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Read this first Mexico branch

Before you post. Search to see if someone’s already asked a similar question. Ask a better question and you’ll get a better answer. (Please fill out your profile, it’ll help us to help you.) Travel companions. If you’re looking for someone to travel with, the best place to post is in our travel companions forum. Keep it travel-related. We want to remind you that this forum is a place for travellers and travel enthusiasts to share tips, information, and their experiences about Mexico. Get to…
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Mexico Branch FAQ

This branch covers travel to and around Mexico.

Here are some tips to help you find the information you want and need:

1. Research before asking a question. It will help you get better, more detailed and useful answers from the community if you've already done some homework. It's also polite. The community is here to help, but we're not your personal search engine. Invest some preliminary time and we'll help you fill in the gaps.

2. Explore Lonely Planet's Destinations online, which has a…

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Places to stay in Yelapa

Hi folks, we're a family of five planning a trip to Mexico in mid January. My partner stayed in Yelapa years ago when it was a pure hippy hangout and totally undeveloped. We know it's not like that any more!

However we are looking to potentially stay there for a month or so with our kids and wondered whether anyone can recommend any self catering accommodation that would be both family friendly and not super expensive. We were hoping for a longer term deal perhaps to keep the cost down a bit.…

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Palenque to Santa Elena...

Is there an easyish way to get from Palenque to Santa Elena in northern Guatemala?
I'd hoped to travel cheap by bus. Google Maps shows a route on the Carretera Tenosique - El Ceibo that looks pretty direct but also looks like maybe a dirt road or something. Thoughts?

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Trip report, a few days around Guadalajara

I had a couple days off around a weekend a couple weeks ago, so the wife and I flew down to Guadalajara for a short trip. Basically three full days, not enough time to do anything but scratch the surface, but a nice getaway. We stayed in Tlaquepaque at the Casa Armonia. It's a nice enough place, but there's quite a bit of road noise. Rooms are upstairs, right on a busy street, bring earplugs if staying here. The staff are delightful, and made a nice breakfast for us each morning. The…

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First time in Mexico Itinerary version 2.

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the previous feedback. Here is the second draft.
Can you please advise if there are areas where we can fly rather than drive so we can save time. Is there anything not making sense?
Would we be ok driving with no previous experience on foreign roads. I have read a lot of warnings to not drive at night, is this because of kidnap, getting lost or other reasons.
We really wanted to see Tikal and San Cris but could not fit them in with the rest of this. Are there parts here that…

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Cumbia in Monterrey

I live in Texas in the United States and am thinking about hopping on a Greyhound bus for a 7 hour ride down to Monterrey. I love cumbia music and I know that Monterrey is huge on cumbia, especially of the Colombian variety. Does anyone know of any good clubs or bars I can go to that specialize in cumbia Colombiana? I know that Monterrey also has a lot of shops that sell Colombian vinyls, CDs, clothing, and instruments...does anyone know where those are?

Also, does anyone have any other…

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Are you coming to Mexico City from the U.S?

Hi- I live in Mexico City and need a few things from the states. No, none of these things are illegal; they're just day to day items which either aren't sold here or are expensive. If you live in the U.S. and you're making a trip to Mexico City any time soon and can bring some a few things, contact me and I'll give you more info. Thank you. :)

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Heat in hotels in Puebla & Tlaxcala?

Thanks to all here for advice about my upcoming December travels to Puebla and Tlaxcala (with one night in D.F.) After doing research about weather and hotels, it appears that it can be about 45 degrees F. at night. Some people would be fine without heat, but I would find it difficult. So are there any mid-range hotels in Puebla or Tlaxcala with heat (web sites don't say). Or are there fireplaces, space heaters....? Hotels I'm considering are Hotel Colonial in Puebla and Posada la Casona de…

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Aussie crossing into the states from Mexico in a Canadian car

Hi!

Im an Australian and have been driving around central america with my Canadian travel partner and our Canadian car that we drove down from BC.

I know that my friend wont have a problem re entering the states as he is Canadian, but is there anything I need to know in advance, aka a better, quicker or quieter border crossing that would be best for me as I will have to go in and get a 180 day visiters permit.

Im assuming that I would be in the same basket as the other foreigners that are…