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
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
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
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 - 9 answers
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
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