Americas - Mexico
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I'm taking my daughter (10 years old) to visit Yucatan in April. At one point, we'll travel from PDC to Valladolid by bus. Is it possible for us to stop at Coba to visit the ruins for a few hours, then catch a bus the same day in the afternoon to Valladolid? Is there a place in Coba where we can leave our luggage safely while we visit the ruins?
I'm also thinking of staying for the light and sound show in Chichen Itza, but I'm concerned with the bus back to Valladolid in the dark after the show. Will there be safe, easy-to-find buses then (9pm?)
Many thanks for sharing your experiences!
Just reviewed some old posts from my last trip and njotted down useful information. Now I have a new situation to navigate. Since I work and live and Mexico (I;m American), I have a Permiso to Salir y Regresar in lieu of a visa card. It basically allows you to come and go from Mexico and must be stamped coming and going to show when you left and came back. This is my question:
Do I get this paperwork stamped at the airport, or at the crossover bridge on the way into the USA? I will be taking Viveaerobus, a commuter plane to the border, so I may not be able to get it stamped at the airport since the plane is not leaving the country. I'm thinking I must get it stamped when I walk over the bridge. Do I get it stamped by the American official when I go in, ot the Mexican officials?
I will be returning by Americano bus out of Albuquerque, and this is a c... more »
Hello Thorn Tree friends,
I`m in Mexico City and just started looking now for where I can go to for Semana Santa. I know it`s late, and I`m not terribly picky - but I have to get out of this huge city or I will go nuts (I love Mexico City! But I have been here for 2 weeks and am burning out).
Last year I went to Guanajuato and it was fine, there were lots of affordable rooms, but that may have been an anomally- this year it looks packed.
Does anyone have advice within a half day (or so) bus ride from the capital?
I love historical cities and towns, especially good walking cities. And one of my main concerns is not too wet.
Thank you for your help!
Appreciate if I can get some advice for a trip to Mexico next week (March 29). My wife, 2 kids (8,10) are interested to head down to Mexico when we land in LA. The idea is to see the whales in San Jose del Cabo (La Paz) and then head across to Chiapas region for a volcano and 2-3 day jungle hike. The kids are quite tough and have been hiking in several areas, so we really want to get some good advice for the best jungle hikes either in Chiapas or another region. Any other hints and tips are useful.
I got my FMM at the Migracion station south of Juarez back in September. I am almost certain I paid the fee for it in the same building. Now I am trying to return it at Ojinaga and the official is telling me I need to pay the fee. I told him I paid in Juarez and he wouldn't accept that. He said I should have a letter-size receipt that shows payment. I never remember receiving such a receipt. My FMM has a bar code and some numbers beneath it. Is this proof of payment of the fee, or is there any way I can check to see if the fee was paid online? Thanks for any help!
I'm a frequent traveler looking for a beautiful Mexican beach town to visit in April.
I'll be coming from NYC with another female friend.
We'd like to go hiking, hang on the beach, eat local food, meet local people and fun travelers.
Tulum sounds nice, but a bit too costly. I've been to Sayulita near Puerto Vallarta and loved that. That was about four years ago.
Suggestions? What are your favorite undiscovered beach towns and where did you stay?
We speak Spanish.
Hello there fellow travelers!
I am thinking about going to Mexico in a month or so. I am 36 female, well travelled, speak fluent Spanish. I have backpacked in SE Asia and India with friends and solo I was only in Bali.
I'd like to visit Mexico, but I have concerns on my safety: how dangerous is it to go around as a single woman? I am planning to travel in the main tourist circuit, as I have only 10 days to spend there. Is it risky to catch buses, sleep in simple guest houses on my own?
I would appreciate any advice and experiences.
Thanks in advance!
Can I purchase ADO bus tickets (including the tickets for buses not starting from Mexico city and Cancun) from the airport in Mexico City or Cancun? If so, where can I find the ticket booth in the airport?
I was composing a reply to Comikgirl, (first time poster) about safety in Michoacán and best time to visit, weather wise, but was unable to post. I kept ending up in the U.S. Branch.
Here's my reply, slightly edited:
To my knowledge, no overt cartel violence right now. I do know that several assassinations of Mexican police and public functionaries has happened, this year to date, but nothing on the grand and grisly scale of the frontier states. There is a strong and visible Federales and military personnel presence patrolling, especially now, during Semana Santa.
Best time to visit, weather wise: definitely Autumn, mid September to the first of November. Little rain, clear skies, mild temperatures, vegetation is still green and attractive. That season also brings a wealth of wildflowers, such as pink cosmos.
"Worst" time, weather wise: now until early June. I'm talking a... more »
Hello. I am planning to travel by bus in June from Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City (after plans to go by car, mentioned in a prior post, fell through). Could someone please advise on the following topics:
1. If I buy a direct ticket using Greyhound USA from New York to Mexico City, which bus service would Greyhound utilize in Mexico? I read somewhere that Greyhound has an arrangement with Estrallas Blancas, but also that Greyhound might be running its own, inferior service in Mexico. Which would I get for my trip from NL to DF?
2. Are there any security concerns for the trip from NL to Mexico City, in terms of buses being subjected to robberies etc? I am not generally paranoid about this stuff, and realize that life always comes with a degree of risk, but I was wondering if the situation is especially acute presently. Are there particular bus companies that might take greater securi... more »
Sorry to post this topic but the old one is gone and i cannot access the thread.
I will be in mexico soon and wanted to search for a safe and "good-for-kids" camping site
as I wanted to introduce camping to my 7-years-old daughter.
I know Centro vacacional La Malinche, but maybe you could recommend sth else around
that would have camping spots and cabañas (for emergency ;))
Of course it would be good to have options to hike around there or have other activities :)
Many thanks in advance, I think i need options within 2h drive from Puebla maximum.
Take care travelers!!
As suggested by the subject of this topic I'll have to catch an early morning flight (8.30AM) from Tuxtla Gutierrez.
The day before the flight I'll be in San Cristobal de las Casas and my doubt is whether is better to sleep there or in Tuxtla (ie is the airport easily/quickly reachable by taxi from San Cristobal?)
Many thanks in advance
Today my Novia and I received calls from our credit card companies that our Visa cards had been
Compromised" Present cards are no longer valid and we will get new cards in 5 days.
Apparently someone in Mexico is using our card numbers to attempt to purchase small items on ebay using paypal. Credit Card fraud staff think that someone got our information from an ATM machine in Mexico. I carried enuff cash for the 3 week trip but we both did use an ATM in Puerto Escondito. Neither one of us bought anything with the credit cards so I suppose the ATM is responsible. It was the ATM up the street from the Sante Fe Hotel.
I've been fortunate to spend the last 4 Christmases in Oaxaca, and will be near Cancun/Merida this year at that time. I could be free to move about to find another wonderful place for Christmas.
Where, other than Oaxaca, would you suggest is a terrific place/area in Mexico for Christmas?
Have a question for Bajio (Queretaro, Guanajuato, Zacatecas) residents.
I want to come back during this summer but it looks like I can only do end of May - June (more or less, from Memorial Day till end of June). We've never been to Bajio that time playing it safe and coming mid July the earliest -- is it really still hot and dry start of June? When exactly do the rains start? My experience in Mexico City in May (back in 1998!) was very negative from the heat and pollution perspective -- things improved drastically once rains started but I do not recall when exactly this happened.
I did check the historical data at worldweather.com and such but your personal experience is invaluable - will really appreciate any suggestions.
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