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 - 5 answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 25 answers
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
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
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
My Ravens-loving boyfriend wants to watch American football next weekend. [more inside]posted by quadrilaterals around Mexico City, Mexico at 2:52 PM - 4 answers
December 3, 2012
Mexico resort restaurant dress code? [more inside]posted by entropic around Mexico at 10:09 PM - 6 answers
November 1, 2012
18 days in Mexico, divided between the DF, Oaxaca City and the Oaxaca coast - what should I not miss? [more inside]posted by lunasol around Mexico at 11:09 AM - 12 answers
October 24, 2012
Looking for information about budget whale watching vacations in Baja in early January. [more inside]posted by straw around San Pedro Garza García, Mexico at 2:21 PM - 1 answer
September 10, 2012
Flying into Cancun for a week in October and thinking of staying at Playa del Carmen - need recommendations for a hotel or resort that can accommodate lots of energetic activities AND slothful beach relaxing. [more inside]posted by yogalemon around Cancun, Mexico at 11:05 AM - 1 answer
September 5, 2012
I will soon be in Madrid & Barcelona for a long week. I'm looking for established/trusted restaurants/ bars/ cafes in central areas that don't suck, places that aren't too touristy/a rip-off, but enjoy a good reputation for whatever reason, even if expensive. open to any type of cuisine. thank you posted by mrmarley around Matamoros, Mexico at 4:35 AM - 7 answers
September 4, 2012
We need to get away! Mid to late October is the target date.
Requirements: all inclusive, close to airport, excellent food. [more inside]posted by LaBellaStella around Cancun, Mexico at 4:32 PM - 2 answers
July 23, 2012
Can I take a road trip to Mexico in a car that's not registered in my name? [more inside]posted by psycheslamp around Baja California, Mexico at 1:44 PM - 7 answers
June 28, 2012
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 around Mexico at 1:14 PM - 17 answers