Mexican Pacific Coast
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2012 5:38 PM Last Post By: stewbear
Oct 18, 2012 1:42 PM
Mexican Pacific CoastMy husband and I are trying to plan our honeymoon for December on the Mexican Pacific Coast. We would like to do an all inclusive resort but not in a huge city. We would like to be beachfront but have access to hiking, ziplining and other such excursions. I have been to the Playa Del Carmen area and liked the size of it but would like to try the other coast this time. From the following which would you recommend?
Puerto Escondido (sounds like a nice size but we aren't into surfing or scuba diving so is this the right choice?)
Puerto Vallarta (Worried about the size - similar to Cancun?)
Los Cabos (I heard you can't swim in the ocean at most resorts in Los Cabos - is this true?)
Any help you can provide is very much appreciated!
Oct 18, 2012 2:22 PM
Oct 18, 2012 3:20 PM
2BUT, PV and Nuevo PV ARE a big city with lots and lots of traffic. I think Mazatlán would suit you better, as more and more of the beach resorts are offering all inclusive (even though there are many, many really good places to eat in Mazatlán—many within easy walking distance of most resort properties—and getting around is MUCH easier and less expensive than either Cancún —absolutely horrible—or PV, which is not as bad as Cancún, but still long distances and lots of traffic.) Normally, I recommend not to take AI in Mazatlán, but I know there are those who really like that style or have special reasons for wanting AI at this time.
Edited by: mazgringo
Oct 18, 2012 3:36 PM
3I believe Puerto Escondido has one (or two) all-inclusive resorts, on Playa Bacocho. Puerto Escondido is enjoyed best, in my opinion, by people who are independent and adventurous and want to do it themselves.
Oct 18, 2012 6:06 PM
4There are the AI's in Huatulco,where there is an airport, which is a bit south of PE,however you do not have to surf or scuba dive to enjoy PE.There are several beaches that are great for swimming, my favourite being Carizalillo.I don't know about AI's but there are lots of hotels including higher end and restaraunts abound.Their is also a truly beautiful lagoon for birding tours.My personal prefernce would be to stay away from the bigger areas and go to a smaller and probably more relaxing place.Good luck and have an awesome honeymoon.
Oct 18, 2012 7:08 PM
5Agree with #4: give a try to Huatulco. It has everything you are looking for, and is perfect for honeymooners. There are very good all inclusive resorts at very convenient prices, nearby adventurous attractions like "Río Copalita" plus nice excursions to 7 different bays. After the Caribbean beaches, Huatulco comes second. It has actually achieved a recognition because of the care they have with the environment. Enjoy!
Oct 18, 2012 8:09 PM
6Have you considered the resort of Ixtapa/zihuatanejo?
Ixtapa with its luxurious resorts that are mostly all inclusive and the quaint charm of Zihuatanejo 10 minutes away.
Beautiful beaches , special atmosphere, friendly people and yummy food!
Oct 19, 2012 1:18 AM
8Pacific Mexico has many All Inclusive oportunities. For a December visit I would discount Mazatlan for being too far north, nights can be cool. San Blas and south have the warmth most people want. Going as far as Zihatenejo will bring a lot more warmth, maybe even too much. Hatulco is said to have some breezes, but is warm. I have shivered in the afternoon sunshine of many a January day in the Cabo area because of cool winds. Yes you can snorkle there, but an outdoor swimming pool, if not heated, will feel cold. Manzanillo has all inclusives, and their weather is about ideal. Being on the beach you will be able to largely forget about it being a huge industrial city with a busy port. There is some air pollution which, if you find the right things to do can be almost ignored. (This is getting better with their beginning to utilize natural gas for electric generation.) Nuevo Vallarta could fill the bill, or maybe ,a few miles to the north, Rincon de Guayabitos. Or the Grand Bay resort across the water, and in another state, from Barra de Navidad. Not faamiliar with P.E.
Oct 19, 2012 8:28 AM
9Mazatlan is a lot bigger than PV, it's also more commercial, where there's no industry in PV except tourism. Nuevo isn't even a city, just an area for tourist resorts, nearly all are All Inclusives. Loads of tours available including Whale Watching at that time of year.
Oct 19, 2012 12:53 PM
10I´d go with Huatulco. PE is too surferish, Maz is a city, I love it but not for a honeymoon. PV would be my next choice, it is romantic but a city too. Yes Huatulco would be my honeymoon getaway. (What a richness of choices we have in MX)
Oct 20, 2012 8:52 AM
Oct 20, 2012 9:17 AM
12You don't mention when in December you are planning for. Be aware that beginning the week before Christmas families from the highlands begin to head to the beach. By the week after Christmas every beach will be full to overflowing with national tourists. Other than Easter it is the busiest time of the year. If your dates coincide with this period, book early !
Oct 20, 2012 5:38 PM
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