May was not my best month. I got in a minor car accident (wasn’t my fault) and had to have my car repaired, got a flat tire in a rainstorm and had crippling back problems, among other things. These weren’t the only reasons I couldn’t wait for the end of May. Another reason was the fact that Bebé and I were heading to Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive for a long weekend/mini vacation. I really needed it!
And boy did they deliver…
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive used to be a European plan resort and (kind of) recently switched to all-inclusive. All-Inclusive resorts often get a bad rap for their watered down food and service, but I realized very quickly that the switch to all-inclusive at Fiesta Americana Condesa didn’t really have a downside. The food was excellent and the staff’s attitude is still that of an upscale European plan resort. In addition, the resort was recently renovated.
We had what was called a Premium Garden View, but we were close to the ocean and could see it from our sliding glass door, which opened to something like a balcony, but was only about 6 inches wide.
The room offered most of the usual amenities… satellite television, a telephone, an iron and ironing board, a safe, a minibar with beer, water and soda, toiletries, however there was not a coffeemaker or robes and slippers. There is good, free WiFi throughout the resort, a must these days!
I did order coffee one morning when I couldn’t wait until we went down for breakfast. It took almost 30 minutes but it was good and they brought Mexican sweet bread (pan dulce) with it.
The Pools and Beach
The pools are awesome! There is a main pool where activities take place and swim-up pool bar. Above it there is a heated infinity pool that is much quieter, and to the south there is a shallow children’s pool complete with a pirate ship.
The beach is fantastic too. Just look at this… looking to the left, straight ahead and to the right.
There are tons of chairs available both at the pools, on the beach and in between. There are also cabaña beds that can be reserved for the day. There are little splash pools (With tables in the center!) and hot tubs scattered around the pool area.
The Restaurants and Room Service
I was really impressed with the food at Fiesta Americana Condesa. And there are 14 restaurants and snack areas to chose from. Reservations are only needed for one restaurant, San Telmo, the steakhouse, which is also the only restaurant with an extra charge.
There is also a deli in the gift shop that has coffee, ice cream, cookies (oh we loved the cookies), sandwiches, salads and fruit, all perfectly packaged to take back to your room.
The breakfast buffet at Kalmia offers a wide variety of breakfast foods. I especially liked the french toast and the handmade quesadillas. There was a huge selection of pan dulce.
Bebé doesn’t get sugary cereals at home so he was thrilled to find Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes and Coco Krispies.
The Mexican restaurant, El Mexicano, was a standout. I had a surf and turf dish but it was difficult to choose because they also had cochinita (a pulled pork recipe from the neighboring state of Yucatan), mole and many other specialties. All of the a la carte restaurants offered a children’s menu.
I was bummed we weren’t able to eat at the Italian restaurant, Rosato, because children are only permitted before 7 pm and when we are in a resort we don’t like to eat that early.
I had sushi from Sushi Corner twice!
There are so many options in the pool area for lunch… La Cevicheria for seafood, The Grill for burgers and such, La Trattoria for pizza and Kambu, a buffet restaurant. In addition, each day they set up a grill and serve something special. One day it was shish kabobs and the next day they served tacos.
There is a casual dress code for three of the restaurants, and a casual elegant dress code for San Telmo.
Room service was excellent. We ordered Bebé’s lunch twice and it was delivered within 30 minutes and was hot and fresh.
Fiesta Americana Condesa’s entertainment staff is friendly and enthusiastic. There are daily activities at the main pool, including Zumba, Latin dance classes, water volleyball, yoga, soccer and more.
The resort offers a kids club and a teens club. The kids club is open from 9:30 am until 6 pm while the teen club is open from 1 pm until 11 pm.
There’s is a show each night and live music in the lobby afterwards. We saw the Michael Jackson show, the fire show and the circus show. Bebé has seen so many shows that he seems to be getting a little bored with them, but they were all entertaining.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive also offers a full service spa, a gym, a gift shop and an onsite photographers.
Oh and one more thing… I’ve always loved the huge palapa and entrance to the lobby of Fiesta Americana Condesa.
Bebé and I highly recommend Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All Inclusive for a fantastic family vacation!