Americas - Mexico
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Hi All, does anyone know how I can book on Viva Aerobus whilst in Australia. I am trying to book a flight between Mexico City and Puerto Escondido and then from Oaxaca to Cancun. It seems to be that you can not use Aus credit cards to transact on their site... can anyone provide any tips? Thanks
I just wanted an opinion on an American driving around the Huasteca region - I'm staying at the Posada El Castillo in Xilitla. I was going to rent a car in Tampico and then drive to Xilitla and Cidudad Valles and surrounding areas for 5 days. I plan on visiting The Bridge of God, Sotano de Golondrinas, Sotano del Barro and Cascada de Tamul.
I ask because I also posted on the Mexican sub-Reddit and everyone there said it's dangerous to drive around because of the cartels (Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas) and carjackings.
Also, are there plenty of buses and taxis that can take me, as well? I've read that you can have a guide for the day?
Any help would be great.
Does anybody know the best way to get to SJD We have 4.20 flight on fri 31 May. Is there a direct bus or is a S50 taxi the only way? Thanks for your help in advance
I've wondered this ever since my first visit to Mexico, almost 30 years ago. I mean, it's logical that street vendors or very small shops wouldn't have change for large bills. But a few days ago I bought a bottle of Coke for 20 pesos at Oxxo and paid for it with a 200-peso bill. It was a major problem. I felt bad. But it seems weird. Oxxos do a lot of business. Seems to me they should have enough cash coming in and going out to keep change on hand.
Is there some economic, cultural, or other explanation for this?
I'm going to be in San Cristobal de las Casas for a week or a week and a half. A good part of my time, unfortunately, is going to be taken up with work (remotely, via computer). But I will still have quite a bit of free time, especially for things within the city or that can be done in a half day or so.
I think I have most of the obvious things on my list: museums (including the Mayan medicine museum), churches, San Juan Chamula, Tenejapa, Zincantan, Sumidero Canyon, maybe Chipa del Corzo, ...
But in case anybody has suggestions for things I've left out or for lesser-known attractions, I thought I would put the question out there. Thoughts?
Also, I need to purchase some coffee as gifts for friends who are coffee enthusiasts (grind their own, etc.) Since I don't drink coffee (and actually kind of dislike the stuff), I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?
I read that from Palenque to Bacalar Laguna there are ca. 510 km... Is it realistic, to plan to make it (with a rented car) in one day, leaving Palenque around 8 AM, and stopping a couple of time ?
I would prefer to be in Bacalar not too late... what do you think? are streets ok?...
Thank's for your help!
My wife and I are planning our trip through the Ruta Puuc out of Mérida in mid-July (yeah, we know, it'll be hot, humid and maybe rainy). Plan is to spend a night or two in Mérida, then rent a car and spend the next eleven days working our way south down the Ruta Puuc to Calakmul, east through Bacalar, and up to Punta Allen before returning to gringolandia via Cancún. Easyway has one-way car rental with pick-up in Mérida and drop-off in Cancún (we fly into Mérida and fly out of Cancún).
We're trying to keep costs for accomodations below $50 usd/night, but can spend more if need be (still below $80 usd). We're an active, middle-aged bilingual couple and experienced Mexico budget travellers (wife a Mexican national, I'm an ESL tutor to Latino immigrants).
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Hi guy/girls....I've made a decision to fly into Mexico City around August 3 until the 16th during my summer holidays...I am looking for info on cheap return flights from Toronto Canada....i am also looking for first hand knowledge of budget hotels or hostels in the zocalo area...etc....I am also hoping to bus to Merida if it is safe and also check out chichen itza....I obviously will be scanning the net..i travel 2000 etc for flight info , but was hoping someone that has traveled similiar would have some first hand knowledge for me....Thx a bunch....
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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.
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