Traveling with a baby to Mexico

Old Aug 19th, 2016, 12:27 PM
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Traveling with a baby to Mexico

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We are planning a trip to mexico city to visit my wife's parents and we have a 1 and a half years old baby.
we want to take a small trip outside of mexico city for a few days so we'll be happy to get some suggestings.
we thought about veracrus or the yucatan peninsula but it's the hurricane season and we prefer something less windy...
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Old Aug 19th, 2016, 02:25 PM
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More info, please? Like how far/long are you thinking of going? Can you fly, drive or bus? Beaches, ruins?
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 02:30 AM
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we want to go to 3-4 days.
we have a car in mexico city but we can take a flight.
i think beaches or short hiking trips will fit for us
we already saw enough ruins in cancun and mexico city so we'll spare it this time
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 08:30 AM
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Well, if it's hurricane season on one coast, then it will be on the other as well. So that might eliminate beaches?
I'll make 2 suggestions.
1, if you're willing to drive (5 hours+) is Morelia/Patzcuaro/Uruapan, maybe basing yourself in Patzcuaro, which is a small town on a lake that resembles someplace in Central America as much as it does Mexico. There are a number of craft villages around the lake. In Uruapan (about a 40 minute drive from Patz), there is a pleasant national park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barran..._National_Park
The river that starts there goes on to form some falls that are accessed by and easy but kinda steep hike: http://www.mexicotravelclub.com/la-t...apan-michoacan
The Uruapan area is known for coffee, macadamia products, and trout.
Also near Patzcuaro is the village of Santa Clara Del Cobre, where beautiful copper vases, sinks, and other products are hand hammered out of copper.
Of course, Morelia is a lovely, but much smaller Colonial city than CDMX. Known as the Pink City, it has a nice aqueduct right in town.
2, Queretaro/Bernal/San Miguel and maybe Tequisquiapan. About a 3 hour drive to Queretaro, another nice colonial city, but bigger than Morelia and more congested in the outskirts. Nearby is Bernal, a quaint colonial town where you can hike the "Pena", a monolith rock just outside town.
San Miguel De Allende is only 40 minutes or so from Queretaro, and has a pleasant center with lots of shops and restaurants. The shady Parque Juarez has some play equipment for kids.
Tequis is known for the wine and cheese route, and hot springs.
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Last hurricane to hit the Riviera Maya was Wilma in about 2005. I am not sure I would fly there for only 3-4 days though.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Dean

Hurricane Rina was about five years ago, also, even though just categorized as a tropical storm by the time it hit the Yucutan.

I don't see any reason to travel to some place for a vacation in hurricane season when you don't have to.
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Old Aug 20th, 2016, 03:41 PM
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Plus there's already been 2 recent tropical storms, 1 on each coast. http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/11-h...uld-be-severe/
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there are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit in mexico that i can postpone the vacation in yucatan for now. plus, even if there isn't a hurricane there, the weather probably be bad.
but thanks everyone for the comments.
baldone - I will definitely check that out. thanks!
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I own two places in Playa del Carmen, south of Cancun. My feeling is that hurricaine season comes each year. You monitor the weather, and if a storm comes up, you watch it. But the odds of a hurricaine arising while you are there and hitting the area you are in are very low. So why miss the trip.

It is not clear exactly when your trip is. But the weather is good in Yucatan. Not windy as you mention. Right now it is hot, but if you are on the beach, that is good, and you can get ocean breezes. Starting in October it begins to cool down and it very very nice through November and beyond.
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There´s been some great suggestions so far, and as someone who lives in Cabo, I would´t focus too much on what you see on TV about the storms.
Having said that, the Queretaro/San Miguel Option is a great suggestion.
Also Guanajuato is a beautiful town, and mainly walking streets (great for an 18 month old).
You could also try Guadalajara, which has a beautiful downtown area and some great little towns nearby.
We´re taking our 13mo to Tapalpa next month to explore the surrounding mountains, waterfalls, etc.
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