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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 - 5 answers

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

March 19, 2018

Semana Santa in Sayulita

Soooo-we are heading to Sayulita, near Puerto Vallarta, Saturday for a week for Spring Break. We knew we’d be there during Semana Santa (Easter week) when we booked, but I don’t think we realized how perhaps bad of an idea this might be. And now I’m seeing online posts that indicate we are doomed to be stricken by norovirus and soaked in sewage for the week. Help! [more inside]
posted by purenitrous around Sayulita, Mexico at 7:37 PM - 2 answers has best

February 5, 2018

Mobile data in Mexico

My partner and I are traveling to Mexico for 12 days next month and would like to know about the easiest and most cost-effective options for mobile data for our smartphones while we're there. (Whether that's a SIM card, an international plan, etc.) We both have iPhones. She has AT&T and I have Verizon (both based in the U.S.). Not particularly concerned about talk & text—just want to be able to get online. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell around Mexico at 9:36 AM - 13 answers has best

January 18, 2018

Mexico City during Holy Week?

Is traveling to Mexico City during Holy Week (Semana Santa) a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by greta simone around Mexico City, Mexico at 9:16 AM - 3 answers

January 11, 2018

Where to stay on the Oaxaca coast

My partner and I (late 30s/early 40s M-F couple from the U.S., no kids) will be heading to the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico in March and we're looking for a place to stay near or on the beach. We're interested in all suggestions at all price points. Thanks!
posted by DavidNYC around Mexico at 11:01 AM - 4 answers

January 10, 2018

What's good in Puerto Vallarta?

Going to Puerto Vallarta next week. What should I do/see/eat? [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at 12:43 PM - 13 answers

November 11, 2017

New Year's in Mexico City

We'll be in Mexico City the last week of December this year, through New Year's. Can you advise us on any holiday events to look into, and how the September earthquake should factor into our planning? [more inside]
posted by slanket wizard around Mexico City, Mexico at 4:21 PM - 2 answers

November 7, 2017

Los Cabos 2018

We've booked our flights to Los Cabos, Mexico. It was not our first choice but we had airline vouchers and this was one of the more reasonable options. Unfortunately, everything I am seeing online makes me think we are about to have a very bad vacation... any tips for salvaging it? [more inside]
posted by rada around Mexico at 12:01 PM - 13 answers

November 5, 2017

Where, what and how in DF & Riviera Maya this February

We're going to Mexico for a 2 week vacation this February. We're planning to spend half the time in D.F., half on the RIviera Maya. Please help us plan it out. [more inside]
posted by signal around Mexico at 5:39 PM - 7 answers

October 21, 2017

Other city guides like Monocle, Wallpaper, or Louis Vuitton?

Other city guides like Monocle, Wallpaper, or Louis Vuitton? [more inside]
posted by greta simone around Mexico City, Mexico at 10:07 PM - 3 answers

September 23, 2017

Would you go to Mexico given current US state dept advisories?

Planning a winter trip to Zihuatanejo with my parents, husband and 18 month old. We've been before (my parents go regularly) but noticed that the state department has changed their recommendations for this state in Mexico. I'm not overly concerned about crime in the touristy areas, but want to be sure we're not being naive given that we're traveling with our son. Would you go? If not where would you go instead for a similar warm-weather trip in Feb?
posted by moshimosh around Mexico at 3:19 PM - 4 answers

July 28, 2017

Would you go to Playa Del Carmen?

We booked a vacation to Playa Del Carmen and recent news is making me want to cancel. Have you been to Playa Del Carmen in the past month (July)? Anywhere else in the area you'd recommend for a family? Experiences, suggestions and/or reassurances needed! [more inside]
posted by biscuits around Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at 4:51 PM - 8 answers