I have a 5 day trip upcoming to Cancun, based out of the Hilton resort. I know it's not ideal (in fact it sounds like it might be awful for birds!), but I'm cashing in some rewards points and the stay won't cost me anything.

So can anyone give some advice on how I can make the best of this situation? Are there recommended guide services? Day trips? Would I do better to rent a car and get away on my own?

I have been in touch with one guide, but the price quoted for day trips is $550 a day. Maybe he thinks I own the Hilton.

Thanks in advance for any help.

John Lowry