2 Weeks in Mexico = £279.98pp - Price includes Flights, Luggage inflight Meals and Jungle Camp Park thing? - Total Price per Couple = £541.96 @ airbnb
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2 Weeks in Mexico = £279.98pp - Price includes Flights, Luggage inflight Meals and Jungle Camp Park thing? - Total Price per Couple = £541.96 @ airbnb

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Found 25th Apr 2014
Mexico, - Travellers Holiday

2 Weeks flying from Newcastle 29th April - 13th May.

Now this is not going to be to everyones liking but ideal for those travellers/backpackers and suchlike, you know how I like to try and help everyone (even if its not something I am into myself, the thought of bugs on this one gives me the wriggles) I am not really sure what you call the accommodation aspect of this one? campsite? it says jungly type thing in the description. Anyway the reviews people have left sound good so check it out

I hope it helps someone x

Flights for 2 people with 20kg luggage and inflight meals = £412.96 bookable at Thomson
14 nights at Turquesa Tulum for 2 x people = £129 bookable at airbnb

Total Price = £541.96 (£270.98)

Return Flights and I have added on a 20kg case to share per couple which should be ideal for this type of holiday.and for you to throw in a small tent. Or if you wish you can hire a tent out there.

14 night stay at Turquesa Tulum, Careterra Tulum Bocca Paila km, Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780, Mexico

Make a special experience with our TurquesaTulum "jungle camping". Build up your tent in our beautiful palmgarden (15$ by Pax incl breakfast) or rent one of our tents (40$ for2Pax incl breakfast)
the Beach in 100m,Authentic Mexican Restaurant,Bar,Yoga,Pilates,Massage,OutdoorjungelShower,Temazcal,CookingClasses
Enjoy the beautiful nature

I did a bit of research on getting from Cancun to Tulum and this is really helpful:

First class bus travel in Mexico is great; comfortable,movie on board,very cold,and convenient.

It's a good idea to get a ticket in advance on the ADO website or sites like ticketbus.com.mx would be a good place to purchase the ticket. It is highly recommended that you do that, to ensure you get the time you want, and it's not uncommon for the bus to be filled with advance reservations, so it is a good idea to reserve.

Arriving in Cancun at Terminal 2, one should go out the exit door, and turn right. Go all the way down until you see a vendor's cart and parking lot. On the right will be a window to buy a ticket (if you didnt get it online). This is also where the buses arrive. It is recommended that you take the bus to Playa del Carmen and buy another ticket there for Tulum. There is no non-stop bus from Cancun to Tulum. One must take the ADO line (or an alternate line) to Playa del Carmen and it costs 120 pesos.Next, take a bus to Tulum from Playa del Carmen (a first class bus may take longer, so a second class bus for 55 pesos works well). There could be many fewer people on the second class bus and they are clean and equal to the first class one. When you arrive in Tulum, the bus station is on the main street in town, so if you are staying in town, you could walk or take a collectivo bus (white vans that go up and down the main road) to your hotel.

For the return trip, if you are flying out of Cancun airport, there are 3 non-stop buses. An 8:30, 9 something, and the 11 AM, plan according to your flight departure, as it only takes less than 2 hours.. That trip cost 168 pesos on ADO first class.

There is absloutely no reason to spend the money for a cab, as this is easy and economical.

Happy travels!

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 25th Apr 2014

I'm not a celebrity(unlike u ray of sunshine stacy) get me out of here

jacksprout

I'm not a celebrity(unlike u ray of sunshine stacy) get me out of here



Evening Jack X)

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jacksprout

I'm not a celebrity(unlike u ray of sunshine stacy) get me out of here



hahaha I reckon I would be voted out first Jack lol x

SunshineStacey

hahaha I reckon I would be voted out first Jack lol x

But I bet u would smuggle in a couple of lattice pork pies!

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jacksprout

But I bet u would smuggle in a couple of lattice pork pies!



I bet I would eat them on the way !

I've been Mexico. I could not imagine sleeping in a tent. Its so humid.

nice idea but it will be hotter than hell in that tent.

tent in mexico??.... hum, not for me: hot, humid and just the thought of the bugs/ flies you will get.....

Just got back from Mexico & we stayed down the road from Tulum.
There is no need to stay in a tent for $40 per couple. There are plenty of B&B`s in Tulum & Playa del Carmen where you`ll get a decent room with A/C for that money.
The mosquito's in Tulum are very small but terrible. Staying in a tent there would not be everyones cup of tea.
The beach is nice and theres a nice Thai restaurant there. That tent price is expensive. It`s also approaching hurricane season (June - Nov) and prone to torrential downpours that can last all day, tent, don`t think so.

gpcube

Just got back from Mexico & we stayed down the road from Tulum.There is … Just got back from Mexico & we stayed down the road from Tulum.There is no need to stay in a tent for $40 per couple. There are plenty of B&B`s in Tulum & Playa del Carmen where you`ll get a decent room with A/C for that money.The mosquito's in Tulum are very small but terrible. Staying in a tent there would not be everyones cup of tea.The beach is nice and theres a nice Thai restaurant there. That tent price is expensive. It`s also approaching hurricane season (June - Nov) and prone to torrential downpours that can last all day, tent, don`t think so.

I think the $40 per couple is only if you want them to provide the tent. Stacey has quoted the deal based on bringing your own tent and paying $15 per couple

Even if the camping does not appeal, those are heavily discounted flights - the flights usually make up around £550pp for my Mexican holidays. Get these flights and book up other accomodation at a mainstream hotel and you've still got a very cheap Mexican holiday. Going to Riu Tequila on June 10th from Newcastle.

If you are travelling alone and need a friend, the local Mexican (Redknee Tarantula's) are quite friendly...

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e351/retrorocit/04MexicanRedKneeTarantula.jpg

Don't mention the drug war going on, or the number of deaths there. nydailynews.com/new…618

Would a holiday to Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Somalia or Iraq be safer? Probably.

simont_space

Don't mention the drug war going on, or the number of deaths there. … Don't mention the drug war going on, or the number of deaths there. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/mexico-releases-drug-war-death-toll-estimate-killing-hour-article-1.1005618Would a holiday to Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Somalia or Iraq be safer? Probably.



Interesting choice of article to display your thoughts on the Mexican drug war, the article seems to be 2 years old, I personally think the information that you are providing is a little inaccurate and this article might be of better use for respective travellers. I agree with your statement saying that it is a dangerous country but I don't think any of the other countries that you have suggested could be considered as safer.

Note: Another article of interest might be Lonely Planet
Edited by: "deallady" 26th Apr 2014

deallady

Interesting choice of article to display your thoughts on the Mexican … Interesting choice of article to display your thoughts on the Mexican drug war, the article seems to be 2 years old, I personally think the information that you are providing is a little inaccurate and this might be of better use for respective travellers. I agree with your statement saying that it is a dangerous country but I don't think any of the other countries that you have suggested could be considered as safer.



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simont_space

http://realtruth.org/articles/140311-005.html



Yet another interesting article that you have posed, yet I don't think you have quite read the articles that I have suggested. I don't dispute Mexico faces a drugs war problem, but many tourists have had good experiences in Mexico.

deallady

Yet another interesting article that you have posed, yet I don't think … Yet another interesting article that you have posed, yet I don't think you have quite read the articles that I have suggested. I don't dispute Mexico faces a drugs war problem, but many tourists have had good experiences in Mexico.



And many have great hols in Egypt, but many ignore good advice and put themselves in danger.

My son went to Mexico a couple of years ago and was advised to stay in the hotel complex by hotel workers, he went out to the local town once and admitted it was scary (guns and stereotypical drug cartel members). Had a great time but never actually saw much of Mexico.

simont_space

And many have great hols in Egypt, but many ignore good advice and put … And many have great hols in Egypt, but many ignore good advice and put themselves in danger.My son went to Mexico a couple of years ago and was advised to stay in the hotel complex by hotel workers, he went out to the local town once and admitted it was scary (guns and stereotypical drug cartel members). Had a great time but never actually saw much of Mexico.



I agree with your statement, many do not follow the good advice that is given to you by some great sources. Its a real shame that your son faced some of the situations that you have described. I am sorry to hear that, I hope your son has a much more plesent experience on his next trip (where ever he may go)

Simon, too many blissfully ignorant folks on this site. I've had the same conversation a while back but you always get some ostrich denying the truth.
at the end of the day, Mexico gets its money through nafta, pemex, and tourism. the government is happy to let cartel terrorists rule the populace as long as it doesn't infringe on those three. last cartel that stole from pemex was crushed instantly. so by folks holidaying in Mexico, they are compounding the terrorism problem in the country. who do you think owns the complexes? think about it...
that said, the majority of the violence seems to be restricted to the states of michoacan (active citizen defense forces battling cartels) and particularly in the state of tamaulipas in the north east (internal power struggle within cdg). far enough away from qr for a more safe experience.
but it's a Mexican problem, right?

No issues of drug battles or violence against tourists in the touristy areas such as Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Tulum in Quintana Roo state. The state borders are very heavily guarded by the army to stop movement by the cartels, as you'll find out if you cross states to go on a trip to Chichen Itza or further afield. Most of the holiday resorts are owned by Spanish companies like Riu, Azul and Occidental. No signs of drug activity in these areas, no one on street corners trying to sell you any form of drugs in the 7 times I have previously been to Mexico in either the Cancun or Playa del Carmen areas.


Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 26th Apr 2014
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