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    • Creel airport

      Mexico Mar 16, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      Does anyone know when this airport will actually be opening? I'm wanting to book my holiday but just know that the airport will open just when I have made alternative, lengthier travel arrangements!

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      Buying a house in Isla Mujeres

      Isla Mujeres Mar 9, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      Has anyone bought a house in Isla Mujeres? Can I get some advise from you?
      I already found a house I just don't know how to go about buying it and who to trust.
      Thanks, Gaby

    • Best pizza?

      Puerto Peñasco Mar 6, 2015 at 5:02 PM

      Best place for pizza in Peurto Penasco.

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      Scooter Rentals in Cabo or Todos Santos

      Todos Santos Mar 24, 2015 at 10:10 AM

      We will be in Todos Santos for a couple of months and would like to rent Scooters. Are there good rental places in Todos Santos (or Cabo)?

    • Barcelo Maya Colonial contact

      Mexico Mar 14, 2015 at 12:40 PM

      Does anyone know contact email for the hotel in order to give a request?

    • Cell Phone use

      Mexico City Yesterday

      Are disposable phones available for purchase in Mexico City? I would like to be able to use a phone GPS

    • how far to walk to tijuana

      Tijuana Mar 22, 2015 at 12:30 AM

      how far after the broader is it to walk to tijuana shopping

    • car rental

      Cancún Mar 15, 2015 at 9:10 PM

      Any suggestions on car rental in Cancun? I've heard good things and horror stories about different agencies with some people saying an agency is good and another saying the same agency is a terrible rip-off. What experiences have you had?

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      Things to do in Cancun with a Toddler

      Cancún Mar 10, 2015 at 1:49 PM

      I saw a previous posting about "excursions with a baby" but I am hoping Cancun experts will be able to weigh in on some activities we are considering with our toddler. We are going to Cancun for 5 days (before heading to Tulum for a wedding). Some things we have thought about doing with our son who will be 20 months are:

      - Isla Mujeres Day Trip, Underwater Museum and Tortugranja
      - Garrafon Natural Reef Park
      - Xcaret
      - Hummer Jungle Tour
      - Marine Turtle Observation
      - Aktun Chen, Akumal
      - Wet n Wild
      - Cancun Interactive Museum
      - Crococun Zoo

      I am wondering if any of these are "tourist traps" worth avoiding, and if something is a must. We plan to do one activity a day as our child is very active and likes to be outdoors doing something.

      Thanks for any insight.


    • Private Excursions vs. Group Excursions to the Mayan Ruins

      Cancún Mar 6, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      Hi, I am going to Cancun soon and I was wondering what kind of tour company to use and looking for some suggestions of trustworthy tours to the Mayan Ruins (Tulum, Coba or Chichen Itza). I see that there are small private minibus tours for what looks to be a similar price as the big group bus tours. I would prefer that way because of the flexibility. My husband and I have been to Cancun 2 times before but our kids haven't and we want them to have a more authentic experience. I speak fluent Spanish if that helps. BTW, I don't want to deal with renting a car.

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      Good hotel

      Cancún Mar 17, 2015 at 8:48 AM

      We are planning our first trip to Cancun (with a 4 day hop over to Havana) in November.
      We are in our mid 60s so don't want/need late night night club's, however we do like a drink and some entertainment within walking of our hotel.
      Would be grateful for advice/recommendation's on a decent hotel/s that might fit the above.
      Not concerned if all inclusive or not.

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      Place in TS to meet people

      Todos Santos Mar 16, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      I'll be in Todos Santos on my own and was wondering if there was a bar or location that's best to meet people, both travelers and locals? I was thru there once for a day but it seemed pretty quiet and I like to make new friends to meet for drinks.

    • Going to different hotels

      Cancún Mar 10, 2015 at 10:55 AM

      Can you visit other people in other hotels

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      Day of the dead

      Mexico City Mar 8, 2015 at 4:34 AM

      Where is the best place for Day of the dead celebrations in Mexico. Travelling with a friend, we want to experience authentic Mexico and not too commercial.
      Muchas gracias in advance

    • green card lost/stolen

      Tijuana Mar 8, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      hi everyone i have a question , my green card was stolen (plus DL,money and credit card) in houston airport, that happened this week 3-3-15, it was the same day that my mom pass away :( the reason why im here, im planning to return to usa by tijuana border(walking), i only have with me,my mexican passport, a houston police report about stolen green card, and a previews temporary visa but is already expired, im very desesperate, my kids and husband are in usa, I dont have money ,i dont know what to do, I dont want to lose my permanent residen status, should I walk to the tijuana border and explain my case to the officer?


    • Dengue Fever

      Puerto Morelos Mar 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM


      My wife an I are supposed to go to Puerto Morelos on Monday, but on Friday our doctor advised against it due to a dengue fever epidemic there. Is this true? Would you cancel your trip? She is 20 weeks pregnant and this was supposed to be a holiday and finally our honeymoon before the baby arrives. Others have said there is no risk. What do you think?

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      Loved Mérida, where to next?

      Mexico Mar 5, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      I just got back from spending an absolutely amazing week in Mérida, and even though I've only been back home for a few days, I'm already thinking about going back to Mexico to see more of the country. So what would be your suggestions for great places to visit in Mexico? I'd rather avoid Mexico City and places filled with all-inclusive resorts such as Playa del Carmen. I hear Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende are nice to visit? I'm looking for safe destinations that are relatively easy to get to. Culture, history and nature (hiking) are my biggest interests, not having access to the beach is not an issue. So, any thoughts?

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      Best guided tours?

      by Jefie Online Now 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?

      1 Answer Feb 21, 2015 at 12:22 PM
    • Rental Properties in El Centro

      by bluenoser55 Online Now Feb 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      Hi, I'm planning on spending 2-3 months in Merida and I'd like to start a list of potential rentals.
      I'm a middle aged + solo female traveler. I have traveled in Mexico for many years but have not spent much time in Merida.
      I want to be in centro or within a 15 minute walk.
      The rental must have a pool and be in a safe neighborhood.
      Does anyone have any suggestions or know of a reliable honest property manager to contact.


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      by SanathP Online Now Mar 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Anyone have any recent experience with the above agency in Merida?

    • Driving time Merida to Tulum

      by nycJo Online Now Feb 27, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      How long to drive direct (no stops)? I read the trip is now only 2.5 hours but have not been able to confirm.

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM
    • female travelers

      by lenore27 Online Now Jan 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      My father wants to know if the buses that run between Cancun and Merida are safe for 2 American women.

      5 Answers Mar 18, 2013 at 7:55 AM
    • Car Rental

      by smik13 Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      We are spending 2 weeks in Progresso just north of Merida. Has anyone rented a car through Or have you rented a car on arrival at the airport? We have always booked a car over the internet but are concerned about the 3rd party liablility which now has to be purchased from a mexican company? Any suggestions? Thanks!

      3 Answers Jan 10, 2013 at 7:14 PM
    • Trip from Merida - Cancun

      by themask Online Now Nov 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM

      I am in Merida and planning to visit Cancun in one of my weekend. I really have no time in planning as this is a bussiness trip and Im busy on weekday in Merida. I hope you can suggest on my question below.

      1) Can I leave in Merida in Friday night by bus? Is it safe to do so?Any bus company recomendation?
      2) Is there any cheap accomodation in Cancun (less than 50 USD) per day.
      3) How many days I needed so I can explore cancun. Will 2 days will be enough?

      Thank you in advance for your reply.

      4 Answers Nov 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM
    • Wrestling game in Merida

      by themask Online Now Oct 29, 2012 at 3:13 AM

      I will be in Merida for couple of weeks and one of my wish list to watch a wrestling game? Any suggestion of schedule and venues?

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM
    • Question re: my anti-depressant medication in mexico

      by ewhiteart Online Now May 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM

      Since I am planning to live in Mexico for some time. How do I go about getting my prescription for Zoloft and Welbutrin refilled while I'm there? Is there Mexican health insurance that I would need or is the cost reasonable enough to just pay cash? Any info appreciated. Thank you!

    • motorcycle rental

      by mulderdog Online Now Dec 8, 2010 at 6:33 PM merida... for a week....nothing fancy......125 cc....(or more).... ANY ideas welcome.....private rental .... etc... thanks

    • Air Fares

      by david&beth Online Now Mar 24, 2010 at 9:20 AM

      Why is it so much more expensive to fly into Merida as opposed to Cancun? The taxes seem to be the problem. Also, how safe is the Merida/Progreso area in the light of recent reports of violence?

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    • Merida to chichen itza

      by travellady11 Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 9:33 PM

      How would I get from Merida to Chichen Itza? How far is it? I was thinking about 3 hours by bus? Where can I get a bus in town? Thanks!

      4 Answers Jan 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM
    • Bus Information Merida- Dzibilchaltun- Progresso

      by zydeking Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 7:38 AM

      My fiancee and I will be in Merida on the 22nd and hoping to make a side trip to Dzibilchaltun on our return trip to Progresso in the afternoon. I've read that there is a bus from Merida to Dzibilchaltun. My question - Is there a bus at the ruins on to Progresso? Thanks in advance

      3 Answers Dec 22, 2010 at 6:07 PM
    • Cancun Bus Stop & Travel in the Yucatan

      by Ladyplus Online Now Jan 29, 2010 at 11:10 AM

      I will be arriving in Cancun at 6 PM.

      1. I would like to take the ADO 1st class bus from Cancun to Merida. Can I take the bus directly from the airport? If not, what is the best way to get to the bus station?

      2. Is it safe for a single woman to take the 4 hour bus trip at night?

      3. I'd prefer to take a private car, or taxi. Does anyone know of an inexspensive (less than100 US) way that I could do this?

      Thanks in advance for your suggestions and help!

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM
    • Bus tours of Merida/Campeche/Uxmal/Progreso/Chichen Itza

      by BANSI Online Now Oct 8, 2009 at 12:04 PM

      Is there a English speaking BUS TOUR of Merida and surrounding tourist places?
      Also from Merida I want to go on BUS TOUR to Campeche, Uxmal, Progreso, Chichen Itza etc...
      Is there a bus tour I can take from my hotel in Merida to all these places and then back to my hotel @ night? (PS: I don't know what hotel I am staying yet).
      I have 1.5 (a day and half) to explore these places and then another 1.5 (day and half) to go explore Playa, Tulum and Chetumal. What is a inexpensive BUS Tour I can take?

      Thanks in advance.

      4 Answers Oct 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM
    • Transport from Cancun to Chelem

      by jhiggins Online Now May 25, 2009 at 10:44 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We are taking a trip to Chelem in August. We will be arriving at Cancun. If we hire a car just to get to Chelem, is there a drop off point? If we take the bus from Cancun, can we get a bus all the way to Chelem, or will we have to change to a taxi at some point?
      Thank you !!

      4 Answers Jul 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM
    • Travel By Bus from Cancun to Merida

      by carlotabjork Online Now Mar 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM

      Hi, I will be traveling with a 3 year and I will be 6 months pregnant at the time of travel. I was wondering how safe it is to travel by bus from Cancun to
      Merida. My husband will not be with us and we do have family friends in Merida. I also speak decent spanish and have traveled in mexico before.

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2009 at 3:18 AM
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      Planning first Merida/Yucatan trip to decide on retiring there in about 3 years...

      by New-to-Yucatan Online Now Jan 11, 2009 at 10:57 AM

      Hello to All and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My husband Nick and I are planning a trip to the Yucatan (Merida) at the end of Feb. 09. It will be our first trip there and are really looking forward to it. Because of the great airfares from Miami to Cancun, we will be flying into Cancun but our final destination will be Merida. It looks like such a wonderful city. We want to look at the place and look at some real estate (we've been browsing the internet for quite some time now). We're still undecided whether we want to be in the city or in the beach area. It there is a beach town with lots of stuff going on, like maybe Progreso, we might decide for the beach. That's why this trip is so important. We love Mexico and the Mexican people (and their food, of course). We wanted to know if it would be best to rent a car in Cancun upon arrival and drive to Merida, or if it would be better to take the bus from Cancun to Merida and just rent the car there. How far is it? How are the roads? Is it safe? If we go with the bus, how long a trip is that? Is there an express bus directly from Cancun to Merida that doesn't stop in every little village? How much does it cost? Any misc. information that any member can provide to assist us in this trip will be greatly appreciated. We are very limited on time (max. 5 days) because of our business so needless to say we want to explore as much as possible. It is NOT a sightseeing/tourist trip - it's mainly to research the options of living in the city or the beach areas. What are the best beach areas to live permanently? Are there any other American couples/expats living in these areas? I cannot think of anything else right now...
      ANY INFO WILL BE GREAT. Thank you to all who reply.

      8 Answers Aug 25, 2010 at 5:08 PM
    • Where to meet expats

      by shukers Online Now Nov 30, 2008 at 7:51 AM

      We will be in Merida Dec 9-13-08 for the first time to check out possible retirement options. Where would one go to meet expats for a quick download on local info. Breakfast cafe, bar, resaurant, local bartender?

      More interested in local lifestyle than notable tourism stops.

      John Shukers

      5 Answers Jan 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    • Merida ruins

      by jblodge Online Now Aug 7, 2008 at 10:48 AM

      What is the best way to get from Merida to Chichen Itza? Are there private individuals one can hire?
      What is the best way to get from the airport into town?


      7 Answers Jan 4, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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      Cheaper Hotels In Merida

      by ridermirv Online Now May 1, 2008 at 9:35 AM

      Does anyone have any recommendations for affordably priced ($20US to40US) hotels in Merida that are near the action. I would like to be close to the zocalo, street markets, nightlife, etc...I do need a room with a bath, but besides that, I'm not to picky.


      7 Answers May 6, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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      Opinion on itinerary

      by stamporama Online Now Mar 1, 2008 at 10:00 PM

      Hi guys,

      My wife and I have finally decided to go around Yucatan (along with our teenage daughter) on the first week of May, flying into Merida from the US and right after a 3-day stay at Mexico City. Please give your views on this proposed itinerary:

      day 1: arrive in Merida in the afternoon, check in at hotel and explore the town.
      day 2: being a Sunday, I heard it's fiesta time in Merida so hang around till noon, then in the afternoon go to Chichen Itza and check in at a local hotel.
      day 3: tour Chich ruins in the morning, go and tour Coba in the afternoon, then return to Merida afterwards.
      day 4: go to Uxmal/Puuc route for the whole day, then back to Merida.
      day 5: go to Cancun early morning, stay there the whole day then back to Merida.
      day 6: fly back to the US via Mexico City.

      Given this schedule, do you think days 2-4 could only be done with the use of a rental car or could we manage by bus? And does anyone have any feedback on the Dolores Alba hotel in Merida or Chichen? It's not listed among the VT Merida hotels tab though the Frommer's website rates it 1-star (out of 3).

      Thanks for any remarks!

      9 Answers Mar 26, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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      Where to book a hotel? (hotel agencies)

      by schmechi Online Now Feb 28, 2008 at 8:29 AM

      Unfortunately Merida seems to be overbooked during the time, I want to visit Mexico. So I'm not able to book via and Unfortunately it is impossible to book via (or similar American offerors) without having a US billing addess (it works for some European countries, but unfortunately not for Austria).

      So where to book? Do you know other adresses? How does work (unfortunately only in Spanish but self-explanatory... Are all mentioned hotels available? Will I be booked immediately?).

      Do you have any other ideas?

      I need a hotel in Merida from 10th or 11th March till 16th or 17th (depending on the flight I'll catch) and in Cancun from about 17th till 24th.

      4 Answers Feb 28, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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      Merida holiday suggestions...hotel/hostel, things to do

      by Lauren5020 Online Now Feb 27, 2008 at 8:02 PM

      Hi VTers.
      Looking for ideas on places to stay and things to do in Merida. Going there in May (for a 5 day weekend). Plans to visit Chichin Itza, other than that we're open.
      We're a couple, in our 20's, would be willing to stay in a hotel or hostel...mainly we need something on the cheaper side.
      What about travel to the ruins? Should we book a tour or take a bus? One more question, should we stay in Chichin Itza or head back to Merida for the night?
      Thanks, as always, for all help!

      5 Answers Jan 16, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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      by schmechi Online Now Feb 26, 2008 at 1:51 PM

      What is the most comfortable way to get to Tikal from Yuacatan peninsula (I suppose Campeche and/or Tulum will be the southernmost point I'd reach in Yucatan without this detour) Apart from the mentioned I'd be staying in Merida and Cancun the most time of my journey.... Is there any chance for a short trip to Tikal? How long would you estimate, that this trip takes?

      btw: I suppose it is forbidden to cross the borders with hired cars, isn't it?

      1 Answer Feb 27, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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      Merida as basis for Yucatan trip?

      by schmechi Online Now Feb 26, 2008 at 1:42 PM

      Is Merida a good basis for daily trips to all the sights in Yucatan peninsula?
      Especially I'm thinking about visiting Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Valladolid, Ek Balam, Izamal, Tulum and may be Campeche.
      Do you think it is more clever to go back to a prebooked hotel in Merida every night or to book several hotels near all the sights (a typical "round-trip") (btw, I suppose it is also a question of cost).
      How long would you plan for such a trip? Did I miss some must-sees? And would it be possible to do all daily trips from Cancun as well?

      Btw: Is there any comfortable way to see Tikal as well or is it too far abroad?

      5 Answers Feb 27, 2008 at 7:13 AM
    • Dengue Fever

      by Kate222 Online Now Jan 15, 2008 at 11:03 AM

      I just read an article in the Merida Insider on Dengue Fever. Is this a concern in the Merida/Progreso area? As a visitor, what precautions would you suggest?

      Thanks, Kate

      6 Answers Feb 18, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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      Car rentals

      by lucieranger Online Now Jan 10, 2008 at 7:39 PM

      We want to rent a car for one month (beginning mid-February) at Merida airport. We are looking for an all inclusive rental rate. Where should we find the best deal?

      6 Answers Jan 15, 2008 at 2:16 PM
    • Lodging recommendation?

      by Tbuoy Online Now Dec 21, 2007 at 8:44 AM

      Planning on a one or two day stop in Merida and am looking for recommendation for lodging right in the middle of where what ever happes in Merida is happening. Not looking for any frills, just a real Mexican experience.

      7 Answers Feb 22, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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      Finally, our Itinerary!

      by villagegrrl Online Now Dec 12, 2007 at 8:56 PM

      Hello Everyone

      Thank you very much for all the information and suggestions that you have given us here on this forum. We're two college students on budget so we decided to do pretty much everything by bus. We bought Moon Handbooks and it's great with giving us the bus schedule and duration for all the cities.

      Day 01 (Sunday): Stay in Merida to enjoy the street festivals

      Day 02 (Monday, Christmas Eve): Take one of those ATS buses that go to the Puuc Route and visit Uxmal and other smaller sites along the route.

      Day 03 (Tuesday, Christmas Day): Take the first class bus early and enjoy the sight. Leave for Valladolid by bus after lunch. Have Genesis Retreat pick up from the bus station and transfer to their guesthouse. Hopefully, we would have time to tour Ek'Balam before the sun sets. Stay the night at Genesis Retreat.

      Day 04 (Wednesday): Take the first bus out from Valladolid to Tulum. After lunch, we would like to go to Coba but there is no bus from Coba to Merida after 2:30 in the afternoon and I don't think there is enough time. So it seems like we are going to have to skip Coba this time. Perhaps, we could take a quick ride to Cancun and stay around for a while. Take a late evening bus back to Merida.

      Day 05 (Thursday): Visit Campeche by bus. After staying in the town for a while, take a bus to Edzna.

      Day 06 (Friday): This is our last day in Mexico and I haven't planned this out yet. We would like to visit one of the haciendas. We're thinking of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon and it looks like we're gonna have to contact a local tour company. Any other suggestion?

      The itenerary above is only going to work out if the buses run like any other days on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please feel free to comment or tell us what you think.


      9 Answers Dec 13, 2007 at 8:08 PM