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    • Budget for long stay?

      Estado de Quintana Roo Apr 13, 2016 at 12:04 PM

      My friend and I are planning on buying a one way ticket and stay in Mexico for a few months. He will be doing a diving instructor course and then try to find a job. But how much does it cost per month to stay in this area? Is it easy to find cheap food? What can we espect to pay for renting a small place? At this time we have been mainly looking at Cozumel but nothing is decided yet. Is there a big difference in prices depending on where you go?
      Hope someone is able to answer this! Thanks in advance

    • Lufthansa Economy Flights

      Mexico City Apr 12, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      Greetings all,

      Firstly; I prefer to add my flight search reference, for more clarity.

      (CAIRO : MEXICO CITY - One Way - 1 or 8 or 15th of June 2016)

      Does anyone knows if Lufthansa has removed the economy level or it is just a matter of time?
      Also I'd like to know; how to get the cheapest flight by Lufthansa.!!


    • bus terminal

      Santa María Huatulco Apr 12, 2016 at 4:21 PM

      Hi, I would like to know if someone can tell me which bus terminal would I have to go in huatulco to take the bus to Puerto Escondido. I saw informations about two differents bus terminal (one is the terminal ADO), but I would like to know which one has more bus to Puerto Escondido. Also, it seems that it is the bus company SUR that goes more often to Puerto Escondido, but I can't find from where they are leaving in Huatulco. Thanks for the tip!

    • whalesharks

      Isla Holbox Apr 17, 2016 at 8:40 AM

      can i see whalesharks in april

    • Apartment in Palenque

      Palenque Apr 4, 2016 at 6:43 AM

      I am moving to Palenque for three months later this year. How do I go about finding a furnished place to stay?

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      Advice about a day tour

      Cancún Apr 24, 2016 at 12:39 PM

      For a special occasion I am trying to arrange a day sightseeing tour to include Chichen Itza and surroundings for just the two of us, but most tour companies charge an arm and a leg, maybe because the large vans that they use. Can someone recommend a friendly private tour operator with perhaps smaller car, friendlier price, but still good service?


    • Beach in Loreto?

      Loreto Apr 19, 2016 at 11:01 AM

      Hi Virtual Tourist people-
      I'm in Phoenix and thinking about going to Loreto. Are there beaches close to downtown there. Like where one can lay in the sun and swim in the sea? I looked at a bunch of pics on here, saw one of the harbor, another one of a breakwater (rocks) but only saw a couple with a beach. And they didn't look very good. Any help will be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
      -Von @ Interesting Books

    • Vacationing in Playa Del Carmen for the first time - Excursions?

      Playa del Carmen Apr 19, 2016 at 7:12 AM

      My best friend and I will be traveling to Playa Del Carmen the last week of June to the first week of July. We booked it through a travel agency and this will be our first time traveling abroad to Mexico. We booked an all inclusive resort at the Riu Playacar. It seemed to meet most of our preferences: relaxing, somewhat smaller and quieter resort with beach access.

      Since we will be staying at an All Inclusive, the food, bedding etc will be taken care of. I imagine some of the nearby amenities (snorkeling, golfing, swimming, etc) will also be included.

      We shelled out quite a bit of money for the hotel, so we are looking for fun & affordable excursions/things to do/ places to visit nearby. Free is also nice. :) I've read about the Rio Secreto (~$100 pp?) which looks AMAZING as well as other cenotes. Also saw there were jungle buggy rides, visiting Chichen Itza, Tulum, swimming with dolphins in the ocean, the all inclusive Xplor park etc. I can't list them all because there seems to be so much to do! We really don't know where to begin, and will only be there for a week so we'd like to take advantage of our time there without emptying out our wallets too much...Thanks!

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      Travelling alone

      Mexico City Apr 17, 2016 at 8:46 AM

      A 21 year old young lady I know has a 17 hour stop-over at Mexico City between flights. She wants to know whether it would be safe for her to visit the city for a few hours on her own. She is worried because she has been told of risks of kidnapping etc. Any hints as how to make her visit into the city as safe as possible? 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