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Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

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Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

I'm looking for ideas for a SHORT flight from LAX to a warm beach destination. We are four adults and 2 children (6 & 8). Only interested in 4 & 5 star properties, all inclusive is a plus but not a requirement. Thought Cabos would be a possibility, but not sure after reading reviews if water is warm enough or if pools are heated.

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1. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

I have been in Cabo in early dec. and it was in the low 80s. I have been further south (Acapulco and Ixtapa) and the weather was great for the beach and pool in Jan., in the 80s.

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2. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

Check the Yucatan side of Mexico: Cancun, Cazumel, Playa del Carmen. According to the website below, water temps. don't seem to go below 78F. On the Caribbean and also has Mayan ruins. It's a fourish hour flight.

cancunmap.com/weather/cancun-water-temperatu…

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3. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

How short is 'short'?

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4. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

Yes, how short? LAX to Cancun is about 5 hours on a non stop, so not really short. 2 to 3 hours will get you to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan and about 4 to Ixtapa.

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5. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

What time of year? December? A bit over 2 hours to Cabo, 4 1/2 to Cancun, 5 1/2 to Honolulu. What's your budget?

Edited: 16 September 2012, 16:56
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6. Re: Suggestions for a Xmas short flight beach vacation from LAX

Weather.com says average December high at La Paz (couldn't give averages for Cabo) is 77F. We were there and Cabo just after New Years a few years ago and did go swimming at both locations, but I don't recall the exact temps. We stayed onenight in Cabo but not in a 4-5 star resort.

Edited: 16 September 2012, 17:01
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