Travel Answers
Estado de Chihuahua

change location

Did you mean?

Try your search again
    Advanced Editor View Guidelines

    Be the First to Answer

    • ZOEGV's Profile Photo

      Merida Mexico, neighborhood questions

      Mexico 15 hours ago

      My wife and I plan to rent an apartment in Merida for one year. We are coming from Chicago (we are upper in our 40's) and would like a general overview of areas in the city. I understand my question is very general, but it will give a place to start . I have been told that the north side (Chuburna) is rather residential.

    • Airbnb playa del carmen

      Playa del Carmen Feb 11, 2015 at 10:53 AM

      Moving to playa the end of April and interested in leasing condos/apartments on Airbnb for some supplemental income. Does anyone have any experience you can share?

    • Travel around Tulum

      Tulum Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Are there any affordable golf courses near Tulum?
      When is the New Airport to be Open?

    • Glass shop in la Paz?

      La Paz Feb 25, 2015 at 9:56 AM

      I'm looking to buy some nice wine and water glasses to take back to the states without having to go to San Jose. Does anyone know where to buy the nice Mexican hand blown glasses etc in la Paz? Please email Thanks!

    • Late crossing to Holbox

      Isla Holbox Feb 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Hi there - could anyone let me know if it will be possible to make a late crossing to Holbox.
      Our flight arrives into Cancun at 19:00, so we expect to arrive into Chiquila at about 23:00, I've read on a few forums that you can pay a local fisherman to take you across. Is this safe and how readily available will they be? We are travelling mid November. I know people will say stay the night in Cancun and make the trip the next day, but we are very keen just to get to the island as our time there will be short and we don't want to waste another day travelling.

      any help would be appreciated.


    • Frida Khalo dolls in Oaxaca

      Oaxaca de Juárez Feb 2, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      I would much apperciatte it if somebody could send me a link to a shop that sells Frida´s dolls in Oaxaca. In fact I´ve been to the beautiful city of Oaxaca in 2010 and bought the most wonderfull dol one can imagine...would love to buy a couple more...

      Best wishes from Brasil!

      Leonardo Hasenclever

    • Family of 6 moving to Mexico City- Need advise!

      Mexico City 16 hours ago

      Hi all, we recently found out my there is a high likelihood we will be moving to Mexico city for a US Gov job at the Embassy. Though we are extremely excited for the adventure we are also a family of 6 with 4 school age children and I want to gather as much information as possible. We would be living there for 2-5 years. I have been told that many US Embassy employees live in Polanco but that it is a very "plastic" place. Condessa I hear is very nice as well. I want to totally be a part of the city and culture, my husband is Mexican and I am Peruvian/Spanish so it will not be a culture shock to us but I want to make it as easy a transition as possible for our children. I also have been told the children of US embassy employees go to private schools that are very demanding. We have been given a housing allowance up to $3500/usd a month, what type of home will that afford us? And how about vacation spots close by? We like to vacation a lot and would want to take advantage of being so close to Cancun and Acapulco. Any insight as to what to expect for a US family living in Mexico City (specifically US Gov employee) would be so helpful! Thanks in advance!

    • Akumal versus Tulum

      Akumal Feb 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM

      My gf and I are travelling to Mexico and it looks like Akumal is an expensive place to stay so we're considering getting accommodation in Tulum instead. Is this a good idea? Is Tulum a nice enough town?


    • Safety Concerns

      Mexico Feb 23, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      My wife and I will be taking a little vacation to Cancun. She has family in Progreso and would like to visit them. What is the best/ safest way to travel? (bus or car) Are there any safety concerns that we should be on the lookout for or any areas to avoid all together?

    • futbol games

      Mexico Feb 10, 2015 at 7:02 PM

      I am going to Cozumel April 25th for the day and was trying to find if any local soccer games were being played there or at any surrounding areas. If so, when and where?? Thanks!

    • Apartment Rental

      Guanajuato Feb 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM

      I will be studying in Guanajuato for a semester next January. I will need to find an apartment in the city that is close enough to the university. I wanted to know what I should expect to pay for a one bedroom furnished apartment and the best place to search for them. Also, is the city small enough that location does not really matter (in terms of walking to school)?

      Thanks much!

    • Beach Chairs

      Loreto Feb 7, 2015 at 11:59 AM

      Does anyone know if there is a place to buy or rent a small beach chair that I can drag around with me for a weeik?

    • Safety Update 2015

      Nuevo Progreso Feb 26, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      Is town area safe for Americans?

    • Driving/Renting a Car in the Yucatan at Night

      Estado de Quintana Roo Feb 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      Is it safe to drive around the Yucatan (Cancun to Valladolid, to Tulum, to Akumal, and back) at night? Our flights get in very late at night (around midnight) and leave very early in the morning (around 7am). We'd love to avoid having to stay in a hotel at the airport, but don't know if that's feasible as I've heard the roads are not very well lit and thus signs would be hard to follow--and we've never driven there before. We would plan on renting a car.

      Speaking of which--does anyone have any good recommendations for the best/cheapest company to rent a car from at the Cancun airport? I've read that prices that American car rental companies quote online are only that cheap b/c they don't include the required insurance that you have to purchase. Any car rental advice would be great. Thanks!


    • Leon to San Miguel- Night travel

      San Miguel de Allende Feb 7, 2015 at 5:22 PM

      1. Is it safe for women to travel at night by private car from the airport in Leon to San Miguel de Allende?
      2. Is it better to stay at a hotel at the airport and then travel in the daytime?

    • Renting a car for a week?

      Isla Cozumel Feb 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM

      Hi, my family and I are planning to travel to Cozumel for a week long trip. We are looking into transportation options for our stay.

      I understand there are plenty of taxis. However, we plan to make a trip around the Island of Cozumel visiting various sites including sites that are on the other side of the island which requires at least an hour commute or more.

      Many of the tours you can book cost over $100US and we think that renting a car could be a better option for us and save us money. Renting a car would allow us to travel on our own time and pay on our own terms rather then spending hideous amounts just to drive somewhere to get a tour.

      We don't plan to use the car to travel to Chichen Itza or Tulum. We will take tours to those to locations off the island.

      What we would like to know if renting a car is a good idea or not. We have heard it is super dangerous to drive in Cozumel because drivers there show no mercy. We are very nervous about getting into an accident.

      We also have questions regarding car insurance coverage in Mexico since all US policies do not cover out of the country vehicles.

      Please, we need a variety of advice and pros/cons of why or why not.

      We have already visited numerous sites as to why and why not but we are still at a stand still as to whether to depend on a taxi for everything we want to do or make it a do-it-yourself trip on the island.

      For other details that might help to answer our plea for advice, there are 4 of us which taxis may or may not charge per person and the costs will add up.

      Please, any advice from the pros and worldwide travelers!

    • Jefie's Profile Photo

      Best guided tours?

      Mérida Feb 3, 2015 at 3:55 AM

      I'm going to Mérida at the end of February and I really want to visit Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Celestun. We don't feel like renting a car, so I'm looking for information or reviews on some of the tour operators based in Mérida. Right now, I'm looking at Mayan Ecotours, Ecoturismo Yucatan, and TuriTrans Mérida. Does anyone have experience with any of them? Or perhaps you have another company to recommend?

    • Cruise stop in Cozumel

      Isla Cozumel Feb 16, 2015 at 5:42 PM

      Two Families (kids age 15 & 12), coming to Cozumel on MSC Cruise in March. Thinking of doing Thriller Jet Boat Ride. Do you recommend? I believe it is a 15 min cab ride from port. Right? How much would cab ride be? Afterwards thinking of finding a beach. Is Paradise Beach close? Is there another beach you would recommend? Thanks!!!!

    • Local Culture

      Playa del Carmen Feb 16, 2015 at 2:06 PM

      Are there any "non-touristy" things to do to experience the culture of the area? Maybe something like a market; much like a farmers market. Things that the locals do on a regular basis.

    • Dollars to pesos

      Cabo San Lucas Feb 11, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      Where is the best place to exchange dollars for pesos?


      Mexicali Feb 26, 2015 at 8:46 PM


    • Luceroo's Profile Photo

      MEXICO - Cancun

      Mexico Feb 6, 2015 at 5:08 AM

      Hi, everybody:) could you tell me where in Cancun i can meet real ``bar`` with tradicional Mexican atmosphere and canciones, also where is the best place where can feel Mexico people, songs, color, food etc....

    • JerryR16's Profile Photo

      Question title

      Chihuahua Mar 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      what to pack on the trip to chihuahua mexico

      4 Answers Mar 18, 2013 at 9:01 PM
    • betska's Profile Photo

      Giant Crystal Cave

      Estado de Chihuahua Oct 29, 2011 at 9:26 PM

      Researching for a friend...does anyone know if the Giant Crystal Cave in the Naica Mine is open to the public?

      1 Answer Apr 9, 2013 at 8:48 AM
    • drug stores in Puerto Palomas

      Puerto Palomas Apr 21, 2011 at 3:29 AM

      Never crossed here before. Are there drugstores and how far away from the border are they - can you just walk across to them? Are the prices comparable to Algadones (out of Yuma, AZ)? My biggest concern is safety: How safe really are Americans to go and shop here? I heard someone here in our RVPark mention a fun "pink Building" - is it within walking distance from the border also? I am handicapped and walk with canes. Thank you for any help you can give; with the rising cost of fuel I do not want to drive clear to Yuma to get my meds...but then I do not want to take my new truck across into Mexico either and get accosted over it........

    • Mexican Fed Highway 2 to Janos & beyond

      Juárez Jan 27, 2010 at 7:05 AM

      This coming March I'm planning to depart Juarez and drive to the resort area in San Carlos, Sonora. I am searching to see whether or not anyone has traveled this highway recently, and the condition of the road itself, as well as the safety issues along the route. I plan to follow Route 2 through Chihuahua state and on to Aqua Prieta in Sonora state and then continue to Mexican Fed Highway 15D to San Carlos/Guymas, Sonora. Please let me know if anyone has followed at least part of this route. Anxiously awaiting your response.


      1 Answer Jan 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM
    • old lady on a the Chepe?

      Estado de Chihuahua Aug 6, 2009 at 9:37 PM

      My mom is 83 yrs old and is considering the 17 hr train trip from the port where her cruise ship is docking. I understand that the tourist train is "upscale". I'm wondering how smooth the tracks are and if an old lady could walk easily on the train. Also, once at the copper canyon, is there anything besides the hiking that would entertain her while my more fit father is hiking? I know that she would love the scenery (the pictures are beautiful)but I don't want her to get hurt on this trip.
      Thanks for your help,

    • hovr's Profile Photo

      Suggestions for Chihuahua

      Estado de Chihuahua Aug 16, 2008 at 3:33 PM

      I am staying in the city of Chihuahua for a week - starting on the 17/08/08 - and would like to suggestions of where to eat, what to see, what to do, etc.

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2008 at 5:02 PM
    • Visiting the Waterfalls around the Cooper Canyon....

      Estado de Chihuahua Jun 29, 2008 at 7:13 AM

      Hello Friends,
      I wish to travel on the EL Chepe train to Chihuahua,my main interest would be the waterfalls (Basaseachich and Piedra Volada Falls).
      Can someone help me please,as I do not have any idea on how to get to the Piedra
      Volada Falls, I will probably get off at Creel, how far is this place from Creel
      And also how to get there?
      Any tips would be more than apreciated.
      Thanks again

      1 Answer Jul 8, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    • Give it a glance...

      Estado de Chihuahua May 23, 2008 at 9:12 AM

      How do I get from Monterrey to Chihuahua? I come from Greece and it's my first visit to Mexico. My plane lands in Monterrey and I have no idea how to get to Chihuahua ( the city I am going to live in). If you know anything concerning this matter please contact me!

    • about hotel el peguis

      Ojinaga May 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM

      what is the number of the hotel to reserve a room for friday may 16,2008

    • PALLINA's Profile Photo

      Is it better to book hotels in advance?

      Estado de Chihuahua Mar 14, 2008 at 1:58 AM

      I'm flying to Chihuahua from Mexico (Aug 2008)and travelling by train until the coast. I'm planning to book 1-2 nights in Chihuahua..what about the other destinations? is it better to book or is it easy to find something without problems? Pls consider I cannot walk for long distances. thank you to everybody

      3 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 9:40 AM
    • How do I get to central camionera (bus central) in Cd. Juarez from the Abraham Lincoln ave.?

      Estado de Chihuahua Mar 3, 2008 at 6:59 AM

      Does anyone have a number to the central caminera or the address to it? I will be traveling south by bus, but someone is dropping me off and we don't know how to get there... The Hotel is roughly around Abraham Lincoln ave. right off the bridge. Also, i tried that web page for Omnibus de Mexico and it doesn't work for some reason. i'll try it again later. There is a list of selling posts or agencies, but I'm not sure that's where the bus central is... thanks

      2 Answers Jan 22, 2010 at 4:56 PM
    • Bus from Chihuahua to Leon

      Estado de Chihuahua Jan 17, 2008 at 1:50 PM

      We are wanting to travel from Chihuahua by bus but unfortunately our date of travel is Sunday 23rd March, which is Easter Sunday. Would that be a problem, are buses likely to be operating? I realise Omnibus de Mexico do this trip, but the timetable for March is not on the website. Also for other months there are many options, does anyone know the easiest and most direct timings? If we have to stay a night in Chihuahua any suggestions of clean safe and not too expensive hotels.
      Many thanks Margaret UK

    • Flying to Chihuahua, getting Chepe to Divisadero and back to Creel

      Estado de Chihuahua Jan 5, 2008 at 10:36 AM

      Hi everyone

      Just wondering if you have any tips on the following proposed journey

      Day 1 - Fly from Merida to Mexico City then on to Chihuahua (seems you have to go via Mexico City to get to Chihuahua). We'd arrive around 10pm and would need to be at the train station at either 6am (1st class) or 7am (2nd class) the next morning to get the Chepe.

      Does anyone know what hotel would be our best bet given such a late arrival and early start? I've searched in vain on the net for a map of Chihuahua city to get an idea of how far the airport, city hotels and train station are apart.

      We then get the Chepe the next day, stop off in Divisadero for a while to look around (time is limited) then get train back to Creel that afternoon.

      Third day to be spent in Creel, maybe get a guided trip around the area. Then we fly back to Mexico City on the fourth day.

      We're not sure how practical some of this is but particularly the late arrival in Chihuahua and early start the following morning, and don't want to find ourselves lost late at night not knowing the area.


      1 Answer Jan 8, 2008 at 1:06 PM
    • nogales to CDJ

      Juárez Sep 8, 2007 at 10:23 PM

      Looking for a good bus from Nogales Sonora to Ciudad Juarez
      Also, Hotel recommendation too for CDJ.



      1 Answer Sep 9, 2007 at 12:20 PM
    • Driving from Cd.Juarez to Los Mochis?

      Estado de Chihuahua Jul 11, 2007 at 9:16 PM

      Hi Folks!
      I live north of Juarez in southern New Mexico and usually drive to Puerto Penasco or San Carlos on vacation. We have been thinking about trying something different, perhaps driving to Los Mochis/Topolobambo through Cd. Chihuahua if it's not too difficult.
      We have never seen that part of Mexico, Copper Canyon,etc., and would like to visit there and then spend a few days on the beach.
      Can someone advise on the best roads to take,time/mileage etc?

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2007 at 5:09 PM
    • bus to guadalajara from chihuahua

      Estado de Chihuahua Apr 21, 2007 at 8:23 AM

      Is there an ejecutivo bus from Ciudad Chihuahua to Guadalajara?

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    • passport

      Jalapa Oct 4, 2006 at 4:12 PM

      does an american need a passport to go to mexico

      3 Answers Oct 6, 2006 at 10:22 PM
    • susanpingu's Profile Photo

      Chihuahua to Phoenix

      Estado de Chihuahua Sep 12, 2006 at 10:27 PM

      I wonder if anyone can help me decide how best to get to Phoenix, Arizona, after my CHEPE train ride ends in Chihuahua. Should I take the bus to Ciudad Juarez or Nogales? Any Mexican bus to Tucson or Phoenix besides Greyhound?

      I'm trying for the most economical and safe way to get to Phoenix from Chihuahua.

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2006 at 2:59 PM
    • Getting around

      Ojinaga Aug 24, 2006 at 3:06 PM

      Can you walk across the border? Is there a way to get around once you are over there. We will be in the Big Bend area in November and thought about swinging down to Presidio and checking out Ojinaga.

      3 Answers Oct 18, 2006 at 11:04 PM
    • caffeine_induced78's Profile Photo

      Nice neighborhoods in Juarez.

      Juárez Feb 12, 2006 at 1:10 PM

      I'll be in Juarez for a few days in early March for a little vacation and to do some research for school. I've heard that the area around Ave. 16 de Septiembre east of the Palacio Municpial is one of the nicer parts of the city. I'm looking for an area that is kind of trendy, with sidewalk cafes, restuarants, and maybe a few drinking holes.

      Any suggestions at all? Thank you,


    • Bus to Corona Rally Mexico (Guanajuato)

      Estado de Chihuahua Feb 8, 2006 at 4:52 PM

      We are heading from Ciudad Juarez to Leon and Guanajuato for Corona Rally Mexico, and are trying to get bus information. I've taken the bus from CJ to DF before (after missing the train... fun!), but I can't find a schedule anywhere on buses to Guanajuato from CJ. Estrella Blanca and Omnibus de Mexico appear to offer this route, but their website horarios/destinos pages are not functional, and I'm just not sure. CJ's Camionera Central doesn't seem to have a phone number...

      Any suggestions? (Any tips on great restaurants/cafes/art-stuff in Gto or Leon would also be greatly appreciated, too)

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2006 at 11:34 AM
    • Bus to Corona Rally Mexico (Guanajuato)

      Juárez Feb 8, 2006 at 4:50 PM

      We are heading from Ciudad Juarez to Leon and Guanajuato for Corona Rally Mexico, and are trying to get bus information. I've taken the bus from CJ to DF before (after missing the train... fun!), but I can't find a schedule anywhere on buses to Guanajuato from CJ. Estrella Blanca and Omnibus de Mexico appear to offer this route, but their website horarios/destinos pages are not functional, and I'm just not sure. CJ's Camionera Central doesn't seem to have a phone number...

      Any suggestions? (Any tips on great restaurants/cafes/art-stuff in Gto or Leon would also be greatly appreciated, too)

      Thank you!

    • ridermirv's Profile Photo

      Copper Canyon

      Creel Nov 4, 2005 at 6:08 AM

      Is the road between Creel and Botapilas paved or dirt? Any comments are greatly appreciated.


      4 Answers Nov 17, 2005 at 2:22 PM
    • Copper Canyon

      Estado de Chihuahua Oct 18, 2005 at 6:43 PM

      I am interested in going to Copper Canyon.
      I would like to have information about transportation, lodging, weather, things do to, etc. etc.
      Thank you.

      1 Answer Oct 20, 2005 at 12:22 PM
    • ridermirv's Profile Photo

      I'll be in Ojinaga in September

      Ojinaga Aug 17, 2005 at 10:59 AM

      Is anyone familiar with Ojinaga, Chihuahua Mexico and have suggestions on good nightlife, restaurants, areas to avoid, etc...?



      1 Answer Sep 18, 2007 at 8:37 PM
    • ridermirv's Profile Photo

      Road From Ojinaga To Cuidad Chihuahua

      Chihuahua Apr 22, 2005 at 6:04 AM


      Has anyone been down federal Hwy. 16 from Ojinaga to Chihuahua? Is this a good road, and is there gasoline along the way? I will be travelling to Chihuahua by motorcycle, so I'll need gas about every 120 miles. Any help is greatly appreciated.



      6 Answers Nov 17, 2005 at 2:28 PM
    • Copper Canyon Train

      Estado de Chihuahua Apr 17, 2005 at 7:48 PM

      Anyone know how much it costs and how long it takes to take the train from Batopilas to Creel? (The cheapest way possible? :o)

      2 Answers Jun 30, 2006 at 6:09 PM
    • Batopilas

      Estado de Chihuahua Feb 13, 2005 at 11:44 AM

      Hi, We are leaving for the mainland of Mexico the end of this month -- with a small travel trailer. One of our destinations will be Creel and if possible, we would like to leave our trailer there and drive down to Batopilas. Has anyone done this drive recently and if so, how was the road etc. ? Any advice will be appreciated. Diane

      2 Answers Feb 17, 2005 at 3:44 PM
    • Astrobuck's Profile Photo


      Palomas Sep 2, 2004 at 9:49 PM

      Can anyone give me any information on Palomas? I plan on going there through Columbus, NM; but I can't find any information on banks, restaurants, shopping, or bus stations. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Bus south from Cd. Juarez

      Estado de Chihuahua Jul 6, 2004 at 1:51 AM

      Hello, Has anyone travelled south from Cd. Juarez by bus? I am interested in recommendations for getting from C.J. down to Zacatecas or Guanajuato, breaking the trip into two or three days. Does anyone know how long it takes to get all the way to Zacatecas, or where would be a good place to break the trip in half overnight? I am also concerned to travel only during daylight, so if I am going to stop in a town, I want to be sure it has a bus leaving during the day! Thanks,

      5 Answers Mar 3, 2008 at 6:52 AM