Looking for beach vacation in June

Old Mar 19th, 2013, 04:16 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Looking for beach vacation in June

Three ladies in our 50's, looking for sand, sun, peace and quiet. Prefer not to have to rent a car, don't mind bus or shuttle to town. Beachfront property is a definite must. Not looking for extreme luxury, just a clean, well-run property. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Pyoung15 is offline  
Old Mar 19th, 2013, 06:29 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,647
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
Take a look at Los Cabos.
MichelleY is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 10:24 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 94,501
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Puerto Vallarta is my best suggestion. Cabo's nice too, but I prefer PV.
suze is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 01:42 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,540
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you want beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise water, and great food it's hard to beat the Riviera Maya area of the Mexican Yucatan. This is the stretch that runs from Cancun south for about 100 miles. Check out places like Playa Del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Akumal, and Tulum they are all great, but in different ways, and are all quite safe.
For peace and quiet, Akumal may be the best choice - look at the Akumal Caribe Hotel. Locogringo.com is a good resource for this area.
zootsi is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 03:09 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We just got back from Tulum and would return in a heartbeat - absolutely loved it. Small beach hotels with varying degrees of luxury from very basic to quite nice. Miles of white sand beaches. These hotels are all low impact (they generate their own power, etc since the grid doesn't go there) so you won't find a lot of swiming pools, water features, big gardens, etc. It is just a laid-back type of place.
november_moon is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 03:33 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,647
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
November _moon, please give a trip report with the all the details. We have not looked into the Yucatan due to the flight time from the CA.
MichelleY is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 03:42 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 94,501
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How about Isla Mujeres (island off Cancun, Caribbean side)?
suze is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 06:51 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,765
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For peace, quiet & beach the best IMO is Zihuatanejo. Nothing about PV pr Cabo meets the Peace & Quite.
Stewbear is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2013, 12:45 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,147
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I am working on the report now I will post soon. We are Californians too and the flight time wasn't bad. United has direct flights between SFO and Cancun, which is nice - 5.5 hours. We were using miles so we didn't have as much choice - we connected through Houston. There are also connections through LAX. When all was said and done, the flight time is about the same as flying from CA to the US east coast.
november_moon is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2013, 02:13 PM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks everyone! You suggestions have been very helpful.
Pyoung15 is offline  
Old Mar 21st, 2013, 09:30 PM
  #11  
KVR
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 4,077
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The better beaches will be on the Caribbean side of Mexico. Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Tulum, Akumel.

Look on www.locogringo.com for accomendations.
KVR is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PaulH
Mexico & Central America
5
May 27th, 2010 07:13 AM
voyager61
Mexico & Central America
6
Mar 4th, 2007 05:31 PM
fllady
Mexico & Central America
5
Sep 15th, 2006 03:26 PM
kaslcsw
Mexico & Central America
5
Jun 27th, 2006 03:03 PM
2fly
Mexico & Central America
16
Sep 26th, 2005 07:31 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information