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Mexico Favorites

  • Hotel Zone

    Cancún Favorites

    The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun – is about 25 km of pristine white beaches shaped like a number "7". There are two possible translations of Cancún, based on the Mayan pronunciation kaan kun. The first translation is "nest of snakes." The second version and less accepted is "place of...

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  • Weather

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    The boat pulled into the bay around 6 in the morning...the city was asleep, but you could see the sun coming up over the mountains...what a beautiful sight. Today was going to be a great day and the weather didn't disappoint us as the sun was out and there was a nice breeze blowing through the city.

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  • Monuments

    Mexico City Favorites

    The many layers of history accumulated plus the capital-city status have provided a large amount of statues and monuments to be found everywhere in the city. Paseo de la Reforma Avenue offers an historical stroll from the Centro Historico to Chapultepec park as the traffic circles commemorate historical events: The discovery of America in the...

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  • Information / Sources

    Tijuana Favorites

    Visitors to the northern part of Baja California do not need passports or tourist cards if staying in the country for 72 hours or less. If you plan to stay longer or travel beyond Ensenada, you'll need to obtain a tourist card. This document is free of charge; proof of U.S. citizenship is required like Passport, Social Security Card and for foreign...

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  • Beaches

    Cabo San Lucas Favorites

    La Playa de los Enamorados is a must if you visit Cabo. You have to take a short 20-minute boat ride to reach this small island. It's location is unusual. On the west side huge Pacific Ocean waves break, while on the East side you have perfectly small waves that come in from the Gulf of California. Be sure to take sunblock, something to read or...

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  • Siteseeing

    Mazatlán Favorites

    checking around no one certain hostel is open. Go to whasupmaz.com for a 'high' end hotel on Stone Island. There are a few hotels on Stone Island.. the place , Mazatlan, is empty. Everything is a deal. If you come here, stay at the LaSiesta in old town for a night. Inside room $30 us, speak with Cynthia011526699812640. From there you can ferry to...

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  • Shopping

    Monterrey Favorites

    Behind the Mexican History Museum youn can walk around the Santa Lucía River, a little boats wait for you, this is a romantic place, with many restaurants and coffe shops. Please find the craftmanship hand made right from center and south Mexico, prices are cheap and there are a lot of wood made toys, regional and national candies.

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  • Cruise Port

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Cozumel is 33 miles long and 11 miles wide. It is the largest island in the Republic of Mexico. More cruise ships visit it than visit St. Thomas. The cruise ships come to the only town on the island which is San Miguel. Twelve miles to the west of Cozumel is the mainland Cozumel was a Mayan center for trading and was also a pilgrimage center...

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  • Cliff Divers

    Acapulco Favorites

    Visit La Quebrada to see the famous Acapulco cliff divers. They put on one show at 1pm in the afternoon, and then four more in the evening. It costs 12 pesos to watch them. Get there early and get to the lowest viewing level for the best views. A 'Beetle' taxi from the Hotel Zone should cost you 30 pesos to get there. At the end of the performance...

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  • Zócalo&Streets

    Oaxaca de Juárez Favorites

    Oaxaca, in spite of the pedestrianised area, is quite a bustling little place, attracting a lot of tourists (and many travelling in groups). Worth identifying a quiet shady spot for yourself to escape from the crowds. The Zocalo is extensive and a great place to people watch, but not exactly quiet! The picture is of a little square immediately...

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  • Emergency Information

    Loreto Favorites

    Where ever you travel there is always the danger that a hospital might be required. Located right at the entrance to Loreto and just off of Highway 1 is a small facility that serves the greater Loreto community. Staffed by a handful of dedicated doctors and a few nurses, the hospital does a surprising amount of business. Perhaps this is due to the...

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  • Isla Mujeres

    Cancún Favorites

    For years we vacationed in Cancun....Then we found Isle Mujeres. What a perfect vacation spot. The shopping is great, especially when you get off the main drag. The food is fantastic. There are so many places to eat there with a vast array of selections. Make sure you go to Chile Locos for breakfast...its the best on coffee I have ever had! Be...

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  • Beaches

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    As I already mentioned, THE BEACH was my biggest disappointment. The shore was very rocky and the water quite murky and muddy, not at all blue as I had expected. On the last day that we were there (Thursday) the lifeguard actually put up the red flag, as there was a large algae blob in the water, that made it unsafe to swim. Note, in my picture...

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  • Religious Places

    Mexico City Favorites

    I was raised Catholic my whole life even though I now go to a Christian Church. Still, going to the Basilica was very emotional for me. I read a sign near the top of the Basilica that said that"you are stepping on Holy ground because this is the very spot that the Virgen Mary appeared to Juan Diego". It was all over whelming. I heard stories how...

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  • The Border

    Tijuana Favorites

    One advantage to walking across the border is that the time it takes to return to the USA is sometimes less than for those who drive across. There are usually three lines formed to enter the building housing the US Border section. Though I can't say for a certainty, it seemed that one line was for non-US citizens with baggage, one for US citizens...

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  • Boating

    Cabo San Lucas Favorites

    take a glass bottom boat ride out to Lover's Beach. A fun ride with a view of the Arch, beautiful fish, and we even chased after some whales in the ocean. Eating and drinking on the beach with our feet in the sand.

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  • Pulmonias

    Mazatlán Favorites

    on cruiseship days there is a lottery for the guys and they seem to raise prices! Eco-taxi is cheaper and safer! NEVER get in a cab in Mazatlan without an agreed price! also if you are on a ship, you must have three things: !) a 30 pesos phone card for Telemex,most phones don't take coins,if they do it's pesos, so if you have a problem you are...

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  • Macroplaza

    Monterrey Favorites

    The heroes square is a remember of our history, monuments to great mexican history personalities can be founded here. This is the governors palace, made from pink stones, you can see inside some painted windows about Mexican history. During evenings some people come here to listen world wide music masterpieces.

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  • Relaxing

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    We love to just walk up & down that main strip in Cozumel. We shop at all the little places along the way & usually eat at this little place that is outside by the big flag. I can't remember the name of it but it has yellow awnings & umbrellas. The food is really good there. We also ate at Palmeras & had a wonderful dining experience there. When we...

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  • Beaches

    Acapulco Favorites

    This is a very popular spot in the outskirts of Acapulco, out of the bay area... it's very famous for its BIG and strong waves: indeed its name comes from the Spanish verb "revolcar", which means wallow or roll over.... and that's exactly what the waves will do with you in here! Children LOVE this place... I used to like it a lot. I think it must...

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  • Chocolate & Mezcal

    Oaxaca de Juárez Favorites

    One block south of Mercado Juarez you will find numerous chocolate grinders / mixers. You can try it either hot or cold, with milk or with water. The Mayordomo store has a bar which you can sit at, have a chico mio and watch them grind / mix the cocoa, canela, almonds and sugar. The aroma is intoxicaing and divine.

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  • Construction

    Loreto Favorites

    This shop carries aluminum and glass. The install windows and doors or make picture frames and cut the glass for all to the size you need. I needed a replacement pane of custom glass for an exterior light. I brought in the chipped piece and in my broken Spanish and his broken English we figured that he could have the two panes cut to size in...

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  • Nichupte Lagoon

    Cancún Favorites

    My collection of scenic sunsets was added by the wonderful sunset over the Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun. You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Sunset over Cancun part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT. You can watch my photo of Cancun on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 21° 4' 8.91" N 86° 47' 1.20" W or on my Google...

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  • Siteseeing

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    There is so much to do and see in Puerto Vallarta that you should never get bored. If this is your first time here, don't try to do too many tours...you'll be back for more. But do attempt to take at least one of them...we've done the Tequila Tour as well as the Jungle Tour and had a blast.

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  • Around Town

    Mexico City Favorites

    It never understood that driving in DF is difficult, the amount of cars is inmense, and the patient is needed. Having learned to drive in big cities I gotten very easy acclimated to driving here,and really all it takes is patient and time.... going around areas that show the everyday life of people doing their daily work away from tourists places.

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  • Avenida Revolucion

    Tijuana Favorites

    On Revolucion between Calle 3 & 4, there is a Visitor's Information Center kiosk located front and center below this terrace. Bilingual representitives of the Tourist Bureau will answer questions and give useful advise. A selection of maps for such cities as Tijuana, Rosarito Beach and Ensenada are available and there is no charge. The...

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  • Lands End (Beach)

    Cabo San Lucas Favorites

    visit the Arch at land's end. Photos of it appear in most travel ads and articles about Cabo, so it's easy to point out to friends and say 'I've been there.' Lounging beside the pool with a book and a glass with a little umbrella in it, all while the weather back home is miserable.

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  • Nightlife

    Mazatlán Favorites

    Gus Gus is by far my favorite thing in Mazatlan. Great bar with excellent service and great prices!!!!! The beach is the best!!!!!The trip to stone Island was Awesome!! We had fun banana boating! The people of Mazatlan are second to none. Everyone goes out of their way to be helpful (and sell you a trinket or two) but they are genuine and very...

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  • Obispado

    Monterrey Favorites

    To stay in the Obispado, if is possible at the sunset, to get an impressionan view of the city and the great Cerro de la Silla. Hey, it is a very romantic place!!! SEE ALL MY GENERAL ACTIVITIES This is one of the most romantic places to be with your couple, listen the traffic sounds in this quiet hill seeing the sunset.

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  • Trip Plans

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Most stores and street vendors open at 9 am and close at 5 pm. Most tourist restaurants (Carlos n Charlie's, Senor Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, Subway, Burger King, The Shrimp Bucket) open at 10 am and close at either 5 pm (just food) or late at night (if they have a bar). Ask your host/hostess the day before if you want to eat an early breakfast or a...

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  • Tree of Tule

    Oaxaca de Juárez Favorites

    'Tree of Tule' (Oaxaca). This willow is the widest tree of the world, with 22 m of diameter. Some people behind the white fence to the left of the picture can be used as scale to appraise the dimensions of the trunk.

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  • Delicias Bakery

    Loreto Favorites

    Delicias Bakery is new to Loreto and has yet to have a "store front." Working from her home in Nopolo, Arelhy Flores creates a wonderful array of creations that not only look good, they taste good too. Nothing is too unusual as was evidenced by the spread she brought to celebrate Gypsy night in Loreto's town square. Contact Information: Tel....

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  • Xcaret

    Cancún Favorites

    after an impressive Mexican folklore dance demonstrations at the theater in the afternoon the high point of any Xcaret visit is the Xcaret's Grand Night Performances for all your senses. An epic celebration with the sights and sounds of a grand festival set in Mexico's golden years,the splendor of Mayan kings, the drama of the Ball Game and the...

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  • Shopping

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    One of the first things you learn when visiting Mexico is that you can stretch your dollar even more if you pay everything in Mexican pesos instead of US dollars. Try to negotiate your hotel room price in pesos instead of US dollars. Even when you buy stuff you will get a much better price if you negotiate everything in pesos instead of US...

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  • Chapultepec

    Mexico City Favorites

    You have to visit Centro Historico (Historical Center), it is where the city concentrates at. There are pre-colombian, post-colombian, classic and neo-classic museums and expos. Shops are located by type i.e. clothing, electrinics, musical, etc. Palacio de Govierno and La Catedral sit around Zocalo, the city's most important square. Being that my...

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  • Opinions!

    Tijuana Favorites

    I have heard, many times, the statement, "Tijuana is not the REAL Mexico!" I fundamentally disagree with this notion and as I walked along the tourist sections of this city looking for evidence that Tijuana wasn't the REAL Mexico, I began to realize why so many people say so. Most people walk across the border, and see all the shacks and shops...

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  • Drinking

    Cabo San Lucas Favorites

    Cabo is about sun, fun, and drinking. It's not a high dollar Caribbean Island, or a Euro destination. It's VERY casual and relaxed. Everyone has fun, but may not be the best place for a family trip. Try Loreto or somewhere up in the Sea of Cortez. Geeez....I have been 11 times and the only things I remember are when I see the pictures later. I did...

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  • Financial/Shopping

    Mazatlán Favorites

    Definitely NOT my favorite thing - you'll always find vendors on the beach, selling woven baskets, wood carvings, jewelry, and more. They approach people and ask them to look at their wares, which can get old pretty fast. However, I have more respect for people trying to sell you something than for the panhandlers I encounter in my own city, asking...

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  • Cerro de la Silla

    Monterrey Favorites

    What Matterhorn is for Swiss, Cerro de la Silla is for Monterrey, thes 1,800 meters over the level of the sea mountain can be climbed in any of the peaks, in left peak is a TV channel antenna, in center peak is a flag lance, and in right peak is a cross, this is the symbol of Monterrey. If you climb the left peak you can find at middleway a...

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  • Snorkel/Dive/Swim

    Isla Cozumel Favorites

    Cozumel's beaches is one of the best in the world- it offers great beaches for swimming, snorkelling, diving, boating... The water in Cozumel is so inviting and sparkles under the blue sky on a sunny weather! The sea breeze is just about right lulling you to sleep if you prefer to just sit down and relax on the beach. The sand is so white and...

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  • Jardin Etnobotanico

    Oaxaca de Juárez Favorites

    Visit the Museo Ethnobotanico. There are daily tours that take you into this unique garden. It only has native vegetation of the beautiful state of Oaxaca. Definitly worth the time, even if you're not a botanist or architect/landscape artist.

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  • Food and Wine Festival

    Loreto Favorites

    The Loreto Food and Wine (fund raising) Festival grew from an idea one of our residents had after attending a similar event in the US. Upon returning to Loreto and learning that the hospital did ot have much in the way of equipment, a group of residents started planning for a Mid March event. Mid March is one of the peak times when there are many...

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  • Booze

    Cancún Favorites

    A fact everyone should keep in mind when booking a resort or hotel in Cancun is that it has a reputation as a party town...and it is!!!! And some hotels attract these kind of vacationers. Its not a bad thing, just keep this in mind. I believe that the less expensive hotels would have the most party people and the parties go on all night.!!!!!!!!

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  • Cultural

    Puerto Vallarta Favorites

    Head south of Rio Cuale into the area called SouthSide or by tourist name Zona Romantica or OldTown. There are fine spots for a meal or a snack, parasailing, boat riding, fishing, sunning, shopping, gawking! On my first visit 30 years ago as my feet hit the hot tarmac I knew I belonged here. I have returned many times and now have my own small...

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  • Cultural Experiences

    Mexico City Favorites

    speaking spanish and never using any of my english was the greatest fun of all. i'm a language maniac and just found mexico to be the right place when i could 'foresake' english for a while. i had my spanish guidebook with me and found it very useful. you could still find english spoken in hotels and tourist spots but i liked it that even the bank...

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