Expert Travel Advice to Mexico

Top Answers To Mexico Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    I tapped Away.com's family travel expert, Christine Loomis, for help with your questions. Here's what she wrote: "Without question Mexico's best water parks are Xel-ha and Xcaret, both on the Riviera Maya between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, 45 minutes to an hour south of Cancun. These combine manmade and natural features. Both offer dolphin swims, "snuba," snorkeling, and swimming. Xcaret has an eco- and archaeological component and fun swimming along an underground river. At Xel-ha you can kayak, too, and there's an aquarium or "seaquarium." Xcaret's lagoon is like something out of a tropical movie set. If you're looking for more traditional water parks, Puerto Vallarta has Splash and Mazatlan has MazAgua, both with water slides, lazy rivers, pools, etc. Splash also has a few "bungalows" in which families can actually stay, right inside the park. In terms of other places with dolphin encounters, Mexico is chock full of those for that sort of ultimate water park experience: Ixtapa and Cabo both have them, so does Isla Mujeres, and Cozumel offers them at Chankanaab, the wonderful national park on the island.
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    Anonymous user answered:
    Yes, you do unless you're visiting a U.S. territory like the U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    You can fly from Tampa on Continental via Houston to Toluca (TLC), the nearest major city. From Toluca, there are direct buses to Malinalco on weekends (three per day, 1.5 hours); weekdays, you'll have to take a bus to Tenancingo and ask the driver to let you off for the colectivo to Malinalco. There are also three buses each day from Mexico City's Observatorio Terminal Poniente, also via Tenancingo.
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    Pieter answered:
    I've never liked the beaches at the resorts of the Riviera Maya, but Tulum, Akumal, and Playa del Carmen have fantastic (and free/public) beaches.

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