiesta Americana Condesa

 

I honestly really enjoyed my stay at the Fiesta Americana Condesa and I am looking forward to returning one day. I’m so glad when I arrived in Los Angeles my friend suggested a holiday in Mexico. I hope you enjoy staying at Fiesta Americana Condesa too.

 

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Sharyn McCullum – Travel Writer / Blogger, Remote On-line Worker, sometime Digital Nomad and Travel, Live and Work Abroad Expert. Is a chocoholic, coffee connoisseur and lover of ’80s music. Been travelling all her life thanks to her dad who worked for an airline. Lived in London 4 years on a working holiday. Has holidayed in Hawaii over 15 times and currently calls Melbourne, Australia home. Is inspiring others to live work play travel around the world with this blog. Read more about Sharyn here.

13 Comments

  1. Michelle

    You are so lucky your friend booked a surprise stay for you. The seaweed on the beach sounds like a bummer, but all in all, it sounds like you had a terrific time.

    Reply
    • Sharyn McCullum

      It was a wonderful surprise and yes, we had the best time in Cancun. Having grown up at the beach, seaweed isn’t a problem – just annoying and smelly sometimes.

      Reply
  2. Kate Jacobsen

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to Cancun and am planning a trip there soon. This was helpful! Thank you!

    Reply
    • Sharyn McCullum

      Fabulous. What accommodation will you be choosing?

      Reply
  3. Hannah F

    The resort sounds incredible! I’m heading to Cancun next month and I’ve never done an all inclusive resort so now I’m double excited!

    Reply
  4. Elyse

    All-inclusive is the best way to do Cancun. This resort sounds amazing, would be such a relaxing and easygoing trip

    Reply
  5. Kelly

    I always love travelling on a budget so it’s interesting to see how booking an all-inclusive resort can help you save on some expenses when travelling. I’ll have to consider this option for future accommodation on my travels. Thanks for sharing all your tips on your stay in Cancun, I’ll be using this for reference on a future trip.

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  6. Laureen

    I don’t know how it is that I have not been to Cancun! I’ve been to many Mexican destinations but Cancun is still on the list. Thanks for this great review…gonna save it cause I gotta go!

    Reply
  7. Anja

    Great post! Cancun is a place I am interested in for maybe some diving… and I never stayed in an all inclusive resort but this sounds really appealing. Everything dealt with… it does sound great. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply
  8. simplyjolayne

    I would love to try an all-inclusive with my husband. What could be better than time at the beach?

    Reply
  9. Sophie

    Wow this hotel sounds amazing! 11 restaurants and a swim-up bar, yep, sounds like my kind of place!! I am desperate to get to Mexico again.

    Reply
  10. Tara | Silly Little Kiwi

    Great post! When we went to Cancun, I didn’t really enjoy the experience, and this has made me want to go back and try it again 🙂 Beautiful pics too.

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    • Sharyn McCullum

      That’s a shame you didn’t enjoy Cancun – it can happen! Maybe an all-inclusive accommodation option might suit you better!

      Reply

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