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Cabo San Lucas or Ixtapa-tell me the good, the bad and the ugly

Cabo San Lucas or Ixtapa-tell me the good, the bad and the ugly

May 5th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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Cabo San Lucas or Ixtapa-tell me the good, the bad and the ugly

Dear Husband and I want to go on our 1 year anniversary to either Cabo San Lucas or Ixtapa.

Can you please give me any information you have on either of these places. Areas, Beaches, food, hotels, activities. We are in the weeee beginning stages of this vaca and don't know if these places are a right choice for us.
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May 5th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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i've only been to Cabo, and wouldn't bother going back, not with all the other wonderful places in Mexico. No charm, beaches aren't good...
Between the 2, I'd definitely choose Ixtapa/Zijuatenejo. And if I had lots of $$, I'd stay at La Casa Que Canta!
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May 5th, 2004, 02:02 PM
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Been to Cabo San Lucas and I agree with frankie.

Been to Ixtapa several times.

You get the best of both worlds in Ixtapa and/or Zihuatanejo.

It is only a 50 cent bus ride between both places.
Ixtapa is the tourist place with the beach front hotels most are all - inclusive but not all.

And shopping across the street from the hotels ,but still ,it is not the hussle and bussle that Puerto Vallarta or Cancun are.

Zihuatanejo is the quaint Mexican town with smaller beach front motels and hotels.
Most of the Mexicans that work in Ixtapa live in Zihuatanejo.

If you have never been here ,then treat yourself to this nice place.


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May 6th, 2004, 05:38 AM
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I liked Ixtapa/Z, but, found it a little boring. It was nice, but, not the place to party all night. Or party most of the night.
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May 17th, 2004, 08:19 AM
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I would choose Ixtapa. Have been there 15 times. Great small resorts in Zihutaenejo- Villa Del Sol and La Casa Que Canat and I think a few more have since opened. Great resturants and great weather.
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May 17th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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I much prefer the physical setting further down the Pacific west coast on the mainland. Beautiful swimmable beaches and bays, mountains, jungles behind, palm trees galore. Baja is a desert peninsula big-time (think huge cactus). My experiences are Puerto Vallarta and La Paz so can't comment on the specific towns.
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