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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.

    • Hotels and Area

      by snuznmc Online Now 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!

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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      Weekend Getaway in PV

      by Usctwin Online Now 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!

      4 Answers Nov 9, 2016 at 6:37 AM
    • Weather in September

      by AmandaF2016 Online Now May 23, 2016 at 8:45 PM

      Does it rain a lot in mid-September? Is it short bursts of heavy rain or a little bit of rain all day? Thanks!

      3 Answers Sep 19, 2016 at 6:05 PM
    • Rough Seas?

      by vkkhalsa Online Now Feb 7, 2016 at 9:11 AM

      My husband gets very seasick and we're wondering if we should go to PV or the Yucatan for snorkling. Any suggestions?

      8 Answers Sep 19, 2016 at 6:08 PM
    • Puertyo Vallarta day trips

      by DougKing Online Now Feb 2, 2016 at 5:44 AM

      looking for for ideas on day trips around, have been there before ang gone on a number of day cruises and rented a jeep to a beach in san fransisco I think...been awhile

      4 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 12:24 PM
    • Vintage silver jewlry

      by Dhitchcock Online Now Jan 25, 2016 at 8:42 PM

      Where might I be able to find vintage Mexican silver jewelry in Puerto Vallarta?

      1 Answer Jan 26, 2016 at 5:52 AM
    • People watching

      by Cherylannmikel Online Now Jan 18, 2016 at 12:02 AM

      Best hotels to stay at within walking distance to the ocean and clubs?

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2016 at 9:53 AM
    • Ticket by photo

      by Antfren Online Now Jan 14, 2016 at 5:04 AM

      Is it possible to receive a driving ticket by photo in PV

      4 Answers Jan 14, 2016 at 8:46 PM
    • Talavera pottery

      by adrianafkuhn Online Now Oct 28, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      I will be visiting PV in November and am looking for Talavera pottery of very good quality. Can you give me the name some shops and their addresses, please? Thank you for your assistance. Adriana F Kuhn

      2 Answers Oct 28, 2015 at 6:16 PM
    • Hurricane damage

      by ElidaGonzales Online Now Oct 24, 2015 at 10:51 PM

      Traveling on Oct 28 2015. What can we expect in terms of damages/closings in malecon area or city in general. Thank you

      6 Answers Oct 28, 2015 at 8:09 AM
    • Things to do

      by kksangels1 Online Now Oct 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM

      What are the best things to do near the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa. This will be our first time in Puerto Vallarta.....Thank you.

      5 Answers Oct 16, 2015 at 9:44 AM
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      bird dive-bombing for fish in bay of banderas, close to los muerto beach

      by susiemargare Online Now Jun 19, 2015 at 9:05 PM

      hi, all --

      i can't figure out what kind of bird it is that we saw in PV last week. it glides, has a fairly large wingspan, is dark in color, then all of a sudden folds its wings closed and dives straight vertically into the water.

      the closest i've found by scouring the internet is a neotropic cormorant, but i can't find any pictures of it diving.


      thanks -- susie margaret

      9 Answers Jun 20, 2015 at 10:37 PM
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      re book and bean coffee shop

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 10:19 PM

      hi, all --

      is the book and bean coffee shop still open? at the paradise community center?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      where exactly is the blue shrimp?

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 8:58 PM

      hi, all --

      i have seen listings for the blue shrimp at olas altas  336  and at olas altas  366.  i've also seen a listing for a taste of italy at olas altas 336.

      first, is a taste of italy still at 336?

      if so, is the blue shrimp there too, or is it at 366?

      thanks -- susie margaret 

      2 Answers May 11, 2015 at 12:53 AM
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      is la nube (italian restaurant) still open?

      by susiemargare Online Now May 10, 2015 at 7:47 PM

      hi, all --

      i've seen a post somewhere that says that la nube, the italian restaurant at matamoros 542, has closed. is this so?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      Spanish Schools

      by Joped Online Now May 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      Hi all!
      Anyone know of a good school in PV where I could study Spanish?? Preferably close to the Marina??

      1 Answer May 5, 2015 at 7:17 AM
    • Safety In Puerto Vallarta

      by mpant Online Now May 4, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      Not an alarmist and we love Mexico However the U.S. State dept just added PV to its list of dangerous places because of violent drug cartel activities ?Anyone have first hand knowledge about the situation?

      4 Answers May 5, 2015 at 7:53 AM
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      swimming with dolphins IN THE WILD, "wildlife connection" tour

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 7:23 AM

      hello, all --

      has anyone been on this tour? their website is at, and it sounds good (not one of those where they capture the dolphins and drug them so you can swim with them in a swimming pool), but has anyone had personal experience with this company or this tour?

      thanks -- susie margaret

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      los voladores de papantla

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 27, 2015 at 3:31 AM

      hi, all --

      even tho i've been going to PV for several years, somehow i have missed seeing these "flyers of papantla." they sound incredible. can someone give me up-to-date info about what days they perform, the times, and where they are along the malecon?

      thanks so much -- susie margaret

      2 Answers Apr 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM
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      playa destiladeras

      by susiemargare Online Now Apr 22, 2015 at 1:14 PM

      hi, all --

      is there a way to get to destiladeras beach by bus? how difficult is it?


      -- susie margaret

      3 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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      Any decent breakfast restaurants in Puerto Vallarta?

      by redbaron Online Now Jan 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM

      I'm looking for a good breakfast in the Malecon area of PV

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM
    • In search of ... inflatable bed in Puerto Vallarta

      by larice Online Now Dec 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      We will be visiting again this year but this time need an extra twin bed. I thought a decent inflatable might work out well but figure Costco probably would only carry a queen bed as it does at home. Does anyone know of any stores that might sell these that I can contact and preorder for pickup? We will again be staying in Zona Romantica just south of the river.

      8 Answers Dec 5, 2014 at 8:29 AM
    • Travel Safety and Weather

      by uniserv500 Online Now Oct 14, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Is it safe to travel to Puerto Vallarta? How is the weather in November?

      8 Answers Mar 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM
    • kayak purchase or rental

      by billdomb Online Now Oct 12, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      Looking to buy inexpensive kayak in PV or rent if absolutely necessary.

      Appreciate any help.

      5 Answers Oct 13, 2014 at 11:08 AM
    • Traveling with alcohol to Mexico

      by eewright51 Online Now Sep 28, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      How much alcohol, wine and spirits can you take into Mexico from the US?

      4 Answers Sep 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM
    • Buses to Tijuana

      by Borie1974 Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Is there such a thing as bus service from Tijuana to Puerto Vallarta?

      2 Answers Sep 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM
    • Best Resorts / Hotels for 20-something singles to stay

      by msumner325 Online Now Aug 19, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      Hey All,

      I'm traveling to PV with a couple of friends in two weeks and we're having a really hard time figuring out which AI resorts or just hotels in general will cater more to young single people rather than families or older couples. The only two places we came up with that were reasonable were the Golden Crown and one other one. After looking at the pictures and videos it seems like its almost all older couples or older singles.

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2014 at 11:08 AM
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      Why are there no longer tours to Talpa de Allende?

      by briantravelman Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      I was looking at tours to Talpa de Allende, and the website says the tour is temporarly unavailiable. It says it is unavailiable during the rainy season, mid June-October. Though I checked the tour once in April, and it said the same thing. Than I went out of curiosity, to see if it would let me book for a date when it's availiable, and it didn't. It's telling me to choose another tour. And there are other tours that are also seasonal, but it lets me go on them no problem.
      Why are there no longer tours to Talpa de Allende? Is it because of safety issues, or is the road out? Does anyone know?
      I read reviews of this tour, and people said it was great, so IDK why it suddently got cancelled.

      9 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 6:32 PM
    • Where the locals go

      by Sylfloegg Online Now Jul 14, 2014 at 8:50 PM

      My husband, teens and I will be visiting PV. We are renting a condo in Old Vallarta. Need restaurant recommendations where the locals eat. We prefer to experience Mexico and its people like locals and avoid the tourist traps.

      2 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 8:12 AM
    • nightclub crawl

      by emoore1106 Online Now Jul 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      I want to do a nightclub tour with pickup at my hotel, plaza pelicanos. which tour would do that?