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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
December 3, 2013
My mother, who is getting on in years, lives in Acapulco and needs to apply for a Taiwan visitor visa (not a landing visa, which is automatic for US citizens). The problem is finding a secure way to send the passport to either Mexico City or Houston. Fedex has no office in Acapulco. DHL does have an office there, but their unhelpful web pages
do not inspire confidence, and my inquiry about "prepaid envelopes" and pickup options to "mail a US passport" was answered with a slightly brain-dead request: "we need ur document weight and ur document outer package size." Seriously, has the US (or any other country) ever isssued an A3-size 2-kilo passports?
My question: Is there any QUICK & SECURE way (avoiding DHL if possible) to send a passport plus a prepaid return envelope from Acapulco to Mexico City or Houston, Texas? Note that I am not in Mexico: I need to find a quick and easy solution for my Mom, who cannot get around easily. posted by juifenasie around Mexico at 5:39 AM - 6 answers
November 26, 2013
I have an upcoming trip that includes a stopover from about 6AM to late evening in MEX.
We'll be traveling with a 3-year-old, so we will probably spend the first few hours trying to get some sleep at an airport hotel.
I'm wondering if anyone has an idea for something to do with the rest of the day that won't cause a lot of stress about making it back for our flight?
I've never been to Mexico City. What are the usual tourist attractions?
Is traffic so bad that we could only fit in something really quick and nearby?
Is it even worth it to leave the airport area?
Thanks! posted by mmc around Mexico City, Mexico at 3:29 PM - 6 answers
November 6, 2013
As a tourist, how much photography gear can I take into Mexico without requiring a professional visa? [more inside]posted by chrchr around Oaxaca, Mexico at 5:17 PM - 7 answers
October 27, 2013
I am travelling to Los Cabos via San Diego this winter and am planning to stay for just over a week. Apart from the obligatory surfing, whale watching, snorkelling, and cuisine, what are some things I can do in that general vicinity that I won't find in a guidebook (including La Paz for a day or two)? What did you enjoy the most? posted by Clementines4ever around Las Pintitas, Mexico at 7:31 AM - 4 answers
October 8, 2013
We need some travel tips on our upcoming trip to Chiapas (Mexico) for this week. Mostly your input on how to find the best flight and what cities can we visit on a 9 day tour. [more inside]posted by ladoo around Mexico at 3:57 PM - 3 answers
August 22, 2013
I'm going to Mexico City in late October and have a bunch of questions! [more inside]posted by TheGoodBlood around Mexico City, Mexico at 1:17 PM - 1 answer
April 11, 2013
The four of us (2 parents, a 12, and a 7 year old) will be there at the end of June for a week. We’re looking for a place that is clean, not crazy expensive, right on the beach (or certainly not more than a few hundred yards). It’d be nice if it has an oven and a fridge, but if not we’d definitely need it to have an on-site restaurant. We’d like a beach that is “gentle” enough that the young’uns need not worry about being swept out to sea, and prefer to stay away from the big box hotels, but are really open to any good suggestion.
Gracias mil por sus sugerencias. posted by subajestad around San José Del Cabo, Mexico at 12:32 PM - 2 answers
March 28, 2013
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 around Cancún, Mexico at 7:32 AM - 26 answers
March 20, 2013
In July I'm flying into Mexico City
for my friend's wedding in San Miguel de Allende
. I have two days (or so, it's pretty flexible) to get from the airport in FD to SMdA, can you help me figure out the best route and/or means of transportation? And also what I should do for fun and/or adventure with the extra day or so I have to explore the area? [more inside]posted by carsonb around Mexico City, Mexico at 10:02 AM - 3 answers
February 22, 2013
We'll be travelling to Mexico with our baby to see my wife's family, and then going on a short trip to Oaxaca with my parents in law. Somehow its come to me (the only non Mexican) to find accommodation in Oaxaca. Please help! [more inside]posted by Admira around Oaxaca, Mexico at 9:45 PM - 4 answers
February 19, 2013
I have a relative who will be on a business trip to Mexico City for about 10 days in March, and I am very tempted to go down there for a few days and visit. However I am also concerned about the number of vacation days I will be burning up as I already have two other short trips on the books for March. I've been curious to see D.F. (Mexico City) for a long time. We would be staying in the heart of downtown, in the shopping/financial district, close to the huge urban park and a bunch of museums. [more inside]posted by mmmmbobo around Mexico City, Mexico at 9:22 PM - 16 answers