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Mexico General

  • Hotel Zone

    Cancún General

    There are lots of excellent hotels in the 20 Km long line of sand that gave notoriety to Cancun, but I was told that, in same sections of it, the sea could become treacherous. Krystal hotel had the advantage of being in one of the safest areas of the beach, and being safe, keeping the waves that make all the difference between pool and sea....

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  • Siteseeing

    Puerto Vallarta General

    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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  • Information / Sources

    Tijuana General

    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 General

    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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  • Around Town

    Mexico City General

    Mexico City is a * H U G E * city; you would need a lot of time to get to know it (like most interesting cities) because there is so much to see. However, the main and most beautiful attractions are in downtown and down south, so that makes it easier to go sightseeing. There's nothing to see in the north of the city - which by the way isn't a nice...

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  • Cruise Port

    Isla Cozumel General

    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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  • Siteseeing

    Mazatlán General

    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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  • Macroplaza

    Monterrey General

    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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  • Emergency Information

    Loreto General

    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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  • Beaches

    Acapulco General

    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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  • Zócalo&Streets

    Oaxaca de Juárez General

    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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  • Beaches

    Cancún General

    The lower part of the 7 has many, many great beaches. I love the white, powdery sand, and the clear, turquoise, blue warm water! I haven't really seen any bad beaches there! The norther and southern hotel zone beaches are both great. You can have a great time snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, snorkeling and...

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  • Cultural

    Puerto Vallarta General

    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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  • Avenida Revolucion

    Tijuana General

    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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  • Boating

    Cabo San Lucas General

    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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  • Cultural Experiences

    Mexico City General

    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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  • Trip Plans

    Isla Cozumel General

    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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  • Nightlife

    Mazatlán General

    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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  • Shopping

    Monterrey General

    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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  • Construction

    Loreto General

    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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  • Cliff Divers

    Acapulco General

    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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  • Chocolate & Mezcal

    Oaxaca de Juárez General

    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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  • Booze

    Cancún General

    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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  • Beaches

    Puerto Vallarta General

    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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  • The Border

    Tijuana General

    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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  • Random...

    Cabo San Lucas General

    I am not going to write much about this place since everybody can imagine how this place must look like and what you can expect from it when you go there. It's a beach resort with all kind of typical restaurants and bars, big hotels, golf resorts, McDonalds, Senhor Frog, Hard Rock Cafe and, and, and Yes, there are wonderful beachesm, yet most of...

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  • Zocalo

    Mexico City General

    If you like history, you must check out the Historic Center. You'll find the Aztec ruins of their main temple, the cathederal that Cortes built in the early 1500s on top of the main Aztec pyramid, the Presidential Palace. On top of all this, there's all the activity and people there to see.

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  • Snorkel/Dive/Swim

    Isla Cozumel General

    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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  • Relaxing

    Mazatlán General

    The beach between the Zona Dorada and town is often called "the locals' beach". It's rockier and less crowded, and sometimes you'll find a few locals catching a bit of wave action on their surfboards. It’s a nice place to go for a walk if you want some peace and quiet and a break from the tourist crowd.

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  • Obispado

    Monterrey General

    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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  • Food and Wine Festival

    Loreto General

    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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  • Tree of Tule

    Oaxaca de Juárez General

    '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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  • Hotel Faclities

    Cancún General

    I know that a lot of people (mostly Americans with their families) prefer staying in such hotels in Cancun and Florida. I’ve never tried such way of rest before and wanted to have an experience only for not to repeat it again. Great Parnassus Resort & Spa promised me the experience of the breathtaking Caribbean allure. With a coveted location,...

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  • Relaxing

    Puerto Vallarta General

    The Discover Kids Club at Dreams Resort was awesome. It is located at the Turtle Sanctuary. The kids to crafts, go swimming, get to see the turtles up close & many other things. The kids were excited to go!

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  • Opinions!

    Tijuana General

    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 General

    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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  • Monuments

    Mexico City General

    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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  • Relaxing

    Isla Cozumel General

    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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  • Financial/Shopping

    Mazatlán General

    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 General

    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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  • Delicias Bakery

    Loreto General

    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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  • Jardin Etnobotanico

    Oaxaca de Juárez General

    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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  • Chichen Itza

    Cancún General

    As of January 2006 climbing is no longer allowed at Chichen Itza. The Castle, the warriors temple and the high priest temples are all closed. Apparently an older woman fell off the castle and all the steps have been closed since. The site is still amazing to see, but don't go expecting to climb anything. None of the Cancun, Cozumel, Playa de Carmen...

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  • Shopping

    Puerto Vallarta General

    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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  • Curios

    Tijuana General

    A FAQ, "What should I pay?" Can simply be answered by telling you to pay only what you think the item is worth. If you don't know what it is worth, you can easily find out by asking the price at several locations. The first price is usually inflated and when you turn to leave the second price will be quoted. Sometimes the seller will ask what you...

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