Americas - Mexico
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Just got back to our room after "Domingo in Merida", what a day.
A formal sitdown breakfast was provided by our small hotel, El Jardin, Then we went to the market to buy fruit and found a local alternative organic market next door where I got an Empanada de Huitlacoche (corn smut fungus-a treat) and Lois got Pinapple pie.
We walked own to the Parque Santa Lucia to watch the locals dance to Columbian Cumbre music, up to the main square and visit the Art Museum, Yucatecan Tamales for lunch at one of the many food booths in the street around the square, then home for a siesta.
Afterwards we went back downtown for a packed free concert of Christmas Music at the University Cultural Center, up to the square to watch the Paseo and finally to home for papaya, bananas and yogurt for desert.
On the way we got to watch buskers in the street, one from La Paz played the musical sa... more »
I know i've read some postings about the fact that there are cheap accomodations to be had but that arent to be found online....that said, any tips on finding cheap accomodations on the beach in tulum? it appears that cheap means$80 for a simple beach cabana..yikes??!?? i was hoping for $50 max. and if its not possible, what's a good choice for in the pueblo? we will be renting bikes to get around.
I will be spending almost 24 hours in Cancun on my way to Cuba and was wondering if somebody had a recommendation for a place in Cancun that would be convenient (meaning quick & easy to get to from the airport) and ideally even near something interesting (ruins, nature preserve, etc.) - this will be my 1st time in Cancun (and Cuba), so I would like to make the most of it if there is something interesting to see somewhat near the airport, I am definitely up for it. I am not really a resort person, but I do love anything outdoors especially sport related (surfing, SUP, Scuba, etc.), but am just not much of a just sit on the beach guy.
Would it be too tight schedule-wise to try to make it out to Tulum and be able to actually see & enjoy it? Flight gets into Cancun at 3:30 on a Wed. and leaves for Havana the next day around the same time so I'd probably have to get back to the airp... more »
Hello can anyone tell me where in Mexico can I find warm weather in the Day and Night Time, I live in California and the temperatures through the day are around 60 and at night its around 50. I have BONCHITIES and need a warm place to stay away from the cold months here in California. Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.
I have been told by a friend, who has recently travelled through Mexico that many of the extremely cheap hostels/guesthouses are not listed on the on-line booking websites such as "hostel bookers" and "hostel world". I am just wondering if anybody knows of any less popular on-line booking companies that list smaller and cheaper accommodation.
Is he correct in that there are many other cheaper alternatives for accommodation in Mexico if you look around?
Can anyone tell me from experience what paperwork I need to drive into Guatemala with a car rented in Mexico?
This morning as I was leaving the RV trailer park, I did not encounter the mischevious little kids who block the road and demand tribute in the form of candy and/or fireworks. I stopped anyway and inquired about them. It turns out that their grandfather had introduced himself to me a couple of days ago, early in the morning, as he was taking a shortcut on his way home from work. In fact I have now completely forgotten the old fellow's name once again, but that is not important, as it is not the point of the story. The old man works as a night watchman at one of the beachfront restaurants. He described his work to me as 'velador,' a term I did not recognize, but after a bit more explanation, we figured out between the two of us that velador is another term for "night watchman."
After five minutes or so of processing this information, I think I have determined the origin of this... more »
Friday, I got up early and went to the gas station at about 7:30 to fill up with diesel fuel. Then I went inside the little store to see if, by chance, they had any of the special world-famous Christmas Beer "Noche Buena" (which I always like to mispronounce as "Buenas Noches" to try and get a laugh). Anyway, I saw a box and put it on the counter and asked if they had any more and a fellow told me that he would go and look. I stepped outside to wait because I knew it would be at least ten or fifteen minutes. These are the same people who looked for half an hour a few days ago and found nothing.
Outside, there was a work crew with a big truck full of guardrails and tools and so forth, so I started chatting with them for a few minutes. When I re-entered the store, a miracle had occurred and there were two boxes of beer waiting for me. The first box, the one I had found, had bee... more »
Just got the $268 RT flight from Philly to Mexico City. Deal was open to April but has now disappeared. Still a lot of deals for $318
Hello I'm looking for some information/tips on a good place to stay for a few nights in mexico city late feb - early march 2013. I am not really interested in a flash or expensive hotel and would prefer something a little outside the norm and weird. Any info is greatly appreciated.
I'll be traveling to Puerto Escondido after a few days in Mexico City. Is a bus my best option? I have read it can take some time to complete the drive, If so what are some good places to stop and stay over? Also any tips (what to do/what not to do) would be awesome.
I'm planning to go to Mexico at the end of January, And I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good all-inclusive 4 or 5 star to stay at?
When I go, I am particularly interested in great food, and of course the Mexican food. I guess the quality in freshness would be something of interest. Just don't want to get some place and the foods old or recycled etc... Just some decent place.
I also understand that Mexico can be dangerous. I have never really been there before. Hopefully find an all inclusive in a place where there is something to do beside living every day in the hotel like in a compound or something.
There is something to be said about safety down there I guess, but at the same time, I hope not to feel like I should be stuck living at the Hotel the entire time. I don't need to go out at night time necessarily, or be taking any long sketchy cab rides anywhere. Hopefu... more »
I had planned to spend a week in Chiapas this December and early January (12/26-01/03), and hadn't given much thought to leaving. My friend decided to join me and wants to go to a beach. My question is - is it better (in terms of beach and transportation) to head to the Pacific coast near Tapachula, or head to the Caribbean near Ciudad Carmen or Campeche. Would a bus trip to Campeche and back be excessive (we're traveling by bus and possibly driver/taxi)? The beaches between Ciudad del Carmen and Campeche seem pretty undeveloped, are they nice? Will we find a place to stay? We fly in and out of Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Hey all... Travelling to Cancun during Christmas break and we would like to go for a round of golf - looking for a good course for casual golfers... Also do they rent clubs or should we bring our own... Thanks in advance...
i've been doing plenty of reading online and travel books about the various options on the Oaxaca coast. all the areas look pretty darn beautiful to me so making a choice isn't easy. won't be there until mid January so i don't need to rush it.
i'd like some amount of quiet (ie, not looking to PARTY and hear others doing so at all times) and am not really interested in nightlife stuff - just a relaxed time.
i'm thinking Puerto Escondido or Puerto Angel as opposed to Huactulco. any input or recommendations would be appreciated.
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