good place to take a Spanish-speaking week's vacation?
June 4, 2013 9:39 AM Subscribe
Wrestling with Mexico vs. Spain vs. ???
posted by DMelanogaster to Travel & Transportation (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to go away for a week to a Spanish-speaking place. Leaving from New York. Last year Puerto Rico was perfect: short air time, cheap, enough interesting historical stuff, food eh but whatever. But that was last year. Now it's this year:
(1) how dangerous is it REALLY to go to Cancun in order not to go to Cancun but, rather, to see Tulum etc.? Would we seriously be kidnapped and murdered?
(2) would it be "worth it" (more money, longer flight time, worse jet lag) to fly to Barcelona to stay for a week? including a few side trips such as Montserrat (sp.?)(<<spelling, not spanish)
(3) anyplace else?
e.g. Dominican Republic = resorts or what I hear is a pretty deserted Santa Domingo (and not very safe)
South America: we went to Ecuador in 2006 and it was a great trip but it sort of satiated my South American travel desires (Argentina = too far, airfare so costly! )
Husband has seen Peru already and I have little desire etc.
Central America: e.g. Costa Rica: I don't have any desire to wander around rainforests; Ecuadorian Amazonas was definitely enough of that! not a "nature person", really, though love a nice beach (as long as umbrellas are available, not to mention Public Toilets!)
So this is my free association, any suggestions welcome -- but really DANGER IN MEXICO is my main question!!! gracias.