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October 5

Where to visit in Jardines del Pedregal?

Can anyone recommend specific address/streets/intersections to visit in Jardines del Pedregal (México City)?
posted by andoatnp around Mexico City, Mexico at 12:40 PM - 2 answers

September 13

Chill Coffee Cafe for Creatives in Cozumel?

Third cruise visit to Cozumel coming up. This time the focus is maximum chill and room for creative productivity, (as opposed to adventure, shopping, sightseeing...) Help us find a cafe with the food, the coffee, and the atmosphere to just be who we be, but in Cozumel. Requirements after the break. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact around Mexico at 9:23 AM - 2 answers

September 8

Do protests in Oaxaca complicate travel there?

The wife and I are considering a trip to Oaxaca. A couple we know who goes there every Christmas holiday (the husband is from Oaxaca) has warned us that travel there outside of the biggest holidays can be disrupted by protests, strikes, etc. that happen pretty regularly there - to the point that it can be very difficult just to get from the airport to the city (or vice versa). Just looking for a second opinion: are Oaxaca protests frequent and disruptive enough that it's kind of risky to plan a trip there not during a major holiday?
posted by Mechitar around Oaxaca, Mexico at 8:35 PM - 2 answers has best

September 3

Offbeat things to do in Mexico City?

I'm going to Mexico City for a week mid-month, staying in a friend's apartment in Del Carmen. I'm trying to plan a loose itinerary of one thing per day, a mix of must-sees and more offbeat stuff. I'm looking for things to add to the latter category, either in the city or within day-trip distance--music, food, culture, etc. A lucha libre show is one possibility--what about some others? I speak Spanish and I'm comfortable poking around and using public transportation on my own.
posted by gottabefunky around Mexico City, Mexico at 12:58 PM - 16 answers

July 25

need virtual assistant specializes in car rental for once-off booking

Am about to go on vacation to Cancun with large group (9) and need help booking a van as well as 2 kid car seats. Is there a virtual assistant service that specializes in car rental. got to be someone willing to navigate the maze of options and sleight of hand tactics of rental companies especially wrt to insurance.
posted by lapsang around Cancún, Mexico at 7:23 PM - 4 answers

July 20

Opportunity for travel to Mexico + injury: go or no?

I have an RSI that, with aggressive rest, has finally begun to calm down. It doesn't take much walking to aggravate it right now. I have not been able to find wheelchair rentals in the areas we are traveling to. I can rent a wheelchair in my home city, but am not sure how the logistics of that would work out, hopping three flights. We are traveling with friends, and I am not willing to curb their activities. [more inside]
posted by moira around Oaxaca, Mexico at 5:55 PM - 8 answers

July 9

Taxi in Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco

My partner is visiting family in a small village about 15 miles outside of Huejuquilla El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico and needs to get a taxi there. Degree of difficulty: She can't access the web and I don't speak Spanish. Help? [more inside]
posted by Arthur Vandelay around Mexico at 12:45 PM - 9 answers

July 2

Woops, that was it back there... Can we just back up?

So, someone I know just crossed into Mexico by car at San Ysidro/Tijuana and didn't pull over at the INM for their tourist cards. Is there a way to get back to the INM office without recrossing the border? Can they go to the INM office at the airport?
posted by bricoleur around Tijuana, Mexico at 11:21 AM - 1 answer

June 26

Frida Kahlo Museum - photography permit?

Will be heading to CDMX next week and have reservations at many of the main attractions, including advanced tickets at the Frida Kahlo Museum. I read in a couple of spots that you have to have a permit to take photos? Does that include all photos? Or just photos with a camera that is not a phone? And if that is the case (I have an actual camera that I will want to take pictures with), how do I get a permit in advance?
posted by something_witty around Mexico City, Mexico at 2:12 PM - 5 answers has best

May 29

Travel, behavior, safety recommendations for Oaxaca, Mexico

At the end of June, my sweetie and I will be traveling with a group tour/class in Oaxaca on prearranged flights, in prearranged lodging and mostly prearranged eating and activities for 2.5 weeks. There will be times we are at liberty, and we've already had the class' orientation, which focused, in part, on travel safety and habits. But I'm wondering if my fellow MeFites have more tips and ideas? [more inside]
posted by kalessin around Oaxaca, Mexico at 10:45 AM - 7 answers has best

May 11

Planning a 2 week trip to Mexico; recommendations?

My partner and I are currently planning a two week trip to Mexico at the end of October and are looking for recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Faff around Mexico at 1:45 PM - 5 answers

April 2

Relaxing in Cabo for a week in April

My husband and I are going to Cabo San Lucas for a week later this month. My friend gifted us her week at her timeshare which is located on the Marina. Neither of us have been to Mexico before. We are old and do not drink. [more inside]
posted by vespabelle around Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at 6:25 PM - 6 answers has best

March 14

Day trip from San Diego to Tijuana

I've lived in San Diego for a few years but have never been to Mexico. Friends are visiting who want to check out TJ. Please advise on logistics and what to see and do for a few hours south of the border! [more inside]
posted by atruesock around Tijuana, Mexico at 11:33 AM - 4 answers

January 15

Mexico in July?

A friend and I will have about 5 nights to spend in Mexico after travelling through Costa Rica in July. We are after some relaxing beach time and Tulum was recommended to us, but after researching we are concerned about the smelly seaweed issue. Any suggestions from the hivemind? [more inside]
posted by Naanwhal around Mexico at 12:01 AM - 5 answers

November 24, 2018

What level of safety concern travelling to the Oaxaca coast?

My partner and I are going back to Puerto Angel, on the Oaxacan coast, for a week to celebrate our anniversary in the beginning of December. In light of recent events and tensions, how concerned for safety should we be? We are respectful, polite travelers, one of us is fluent and the other tries real hard. [more inside]
posted by TheRedArmy around Puerto ángel, Mexico at 7:01 PM - 2 answers

October 6, 2018

Cabo for a long weekend in February

We (2 adults) are considering a long weekend in Cabo in February. Tickets are pretty cheap and it isn't too far. We aren't party/resort people, so need suggestions on where to stay, eat, and things to do.
posted by k8t around Mexico at 3:38 PM - 4 answers

September 27, 2018

Show me the natural beauty of Mexico

I find myself without a home in Mexico for three weeks so I thought I’d go poke around. I like natural beauty, generally on a grand scale. Difficulty: I can not leave Mexico, and I’d prefer to stay out of the western areas for safety reasons.
posted by Tell Me No Lies around Mexico at 12:33 PM - 8 answers

September 12, 2018

Flying into Cancun for two weeks. What do you recommend?

A close friend and I are flying into the Cancun airport at the end of the month. We have two weeks, Saturday to Saturday (to Saturday?) and there's so much to see and do. My friend will be working remotely during the day for all but 4 of the weekdays we're there, around the weekend in the middle. Where should we go and what should we do? [more inside]
posted by iliketolaughalot around Mexico at 3:33 PM - 6 answers

July 12, 2018

Solo Travel in Mexico City

I'm a woman traveling solo to Mexico next month, and am debating whether I want to stop for ~5 days in Mexico City. Do you think it will be safe and reasonably carefree? Any recommendations on where to stay or where to go (and where not to)? I am an experienced traveler, but I do not speak Spanish and have never been to Mexico before. [more inside]
posted by rue72 around Mexico City, Mexico at 7:06 AM - 11 answers has best

April 25, 2018

Things to see, eat and do in Mexico City/San Miguel?

We decided to go ahead and book a trip to Mexico City/San Miguel de Allende, and have 4 days in each. Do you have favourite places to see, things to do, or tips on amazing food/cafes/restaurants we should check out? Anything you loved and would go back to? Places you wish you'd spent more time? Food you can't forget? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday around Mexico City, Mexico at 11:58 AM - 9 answers has best