Ideas for November Trip

Old Mar 25th, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Ideas for November Trip

We spent a week there in April 2008 and really enjoyed it. Part of the appeal was the great snorkeling. Now we're thinking we'd like to go back but probably we can't get away until the fall. I was dismayed to learn that November is typically the wettest month of the year! Not so appealing.

We've been to Cozumel a few times, but usually in February or March (and also not for a few years). We did go to Isla Mujeres one year in early October and we were one step ahead of a major hurricane.

I know that there are no guarantees, but historically what's the weather like in Cozumel in November?

I really need something to look forward to! If I could away now, I would - we were on an Air Canada flight to Buenos Aires that got delayed in Santiago Chile last month. The airline put all the passengers up at a hotel, and the earthquake hit Chile that very night! After 6 days we were able to continue on to Buenos Aires, but the holiday was not the total break that I needed. So I'm thinking ahead to plan something else!

Or if you have any other ideas ........ Must be easy to get to, relatively inexpensive (we're budget travellers) and ideally a place where we can snorkel. Thanks!

Susan
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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You might check out Belize - Ambergris or Caye Caulker.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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"There" meaning Roatán, right? Belize is an option - we really enjoyed Caye Caulker last summer (in addition to half a dozen other stops). Are you set on blue water time? Some of my favorite haunts are highland areas in Guatemala.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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I think November is supposed to be the best time of year to visit India, but I don't know if that's on your list.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 03:40 PM
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India - no, that's definitely not in the cards for November. I want to be able to get a direct, preferably non-stop, flight from Toronto - maximum 4 or 5 hours. India doesn't fit that criteria!

Yes, I do want beach, and that's not at all what I normally go for. I loved visiting Guatemala and I'm sure I'll go back, but not this year. Both of us want sunshine and blue water. As I said, if we could go now, we would, but there's no way I'm able to get the time off work.

We spent a couple of weeks in Belize a few years ago (1 week on Ambergris, another week travelling around the interior). We both enjoyed it, but I'm not sure I want to go back.

Well, I guess I'll keep thinking of it.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Susan, where did you go in 2008? Somehow I missed it.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Sorry, we went to Roatan in April 2008! Now I know why Stacey said 'there' being 'Roatan'! Sorry about that.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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How about Hawaii? It seems to fit all of your criteria. Hawaii is fairly cheap these days, even for ocean view rooms. And the snorkeling is very good on many of the islands.
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Thanks Shelley. Hawaii might be a possibility, but it's also a long way to go if we took just a week. There's a 6 hour time change between Toronto and Hawaii!
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Old Mar 25th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Gotcha, thanks!
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Old Mar 27th, 2010, 08:17 AM
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November is a perfect time to visit southwest Mexico. The rainy season typically ends the end of October. If you go at the beginning of November you can be there for the Day of the Dead celebrations; the end of November brings even better weather.
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Old Mar 27th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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I love Mexico (I've been there 15+ times) and we've covered a lot of the interior, but there's always more to see. But with only a week, I think we'll limit ourselves to a beach experience, so I'm thinking Cozumel. It's a really easy trip from Toronto - direct flight, just a few hours, very appealing. It's probably been close to a decade since I've been to Cozumel, so it'll be fun to see it again.

On the other hand, I may feel totally differently when we get to that point!

I really wish I didn't have to work ..........
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