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Mexico Vacation Rental: please help me not get scammed

I am trying to rent an apartment for a month in Playa del Carmen through a website that I found on google. Lets say it's called rent-playa-del-carmen.com (I can name the actual website if it's relevant). So far, I have been getting very professional responses with all my questions properly answered. The issue is that the agent is now asking for the full month of rent ($2500) plus $1000 deposit 30 days before my arrival. This is raising a bunch of red flags for me. Is this common or am I being scammed? Should I refuse and only pay the deposit? Is this such a big red flag that I I should walk away?
posted by lenny70 on Nov 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Where should we stay in Tulum?

Heading to Tulum without the kids at the end of Jan/Beginning of Feb for 3 nights and am seeking recommendations for accommodations based upon relatively recent stays. Our requirements: Quiet, clean, nice bed, ceiling fans, hot water, good restaurant, on the ocean. We'd like a cabana but also would consider the right hotel. We can spend up to $500/night for the right place but I'd love to find something closer to $300. Ideally, not next to any major new developments, which I understand are starting to take over the area. Thanks in advance for any help!
posted by avrobie on Dec 17, 2013 - 4 answers

Google Voice calls from Playa del Carmen?

Can I make calls over the free Wifi at the Mexican resort I'll be at this week? [more inside]
posted by PSB on Apr 29, 2013 - 6 answers

All-Inclusives should be easy, right?

In about a month, 3 friends and I are going to an all-inclusive in Cancun. I'm fairly well-travelled, but I prefer going to cities and exploring around, so I've never done a cruise or any type of beachy resort vacation. What kind of tips/tricks does Metafilter have for getting the most out of relaxing, and drinking tropical drinks on the beach all day? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Mar 28, 2013 - 26 answers

Where can we watch the Super Bowl in Mexico City?

My Ravens-loving boyfriend wants to watch American football next weekend. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Jan 24, 2013 - 4 answers

A warm place with no memory

Mexico beach filter: Is there anywhere I could go on the Yucatan for a low-cost, laid-back, bohemian-esque week on the beach this November? Or should I stick with the area around Zipolite on the Oaxaca coast? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 28, 2012 - 17 answers

What groceries should we buy in Cabo?

What are the best (grocery store) food staples to buy in Mexico to be able to stay in and cook rather than eat out at exorbitantly-priced tourist restaurants? Details within... [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Oct 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Homeymoon: a little beach, a little adrenaline

Looking for honeymoon recommendations that balance hanging out on the beach and learning something (SCUBA, surfing, etc.). Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by craven_morhead on Jun 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Father-Daughter Mexico Vacation

Help me plan a relaxing Father-Daughter vacation in Mexico during the second half of July. [more inside]
posted by OLechat on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Cancun light and easy.

I'll be in Cancun with my wife and two year old in mid-April. What should/can we do? We will be there for six days. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Help us plan our vacation in Mexico

Help us plan our vacation in Mexico [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jan 27, 2011 - 20 answers

I need to use six days of vacation by January 8th and would like to go somewhere warm (preferably). I am open to non-warm ideas though.

Last minute inexpensive vacation ideas to somewhere warm (preferably) [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Dec 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Where in the Caribbean/Central America to go in late November?

Where in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Central America should I go in late November? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Nov 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Help us travel to Mexico?

My friends and I would like to go on a vacation to Mexico this winter. I have done some research but all the options are pretty overwhelming, so I'm turning to AskMe for your advice. Details about what we are looking for are inside. [more inside]
posted by jouir on Sep 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Tulum or Cozumel or Both (and things to do)?

Tulum and Cozumel - which one or both, and what to see and do for an outdoorsy / photographer / SCUBA type... [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Help us get away!

My boyfriend, my father, and I are going to take a trip together in September. My boyfriend and I are in our early 30s, fairly active, and are interested in beaches, ruins, rainforests/jungles, white water rafting, and possibly scuba diving. My dad is in his late 50s, quite overweight (like probably 150-200 lbs overweight), and enjoys luxury hotels, relaxing, and fun stuff that's not TOO physically taxing. I haven't seen him in a few years, but he may be interested in white water rafting and scuba diving, if his weight isn't an issue. We're looking at somewhere in Central America, most likely Belize or the Yucatan, but we're also considering Costa Rica and are open to other suggestions. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Where to go in Mexico City?

What to do and where to stay in Mexico City May 14-18? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Off to Tulum We Are, Are We

Suggestions for must see/do/experience in Tulum? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Dec 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Hotel Luz En Yucatan

Hotel Luz En Yucatan , Mexico, sounds too good to be true. Is it? I would like to hear from anyone who has been there before. Thinking of going in January. Thanks.
posted by uans on Dec 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Please plan my trip.

We (two Seattleites in their mid-twenties) just booked plane tickets to Cancun over New Year's. I'm not interested in all-inclusive resorts or clubbing or vegetating at the same stretch of beach for an entire week. Now what? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 30, 2009 - 15 answers

Suggestions for a house rental for Mexico?

House rental for a group in Mexico? Babyfriendly a must. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Sep 2, 2009 - 3 answers

where is the best snorkeling in Baja?

Best snorkeling in a non-touristy area in Baja? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Apr 17, 2009 - 3 answers

family vacation near los mochis?

My family's regular Mexican vacation spot is a combination of Isla Mujeres & Tulum area. That said, we have a new 10-month old baby this time and are looking for something a little closer. I saw that flights from LAX to Los Mochis are particularly inexpensive; can anyone recommend small, not too touristy beach communities similar to what we'd find in Yucatan (or nicer!) within a bus trip or short drive of Los Mochis? Bonus points for recommendations for inexpensive house rentals or interesting things to do, since (I assume) there are no cenotes in northern Mexico for us to snorkel in all day.
posted by luriete on Feb 11, 2009 - 0 answers

Packing clothes for Mexican vacation

I am a 49 y/o woman traveling for Xmas to Akumal (near Cancun) with my family and my extended family. We are staying in condos right on the beach and I want to pack comfortable clothes/shoes but still look good. What besides swimsuits and cover-ups and hat should I take? What shoes? I have Keen water sandals but they do fill up with sand on the beach and are probably mainly for river shoes when you need to walk on rocks. I also have black teva flip flops. Not the most flattering at all! We will be snorkeling, reading on the beach, walking, sightseeing going to restaurants, playing with young nieces and nephews. Thank you!
posted by seekingsimplicity on Dec 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Last-minute cheap travel tips?

Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Writers retreat in SoCal/Mexico

Help me find a retreat to write near los angeles. [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Oct 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Luxury vacation rentals around Puerto Vallarta?

Need help finding a luxury vacation rental in/around Puerto Vallarta for one couple, no kids. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Jul 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for advice about Spanish immersion programs (and more) while in Oaxaca, Mexico

Traveling to Oaxaca with a friend for a 2-4 week Spanish immersion program this June/July. We are looking for some advice about Spanish language programs, homestays/lodging, and transportation. We are having a very difficult time finding a good learning program—there are so many to choose from and we don't quite know what to look for and how to determine which ones are good. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Anniversary in Ensenada

Where should I take my partner for our anniversary in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico? We're looking at the two-night packages at Las Rosas, but would like suggested alternatives, preferably smaller and more intimate. Also looking for good spa and massage recommendations. If San Felipe is waaay better, please let me know. I researched it online and it looks like a marina and golf courses for American weekenders, which is sort of what we want to avoid. Oh, we're also interested in a day hike, maybe inland in the mountains.
posted by billtron on May 5, 2008 - 3 answers

My trip to Mexico City and ???

Nine days in Mexico in early June. Flying into Mexico City. Where else in Mexico should I go after 4-5 days there?
posted by smackfu on Apr 9, 2008 - 12 answers

First visit to DF

Art, architecture and food enthusiasts: what should I do during my short trip to Mexico City? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 answers

family vacations in tulum mexico?

Family and extended family vacation in Tulum area of Mexico? [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Dec 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Tropics on the cheap?

Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 8, 2007 - 10 answers

What's your favorite romantic getaway?

What's your favorite romantic getaway? The lady and I are looking to take a vacation (probably someplace warm) in January on a modest (~$1k/pp hotel and airfare) budget. But where? [more inside]
posted by theoddball on Oct 26, 2007 - 19 answers

Where to stay in Mexico?

Where to stay in Mexico for a large family? [more inside]
posted by underwater on Oct 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Visiting Tulum, Mexico. Where should we stay?

My partner and I are going to visit Tulum, Mexico next January or February, and I have three questions. [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Jul 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Vacation Ideas for August

My girlfriend and I are taking a week vacation in early August, somewhere in North or Central America, where should we go and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on May 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me plan an "escape from the city" vacation

Help me plan an "escape from the city" vacation [more inside]
posted by postergeist on Apr 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Mexico beach vacation

Recommendations for beach vacation in Mexico in March? [more inside]
posted by gokart4xmas on Nov 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Is the Pacific Coast of Mexico too hot to visit in August?

(Vacation filter) -- Can anyone give their thoughts or experiences about the Puerto Vallarta area of Mexico during August? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Jul 5, 2006 - 8 answers

Information about La Paz, in Baja California, Mexico?

Can anyone share any first hand experiences in La Paz, Mexico? My wife has a distant relative who owns a bed and breakfast there, and we're having a hard time finding specific information about the town, nearby beaches, etc. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Jun 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Como se dice "Tropical Father-Son Reunion" en español?

"La Riviera Maya" (er, coastal Quintana Roo, Mexico) or Costa Rica for a Totally Awesome Father-Son Bonding Experience in March/April/May 2007? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 26, 2006 - 13 answers

Tulum, Mexico Travel Advice Needed

Where can we camp near Tulum, Mexico? Suggestions of places to eat, swim, snorkel, hike, and meet other travelers also welcome. [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Mar 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Cheap vacation in Mexico? Somewhere in California? Somewhere else?

CheapVacationFilter: I want to take a cheap few-day vacation with my girlfriend. We're in Los Angeles. I'm wondering about this "Mexico" thing not too far away... [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Dec 25, 2005 - 14 answers

Yes, I'm going to Haiti San Miguel de Allende for the first time. Anyone ever go? Tips?

My girlfriend and I have sadly cancelled our trip to Haiti and are headed for San Miguel. We're picking up information quickly, but leaving tomorrow. Any tips on cheap lodging, good eats, things to do, day trips, environmental concerns, etc. would be helpful.
posted by hellbient on Jun 8, 2005 - 5 answers

Baja (near Cabo)

We've bought tickets to the southern tip of Baja, Mexico for the third week in May. We'd like to stay outside of Cabo San Lucas, maybe in La Paz or Todos Santos. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Apr 14, 2005 - 4 answers

Mexico Vacation Filter

My husband and I want to take a 7-9 day vacation in July-August. I am looking at La Isla Mujeres in Mexico and want to know if anyone has been there and what you thought of it. Also, do you have places you love in Mexico? We are looking for off the beaten path places. We are into hiking, snorkeling, ruins, stuff like that. (Not the Cancun type of people.) It must be on the water.
posted by aacheson on Mar 24, 2005 - 21 answers

Mexican Vacation: Ixtapa vs. Zihuatanejo

Mexican Vacation Thunderdome: Ixtapa vs. Zihuatanejo. Two cities enter... One city leaves. [more inside]
posted by daver on Mar 3, 2005 - 2 answers

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