Americas - Mexico
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We are hoping to spend some time at Tulum for the beginning of our trip and are looking for quality beach time at the end - something to help us to rest and recover from running all over the place with the kids. So which beach scenery would be the most fantastic and memorable for someone who will only visit the area once? We are going to be in the area for both. If it were you, which would you pick?
- Holbox Island
- Beach area around Celestun
Any reply would be great - please let us know know what you would go with and why...
And if we are missing any areas that would be even more fantastic, please let us know as well - we just are not into the Cancun - huge mega resort thing and like it a little (or a lot) quieter, with awesome beach, swimming, etc. and nice town/people. The carts and sand streets in Holbox are relatively unique and this is what drew us to that beach i... more »
We are finding some mixed reviews regarding Holbox accommodations online and we were wondering if someone who can been there could lend a hand. Based on location, service, atmosphere, and quality of lodging in and out, which would you stay in and why?
- Villas Paraiso del Mar
- Casa del Sandra
- Las Nubes
We would love to stay in Villas Flamingos (they look so nice on the outside and they ratings are great) but they are all booked unfortunately. We like it quiet, with outstanding beach right nearby, nice people, great ambiance and creative cooking (healthy too). We really like our fluff factor on the beds and blankets and nice decor in and around the cabins.
Any reply would be super.
The NY times published this weekend about drug war violence and the disbanding of the military in Veracruz.
I have a flight booked there in the end of February with another friend - is it is safe to go?
Links to more information also appreciated.
Anyone reading this around January/Feruary 2012 I'm looking for a 1 bedroom condo/apartment or even share a house with someone in a nice place near Playa Car Phase II in Playa Del Carmen. Furnished and including internet. Starting Mar. 1st for at least 3 months. Objective is to feel it out for that length of time then move more permanently.
I'm open to a place that may not be near Phase II but is a really nice place. A decent, relatively quiet place is preferred.
Any leads, ideas are greatly appreciated. I've looked all over the internet and not much legit to choose from. I'm willing to just show up down there and stay somewhere random for a week while finding the right place. But help of direction on how best to do this would be nice.
Price range 500 - 700
does anyone have any recommendations for mid-range accomodations in Colima?Thanks!
I am looking for a cheap place to stay in Cerocahui. A lot of people recommend Paraiso del Oso, Mision or Cerochaui Wildernes Lodge, although we find them quite expensive. Has anyone stayed at Hotel Plaza? Would you recommend it and do you have their contact details?
Is there any sort of decaffeinated diet soda available at least somewhat commonly in stores in Mexico?
Here I drink caffeine free diet coke, or sometimes Sprite Zero. I also drink the occasional Fresca, but I've heard that the Fresca down in Mexico has sugar in it, unlike what's here. They aren't (typically) available in restaurants or anything, but I can find them at a grocery store or convenience store.
Anything like that in Mexico? Specifically I'll be in the Yucatan Peninsula, and more specifically, much of the month in Merida.
Basically I was in Mexico City and have the lonely planet guidebook (newest edition) which I no longer need and even though its a smallish book it keeps taking up much needed space in my backpack.
For Guatemala I have a Tigo USB dongle that was great for the 2 months I spent in Guatemala. 300Q, though if you go to Tigo's website they show the other plans as well gets you 8GB download limit for a month and pretty decent speeds and with Guatemala's obsession with phone towers, works practicall everywhere in the country.
Basically don't want these things to just go to waste and would love for another traveller to take them and then hopefully pass them on also when their time is over!
I'm in Granada, Nicaragua for the next 2 weeks so if you're keen for either or both, just let me know and we can meet up. Again totally free as I no longer have a use for them but if you insist on b... more »
I am off to The Yucatan next week and wondered if I can buy hand rolling tabacco like Drum or American Spirit over there.Is it pretty easy to find or do I have to know where to go.Have you got an idea of how much a packet of 40 or 50 gramms costs? Or should I better get some when leaving the UK which will be about £5 a packet tax free.Do you know if I can get any duty free on my way out of Cancun airport?
I hope you can help me out
we are planning to visit dolphin swim park in Isla Mujeres...could you pls. give us some recommendations on this:
- is it better to book from the hotel/travel agency or go direct to the park (what should be cheaper?)
- is the advance booking really necessary? we are backpacking and i dont know when exactly we get to Mujeres.
- I guess it is just one park like this in mujeres: http://www.dolphindiscovery.com/cancun-islamujeres/cancun-islamujeres-location-overview.asp or is there some other options where to swim with dolphins? maybe not that fancy, but still cool?
- does anyone has experiences on going to park with 2,5 Y baby?
- anything else that could save us some money and make this experience even better?:)
many thanx for help..our trip is getting closer and closer..cannot wait to take off:)
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So I have run a search on public beaches in Cancun, and it seems that the one mentioned by name is Playa Delfines on the Isla de Cancun.
I understand I need to take bus from near the ADO bus station in centro, toward the hotel zone - but where do I need to get off the bus? Is there a bus stop called Playa Delfines, or a landmark near it that I can look out for?
One website said it was between Punta Cancun and Punta Nazic - but google maps is telling me thats a pretty broad spectrum!
Has anyone visited this site - El Arco del Tiempo del Rio La Venta - that is located in the state of Chiapas? Photos of it look awesome. It is a giant natural arch over the La Venta River. It has been submitted for UNESCO World Heritage Status. I have been having difficulty locating exactly where it is. Have not found it in any guidebooks. Does any one know how to get there (via public transport) or if there are tour companies (out of Tuxtla?) that go to this site?
I'm going to travel to Cancún next month and I'm planning to buy a Toshiba laptop (I5 or I7). Where can I go to buy it one in Cancún?
Hey guys, I'm getting ready to fly to go visit some family in Merida during spring break and have a couple questions.
#1 I will be landing in Mexico City at 8:05AM and leaving Mexico city at 11:00AM,. Usually I wouldn't be worried, but I've heard some bad things about Mexico City's airport's customs. So will this be enough time? I'm landing in terminal 2 and departing from terminal 2.
#2 The only times I've flown internationally and had to transfer to a domestic were coming back from Spain and landing in New york or Dallas. When I landed on my way back, I had to get off, get my bag, go through customs, and then go back through a mini security area, and drop off my bag again. Is this the same with Mexico City? I've read on some websites that I'll go through migration in Mexico city, but won't collect my bags until Merida, and go through customs there. Any advice would help!
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