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One week in mexico alone

I am a female heading to mexico for a week in April over easter - does anyone have any ideas/suggestions as to where to go? would like to make it combination, ie city and beach...
13 years ago, January 26th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #61339  
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was thinking of flying into mexico city where i have a friend and then heading out to acapulco for a few days....

need some down time, sun, any horse back riding activites would be awesome, and beach!

obviously some city culture would also be great.

any thoughts/ideas much appreciated!!

Am fluent in spanish and quite happy to be on my own...

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13 years ago, February 2nd 2009 No: 2 Msg: #61967  
Hello Ria 😊

You could get a copy of the Lonely Planet Guide for Mexico. As well as practical information, it has suggestions about all kinds of things to do.


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13 years ago, February 2nd 2009 No: 3 Msg: #62024  
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If you are flying into Mexico City I would recommend either Acapulco or Puerto Escondido. They are relatively close, and both very beautiful places to just chill.

Acapulco is more touristy than P.E. And there are many more people from Mexico City in Acapulco as well. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 2nd 2009 No: 4 Msg: #62025  
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Other wise...Tulum is a super chill place, its an hour south of Cancun, and has the same quality of beaches etc, just without the tourists.

If you want to stay in a Hostal, the one in Tulum is awesome. The Weary Traveler or something...can't remember the name. Reply to this

13 years ago, February 11th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #62852  
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If you have time try Playa del Carmen, you can reach "Playa" from Cancuns airport, its an hour or so from there Reply to this

13 years ago, February 18th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #63440  
Hello Ria
My first travel alone, was to Cancun....
i really enjoyed..... really
If you stay in Playa del Carmen...(beautifull beach). Its a nice combination and if you make the right choises about hotel/hostal, restaurant, transport and more....it will be cheap.
Playa del CArmen is a centric place, because many touristic places are close. Like Chichen Itza, Tulum, Cobá, Cozumel, Valladolid (cenotes).

If you want some help about your mexican trip, this is a very useful site:

Articles about: language of friendship, things to know before you go, tradition and culture, travel requeriments, etc

No matter what was your election. Always be happy wherever you are. Mexico is a nice vacation destination.
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13 years ago, March 6th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #65114  
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Mexico has great places but now you have to be extra careful.
I have been going there for 20 years and have hitchhiked through
every state in Mexico.
The US just issued a travel advisory on Mexico.
There is a civil war going on in the North.
6000 killed last year, 2000 so far this year.

Peso is down, that really helps. Roads to Acapulco have
always been loaded with bandits. Travel on the
better bus line.

With the ecomony tanking, crime is up.

The State Department’s travel alert (travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html) provides specific directions and additional links regarding travel in Mexico through August 2009. All students considering travel to Mexico are urged to review this information, particularly the “Spring Break in Mexico: Know Before You Go” publication. The University of Arizona has also produced a “Going to Mexico” brochure with valuable information: http://www.health.arizona.edu/health_topics/mexico-brochure.pdf

I think Guatamala to Costa Rica is a better gig
Good luck Tim Reply to this

13 years ago, March 6th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #65122  
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Thanks for the heads up Tim Reply to this

13 years ago, March 6th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #65126  
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If you're set on Mexico. I suggest the Yucatan, Merida is a cool non gringo town to start out. Then go south along the coast. I see in hostal.com that rooms are $7 which means there are places for $ 3- $ 4.
Cancun has been ruined a long time ago. ditto now probably for Playa de Carmen, but south of there are some good
spots. The water and the beaches are as good as anywhere in the world. An interesting place was
Cay Ambergris on the Yucatan at the Mexico Belize border.

A fun spot I liked a long time ago was Livingston Guatamala, they speak english.
The Cays off Belize are wonderful in April.
I hopped boats the coasts south of the Yucatan, that was fun, mellow, beautiful, there are always lots of good unknown spots.

There should be lots of local boats. I went as far south as Rarotan Honduras.
I took fishing boats, non motor fishing sailboats, local passenger boats.

Just remember cities are rat nests, and so are many tourist places
You will find the best people where there are the fewest gringo tourist. Reply to this

13 years ago, March 12th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #65705  
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You might want to go see Our Lady of Guadalupe. Very inspiring. Reply to this

13 years ago, March 20th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #66651  
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I like Guanajuato, there its on central Mexico and have a lot of culture there, you can visit "guanajuato" momies. You can also visit archeological sites, there are almost in all the contry, at center there is teotihuacan, southern you can visit palenque, chichen itza or tulum

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13 years ago, March 26th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #67051  
I would like to comment on message #7.
The only "war" that is going on is between rival drug cartels and the violence is mainly along the US-Mexico border.

The tourist areas are still safe. I was on the island of Cozumel and on the mainland in the Akumal area for 2 weeks recently (myself and another woman traveling alone) and we never had a problem.

My feelings are that if you aren't dealing drugs, you'll be safe. Reply to this

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