Americas - Mexico
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Hi,I am presently in the P.V.,area and staying for Rainy Season,I want to visit Sayullita before June because the rains are coming.Can anyone recommend a good place to sleep,economical to mid-range,and some good places to eat,is their a good Italian Restaurant?,or other,also,it will be my first time,so can anyone sort of tell me,the lay of the land,what its like,etc..where is a good place for a beer at night,any live Music,all I know is its Surfur town and has become a Gringo hang-out within the last decade or so,thanks a lot for the help,going in naïve,really hope to get ideas on where to stay/eat.Any places with balconeys and hammocks,always love to relax that way,maybe read a book,thanks.
I recently traveled in Mexico City and Oaxaca. Here's a little feedback about the Oaxaca part:
Pueblos Mancomunados: I love hiking and I did a 3-day trip. It was great but a little more intense than I bargained for with the heat and hills. Nice accommodations and food though and I'd recommend it overall. On the return trip it was Semana Santa so transport back to Oaxaca was in short supply. I ended up in a communal taxi with a suicidally reckless driver and was quite relieved to make it back in one piece.
Posada Don Mario: Lousy. Relatively cheap but you get less than you pay for. The room I was in was stifling and noisy so I switched to an expensive 3-person room but it wasn't much better and smelled bad. When I plugged in my phone charger there were sparks and a small flame, followed by loss of power. To top it off, I they offered by far the worst breakfast I have ever eaten i... more »
Apologies for being over sensitive but I just wanted to check my assumption that all is safe in Morelia as there haven't been any comments on this for a few months. Please just let me know if that isn't the case.
More importantly can anyone give me any advice on doing a day trip from Morelia to Volcan Paricutin in order to try and climb up it. Are there organised tours or do you have to make the arrangements yourself? Also if anyone has information on timing and potential costs that would be great.
Thank you for any assistance you can give.
I wish to travel overnight by bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de Las Casas on Wednesday, July 3. I notice that tickets aren't available for this night on the ADO website. I get an message that reads: "NO EXISTEN CORRIDAS DE SALIDA DISPONIBLES....POR FAVOR REALICE OTRA CONSULTA ¡GRACIAS!" This means there aren't tickets available please use another query.
I was planning on purchasing tickets only a few days beforehand - upon arriving in Oaxaca. However, I am guessing that this is a popular night/route and tickets aren't available.
Does anybody have any other suggestions on how to get to San Cristobal from Oaxaca? Are there any second-class buses that are non-ADO/OCC?
Thanks in advance.
Is there a bus from Morelia directly to Benito Juarez? I'd love to avoid having to take a taxi from the bus station to the airport.
I'll be in Mexico late July and first two weeks of August and I wanted to go to the Pacific coast in Chiapas to see if I can see turtles coming ashore. I have bought LP's Mexico guide but can't work out where a easy to get to place might be when taking a bus from Oaxaca to San Cristobal de las Casa (I know that's inland but I still want to go via the coast!). I am 40 an not looking for some party town.
If anyone could suggest a suitable 'stop over' town on the Pacific Coast between Oaxaca and San Cristobal I would be eternally grateful if they let me know and if I ever met them I would buy you any entire bottle of good quality Tequila (or orange juice if you drink). If you had tips on the best way to get to the place as well I'd throw in a cup of coffee and maybe a soda... It's the only part of my short trip I can't really work out from the guidebooks.
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Does anyone have any information on where or how to rent a van for 6 people in Monterrey Mexico? We are considering either doing that and hoping to navigate with a GPS system or actually hiring a taxi driver to take us around for 7 days. Problem is we are six people medium to small size and a simple car would not hold us all. Besides that, I do have an phone number of a taxi driver but it is a cell number. I don't know how to call 044 numbers. I'd so appreciate some help on this. Thanks.
In case you missed it.. Gargoyle captured in Paso de Torro !
I'm looking for a new town to visit in Mexico or Central America. I've been to Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Riviera Maya, Chihuahua, Guatamala, Panama and Costa Rica. I generally like colonial cities, but I'm really up for any place that offers cool architecture, hiking or arts. I'm generally not fond of giant cities for vacation, so this kind of rules out Mexico City. Any suggestions to get me started would be helpful. I'm mid 40s, US citizen, adventurous and speak passable Spanish.
my partner and I are looking for a honeymoon destination. we are really flexible as to where to go: costa rica, mexico, dominican republic etc etc etc....
we are tempted by the idea of having all meals provided, or an affordable restaurant really close (given breakfast is provided) and therefore all-inclusive fits the purpose of this trip (we really only want to be together, not worry about food etc).
We do not like really touristy places and big resorts.
We are rather in nature in a remote place (at least not crowded).
and yes...we are on a budget....meaning those really fancy resorts that are completely in nature but where you pay hundreds of $ a night are out of our league.
basic-nice-nature-all meals provided- affordable. any hints????
thank you soo much
I will be driving next week and am looking for a small hotel to stay on the way - Navajoa, Los Mochis, Guasave. Please share any info you might have on places that are not on the usual web sites. Also suggestions on nice culinary experiences along the way would be most appreciated! thanks!
If your in the area.. Catemaco Carnaval is May 16th thru 20th..
Do you need an onward ticket from the USA traveling to Mexico, or just proof of sufficient funds in your bank account? I'm traveling there for tourism to meet a girl. I have already went down there in January of this year, but when I went I had a return ticket one week later. I'm starting a round the world trip and am not sure how long I want to stay in Mexico with this girl. I understand I can stay in Mexico for 6 months. However I was hoping to purchase a ticket flying out of Mexico while I was in Mexico. I would rather not purchase on onward ticket right now and then if I decide I want to stay longer I bought that ticket for nothing. Does anybody have any knowledge or experience with this? I looked at the US state travel website http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html#entry_requirements and this didn't mention anything about it. Any advice or personal experian... more »
I am heading to South America next month. I will have 10 hours layover in Mexico City on the way south, so I will definitely head into the city. On the way back, I have 6 hours layover.
Q: What can I do with 6 hours layover in Mexico City Airport on the way back?
Thanks in advance for your suggestion.
I'm trying to introduce my soon-to-be husband to Latin America, the region I studied, lived in, and traveled through for 8 years of my life. I'm really excited to be able to finally introduce him to this part of me.
My plan is for us to leave on Tuesday, November 12.
Day 1 - Fly SFO to Merida
Day 2 - Merida
Day 3 - Morning in Merida, afternoon travel to Chichen Itza or Valladolid
Day 4 - Chichen Itza ruins; stay in Chichen Itza or Valladolid
Day 5 - Ex Balam/Cenotes; stay in Valladolid
Day 6 - Travel to Akumal/Resort
Days 7 to 10 - Resort
Day 11 - Drive to Cancun, Fly home
1) Do you think this is too rushed? After months of wedding planning, we don't want to run run run. We want some history, culture, and beach time. I think it's fine, but want confirmation.
2) Do you recommend we rent a car for this? Neither of us ... more »
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