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Epic Mexico Road-Trip! If you had a month...
Hola mis vecinos del sur!
The Mission: Have the best months-long Mexican road-trip possible!
La maquina: Un carro viejo y feisimo que hace pedos como nubes!
The Time-frame: 1-2 months depending on how crafty we can be with our monies!
The Ultimate Destination: San Sebastian del Oeste.
Ok folks, so I've got a couple of months to plan this trip with some friends and potentially some CSers, and I'd love to do it right. I did a CSing trip down Baja a few years ago and it was magical, f-ing mind-blowing really. I'm addicted to Mexico and Mexicans now. So, I'd love some insider tips as to how to organize the trip. Usually, I prefer to just roll with the road sin estructura and let the trip manifest itself, but Mexico is sooo big and sooo pretty and the people have been sooo kind to me (was once adopted by a family in Puerto Penasco after my friend was imprisoned for a few days) that I'd love algun consejo. I want to do it right.
On my list of things to seek out:
2) Isolated beaches
5) Great food
6) The best CSers I can meet
If you have any recommendations for me and my still unformed troupe for any of these points, please share! I don't mind going "out of my way" and traveling in circles or zigzags to experience the most amazing places or meet the most fantastic people.
(Oooh, also, me encantaria oir sus recomendaciones de libros para leer antes o durante la viaje).
Ummm, yeah, so that was a lot of excitement I just spat at you fine folks. Exclamation point (;-o)! Oh, and I'm pretty sure I'll open a couple spots of this trip up to CSers, but want to gauge the state of my car before I do that. So, yup, just getting the ball rolling here in my mind and on the interwebs even though I don't really have a departure date or budget yet.
Thoughts? Advice? Cautions? Dime todo!
Ok then, my sincere thanks to you and your awesome pais!
Dan and ? and ? and ?
nice plan :)
we are two girls me Maki and my friend Sato
we are in puerto escondido now, oaxaca
and in few days...week+ we would like to go towards cancun, where Sato is diver instructor. Im yoga instructor and surf photographer
so if u wanna combine ur thrip, stop here and take us with car towards cancun
let me know* we add some money gas and have some fun for sure!!!
It would be awesome to mix trips, I've always dreamed of making it out to the Yucatan Pensinsula, but we won't be leaving for another few weeks at the earliest. If you still care to combine adventures, then awesome! If that's too late for ya, no worries!
Hey folks, we're leaving around February 6th. Piecing together our itinerary now, but looks like 1st week will be exploring north Baja, and the following weeks will be spent hunting for pretty (isolated) beaches and wonderful small towns. If anyone wants to join us, welcome!!! If you can't but know of great natural or cultural sites to visit, please let us know!
2 weeks until blast-off!!!
Dan and JP
Soo... that thing is I'm gonna be travelling around Mexico in the month of March. So far we only know that the starting point is Acapulco and I was kinda wondering if you could share any must-sees/must-dos like those isolated beaches, festivals and cute small pueblos that you must have discovered during your in-depth research ;)
Hey Milczarek, yeah we'll let ya know our favorite spots once we're done. Getting psyched for Mexico!
It sounds like an amazing idea, really, it is wonderful that you love Mexico so much!
I just did that Baja tour and yes, indeed! It is a magical, amazing, incredible experience... However there is another part of Mexico I really would love to visit on a road trip (and definitely would recommend after what I've read/found): The West, going down through lots of nice beaches from Sinaloa State (I would say from Mazatlán) (<-- some delicious food is obviusly included there!).
Then going south through Nayarit State, places such as Sayulita, Punta Mita, Nuevo Vallarta, then Jalisco State (Puerto Vallarta, Tomatlán, Barra de Navidad), Colima (Manzanillo) and finishing in the Michoacán coast, with some beaches that are not well-known but experienced backpackers and CS people agree that they are nothing but paradise, specially I would mention Maruata.
Try to check on Google Maps for the possible route but it would be a 100% coast road with an amazing experience!
I hope you enjoy the whole trip and keep us informed! Hehehe, saludos!
Hey Francisco, thanks so much for the fine tips! I might get a chance to visit the west side of the mainland after hopping the ferry from Cabo in a month or so. If I'm able to do that, I'll keep ya updated on the travels. And if anyone in Baja sees this message and wants to meet up, that would be awesome. We are a group of 3 now, growing to 4 in La Paz, and we'll be in Baja for roughly 1 month!
if you want to know I suggest pre-Hispanic ruins Tajin travel which is located in Papantla, Veracruz, there you will find the magic and bellesa of Mexican culture at its best, there are also many beaches and cenotes around that are rarely visited