3 weeks travel in mexico

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1. Posted by ger_power (Budding Member 31 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi all

me and my girlfriend thinking of going to mexico in august this year. we have no set plan as of yet but will probably fly in and out of mexico city. we will have about 3 weeks and want to fit as much as possible in. we will be travelling indepentently and on a budget. i would like to see mayan ruins and my girlfriend would like to finish the trip with 3/4 days beach time. we would also like to get some scuba or paidi diving done. we are thinking of maybe a day or 2 around mexico city and then head towards the yucaton peninsula and if possible 4/5 days in belize. looking for any info that might help

- standard of hostels for couples wanting private rooms
- the bus service - cost and routes
- general cost
- must see places of interest

any information appreciated



2. Posted by heyyo01 (Budding Member 19 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi , bring filter masks for the air pollution in Mexico City , no kidding . Spend the extra money and always go for the no.1 or class a buses , or just go for it . Let's see - cheap bus , driver swigging tequila while dodging animals at night , then stops for pee break & falls asleep in cantina - or - the gas tank falls off the bus on a sheer mtn pass on the way to Oaxaca City . The rail system is grim , but a true adventure . A must see on the Yucatan are the ruins at Coba , many of which have yet to be excavated . Also the ruin at Tulum .

Generally ,brace yourself for delays in every type of service , which meant for me to slow down and breathe . Bring plenty of bug repellant - the good stuff - DEET . Be ready to bribe local officials and ticket agents , etc. . , a common practice to speed up the process

The people of Mexico are the best - however , theft of your belongings can and will occur if you aren't ever careful . And watch for the theives in hostels , it happens . Most often though I come across the famous "Moocher " , no fun after the reality sets in . Anyway Take Care and Enjoy , sounds like a great experience