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    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • Glass shop in la Paz?

      La Paz Feb 25, 2015 at 9:56 AM

      Hi-
      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 jessclemons@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    • 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.

      thanks

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    • 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

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    • Getting to Tequila from Guadalajara

      Tequila Feb 1, 2015 at 5:13 PM

      Is there a public bus to Tequila from GDL? I don't like going on group tours.

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    • Information please

      Puerto Aventuras Jan 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM

      I am going to travel to Puerto Aventuras and I wonder if I can get the following information,
      Is it easy to rent bicycles and golf carts in PA, how much approximately?
      Does any one have information about a condo called Joyol Ha? Can you share some info about this condo?
      Thanks in advance

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    • 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?

       

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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?
      Thanks

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    • Safety Update 2015

      Nuevo Progreso Yesterday

      Is town area safe for Americans?

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    • 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!

       

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    • 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.

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    • 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?

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    • 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!

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      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?

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    • 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!!!!

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    • Dollars to pesos

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

      Where is the best place to exchange dollars for pesos?

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    • MY BOYFRIENDS IS IN JAIL OVER THERE

      Mexicali Yesterday

      WHO DO I TALK TO AND WHERE DO I GO TO SEE WHATGOING ON

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    • Does Tulum get a lot of Spring Break traffic during early March?

      Tulum Jan 29, 2015 at 11:44 AM

      We would love to visit Tulum, and unfortunately will be traveling during Spring Break in the U.S. (second week of March). Knowing that nearby Cancun is a crazy popular Spring Break destination, we'd really like to know before booking whether or not Tulum is still relatively free of the Spring Break madness, or if there will inevitably be tons of drunk college kids everywhere in the Riviera Maya during the second week of March? We understand Tulum is already a popular tourist destination, but we can deal with the normal tourist traffic, but would really prefer to avoid the Spring Break crowd. Any wisdom?

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      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....

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    • 2015 Dates for Senor de Esquipulas in Tenejapa?

      by BMillerOaxaca Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 9:58 PM

      Does anyone know the dates for the celebration in Tenejapa this year? As it is usually several days, is one day better than another for an outside observer? Also, there is supposed to be a small hotel/hostel in town but I cannot find contact information. Thanks for any help!

    • Dates 2015 for Senor de Esquipulas in Tenejapa Chiapas

      by BMillerOaxaca Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Does anyone know when Senor de Esquipulas will be observed in Tenejapa this year. I know it will be celebrated over several days: is one day better than another for an outsider to attend? Also there is reputed to be a small hotel or hostal in the town but I cannot find contact information. Thanks to anyone who can provide information!

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      Arriving at 7pm

      by deniferris Online Now Jul 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      How does one get to San Cristobal from Tuxtla Gutierres airport?

      2 Answers Jul 9, 2014 at 7:35 AM
    • Maya tour plan question

      by diandianwaiwai Online Now Jun 3, 2014 at 10:37 PM

      Hi there, could you do me a favor? I plan to spend around 4 days around San Cristóbal de Las Casas for Maya ruins, I already book round flight between mexico city and Tuxtla Gutierrez. Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak, Tikal are my real destination.

      Now I'm very comfused which city is the best choose to book hotel? as I will back to Mexico city from Tuxtla Gutierrez. And whether someone can recommend tour agent to book tour plan?

      2 Answers Jun 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM
    • travel from Cancun to San Cristobal de las Casas

      by gabrielle08 Online Now Mar 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      We are flying to Cancun and would like to find an economical way to get to San Cristobal de las Casas in May. There are 3 of us and checking the air fares, they seem high. Would it make sense to drive? I understand it's about a twelve hour trip. Are there any interesting places to stop for the night?

      5 Answers May 14, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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      San Cristobal to Belize by bus

      by KadriZ Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      Can anybody tell how to get from San Cristobal to Belize by bus? Is there any night buses? Please send me website where I can find the information.

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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      San Cristobal to Belize by bus

      by KadriZ Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      Can anybody tell how to get from San Cristobal to Belize by bus? Is there any night buses? Please send me website where I can find the information.

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 10:25 PM
    • what is the best, most centrally located hotel in san cristobal de las cases?

      by almagirl Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      Who can recommend the best most centrally located hotel in San Cristobal de las cases?
      I'm bringing a small group in Feb. for an art and cutlural tour. 14 people.

    • getting from las cristobal to cancun via guatemala

      by mishuta Online Now Aug 24, 2013 at 2:44 AM

      What is the Best road to travel on between las cristobal to cancun via guatemala?

      thank you

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM
    • Tour guides for touring areas surrounding san cristobal

      by AL5132 Online Now Aug 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

      I will be visiting san cristobal and would like to do ecoutourism trips in surrounding areas such as Las Nuebes.
      I am looking for a guide that knows the are.
      Thank You

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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      Local tour companies

      by sujane80 Online Now Jun 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

      I am planning a trip to SC in July by myself and want to take a couple of guided tours of things like the waterfalls and the Mayan ruins - are there local tour companies there who run these all year round?

    • Travel from Mexico City to San Cristobal de Las Casas by bus

      by cotnerca Online Now May 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

      What bus should I take from Mexico City to San Cristobal de Las Casas? What are the times it usually runs? Is it a safe option or should I take a plane instead? Any advice welcome! :]

      4 Answers May 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    • GLBT Community in San Cristobal de las Casas

      by comprero Online Now Jun 6, 2010 at 5:45 AM

      I will be working in San Cristobal for a month this summer and am interested in connecting with the gay, lesbian, bisexual community; I have not been able to find any such information in tour books or on travel websites.

      Please note---I am NOT interested in dating or a hook-up. I have spent a significant time in other parts of Mexico and am aware that it is a very conservative country. I want to be respectful of the cultural differences but am also looking to meet similar folks who I may not otherwise have an opportunity to meet and want to understand what their lives are like in Mexico.

      Thank you for your assistance.

      1 Answer Jun 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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      general car rental question

      by ralphjunior Online Now Apr 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM

      so i'm thinking of renting a car to drive from either san cristobal or tuxtla-gutierrez to cancun/puerto morelos in june. i checked on hertz/thrifty/etc sites and the prices seem the same as here in the u.s., around18/day....plus400 in taxes!!! please tell me that i can rent a car while i'm there without paying the taxes. or should i just bus it?

      1 Answer May 1, 2010 at 5:40 AM
    • finding a doctor

      by lostworld Online Now Feb 16, 2010 at 7:18 AM

      My partner and I have been traveling for close to a year now and would like to find a doctor for some routine check ups. We are currently in Mexico and we will be in San Cristobal de las Casas soon. I have heard there is a small expat community here so we thought it might be a good place to find a doctor. Can anybody recommend a good doctor, preferably english speaking in the area, or a good place to find information. If somebody has information on doctors outside of San Cristobal in the south of Mexico that would also be appreciated. Thanks.

      1 Answer Feb 18, 2010 at 11:59 AM
    • spanish classes and horsebackriding around san cristobal

      by michellethomas16 Online Now Dec 12, 2009 at 10:40 AM

      hola! my friend and i will be in san cristobal jan.- feb. any advice about a good language school and oppurtunities to see the area by horseback would be very much appreciated! we are solo females in our 50's, will probably do a homestay , and love to ride. we want to see palenque, and any other "must see " sites we are able to in 2 weeks. i will stay on and hopefully take a medical spanish course for my last week to help with my nursing career in california-again any suggestions or contacts will be appreciated. thanks!

    • Flying from oaxaca into san cristobal de las casas

      by zoossh Online Now Dec 5, 2009 at 3:27 AM

      Is that possible? I googled and everywhere it derives zero results when i key in the dates. It seems that flights only connects mexico city and san cristobal....

      4 Answers Jul 12, 2010 at 3:48 PM
    • Travel to Motozintla

      by maryweinstockgilbert Online Now Jul 26, 2009 at 12:30 PM

      How would I travel by bus from Mexico City to San Cristobal?
      How long would the trip take?
      What would be the cost?
      How frequently does this bus run?

      How would I travel by bus to Motozintla from San Cristobal?
      How long would the trip take?
      What would be the cost?
      How frequently does this bus run?

      Is there any other bus route from Mexico City to Motozintla?

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM
    • travelling to San Cristobal from Cancun

      by mowulms Online Now Jul 14, 2009 at 5:49 AM

      Hi, I will be going to San Cristobal de las Casas medium August, leaving from Europe. what would be the best travel route to take as a woman alone?
      I was thinking of flying to Cancun (since Mexico city is not that great) and then taking a bus to San Cristobal. I can probably best try to book this busticket when I already arrive there. Does anyone have better suggestions, and does anyone know about the travel time by bus? And any good bus agencies ?

      Thank you!

      7 Answers Jul 21, 2009 at 6:46 PM
    • In and around San Christobal de las Casas week before Semana Santa

      by Harry05 Online Now Jan 4, 2009 at 6:49 AM

      In the week before Semana Santa (till about Palm Sunday) I will be in and around San Christobal de las Casas, including a sidetrip to Palenque and after that I will continue to Guatemala (Xela, Antigua). About this a few questions:
      • Are there any special religious activities (processions) in this week in SCC or the villages around which are worthwhile visiting (the last I can stay is Palm Sunday)?
      • Good tour companies visiting the villages around SCC and Cañón del Sumidero, already read good things about Na Bolom and Raul and Alegandro. Any recent experiences?
      • Read somewhere the market in San Juan Chamula in this period is not on Sunday but on Friday. Is this corrrect?
      • Any social projects/schools/orphanage for visiting/supporting?
      • Other recommendations in this area?

      Thanks answering,

      Harry.

    • Fly from Oakland, CA, to San Cristobal?

      by zopilote Online Now May 1, 2008 at 7:11 PM

      March 6th I came to Oaxaca and now am living in San Pablo Huitzo. I took the bus to San Cristobal where I found a house I’m going to move into. In June I intend to return to the US for a few weeks and then come back to San Cristobal. My question is: when I return to San Cristobal from Oakland, CA, do I have to do so via Oaxaca and the long bus ride over the mountains, it is possible to fly into San Cristobal, or (as someone has suggested) should I fly to Guatemala and bus from there?

      2 Answers May 2, 2008 at 6:22 AM
    • rentals

      by bluenoser44 Online Now Apr 19, 2007 at 8:19 AM

      I expect to be in San Cristobal from aprox. October 20th to November 20th.
      We are looking for a house , casita etc for two people.
      Anybody have any suggestions?

      Thanks

    • spanish schools

      by donndoes50 Online Now Feb 16, 2007 at 5:42 PM

      is anyone familiar with spanish language schools in san cristobal?

      11 Answers Dec 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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      Cancun to San Cristobal de la casas then on to guatemala

      by wardski12 Online Now Feb 14, 2007 at 1:52 AM

      Hi,
      I'm flying into cancun (because its cheapest) but ideally I want to get away as quickly as possible from anything remotely touristy, particularly in guatemala. Whats the best way to get into guatemala from mexico without going via belize. Is it true you can go from Cancun to San Cristobal de la casas then on to guatemala?

      cheers!!!

      5 Answers Mar 7, 2007 at 12:46 AM
    • bus travel from Oaxaca to San Cristobal

      by edwart Online Now Aug 4, 2005 at 10:39 PM

      Which bus line serves the Oaxaca to San Cristobal route? Any interesting towns in route for a possible overnight rest stop and look-around. How many hours does it take? Any on-line schedules or information.

      3 Answers Aug 5, 2005 at 10:12 AM
    • http://www.cristobalcolon.com.mx out of service ??

      by Mexicococo Online Now May 27, 2005 at 5:33 AM

      down ?? the web site for bus from and to San Cristobal de las casas ?

      thanks

      4 Answers May 31, 2005 at 7:08 AM
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      Palenque, Agua Azul and Yaxchitlan

      by taxing Online Now Nov 19, 2004 at 6:18 PM

      I have six days in December and would like to see San Cristobal, and then book a tour so I can see Palenque, Agua Azul and Yaxchitlan. Does anyone have any recommendations for a tour guide or company?

      3 Answers Feb 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM