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Old 06-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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We spent 10 great years in Mexico, near PV. We did not return last winter, but love the people, the country and would not say anything negative about our experience. We were just ready for a change.

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Old 06-26-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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We winter in Mexico. We stay in our Brick (no sticks) condo in Playa del Carmen, 60 km south of Cancun. The weather is great, the people are nice and the Caribbean can't be beat. Tourism is the only industry in that area so they try to take good care of us.

We don't pretend that there are not problems. There are places we don't go, in the USA or Mexico! Concerns about violence at the border is like worrying about murders in Chicago while visiting DisneyWorld. Location, Location, Location.

Our friends who drive down all use the same process. They cross the border very early in the day and get as far south as possible before nightfall.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:51 PM   #3
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I too would like to see a forum on Mexico since I'm interested in going to Baja. I would like to hear an honest assessment of someone who has been there recently or just returned from there but there seems to be two types of people who respond to these threads, those that treat travel to Mexico as a religious experience and are oblivious to the problems that are going on there... it's all good; and those who wouldn't go there if the gates of heaven were at the border. Tell it like it is and let everyone make up their own mind based on their risk averse tolerance.
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We winter in Mexico. We stay in our Brick (no sticks) condo in Playa del Carmen, 60 km south of Cancun. The weather is great, the people are nice and the Caribbean can't be beat. Tourism is the only industry in that area so they try to take good care of us.

We don't pretend that there are not problems. There are places we don't go, in the USA or Mexico! Concerns about violence at the border is like worrying about murders in Chicago while visiting DisneyWorld. Location, Location, Location.

Our friends who drive down all use the same process. They cross the border very early in the day and get as far south as possible before nightfall.
Now that's a tell-it-like-it-is post that I'm talking about!
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I have just completed another round trip from Colorado to Rinco de Guayabitos, Nayarit, Mexico in my old Heritage 23ftr. Mexico is a wonderful place to winter, very inexpensive and generally wonderful people. Yes, there are many problems with border towns but good planning and commen sence can assure you of no problems. Pick your crossing, avoid the big cities and cross at Lukeville, Agua Prieta or other small crossing where there is little or no wait time. Cross early in the morning and head south as far as possible before spending the 1st night.
Have your paper work in order and be polite to the inspection people, if you are not trying to hide something you will never have a problem. Any specific questions, please feel free to ask me, I have been driving down for 25 trouble free years.
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I have to agree with Rincon41. Cross Early in the Day ( Thugs and Drug dealers apparently sleep late) Travel as far as practical South the First day. we usually make it to San Carlos/ Guaymas. Then relax and enjoy for a day or two , buy a few Kilo's of Shrimp, Stock up on some Beer etc. before heading further South.
When moving from Place to Place get up and go Early so as to arrive at the Next Stop in the Mid afternoon.
We Mind Our own Business and Stay Friendly.
We haven't had Any Problems!
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