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Where to stay, what to do - MeXiCo

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Where to stay, what to do - MeXiCo

Hi TA.

My husband and I are holidaying in Mexico for two weeks in November.

Our plan is to stay on the PV side for a week and the Cancun side for the other week. We are looking for ideas of areas to stay on both sides of the country. It doesnt have to be Cancun and PV. I actually think Cancun might be too full on for us - so maybe Playa del Carmen.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions :)


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1. Re: Where to stay, what to do - MeXiCo

I would say staying one week in Puerto Vallarta area and the other in the Mayan Riviera would be a great Mexico trip!

In PV, I would stay in the 'Romantic Zone' (south end of city) about three nights- doing a day trip south of the city to check out Boca de Tomatlan, Las Animas, Yelapa, Mismaloya. You can do things like horseback riding and ziplining down there.

Then, stay for four nights up north of the city in Nayarit, stay in Sayulita, exploring that town and surrounding area. Sayulita is a cool little surfing town, feels like California in Mexico. If you like peace and quiet- choose San Pancho next door instead.

(Google Earth these places! :) )

Then fly from PV to Cancun. Spend two nights on Isla Mujeres, do a golf cart tour, snorkel at Garrafon de Castilla, enjoy all the island's restaurants and the best beach on this coast of Mexico, Playa Norte.

Then take the ferry back to the mainland and head down to Playa del Carmen and stay in town the rest of your trip- from here you can do tons of days trips or tours, to see ruins, etc.

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