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December 8

Empirical data of flight delays to and fro DEN vs SFO around December?

Just booked my int'l flight by way of Denver a little under 24 hours ago. Could anyone help me get empirical data (at least a prior probability) of flights to and fro DEN cancelled or severely delayed, compared against ones in and out of SFO around this time of year? I'm slightly concerned about my flight into DEN potentially snowed in, and wanted to get a better sense if it's worth switching to an alternative flight to the same destination via SFO on the ~same day. Thanks a lot!
posted by macbookair around Chihuahua, Mexico at 10:19 AM - 3 answers

December 4

Where should we beach?

We've done, and LOVED Playa del Carmen, but now must find a comparable place on the Pacific side. [more inside]
posted by wocka wocka wocka around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at 6:40 AM - 10 answers has best

November 20

How do I not get the Smuggler's Blues?

I have four or five items that belong to me (worth a few hundred dollars each) that I'll be taking with me to Mexico. On my return, I want to leave them with my Mexican colleagues. How does this work with things like 'duty' and 'import' and all that? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser around Mexico at 1:55 PM - 6 answers has best

November 18

Help Plan New Years Beach Vacation

I'm looking for a great spot to get away from New England for a New Year's beach vacation. I realize I'm booking last-minute so flights are expensive and lodging inventory is limited. Tulum is high on the list, but it doesn't seem possible to stay anywhere near the water for less than $500/night (which is WAY beyond my budget). Airbnb has places in town for around $1000/week which is well within reach. Would it be a fun/relaxing/rejuvenating beach vacation experience staying in town in Tulum, renting a car, and driving to the beach? if so, does the hive mind have any tips for staying in town? Also, what alternative destinations might I consider in order to get right on the water? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds around Tulum, Mexico at 7:03 PM - 4 answers

November 9

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 around Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at 12:29 PM - 12 answers has best

October 9

Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point?

Looks like the last question about Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point, Mexico, is about 10 years old. What's it like these days? Is it still possible to have a chill beach vacation there or has it gone full Spring Break?
posted by elizeh around Puerto Peñasco, Mexico at 9:42 AM - 5 answers has best

September 19

Just how rainy is it in Cancun/Tulum/Zipolite right now?

I'm thinking of a last minute vacation to Tulum or Zipolite, but the weather is showing as rainy every day for the next seven days. I'm wondering if this just means short showers each day, and it's otherwise sunny enough and a fine enough time to visit, or if I should look elsewhere for a vacation? I could potentially go to Mexico City / Oaxaca first for a week or so, and then the beach afterwards if that might help the weather situation. Thanks for any and all advice!
posted by User7 around Mexico at 12:43 PM - 4 answers

September 16

What to eat/see/do in Mexico City?

I'll be in Mexico City in mid-October for three days. What do I need to see & do? Priorities: a) great vegetarian-friendly eating (both budget and upscale), including fantastic pastries/sweets/ice cream, b) magical, atmospheric, walkable neighborhoods, c) cool groups of people to meet -- expats? others?, d) the very best museums, e) anything else.
posted by shivohum around Mexico City, Mexico at 10:50 AM - 3 answers

September 10

Mexican Airport Misery: Aeromexico VS Air Canada

Due to a late departure, various snafus in the Mexico City airport, and some extremely unhelpful and unsympathetic ground personnel, our recent trip from Acapulco (Aeromexico) to Toronto (Air Canada) via Mexico City turned into an expensive nightmare. I have googled various keywords, checked out several FlyerTalk forums and gone through similar MF threads, but I haven't located anything remotely helpful. I am hoping the hive mind can help suggest how to seek compensation. Unhappy details below the fold: [more inside]
posted by juifenasie around Mexico City, Mexico at 7:58 AM - 14 answers has best

September 5

If you had your choice: Isla Mujeres, Tulum, or somewhere else?

A (platonic) friend and I have settled on a week in the for our annual adventure Yucatan with the necessity of observing Dia de los Muertos as traditionally as possible. What's out: resort-y tourist traps and highbrow urban scenes. What's in: rustic, natural, and easy access to natural & historic sites. Muchas gracias in advance for your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by moonbird around Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico at 9:34 AM - 10 answers has best

August 30

Travel: Mexico City

I am traveling to Mexico City for two weeks in in mid September, and would love some Mefite Advice on lesser known things to see and do! [more inside]
posted by velebita around Mexico City, Mexico at 8:55 AM - 3 answers

July 2

Motorcycle Camping in North-Western Mexico

I am looking for a quiet place to pitch a tent and do nothing for a few days preferably by the beach. I have gear and am familiar with travelling in Mexico.
posted by sunslice around Mexico at 8:45 AM - 3 answers has best

June 24

Mexico Tips

I'm spending several weeks in Cuernavaca, can you tell me... [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser around Cuernavaca, Mexico at 1:43 PM - 3 answers has best

June 1

Cancun on a budget?

I'm going to be spending a couple of weeks in the yucatan peninsula with my girlfriend, mostly staying in inexpensive hotels and hostels. We're flying home out of cancun, and her parents are going to meet us there for a few days. We don't have a huge budget, but would like to spend a couple of nights at a decent hotel with a nice pool. Being all inclusive isn't important to us, if there are decent restaurants nearby. In fact, being on the beach isn't that important, if we can get to it without too much hassle. Any suggestions for places to stay? I'd like it to be less than $100 a night per person.
posted by empath around Cancún, Mexico at 8:02 PM - 7 answers

March 22

Help plan my vacation to Mexico City!

What are can't-miss things in Mexico City and Puebla? [more inside]
posted by queens86 around Mexico City, Mexico at 2:07 PM - 14 answers

February 20

Is there any reputable car rental to be found in Cancun?

I'm flying into Cancun in the next few days, and since I'll be travelling south from there, I'm interested in a rental car. Please help me not get ripped off. [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic around Cancún, Mexico at 3:50 PM - 3 answers

January 6

Where to go in Mexico

Of the following places, which is the least touristy? By this I mostly mean, most likely not to encounter English speakers, thus forcing me to speak Spanish. Guadalajara * Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo * Loreto * Los Cabos * Manzanillo/Costa Alegre * Mazatlan * Mexico City * Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit
posted by falsedmitri around Mexico at 6:25 PM - 18 answers

Three-day trip to Mexico City - Must Sees?

What are the can't miss sights, restaurants and happenings in Mexico City from January 18-21? My boyfriend and I are going to Mexico City for a impromptu three-day trip and would love some neighborhood, restaurant/bar/cafe and sightseeing suggestions! [more inside]
posted by foodmapper around Mexico City, Mexico at 9:14 AM - 10 answers

December 23, 2013

Merida

We are visiting Merida, Mexico next week and have questions [more inside]
posted by ladoo around Mexico at 9:32 PM - 5 answers

December 17, 2013

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 around Tulum, Mexico at 7:39 PM - 4 answers