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I'm just coming to the Guadalajara area for a long weekend with my teenage daughter, and I want to see Tequila and maybe buy some opal jewelry in Magdalena.
Since we plan to head to Lake Chapala afterward, I'm thinking maybe we should just go to Tequila directly from the airport as our first stop.
Should I hire a cab or rent a car? I don't mind driving in Mexico but sometimes the signage is so atrocious it's very frustrating to get lost. Plus, if I'm drinking tequila....well, you get it.
We could also take a bus, but we'll just be getting off a red-eye so probably not that interested in a grueling trip with our luggage in tow.
Any idea what it might cost to rent a cab to take us to Tequila, wait while we tour, take us to Magdalena and then drive us to Lake Chapala? Thanks! Any tips about other aspects also welcome.
My husband and I are getting in to traveling and are headed to Baja next. We will be in Cabo and wanted to do some snorkeling and maybe some hiking. The problem is all the websites that come up all seem kind of fake. We bought a guidebook but I wasnt too thrilled with the amount of information. Do any of you seasoned Cabo travelers have any recommendations? We LOVE the beach, snorkeling, sunset cruises, hiking. I guess we're just used to the Rick Steves books that outline lots of great traveling ideas for the area of interest. Thanks for any help!
After some research, it appears that staying in Condesa may be more of what I am looking for on a Saturday night. It has been hard to find any hostels in that area, even in the LP Guide Book (mostly seem to be hotels). Anyone have any recommendations of any? I am a 24, male from the US looking to see what Mexico City's nightlife is really all about.
Our friend, "G", who lives on the west side of Lake Pátzcuaro between Pátzcuaro and Erongaricuaro reports that the highway is seriously and indefinitely blocked by inhabitants of Arocutín and Uricho. No vehicles are allowed to pass, including State Forestry vehicles. This situation has existed for several days and access to Erongaricuaro to the north is limited by a circuitous route via Quiroga, if coming from Pátzcuaro or Morelia.
Our friend, "G", at the site of the blockade, advises travelers and others to stay away from that area until the situation is resolved.
Newslink. (Looking for further news, but haven't found it yet.)
Voz de Michoacán
I'm planning a trip to the Yuakatan; specifically Cancun, Valladolid, Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Calakmul and maybe Palenque. Looking for cheap hotels but not dormitories - around £10 UK sterling per night if possible.
The trip will be in July which is high season. Is it adviseable to book in advance (assuming emails are answered) and does anyone have recommendations for cheap hotels in these areas ?
La Jornada reports that the Avocado Festival in Uruapan, Michoacan opens, tomorrow, Thursday, November 29, through December 16, at the Municipal Fairgrounds, West of Uruapan.
The Michoacan Net
Supporting the Arts in Michoacan
Help! looking to fly from ox to Pe on the 24 or 25 dec, have checked out some airlines but it seems you have to call to make reservations, is that true? any suggestions? thankyou thankyou!
So many options, what are some of your opinions on the best scuba diving locations in the Yucatan? Specifically for cave and cenote diving? I am Advanced Padi Certified. Thanks.
A friend and I were planning on driving from Puerto Vallarta to Zihuatenejo for a month beginning 30 November. This May 2011 post is very worrisome and I would be interested in folks' comments about it:
******warning for mexico route 200******
*****avoid this road at all costs*****
Late afternoon I was chased by Mexican bandits (don,t know who) they were in a pickup truck 4 of them with shotguns but on the bike they couldn't keep up....this is the good news
The bad news, because there is a large group they have a chase truck...the mexican bandits stopped it as it was slow, they took the truck and trailer with two bikes on it and left the driver at the side of the road in the middle of the night
As I get more details I will add to this...so even though the road is incrediable avoid at all costs more »
We will be in Puebla Dec 17 to 21. We've already booked a room based on the fact that it will be quite close to Christmas.
We've heard about Atlixco and its holiday displays at night so we'd love to go down to see.
But is it practical to return to Puebla in the later evening? Is a bus or taxi the best option? Boletotal (http://boletotal.mx) does not list Atlixco but I assume second class buses are available via Linea Oro. Their website indicates departures every 15 min, but it is hard to tell i9f that is only Puebla to Atlixco
i'm currently staying in san cris and would like to revisit the caracol at oventic. However, i heard from a local that the villagers are not receiving foreigners anymore. Is this true? does this then also mean that it is no longer possible to apply for and take a 1-3-week spanish course there?
any info much appreciated!
I'm planning to rent a car in Cabo San Lucas and drive up to La Paz via Todos Santos on December 24th. I'm concerned everything may be closed on that day. Do shops and restaurants close on Christmas Eve? What's the traffic like? Is it mad to drive on that day? Any thoughts?
I've heard about a couple good areas to hike in southern Baja, specifically - Canon San Dionisio near santiago, the Burro trail on Isla de Carmen near Loreto, and Volcanas Tres Virgenes near Santa Rosalia. Has anybody hiked in these areas (or another favorite)? Could you recommend a particularly beautiful trail and how to locate the trailhead? We are well conditioned and like mountains and beautiful canyons. Thanks.
I arrive in Mexico Saturday afternoon and I am looking to stay at a hostel near the Centro Historic where I can easily meet fellow travelers to hit the town with. Anyone got any recommendations? So far I am deciding between Hostel Amigo, Mexico City Hostel, and Hostel Regina. Also open to any recommendations in the Condesa and Coayacon areas.
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