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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We're planning a road trip from Mexico City to Baja California Sur. We'll take the ferry across from Mazatlan to La Paz, then back. We're planning to stay in La Paz for a couple of nights, visit the town and its surrounding beaches. Then we could head either north on the coastal road going to Loreto, or spend more time around La Paz / Todo Santos / Cabo Pulmo... The other option is to spend a few days on Isla Esperitu Santo. Your thoughts?
1) What do you recommend? What should we absolutely do / see in the south of Baja?
2) Is Loreto worth the trip of should we just focus on the south?
3) Any interesting places to see between La Paz and Loreto?
4) Is early January a good season to camp on the beach? I heard it can be quite cold at night?
5) What type of accommodation is there on Isla Esperitu Santo?
We're happy just to hang out, do a bit of kayaking, snorkel... more »
Anybody know where to get a Burger or Salad in this town?? Kind of getting tíred of mexican cusine all the time!
End of January me, my husband and our son, age 4, are going to Yucantan for a 3 week roadtrip. The trip is plannend and we're really looking forward to it...
Still have two questions:
1. We're Europeans... Can we just take euro's with us to change into pesos? Or is it really necessary to take dollars?
Thnx for the advise!!
Hello- In late January I will be driving to live in PV through the early summer. I'll be traveling and living with my dog. I am bringing a guy along for the drive down, and I'll have a guy fly in to PV for the drive up north in June too. I speak Spanish fluently, and have spent a lot of time in Mexico and Central America. I did this same drive once, although not in the last 7 years, and this will be my first time traveling with a dog.
So, any recommendations on places to stay on that trip south? We'll be leaving from Tuscon, and we plan on leaving at dawn, driving all through the first day, and then taking a few days to get to PV, so I'd love recommendations on camping spots or awesome hostels that allow dogs. I don't have a car that 2 people can sleep in.
And I've been reading other threads, so this might be too much for this one, but any recommendations about Mexican insura... more »
We will be in this area lapprox. last week of January 2014 to mid Feb 2014. I am looking for suggestions of budget rooms with cooking facilities ( that means cheap... 2,000 pesos per week or less ...or less than 6,000 peso per month ) basic room with simpple cooking arrangements ( shared kitchen is also a consideration ) .
Please give me email contacts .. or phone if no E mail, for any place along the coast from Puerto Angel area and all the way up to Puerto Escondido.
Does anyone know if Hotel Zahra in Tulum is still open? I read on another site that it had taken new management and was not open for booking but that was back in May. I am not able to find it on any booking sites, or any other information regarding the hotel.
My wife and I stayed there two years ago and loved the beach front Cabanas. We are hoping to go back and have another stay. If anyone has any information, or contact, it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a male college student planning on backpacking in Mexico from late december 2013 - late Jan 2014. Anyone interested in joining the journey? :-)
Groupon Mexico has a great deal for these (82% discount), but I'm unsure about how good the location is. Can anyone comment?
"This tourism devolopment is located 18 km from the town of tulum and 600 meters from the nopalitos lagoon in the Riviera maya quintana roo mexico."
This question is for not having a car -- I have a feeling it might not be that great without a car, but how expensive would taxis be?
I am planning a trip to the yucatan with my mother who is nearly 80. She loves wildlife and nature particularly butterflies, flowers and birds. Although she is fairly mobile she doesn't like long car drives ( more than 2 or 3 hours) what she wants is one or maybe two peaceful and fairly comfortable hotels to be based in with lots of unspoilt tropical nature right on her doorstep to take gentle walks in. it would also be good if it wasn't to harder journey from the airport. We plan to go in february for about 2 weeks. We did look at costa rica but the yucatan has much easier flight connections from the uk.
Thanks for you suggestions,
This is still a little confusing to me, but Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto has ordered the closure of most, if not all inspection stations (garitas) located in the interior of northern Mexico.
I'm assuming that the rules haven't changed regarding getting the proper paperwork to enter the interior of the country, but I believe there the "garitas" have been closed down, meaning you don't have stop there anymore.
Would appreciate anyone's input to clarify this situation.
Article in Spanish, but it pretty much is spelled out:
I am an early riser and have not been able to find good coffee or breakfast early in the morning in this City! Any Suggestions!!
I am trying to plan a trip to Mexico. I have been there a few times before. Some questions persist:
1. Itinerary -- will have 7 or 8 days there not including travel time from the US. I am interested in seeing the following - Guadalajara, patzcuaro and zacatecas. Is this doable in 7 days. Primarily like culture, the local arts and crafts, history, architecture et al .. Any suggestions on possible itinerary ? How many days in each place? Should I drop zacatecas and just focus on michuacan.
2. Is May a good time to visit? What about safety issues? I have always found it safe in Mexico, but it has been 8 years since my last trip there.
3. Any other must sees while I am there?
4. We will be a family of 4 - all adults . Is it better to take buses between the cities? I prefer that to driving, any other option, my parents are seniors and some comfort is ne... more »
Thanks for the advice you gave me in other threads.
I am landing in Cancun on Dec. 25 after 3:00 PM.
I don't want to rent a car.
I am happy taking Mexican buses.
I grouped Holbox, Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, and Chichen Itza together because they look to all be roughly in the same area, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how best to organize them.
I have 12 nights total.
I think I want:
3 nights Holbox
3 nights Rio Lagartos
1 night Ek Balam (staying in the jungle nearby in a cabana)
1 night Chichen Itza (again staying in the jungle nearby in a cabana)
Logistically, I think I require the first night in Cancun.
For the last few nights, I am thinking Tulum (although open to other suggestions). Or maybe the last 2 nights Tulum, and 1 night Valladolid somewhere in there.
Maybe it makes more sense to stay in Valladolid and do Rio Lagartos, Ek Balam, and Chic... more »
I'm in Oaxaca, and i can not seem to find any place to buy tabaco,papares and filter to roll my own cigarets .
any info will be appreciated
a store any where will help not just in Oaxaca as i plan to go around ...
I am looking for a moderate to inexpensively priced hotel in Mexico City from December 14th through December 26th. I would like to be in the historic area with easy access to public transportation. Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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