- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
**I know I’m a real pain in the ass when it comes to deciding on a vacation spot so thanks to those of you who are being patient with me! :)**
After talking with DH about the possibility of going to HI, we’re thinking it may not be the best idea at this time since the flight is sooooo long from NY (this will be DH’s first time flying). He has sciatica so the thought of being on a plane for 11 hours without the ability to really move around all that much is pretty much a nightmare. Even if he didn’t have his back issues, I think an 11 hour flight may be a bit much for a newb so now we’re considering Mexico. To be honest, Mexico has always kind of scared me but I figure millions of people vacation there every year so it can’t be that bad.
Like HI, I know very little about Mexico so I’m looking for some recommendations. I did a few Google searches and what I’ve found says that Puerto Vallarta, Tulum & Cozumel are among the top vacation spots but I’d like to get some firsthand accounts since ya can’t trust everything you read in a search result. Basically we’re looking for an all inclusive beach resort in a safe area (I’d prefer not to fear for my life if I step foot outside of the resort walls). We just want to relax, do some snorkeling, explore the area and take in the sights, shop a bit, that kind of stuff. Our total budget is roughly $4-5k for 7 days but the cheaper the better (I’ll have a much better shot of getting DH’s sign off if it’s cheaper).
For those who’ve been to Mexico, please answer…
- What area did you choose and why?
- Did you feel safe when you were there?
- Did you leave the resort and explore a bit on your own?
- Would you recommend the resort that you stayed in (please elaborate)?
- Roughly, how much did the whole trip cost you?
- Would you go back again?