Americas - Mexico
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Welcome to the Thorn Tree's Mexico branch.
We hope you find plenty of useful information about travelling to Mexico here. It is highly recommended that new users check out the Mexico FAQ thread before posting a new thread as you may find many of the answers you seek there. It also contains helpful information about how to search the forum, advice for how to post your questions, and obsolete information was deleted as recently as June 2008! If you are a returning user or a Mexico guru, please help us keep the FAQ thread up-to-date by adding important information which is absent, or pointing out information which is no longer being represented accurately.
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This branch covers travel to and around Mexico.
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Any information or experience on the overnight bus form Belize City to Merida, Mexico would be great thanks.
We have about 10 days in late September and have never been to Mexico City. Our plan is to stay there 4-5 nights and than go to ONE other place within a 5 or less hour bus ride for 4 nights. I'm looking at Guanajuato, Puebla/Cholula, Queretaro, but I know I'm overlooking many places. Not so much interested in San Miguel de Allende, for various reasons. We want a nice old colonial center with cafes and a few historical sights (churches etc) or archaeological sites, but not too many, because I think we'll get museumed-out in Mexico City. Some nice nearby walking trails would be a bonus, as would good food.
One hint: in the Yucatan, we loved Valladolid, where we went on Robert SDF's suggestion. Robert, are you out there?
What would you suggest?
Thanks so much.
I am currently considering travelling from the US ( perhaps San Diego) to Mexico City by bus and was wondering if anyone had done this before? And what the options were for making this happen? As a woman who will be travelling on her own, I am also obviously concerned about safety.
I would love to hear any suggestions, or from anyone who's done this before!
We plan to travel the Copper Canyon next April. I've always travelled budget and always felt that I'd not enjoy more expensive travel any more. Ok I'm now 60 years old but still physically very active (still think I'm 25) so I want to get off the train here and there at any place that takes my fancy when I'm there and stay for as long as I feel and do what seems a good idea at the time.
Going through some websites suggest that doing that sort of thing wouldn't be wise there, but others give me the idea that it'd be fine. That's what I want to hear but am I being realistic? I did a lot of "shoestring" travelling in Asia back in the seventies and to some extent I actually did that in Russia (Siberia) in 2005 although somewhat restricted by the visa.
I guess I want to know from younger more recently experienced travellers what is available to suit my tastes in the Copper Canyon of M... more »
Has anyone rented a place for 1/2 months? Have any useful tips or resources? I am going travelling for the long term and want to explore Mexico City and it''s immediate surroundings intensively, before I move on to the south of the country and beyond down Central America. Air b'n'b would be too rich for my blood.
Hi, My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon for February next year. We will fly from Melbourne Australia direct to LA and then fly from LA to Mexico.
Friends have recommended we visit Playa del Carmen? Does anymore recommend a 4 to 5 star resort, all inclusive, perfect for honeymooners? We are both 30 and love good food and fine and beautiful beaches and pools. We would love to stay at a modern resort with beautiful pools and restaurants.
We were also looking to spend a week in Los Cabos...does anyone recommend some amazing resorts for honeymooners in the area?
If anyone can recommend some great places to stay and activities to do that would be fantastic.
Thank you so much!
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I am in Laos at the moment and planning to go from here to Mexico in late August. I am having some trouble getting convenient and cheap flights.
I am looking at the Aeromexico flights from shanghai to Mexico City (via Tijuana) or the Aeromexico flights from Tokyo to Mexico City. There seems to be a huge difference between the flights prices though, and I'm wondering if anyone could tell me why. I would prefer the shanghai flight but it is $2500 (one way)! The Tokyo flight is much more reasonably priced, at $1083. Is there some reason why these flights have such a price difference, or do I just have to keep searching different search engines to try to get a better china - Mexico flight?
Hi, I am on the tail end of my RTW trip and just arrived in Mexico. I am looking for a hotel suggestion in the Cancun area for next week. I have a few criteria -- it has to be on the beach with lounge chairs, the room needs to have AC and it has to be under 100USD a night. A pool would also be nice. Any suggestions?
Hey fellow travellers.
I am going to Mexico for four weeks in July and want to see whalesharks. I arrive and depart from Mexico city and not so keen on taking the journey yo Holbox.
Is there any other place closer to Mexico City where I could see the whalesharks as well?
All the best,
Hello. Looks like ecobici is still for residents, only. Anyone know of a good place to rent bikes for a few days? (We'll be staying near the U.S. Embassy.) Thanks.
I will be attempting this trip from the Lonely Planet Mexico guide which states can be done in 6 weeks. I'll have a little over 4 weeks. Any advice on what I should cut out if I have to make any of those decisions? Or for that matter any advice at all would be welcomed. It's not my first time traveling to Mexico but is my first time trekking on such an adventure. Really looking forward to it but no real timeline. I'll be arriving in Mexico City on Tues. June 18 and depart back home from Mexico City Thurs. Jul.18. Not really pushing hard just going to try to do what I can.
Is the South of Mexico a great place to spend six weeks including perhaps Guatemala and Honduras ?
Is it very American ? I don't want to go somewhere and see Mcdonalds everywhere. Would it be a good trip with some good diving ?
I have a train connection at Dabovo Train Station of 16 minutes and might miss it and have to catch the next train 3 hours later. Does anyone know that Train Station. Is there a restaurant nearby to spend some of the waiting time? I there a left luggage to go to town? Thank you.
This is a bit of a strange question, but...
I am planning a trip to Russia in the spring of 2014. I like to get away for the winter (from Canada) and Mexico has become my preferred destination. I would, therefore, like to study beginners' Russian somewhere.
I want to take a Volaris flight and wondering if anyone has done this. I am not sure if the Greyhound just lets passengers out at the border or if they have a station in Mexicali. Then I suppose a taxi is in order - do you know how much and how far? It was mentioned briefly in the LP but could not really understand it. I hope the airport is air conditioned as its suppose to be holy hot this time of year.
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