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    • Xenses- worth it?

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:49 PM

      Is Xenses worth going to?

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      Traveling to Cancun from Chicago with 4 month old baby- First trip with baby!

      Cancún Yesterday


      My husband and I will be traveling for the first time with our 4 month old baby. We have been to Cancun before, however, never with a baby! Can you please let me know what things I should be taking with or any tips.. I am nursing the baby, We will be staying at the all inclusive Royalton Riviera Resort.

      1) I am planning on taking a stroller and carseat and baby carrier

      2) Suncreen?? I hear I can't put it on a baby - any tricks besides not taking her out until later afternoon/evening.

      3) Swim suit and flotie???or swim diaper- I was thinking about having her in a flotie with us supervising.

       4) I am assuming we can't really do any excursions or activities?

      5) any tips?


    • Tour questions

      Cancún Jan 4, 2017 at 8:47 PM

      I've done so much research and now I turn to the experts---We want to zip line, ATV, snorkel, cenotes, raft in caves with stalactites and stalagmites. It seems like X-plor has all of this. We love nature. We don't care about tours with food or shows. We also want to swim with dolphins.
      If we do xplor, do we also need to do xcarat? Xelha? What combo tour should we do with xplor?
      We want to snorkel in isla-mujeres. Where can we do that? Where can we rent a golf cart there? What private beach is a must in cancun or isla-mujeres? What is unique to do at night? Thank you in advance!

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      Central Historical area safe to stay?

      Mexico City Jan 10, 2017 at 5:10 AM

      My husband and I plan to stay in Mexico City in April (first visit to Mexico) and would like advice on the most interesting and safest part of the city to stay - we were thinking maybe stay in the Central Historical district? - any info 'for' or 'against' - we would be grateful.
      Also what sort of weather can we expect?
      Many thanks,

    • Driving from San Diego

      Rosarito Dec 26, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      How safe is it to drive to roserato from San Diego? I have a 2007 Ford Focus. It would just be my husband and I we are 65 year old. I have read some travel warnings that imply it's possible to get pulled over at road stops with impersonators that rob you. I just wanted to take a day trip to rosarito and Puerto Nuevo for lobster and come home.
      I was also thinking of riding into Tijuana, but we are a little scared we could be star get because we are older. Please advise.

    • what pharmacy carries actavisa

      Tijuana Dec 20, 2016 at 5:19 PM

      What pharmacy do they have in stock with acatvisa

    • To Tijuana for the night

      Tijuana Dec 24, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      No passport or Birth certificate. I am white. Just going for a couple of hours. Can I? What is a 20 dollar Visa?

    • Crocodiles or Alligators?

      Cabo San Lucas Jan 3, 2017 at 3:45 PM

      Are there any crocodiles or alligators in Cabo? I'm traveling with small children and just found out that Puerto Vallarta has them. I want to avoid the issue.

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      Which phone?-stealing

      Mexico Dec 27, 2016 at 2:03 AM

      I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question. Is it safe to take my mobile with me to Mexico? I know that the word "safe" will have everyone jumping. I do actually have two phones- an old Galaxy S3 which is slow and annoying and a new LG which is fast. I am considering travelling with the old one because if it's stolen it's less of a loss, however if I need to use my phone a lot obviously the new one is way more convenient. What are the chances of my new LG getting stolen, or worse, me being held up at gunpoint somewhere...(We are travelling around for 6 weeks, from Yucatan down through Chiapas and up to Mex City)

      Thanks in advance.

    • driving time from ixtapa to acapulco

      by bsduncan Online Now Dec 7, 2013 at 7:01 AM

      what is the drive time between ixtapa and acapulco

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2013 at 5:24 PM
    • All Inclusive or not

      by Bajamick Online Now Apr 4, 2013 at 6:58 AM

      We are trying to decide if we want to book an AI resort in lxtapa. My concern is that we don't necessarily want to be tied down to one resort for meals but eating out can be expensive if we have a martini before dinner and a bottle of wine with dinner. Are there restaurants in lxtapa where we can take our own wine and pay a corkage fee?

    • Local Culture & Photography in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo?

      by slaskigoral Online Now Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      I will be spending a week in Ixtapa at the end of January/early February. I have been to Mexico twice before, to Puerto Vallarta and San Jose del Cabo. I am a historian & travel photographer, and am working on a photo blog of travel photography from my various journeys around the world. I am the type of traveler who likes to try and get 'off the beaten path', where possible. I know that staying in an AI is not exactly that, but I tend to spend little time in resorts and try to do independent travel whenever possible.

      For example, my highlights to PV were bus trips to colonial villages in the mountains, and in Cabo, traveling to Todos Santos and taking an ATV trip through the desert, where I photographed fascinating rural shrines.

      My time is limited to a week, but I would like to get any suggestions on places in the area that I could travel to to get some amazing photos and perspectives. Ideally, I would like to see some towns in the Guerrero mountains, either larger cities like Taxco or smaller villages. In the coastal towns, I like to wander and do street photography, particularly of shrines to the Virgin of Guadalupe - there are so many of them and they are very beautiful and creative!

      Can anyone recommend some interesting places to see in Ixtapa-Zih, for ex. churches, shrines or cemeteries? And any advice on hiring a local guide for a day or two who would be willing to take me to local villages, places where most tourists do not venture? Thank you kindly!!

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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      New Years parties?

      by toontown Online Now Dec 13, 2010 at 8:50 PM

      Anything good to do in Ixtapa or Zihaut at New Years?

      1 Answer Dec 13, 2010 at 11:49 PM
    • swim with the dolphins

      by jackhorishige Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 4:04 PM

      1)do I have to pay just to watch kids swim with the dolphins and if so how much?
      2) is there a van from cruise port to the show and how much?
      3) do you need res. for this or pay when I get there?

      1 Answer Feb 11, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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      by secunnin Online Now Jul 15, 2008 at 8:14 PM

      i have been looking into getting married and honeymooning in Ixtapa. anyone have any input or suggestions on what resort/hotel to stay at.. i really like the loks of Las Brisas Ixtapa Resort but its not all-inclusive and i feel if we are going for 7 days all-inclusive is a better deal?! how is the Melia Azul Beach Resort for that? thanks! And lastly has anyone see someone get married their and was it worth 1000.00?

      3 Answers Aug 18, 2008 at 1:03 PM
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      Dolfin encounter

      by oslocairo Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 2:32 PM


      Anyone do the Dolfin encounter? It seems like a great thing to do in Ixtapa because it is much cheaper than in San Diego,California for example.

      Are reservations needed? What's the best way to get there from Zihuatanejo? We don't have a car.


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      by oslocairo Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 12:58 PM

      Hi Everyone!

      I'm actually going to Zihuatanejo, not Ixtapa, but there is no forum for Zihuatanjeo.

      What is tipping like, especially in a hotel? How much do you tip a made, a baggage carrier, etc Also, in a restaurant, if the tip is not included?


      5 Answers Aug 14, 2007 at 2:41 PM
    • hotel irma

      by saustin Online Now Dec 19, 2006 at 1:22 PM

      Does anyone have any good/bad things to say about hotel irma? my friends and I are considering that hotel in Jan

    • Distance Ixtapa to Mexico City

      by RuiOliveira Online Now Jan 17, 2006 at 9:33 AM

      Hello everybody,

      i´m planning a trip to Ixtapa.
      I want to know if anybody knows how many hours, by bus, i choose Estrella Doro, from Mexico City to Ixtapa?
      Is it safe to travel at night by bus?

      all air companies want more or less250 USD


      3 Answers Jan 22, 2006 at 12:02 PM
    • Local Fun

      by SPGroup Online Now Jan 2, 2006 at 4:37 PM

      what type of local activities go on, like is there a city market type thing?

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2006 at 9:32 AM
    • Gyms and/or health clubs in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

      by es220 Online Now Feb 12, 2005 at 10:09 AM

      We're looking for places that have cardio equipment (treadmills, bikes, etc) as well as weights. Classes aren't necessary. Do the hotels that advertise health clubs let non-guests in? Many thanks. Edna

    • travel time from acapulco to ixtapa

      by marilynsantiago Online Now Jan 24, 2005 at 9:34 AM

      please tell me how long is the drive from Acapulco to Ixtapa...thanks, Marilyn

      1 Answer Jan 25, 2005 at 1:38 PM
    • Costa Real Ixtapa

      by neal.cory Online Now Jan 8, 2005 at 12:21 PM

      I am interested in any information or feedback on the Costa Real Ixtapa. We are going in March 2005. I was last in Ixtapa in 1984 and am sure there have been many changes. Any tips on activities or excursions would be welcome. Thanks

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      hotels/resorts in ixtapa

      by susiemargare Online Now Dec 26, 2004 at 2:32 PM

      hi, everyone -- thanks for the answers to my previous Qs. i appreciate it. my friends and i have settled on going to the ixtapa/zihuatenejo area. now we are debating various resorts that i can get thru my time-share weeks (the less said about THAT, the better!). can anyone compare any of all of the following resorts, especially as to niceness of accommodations, niceness of beach? -- RHC/park royal villas -- sun club/intercontinental plaza ixtapa (maybe now or formerly under name of costa real ixtapa?) -- pacifica master sands -- pacifica golf -- pacifica sands -- ocean imperial club (also known as radisson resort) -- riviera beach resort and spa does anyone know anything about the villa vera puerto mio in zihuatenejo? thanks very much -- susie margaret

      2 Answers Sep 21, 2005 at 4:42 PM
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      from ixtapa to zihuatenejo

      by susiemargare Online Now Nov 25, 2004 at 1:38 PM

      hi -- i belong to a time-share assn (the less said about THAT, the better!), and the only member resorts in the ixtapa-zihuatenjo area are in ixtapa. if i get a place in one of these resorts, how far is it from ixtapa to zihuatenejo (in time, not distance)? is there a local bus that goes from one to the other? how much is it? is it regular? how late does it run? is it a hassle to get to the bus stops? if there is no bus, how do people (real people, not rich tourists) usually go back and forth? thanks -- susie margaret

      1 Answer Nov 25, 2004 at 7:45 PM
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      by BEARSTOY4 Online Now Sep 2, 2003 at 9:23 PM


      4 Answers Sep 21, 2005 at 7:20 AM
    • Ixtapa at Thanksgiving

      by JTDallas Online Now Sep 1, 2003 at 2:28 PM

      I will be traveling to Ixtapa at Thanksgiving and welcome any suggestions. I have accomodations at the Park Royal Villas (next to the Barcelo hotel in the hotel zone).

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      Ixtapa, Mexico

      by mschroedter Online Now Jan 26, 2003 at 2:15 PM

      I am planning on going to Ixtapa around mid march and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a good all-inclusive resort. Also any other info that might be of interest to the area. Thanks.

      3 Answers Feb 2, 2003 at 2:55 PM