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mexico- are any very beautiful colonial cities very close to, or easy plane ride to, a pacific coast beach?

mexico- are any very beautiful colonial cities very close to, or easy plane ride to, a pacific coast beach?

Old Apr 9th, 2008, 10:04 AM
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mexico- are any very beautiful colonial cities very close to, or easy plane ride to, a pacific coast beach?

we loved puerta vallarta, and puebla on 2 seperate trips. would like to see 2 other places, and combine in 1 trip.......
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Old Apr 9th, 2008, 10:39 AM
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Oaxaca is great; I'm headed back there for a second time this spring. There's a small airline (Aerotucan, I think) that makes the jump (45 mins to an hour) to the Pacific Coast, I believe the town is Huatulco. I haven't made the trip but have heard it's pretty easy.
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Old Apr 9th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Oops, I was coming to suggest Guadalajara + Puerto Vallarta, but I see you've already been.
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Old Apr 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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My two favorite places Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa & Morelia a extremely clean,safe, sophisticated city (600,0000 are but a 4 hour bus trip apart. Marvelous architecture including an ancient aqueduct, great plaza, fountains museums, ballet, zoo etc. Also very near is Patzcuaro the orginal home Of Dia de Los Muertos & wonderful shopping/crafts at low prices.
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Zihuatenejo and Morelia would be a fabulous choice! We've been to both (although not on the same trip). There's lots to do around Morelia - we loved it.
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I think for most combinations you'll need to transfer in Mexico City, but that's pretty easy. I would suggest Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido (no Mexico City transfer) or Guanajuato and Zihua.
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Oaxaca is great. You can get there on a direct flight from Houston on Continental. Continental and American have quite a few direct flights from the States to different tourist destinations, and keep adding more. You can find them on the route maps on their sites. (But flying through DF is not a problem either.)
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Old Apr 12th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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thank you, all! you have fortified some towns that we heard are fabulous (i.e. oaxaca), and suggested ones that are new to us (i.e. morelia). i'm sure we would love all of them..........
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