Post # 1
We were all set to travel to Mexico in August when:
1) big oil spill in gulf of Mexico nixed our plans for Cancun
2) Other vacation forums discouraged travel to Cabo due to hotness and humidity.
We are S. Californians so are ok with the heat, but are worried about the humidity and bugginess potential.
We’d still like to honeymoon in Mexico, mostly because we’d like not to fly for > 12 hours and I’m originally from Hawaii and so feel a Hawaii honeymoon would be less special.
Anyone have any thoughts, ideas, or personal experiences?
THANKS A BUNCH
Post # 3
The flight to Cabo from SoCal is like an hour and a half! Can’t beat that for getting to a tropical location. I’ve been there 3 times and we love it so much we almost got married there. I have been in summer…not sure about August but it’s been great. I don’t remember any bugs, but it was definitely hot and humid. Just stay in the water all day!
The resort area is about 20 minutes from the city center. We would take a $15 cab ride each way when we went. I would go at least once. The beach bars are a lot of fun. There are also a few hotels right near there. We stayed at ME Cabo one time.
But the resorts are fantastic and there are a ton to choose from. I also do not believe it’s necessary to do all-inclusive, but that is available too.
Post # 4
The oil spill is no where near cancun and not expected to drift any where near the mayan! So Mexico can still be an option for you!
I am going to Playa del carmen the first week of September!
But if you do still don’t want to go to mexico – you could check out the Dominican Republic!?!
Post # 5
From what I have read, the oil spill won’t affect Cancun/the Mayan Riviera. We’re going to Playa del Carmen for our honeymoon July 28-August 4. I hope the heat isn’t too bad!
Post # 6
I am going to Playa del Carme the first week of August 🙂 no oil spill there from what I know!
Post # 7
The beaches in Riviera Maya are fine and have not been impacted by the oil spill.
I was there last August and stayed at El Dorado Royale for 4 nights. Yes it was hot, but the resorts do a great job of managing the bugs.
Where are you thinking of staying in Cabo?
Post # 8
Hi! We’re getting married the day before you and we’re going to Cabo. We’re from the bay area and didn’t want to fly to Cancun either. It would be hurricane season almost and oil spill, etc. so we decided on Cabo. It will be hot but according to weather reports, only a couple degrees more than July…it’s pretty much always hot down there whenever you go…and it’s actually LESS humid than the east coast I think?
If you want to save money and wouldn’t mind missing out on the pyramids, then go to Cabo! Check out Pueblo Bonito, it’s super pretty.
Post # 9
I’m used to heat, but I’ll say I’m MISERABLE with humidity. I hate hate hate it and for that reason, I avoid humid places like the plague.
Just make sure you get good trip insurance. My boss went to Cancun several years ago during the heart of hurricane season (August) and thought he would be covered with the trip insurance he bought. Turns out, the only way he would have gotten a refund on his trip was if the hotel actually evacuated it’s guests due to the hurricane. So, he and his wife got to chill in their hotel room while a hurricane was going crazy outside…but beings the hurricane wasn’t bad enough and the hotel didn’t evacuate, they were stuck and couldn’t cancel their trip and get a refund.