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Spinoff: Mexico--Where to Go

mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
My husband and I are thinking about going on vacation in Mexico. I have enough miles for two free tickets. Where should we go? I've been to Puerto Vallarta and liked it. If there's a place you like to go, can you recommend a hotel?

Thanks!
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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    Whenever I hear "Puerto Vallarta" I always think of The Love Boat. Helpful, aren't I? :lol:
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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:
    My husband and I are thinking about going on vacation in Mexico. I have enough miles for two free tickets. Where should we go? I've been to Puerto Vallarta and liked it. If there's a place you like to go, can you recommend a hotel?

    Thanks!
    It depends on what you like. Do you want to be around tons of other tourists, what activities do you like to do, etc?

    Since you have been to Puerto Vallarta before I would choose another place in Mexico to visit.
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    I voted Cancun, but want to add that we went south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya area, specifically near Playa Del Carmen. LOVED it. That's the only location I've been to in Mexico- I'm sure the others areas are lovely as well.
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  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,806Registered Users
    I agree with Spider - Playa del Carmen!
  • amerasiancurlsamerasiancurls Posts: 168Registered Users
    Spider wrote:
    I voted Cancun, but want to add that we went south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya area, specifically near Playa Del Carmen. LOVED it. That's the only location I've been to in Mexico- I'm sure the others areas are lovely as well.

    Ditto. But, there are so many places to stay at in town. Lots of small, intimate hotels. I would go back to PDC in a heartbeat. Beautiful!
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Good question, Cehua. We hate kids and we like to do all kinds of sightseeing and other activities. We like sitting by the beach or pool. We like to drink and eat. We also want a romantic place.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

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  • mazeymazey Posts: 709Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:
    We hate kids

    Hee. That made me snicker because when my husband and I vacation, we always look for places not loaded with children, or we'll go during off times when kids are in school. :lol:
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mazey wrote:
    mrspoppers wrote:
    We hate kids

    Hee. That made me snicker because when my husband and I vacation, we always look for places not loaded with children, or we'll go during off times when kids are in school. :lol:
    I love Disneyworld, but I hate all the kids. They should have adult only times.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

    Don Langrick
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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    Mazatlan is less touristy than some other Mexican cities because it was a city long before it became a beach resort. It also has a lot of history. Local people and retirees live there—it is not just a tourist town like Cancun. My friend went there and loved it because it had amenities but was quiet and had great shopping.

    I would do some online research based on what you want to get out of the vacation. Since you have options, I would choose any place but Cancun. And since you have been to Puerto Vallarta before why not explore someplace like Mazatlan or Cabo (I think there is a Cabo thread too).

    Enjoy your vacation. :P
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  • rileybrileyb Posts: 1,975Registered Users
    I vote for either Playa del Carmen/Cozumel or Acapulco!
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've been to Mazatlan and Cancun/Playa del Carmen. I loved both. Most of coastal/resort Mexico is nice. Just don't go back to where you have already been. Live on the wild side!!


    Are you set on going to the beach? If not, Cuernavaca is really nice. I have spent my last few summers there. It's a weekend get away spot for the rich from Mexico City. Mexico City is also amazing. It would take weeks to experience everything that it has to offer.
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  • alguma pessoaalguma pessoa Posts: 619Registered Users
    DarkAngel wrote:
    I've been to Mazatlan and Cancun/Playa del Carmen. I loved both. Most of coastal/resort Mexico is nice. Just don't go back to where you have already been. Live on the wild side!!


    Are you set on going to the beach? If not, Cuernavaca is really nice. I have spent my last few summers there. It's a weekend get away spot for the rich from Mexico City. Mexico City is also amazing. It would take weeks to experience everything that it has to offer.
    I have a friend from Cuernavaca. It is nice. :)
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:
    Good question, Cehua. We hate kids and we like to do all kinds of sightseeing and other activities. We like sitting by the beach or pool. We like to drink and eat. We also want a romantic place.

    Then definately look into Aventura Spa Palace, an all-inclusive, adult only resort (we honeymooned there the first week of April)
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  • scubagalscubagal Posts: 44Registered Users
    well, I can't vote... because I say go to zihuatanejo. It is the most amazing place in mexico so I have heard.... We almost decided on that for our honeymoon, but I couldn't talk SO into it wasn't like 'mexico' (ie, people begging you on the beach to braid your hair, etc)...

    My friend Jim went their on his honeymoon and said it was the best place he had been in his entire life.. it is the 'Riveria' of mexico.

    If you remember that movie "When a man loves a woman", it is the hotel that Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan go to on vacation when they are at that amazing hotel overlooking the water and she gets drunk and fall in on the row boat.

    Seriously, I would go there... Cabo is fun if you are 22, Cancun is ok, the diving is good, but I would pick Cozamel over it... also, remember if you do Cancun the flight is MUCH longer then Cabo givin your Seattle location I assume- so if it isn't a long trip, the flight time would matter to me. The rest I can't speak too, but I get so annoyed in any place in mexico I have been that you get accosted even on private hotel beaches while laying out... that I won't go back.

    This is my pick, consider me a pencil in vote :)

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  • PeppyPeppy Posts: 3,290Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:
    We hate kids

    LOL! That's why when we go to a restaurant and the waitress asks if we want smoking or non-smoking, we always say "non-KIDS"! We usually are seated in the bar area after that request! :D

    As for your original question....never been. Can't help ya! :?
  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks, guys. I'm taking all this into consideration. I hadn't really thought about an adults only place, so I'll look into that. I also forgot about Cozumel--I have to see if Alaska goes there.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

    Don Langrick
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  • gggg Posts: 1,865Registered Users
    I voted Cancun because that's all I've been to in Mexico. I stayed here /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.godreamvacations.com%2FCrownParadiseClubCancun%2F" class="Popup It was really nice, all iclusive. Right on the beach, lots of activites and places to go. I swam with the dolphins had a great time.
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  • munchkinmunchkin Posts: 2,909Registered Users
    meryn wrote:
    I agree with Spider - Playa del Carmen!

    My vote too!
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  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    mrspoppers wrote:
    Thanks, guys. I'm taking all this into consideration. I hadn't really thought about an adults only place, so I'll look into that. I also forgot about Cozumel--I have to see if Alaska goes there.

    I think you still have to fly into Cancun. Cozumel is just a ferry ride across the way.
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  • amerasiancurlsamerasiancurls Posts: 168Registered Users
    Spider wrote:
    mrspoppers wrote:
    Thanks, guys. I'm taking all this into consideration. I hadn't really thought about an adults only place, so I'll look into that. I also forgot about Cozumel--I have to see if Alaska goes there.

    I think you still have to fly into Cancun. Cozumel is just a ferry ride across the way.

    I think that Cozumel has its own airport. You can fly directly there. And then that way, Playa is only a ferry ride away ;)
  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Spider wrote:
    mrspoppers wrote:
    Thanks, guys. I'm taking all this into consideration. I hadn't really thought about an adults only place, so I'll look into that. I also forgot about Cozumel--I have to see if Alaska goes there.

    I think you still have to fly into Cancun. Cozumel is just a ferry ride across the way.

    I think that Cozumel has its own airport. You can fly directly there. And then that way, Playa is only a ferry ride away ;)

    I think Delta just added a flight to Cozumel.
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    Of the resorty-type places, I've only been to Cancun and I would suggest you avoid it like the plague. Unless wet T-shirt contests at Senor Frog's are your cup of tea.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    geeky wrote:
    Of the resorty-type places, I've only been to Cancun and I would suggest you avoid it like the plague. Unless wet T-shirt contests at Senor Frog's are your cup of tea.
    :oops: Note to self: Don't tell Geeky about the unfortunate wet t-shirt incident.
    When are women going to face the fact that they don’t know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?

    Don Langrick
    Bonsai Culturist