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    • 1 day in Guadalajara - Itinerary

      Guadalajara Dec 3, 2016 at 5:14 AM

      I know it's ridiculous, but I have one whole day to spend here.
      Any recommendations with hopping route from centro to centro?
      I am only a sightseeing tourist. Thanks

    • Place to stay in Central Guadalajara

      Guadalajara Nov 27, 2016 at 5:21 AM

      Is Calle Gigantes 287, San Juan de Dios a convenient place to stay and see the city's attractions?
      Can you recommend others please?

    • Immigration office

      Algodones Nov 17, 2016 at 7:54 PM

      Is there a Mx Immigration Office and Bank to obtain a FMM ( tourist card) in Algodones? Where is it located. If none there, where is the closest town to obtain one?

    • All Inclusive Hotel in Cancun or Playa

      Cancún Nov 19, 2016 at 5:51 PM

      I'm traveling to Cancun in early January and staying the first few days at an studio I rented out on AirBnb. I plan to book a all-inclusive hotel at some point during my trip for about 3 day stay. Is it possible to book a decent all-inclusive hotel on the spot? If so, any recommendation on a hotel for a single male in his 20's?

    • Anyone else traveling Dec 13 - 20?

      Cabo San Lucas Nov 18, 2016 at 11:35 AM

      I am a single female 36 years old with no children and my bday just happens to fall a week before Christmas. I'm used to my friends and fam not able to travel right before or after Christmas so I end up traveling alone at this time of year.

      I'll be in Cabo at the Pueblo Bonito resort all week 12/13 - 12/20 and would love to know that I can meet someone (preferably another female or group) for some meals and activities.

    • TraficTours

      Cancún Dec 2, 2016 at 11:46 AM

      Has anyone had any experience using TraficTours for airport transportation in Cancun? They are included in my Delta Vacations package and I can't seem to find any information on them.

    • Culture/food/beach

      Mexico Nov 6, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      We are two Brits in our late 50s(boy and girl) looking to spend a week next September somewhere in Mexico conducive to a great blend of beach, town, food and heritage - so not fussy at all. We will have a car.
      All suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated!

    • daytrip tours

      Mexico City Dec 1, 2016 at 4:02 PM

      I am looking for day tours from mexico city to cities like Taxco Pueblo cuernavaca
      any recommendations? I usually use Viatours in my other trips to Europe.

    • Hotels and Area

      Puerto Vallarta Nov 23, 2016 at 3:08 PM

      What is the best area for an active, 50-year old hetero couple to stay in for our first trip to PV? We want something ON the beach preferably. Someplace nice, but not more than $200/night. Going in early May. We like to party, relax, swim, adventure, people watch, eat good food, and walk to destinations wherever possible. Thanks!

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      Weekend Getaway in PV

      Puerto Vallarta Nov 7, 2016 at 11:50 AM

      Hi VTers! My husband and I are going on a quick weekend trip to PV this weekend. I'm usually so ahead in my planning, but haven't had time to do a single thing yet. I had a few questions I was hoping you might be able to help with.

      1. What is the best way to get from the airport to the hotel? I have contacted the hotel to see if they can arrange transportation and am waiting to hear back from them. Is taking a taxi safe? I saw this tip from 2012 and was wondering if it was still valid. Taxi FROM the Airport: Taxis Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Tip - VirtualTourist Was also wondering if we should just go ahead and hire our own car.

      2. Is there a good place to exchange money? Or should we do it in the states before we leave?

      3. If there was 1 activity you could recommend we don't miss, what would it be?

      4. If there was 1 restaurant you recommend we don's miss, what would it be?

      Again, our trip is short, we arrive on Friday afternoon and leave Monday afternoon so we will probably just be relaxing most of the time. We haven't had a real vacation without our child in 5 years!

      We like the beach, we like to snorkel, we like to learn about the local culture, listen to live music, and love to eat Mexican food! Thank you for any suggestions!

    • taxis in mexico city

      Mexico City Nov 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM

      does Uber work in mexico city?

      also, is there a map of all the sito taxi stands? I don't speak spanish so would have a hard time calling for a taxi.

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      Cancun airport departure tax

      Mexico Nov 21, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      Hi, we are travelling to Mexico on 10Dec2016 with British Airways and have read conflicting reviews on whether or not we will need to pay a local departure tax of around 900 pesos. Some reviews have said it will be included on our ticket whereas others have said we have to pay it when leaving Mexico. Does anyone know the truth about this? Even the official Cancun website doesn't mention it! If we do have to pay it locally do they definitely accept sterling?


      Nuevo Laredo Nov 14, 2016 at 7:44 AM

      We are Americans thinking of driving to San Miguel de Allende entering through Reynosa or Laredo.
      My reading of travelers warnings has me TERRIFIED. Are we insane to attempt doing this right now?
      We would be sticking to major highways & have been told to only drive in the day light but we do not currently speak fluent Spanish. ADVICE PLEASE!!!

    • Zip Lining

      by SandraTCB Online Now Mar 5, 2016 at 3:45 PM

      We'll be in Oaxaca for Dias de los Muertos. Are there any zip line places in the area?

      1 Answer Mar 5, 2016 at 7:44 PM
    • Hot months

      by SandraTCB Online Now Jul 20, 2015 at 1:48 PM

      I hear that April and May are the warmest months in Oaxaca de Juarez. We are contemplating moving there. Is air conditioning available in some rentals? Is there a way to escape the heat?

      1 Answer Aug 12, 2015 at 6:20 PM
    • Frida Khalo dolls in Oaxaca

      by leohasen Online Now 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

      1 Answer Feb 2, 2015 at 1:07 PM
    • Art Classes

      by Lynette55 Online Now Sep 3, 2014 at 8:15 AM

      Anyone have information regarding art classes in either painting, encaustic or drawing for the month of February 2015?

      2 Answers Sep 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM
    • Gyms in Oaxaca City, Mexico

      by walkersa18 Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      I'm looking for a gym close to San Jose de la Noria in Oaxaca City

    • information

      by records1945 Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      are there a lot of american stores in oaxaca?

      1 Answer Apr 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM
    • Friends of Bill W

      by stewbear Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      Looking for meetings in Oaxaca city in English for "Friends of Bill W". Will be there February 9 to March 11.

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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      airline tickets

      by mutie Online Now Nov 12, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      I wondered if airline tickets are available cheaper when purchasing in Oaxaca than let's say on Aeromexico's website? I want to fly from Oaxaca to Los Mochis on December 2 and don't know if the prices will keep rising as the date approaches or are there steady ticket prices to be had at local agencies in Oaxaca? Thanks, JQ

      2 Answers Nov 13, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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      Travel by bus/ferry

      by fachd Online Now Jul 15, 2013 at 3:24 AM

      I will be based in Oaxaca some time this year. I am looking to visit Cancun. Has anyone used bus travel to make this trip. I would appreciate any information (the cost, the best reliable bus company, how long is the journey etc) you may have. I also understand it is possible to take a ferry from Cancun to Havana, has anyone done this?

      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2013 at 5:14 PM
    • Looking for a house from 6/25/10-8/25/10

      by WChorneau Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

      My wife and I are going to be in Oaxaca de Juarez from about 6/25/11 for two months and are looking for a house to rent anywhere within walking distance from the Zocalo or near Jalatlaco. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to locate a house? Thanks all.

      5 Answers May 1, 2011 at 5:00 AM
    • Getting from here to there

      by Atriportwo Online Now Jan 9, 2010 at 9:05 AM

      My husband and I are in Oaxaca de Juarez. We plan to go to Hualtulco and understand there are van services between here and there. Does anyone know where they are located within the city. Or, does anyone have a local phone number we could call?


      1 Answer Jan 9, 2010 at 9:25 AM
    • Camera Sales in Oaxaca city?

      by luciferdroot Online Now Oct 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

      I will be in Oaxaca shortly and need to purchase a low end dslr (preferably Canon) or high end point and shoot. Can anyone recommend a decent camera store or even a discount electronic place with a selection?

      1 Answer Oct 2, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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      Basic Apartment Near Zocalo?

      by loutaoyang Online Now May 11, 2008 at 4:12 PM

      I'm looking for a basic apartment/studio (bed, bath w/ hot water, kitchen) for Oct 22 - Nov 5. I would prefer something economical within 2 to 4 blocks of the zocalo. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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      Prices in Oaxaca....

      by mikepapas Online Now Apr 28, 2008 at 1:17 PM

      This year we went to the Puerto Vallarta area and found it VERY expensive. Almost the same prices as at home in the US for restaurants and hotels.

      Are thing cheaper in Oaxaca ? there is less motivation to go to Mexico if it's going to cost so much !


      2 Answers May 5, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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      December Trip to Oaxaca Planned

      by sbblume Online Now May 14, 2007 at 9:54 AM

      My husband & I are going to be in Oaxaca de Juarez the first two weeks of December, 2007. This is to be an exploratory trip in preparation for my retirement in a couple years. What should we plan to see? We'd like to meet some people who have retired there. Anyone interested? We'll have a rental car, is that a good idea? Would like to spend a couple nights here and there, not all in one place but all within hollering distance of the city.

      4 Answers Oct 24, 2007 at 3:21 PM
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      Casa Pereyra on Independcia?

      by loutaoyang Online Now Apr 18, 2007 at 6:09 PM

      Does anyone know if Casa Pereyra on Independencia (across from the Basilica) had to close due to all the earlier protests? I have reservations for the fall, but I just noticed their website is gone. I can only locate a generic page on

      If you've been to Oax recently or live there, I would greatly appreciate an update on this hotel if you happen to know anything. But I really hope it's still open.

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2007 at 6:56 AM
    • pregunta

      by gaby31 Online Now Dec 24, 2006 at 12:37 PM

      tengo una foto bien antigua de fiero como puedo mandar la foto para que me puedan decir quien son ellos....gracias

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2007 at 8:17 AM
    • Christmas in Oaxaca

      by mccourt Online Now Sep 26, 2006 at 3:02 PM

      We would like to travel to Oaxaca for Christmas, But we are a bit concerned about the security risk and heath facilities there. We have been to many remote places in the world, regardless of travel warnings etc. But we always check them out first thru venues such as travel forums etc.

      Thanks in advance
      Diana & Malachy McCourt

      5 Answers Oct 24, 2006 at 6:39 AM
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      casa san felipe hotel

      by susiemargare Online Now Aug 17, 2006 at 11:10 PM

      hi --

      i am staying at this hotel from sept 30 thru oct 7. i am a little nervous, having read about the recent uproar, but i really don't want to cancel my trip. can someone tell me where this hotel is located relative to the zocalo? is it in an area that will be in the middle of the crowds?

      thanks -- susie margaret

      3 Answers Oct 28, 2006 at 5:58 PM
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      Warning Issued for traveling to Oaxaca

      by gomexico Online Now Aug 10, 2006 at 2:36 PM

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has now issued a warning to travelers visiting Oaxaca or intending to do so - as a result of the escalating protests/violence. Here's the text:

      "August 8, 2006

      Warden Notice Regarding Demonstrations in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca

      The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca to avoid demonstrations being held by teachers and students. In recent weeks, the Teacher’s Union Groups have held demonstrations throughout the city of Oaxaca. Local media have reported vandalism, arrests, and injuries as a result of the ongoing confrontations. U.S. citizens in the vicinity are encouraged to avoid large crowds in the Oaxaca area. All persons are encouraged to remain in their homes or hotels, and to avoid downtown Oaxaca and surrounding areas during active demonstrations. Because striking teachers reportedly may attempt to close local airport facilities and the main highway linking Mexico City and Oaxaca, U.S. citizens in the area are advised to monitor local news reports and to contact their airline to confirm flight information.

      We wish to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any protests. Since the timing and routes of marches and demonstrations are always subject to change, U.S. citizens should monitor local media sources for new developments."

      6 Answers Oct 20, 2006 at 10:16 PM
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      Cheap Hotel In Oaxaca for a group....

      by rutamaya Online Now Jun 6, 2006 at 11:15 PM

      Any one have some information on cheap hotels for a Group in Oaxaca. any recomentations and websites.


      2 Answers Jun 7, 2006 at 5:03 PM
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      Need cheap place in best part of town...

      by atufft Online Now May 18, 2006 at 8:33 AM

      I note that the VT pages only show Holiday Inn Express. Is there a hostel or other reasonably cheap, but safe and clean place to stay near the zocalo?

    • oaxaca city apartment. Anybody know one?

      by pinelo Online Now Mar 18, 2006 at 8:05 PM

      Do you know a good furnished apartment in Oaxaca?

      Brian A.

      3 Answers May 8, 2006 at 2:07 PM
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      huichol art

      by susiemargare Online Now Mar 10, 2006 at 12:06 PM

      hi --

      are there any local markets or in-person exhibitions in or around oaxaca where it is possible to see and/or purchase huichol art? i especially like the yarn paintings.

      thanks for any info.

      -- susie margaret

      3 Answers May 9, 2006 at 4:55 PM
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      festivals/events in oaxaca in october?

      by susiemargare Online Now Mar 10, 2006 at 11:20 AM

      hi --

      i will be in oaxaca from sept 30-oct 7. are there any festivals or special events happening at that time?

      thanks for any info.

      -- susie margaret

      1 Answer Dec 26, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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      beaches near oaxaca?

      by susiemargare Online Now Jan 20, 2006 at 9:08 PM

      hi --

      i saw one tip that seemed to suggest that there are beaches in (?) or near oaxaca. is this so? if there are some, how far away are they from downtown?

      please forgive my ignorance. i've scheduled a week's trip to oaxaca for the beginning of october but know hardly anything about it yet!

      thanks -- susie margaret

      5 Answers May 15, 2006 at 9:16 AM
    • Place to stay in Oaxaca

      by aamir9 Online Now Jan 5, 2006 at 12:12 PM

      Hi all!

      I am recently hired English teacher living here in Oaxaca- for the time being in hostels. I am looking for an affordable (that is to say on a meager teacher's salary of about400/month) place to live. I would be happy to share and apt or house/ or even rent a room. Any advice of suggestion would be much appreciated!


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      Solo female traveller wants to meet VTers in Oaxaca

      by Marie-France Online Now Dec 31, 2005 at 3:52 PM

      Hi. I'll be in the city of Oaxaca from January 18 to 25, on a solo vacation. If anyone else will be there at the same time and would like to meet, let me know. I think evenings would be better as I'll be out and about during the days (what with all the attractions around the city!). Cheers!

      12 Answers Jan 22, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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      Near Oaxaca

      by chris_i79 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 7:49 PM

      How far is the beach from Oaxaca?

      2 Answers Oct 3, 2005 at 10:33 PM
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      To Rent Or Not To Rent, That Is The Question

      by saustrup Online Now Apr 25, 2005 at 11:00 AM

      My wife and I plan to visit Oaxaca the last 10 days of May and are debating whether to rent a car for 5-7 days to visit Monte Alban, Tule, Mitla, and other outlying areas. Money is not the biggest issue. We were wondering whats the overall best, most convienent, most fun way to get around in the Oaxaca area.



      4 Answers Apr 27, 2005 at 10:53 AM