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10 Days In Mexico - Where To Go & What To See?  
User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5743 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3000 times:

I might be going to Mexico for 10-14 days at the end of September with bunch of friends. I know two weeks is not enough for a decent traveling around the country, but work-related circumstances unfortunately prevent any longer vacation.
We'd be renting a car for 10 days and I may be traveling on my own for another 4-5 days.
I'd be happy to hear any recommendations for things worth visiting and/or any useful tips regarding car rental, accomodation, etc.
BTW, any experience with Advantage rent-a-car???

Thanks in advance.

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2999 times:

Just make sure you have plenty of spare payoff money for the Federali's.

You could also save yourself a lot of hassle and work more in. If you want to see the real "Mexican" culture, fly into LAX and rent a car. Take a drive down Atlantic or Lorena through East LA. Or Holt Blvd in Pomona. Or Slauson through Montebello.

If you want to see the "countryside", it's only a couple hour drive out to Brawley, Westmoreland, and the rest of the Imperial Valley. All of that is extremely close to the political boundary. But the climate/scenery is basically the same.


User currently offlineLAN340 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 1):
Just make sure you have plenty of spare payoff money for the Federali's.

You could also save yourself a lot of hassle and work more in. If you want to see the real "Mexican" culture, fly into LAX and rent a car. Take a drive down Atlantic or Lorena through East LA. Or Holt Blvd in Pomona. Or Slauson through Montebello.

If you want to see the "countryside", it's only a couple hour drive out to Brawley, Westmoreland, and the rest of the Imperial Valley. All of that is extremely close to the political boundary. But the climate/scenery is basically the same.

Don't mind the ignorant gringo...




Anyways, depends where in Mexico youre going. My parents are from Morelos, bout two hours south. If you're going by the end of September, you might encouter traffic while driving since Mexican Independence Day is September 15 or 16, either one of those.
Oaxaca is a pretty nice place, known for its culture and (delicious) chocolate. It's a 6 hour drive if youre interested.
As far as driving is concerned, just be aware of Mexico City's driving regulations. There are more things about Mexico but you need to be a bit clearer. Mexico has a lot to offer for anyone so just tell me what you would want to see and I can try and give you some advice.

LAN340



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User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2323 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2974 times:

Ill be more outspoken on this.

When In Mexico Do as other do..remember that.

If you arrive at Mexico City the teotihuacan Piramids are a sight to behold and 1 hour north of Mexico City.
South of Mexico City is Cuernavaca and if you have 3 more hours of driving and like Usd 45 for the toll road you get to Acapulco.
Also On your way back to th ecity you can go to Taxco, a silver minig town that has a old feeling to it and very nice people and a great church to visit (if you like that).

I would go also to Puebla 2 hours east from Mexico city stay one day there and keep going to Oaxaca 3.5 more hours on the same road.

If you wan t to be more adveturous you can go to Chiapas (12 hour drive) and see mayan ruins and splendid waterfalls etc etc.)

there are tons of forums on Mexico about places and tourism My advice..BUY a HUGE MAP ROAD and look carefully at them before going out since directions and signals are quite few...

any more questions PM me.

Best Regards
TRB



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User currently offlineCOrocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

If you know how to Scuba dive, you must make it to Cozumel. They have one of the best reefs in the world. It is truely amazing.

If you are into the 'party atmosphere' of a beach location, try somewhere else though, as things are a little slower in Cozumel. Cabo and Puerto Vallarta are good bets.

If you like golf, you need to hit Cabo San Lucas. Although this area is pretty expensive, it is a really fun town (lots of nice Chicas!).


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

There are tons of places nearby Mexico City that can be reached easily by car: Cuernavaca, Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, Morelia, among others. They have tons of museums, historic places, churches, etc. If you tell us what are your preferences (places with good nigh life, historic places, etc.) we might be able to give you more advice...

I hope you or anyone in your group speaks spanish, since most of the people in Mexico City and in the towns nearby do not speak english. If not, I will recommend you buy a english-spanish dictionary!!! It will be very helpful...

About car rental companies, they all are the same. Have rented in many of them and you can not see the difference like in the US, where Hertz is obviously ahead of the rest!!


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Just be sure not to drink the water..

Chris



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I've heard that something called "The Donkey Show" is quite memorable. Something to tell the grandkids about.

User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2906 times:

I am going to Mexico as well between 8 and 18 september. I arrive and depart in MEX (Mexico City). I'd like to make two or three domestic trips. Any tips which cities can be worthwhile and not too pricy to go? Are ticket prices the same at the airline offices or do travel agents give discounts, or on internet?
Any suggestions welcome.



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User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2481 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 8):
I am going to Mexico as well between 8 and 18 september. I arrive and depart in MEX (Mexico City). I'd like to make two or three domestic trips. Any tips which cities can be worthwhile and not too pricy to go? Are ticket prices the same at the airline offices or do travel agents give discounts, or on internet?
Any suggestions welcome.

For 6A their cheapest fares are sold only on Tuesday's. Reservations are taken by phone and you can purchese tickets at their offices (still no e-tkt's). www.aviacsa.com

For AM and MX, their cheapest fares are sold on Tuesday's. Tickets can only be purchased through their websites (e-tkt's) www.aeromexico.com or www.mexicana.com

For JR, they run promotions that last one week with very cheap fares. They can only be bought at their offices (no e-tkt's available). You can also get good fares through Travel Agents.

For QA, they run promotions on Mondays or Tuesdays (not all of them). Tickets can only be purchased through their website: www.clickmx.com

For ZE (Azteca) they have good fares for some of their markets, you can book online www.aazteca.com and pay by phone...


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Here's what's on most Europeans and Americans agenda for their first five days in Mexico...



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