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June 30

Last minute Mexico City trip recommendations

We are doing an impulsive, last minute, no research trip to Mexico City, TONIGHT until Tuesday. We like art and music, we like everything from street food up to fine dining, we like architecture and history. We are staying in downtown. Only one of us speaks Spanish. Please blast me with any must-dos!
posted by BuddhaInABucket around Mexico City, Mexico at 11:57 AM - 13 answers has best

June 1

Yucatan trip: extra night at Valladolid or Ek Balam?

I'm planning a trip in mid-October, flying in and out of Merida (monkeypox permitting). The way my current plans are shaping up, I'll be able to spend 2 nights at Valldolid or at an eco-lodge outside the Ek Balam site. People who have visited these places before, which would you pick? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg around Mexico at 11:44 AM - 6 answers

May 11

Family trip recommendations!

We're going to Mexico! My family of 5 (two adults, three kids 7, 5 and 1) are FINALLY taking a vacation. First stop is XCaret for 5 days and later to Oaxaca for 8. We have a few things lined up for Oaxaca like a two day hike to Santiago Apoala, but what else should we not miss? A bit about us: we love hiking, kids don't complain and love the outdoors; we like great food and art and are very relaxed. I don't like to plan a lot, but my husband does. Thanks!
posted by octomato around Mexico at 7:32 AM - 2 answers

May 3

What is the most charming beach town you've ever been to in Mexico?

We are looking to rent a place in a picturesque coastal town where there are no cruise ships or high rises or big-name resorts. What are your hidden-gems recommendations? [more inside]
posted by egeanin around Mexico at 3:25 PM - 8 answers has best

March 31

Mexico City

I'm going to Mexico City in three weeks. Obviously there is a ton of things to do. We are going to do obvious stuff, eg Frida Kahlo's place, Tenochtitlan, Xochimilco. What are some non-obvious things my wife and I should do/look out for? Food, crazy shit, art, really suggestions of any sort are welcome!
posted by josher71 around Mexico City, Mexico at 2:24 PM - 20 answers

March 18

One Night in Cancun

Where in Cancun would be best for a one night stay, assuming our plane will land in the early evening and we'll be heading to a ferry to Holbox in the morning? [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz around Cancun, Mexico at 9:54 AM - 4 answers has best

February 20

¿Puedo llevar una cachimba a México?

I am going to Mexico tomorrow by car from the US, and I can't find an authoritative answer on whether I can bring in a hookah and its supplies (shisha tobacco, coals). I know I should have no problem bringing the hookah back to the US. Kindly share your wisdom if you know, or can effectively search the Spanish-language internet, which I cannot, as I don't speak Spanish. [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks around Mexico at 4:00 PM - 3 answers has best

February 14

Puerto Morelos questions

I'm going to be in Puerto Morelos (Riviera Maya, Mexico) next week and would love some advice on what to do and how to get around (without a car). Plus: are Isla Mujeres or Cozumel worth the day trip if I can't rent a golf cart or scooter? [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Puerto Morelos, Mexico at 5:28 PM - 6 answers

December 14, 2021

Is vayama.com worth the risk?

Have you used vayama.com to buy tickets? Are they as bad as the reviews seem to indicate? [more inside]
posted by signal around Mexico at 4:53 AM - 9 answers

December 3, 2021

Where Should I Live in Mexico?

I'm considering spending a year or two living in Mexico, and would like any insight you can share on possible places to live. [more inside]
posted by nancynickerson around Mexico at 8:40 AM - 14 answers has best

November 13, 2021

Where did I eat in Mexico in 2002?

Somewhere in Oaxaca? or possibly Chiapas? It was at a nonprofit-run cultural arts center that held family-style dinners for travelers to encourage community around food. It required a reservation and I must have read about it in my Lonely Planet. Did it start with ...an N? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife around Mexico at 11:52 AM - 2 answers has best

July 12, 2021

Mexico City Right Now

I'm going to Mexico City next week. What's the situation related to COVID right now? [more inside]
posted by something something around Mexico City, Mexico at 9:31 AM - 2 answers has best

April 12, 2021

How to book travel for the 2024 solar eclipse

Hi! My girlfriend and I are trying to get a head start on planning for the total solar eclipse that will pass over a good swath of North America on April 8, 2024. How can we book travel plans as early as possible? [more inside]
posted by DavidNYC around Mazatlán, Mexico at 11:38 AM - 20 answers

September 1, 2020

Where to stop with kids on drive from Liverpool to London?

We are driving from Liverpool to North London on Friday with our two small kids! We'd love to stop once or twice to stretch our legs and get something to eat. Any thoughts? (Bonus: breakfast ideas in Liverpoool?) [more inside]
posted by caoimhe around Mexicali, Mexico at 5:33 AM - 6 answers

February 26, 2020

In search of specific Mexico City lodging recommendations

My husband and I will be traveling to Mexico City from Saturday, March 14 to Thursday, March 19. We have already booked a room at the Red Tree House for the last two nights, and so we need a place for the first three nights. Do you have a specific recommendation? [more inside]
posted by TrarNoir around Mexico City, Mexico at 2:29 PM - 12 answers

November 18, 2019

Should I purchase prescription glasses in Mexico?

I'm going to be buying prescription progressive glasses/frames at some point in the next few months. I already have the prescription. Is there any cost savings to making this purchase in Mexico. The trip is already planned. If you have any experience with doing this, please let me know the pros/cons of going this route and any other related advice you may have. Thanks.
posted by metadave around Mexico at 3:41 PM - 9 answers

November 8, 2019

Car rental in Cozumel vs Scooter rental

Going to Cozumel for a week — do I rent a car the whole time or could I get by with a scooter the whole time for exploring the island? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice around Mexico at 1:45 PM - 5 answers

October 23, 2019

Road trip through Mexico : good idea or bad idea?

Road trip through Mexico : good idea or bad idea? And if it's a good idea, where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by panama joe around Mexico at 9:26 AM - 12 answers

October 5, 2019

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, 2019

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