- Jun 6, 2005
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- Granite Bay, California
to people who have NOT walked the walk!!
my advice??drive MEXICO!!
LIVE a bit wild...
We have rented a car in Cancun (EVERY) trip..
You will be at the mercy,of the third world ,if you adventure,without command of you own vehicle...you will miss a great deal of personel flexibility, if you like to come and go as you please...
Cancun has the BEST highway system in all of Mexico!!
A few tricks,to remember...1) slow down when you see the TOPAS sign!!.(.mexican ,speed bump!).... huge!...2)drive agressively,like you would in a big city..And 3)
also..carry,a $20....A $50....and a $100. dollar bill in your purse for bribes..
Its not a big deal in mexico, and in the UNLIKELY event ,you DO get pulled over..show the money ...(in increments)..say nothing...but NEVER give them your license!!!...(unless you do get into an accident...unlikely)...you have to remember..be nice ..but firm... it is always a negotiation!
also..get the max liabilty insurance..just in case..
Cars are cheap to rent in mexico...but U. S. insurance will not transfer..
P.Vallarta ???rent a taxi..too small of an area..
Riviera maya..Cancun area
is a huge playground ,with LOTS to see and DO!!...do not limit yourself!!
I disagree with most of what I think she is trying to say. We have never needed a car in Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan nor Mayan Riveria although it would have been nice a day or two to have a car the couple of times we stayed in Nuevo Vallarta and the one time we stayed in the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo.
Finding parking, especially near where you want to be, can be difficult in most of these areas. It is so nice to just get out of taxi in front of where you want to go and not have to worry about parking. I think this gives us far more freedom. Like most above have mentioned, public transportation (bus) and taxis are cheap and reliable.
We have always paid much less and saved time by utilizing taxis and the bus then we would have paid for a car rental. The insurance in Mexico is very expensive, but, necessary.