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Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

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Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

You guys made us decide to come here vs Cabo this year. Have to put in vacation request tomorrow. We need to book the trip...but not til time off is approved... So need to try and pick best dates. We are from Madison WI but can fly from there or Chicago or Minneapolis. Need to pick time off for the 10 days. Understand weather will always be perfect/ So....thinking we will not do an AI, but try to do a vrbo or hotel. anyone know if it would be cheaper to fly in Feb or March in general? If generally not much difference, any thoughts on choosing late Feb or mid or late March? I know when we have booked Cabo in the past, we tried to avoid Spring Break as it was more expensive and harder to book hotels etc. Looking at taking about 10 days range from Feb 20 thru March 20. If no big difference, will just pick days and go from there. thanks again. I tend to ask tons of questions once pick a spot. THANKS FOR ALL PREVIOUS AND FUTURE INPUT

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1. Re: Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

You will LOVE it in Huatulco! Our trip for February is already booked and just out of curiosity I checked our flights for two weeks in March and they are substantially higher. I don't know if that would hold true flying out of Chicago but it is for Denver.

If you are not going to stay at an AI I highly recommend you check out Mision de los Arcos! We have stayed there and absolutely loved it. It is located in La Cruceita, not near a beach but a lovely hotel/restaraunt/coffee/ice cream shop all in one. The hosts are wonderful, the rooms are clean and lovely. Soft beds (which is hard to find in Mexico) and beautifully decorated.

Enjoy doing your research (to me that's a lot of the fun in planning a trip). I predict that you will be like many of the rest of us and totally fall in love with the area and the people.

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2. Re: Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

Be sure to check out other hotels also (ie: Villa Blanca) and compare your "needs" checklist. The Mision de los ARcos is lovely, but if having a pool to cool off in , after a day at the beach is a necessity, or just to lounge around by , the Mision does not have a pool. Also, being in the centre of town, while it is convenient, it is also right beside a school and the school bells like to ring early.

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I don't know if this wil be an issue for OP or not but, just to let you know that heat & humidity increases towards the end of March (and later obviously),

so if you have asthma or other respiratory conditions, it can be problematic for a large portion of day & early evenings.


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4. Re: Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

There is a non-stop charter from Chicago on Saturdays. I think you can book directly with Frontier Airlines or Apple Vacations.

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5. Re: Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

Easter is early this year, March 29 being Good Friday. Being a Huatulco virgin I am not sure if closings over the Easter weekend are a factor. We are going the first 2 weeks of March as we like to be at home for Easter.

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6. Re: Vacation dates Feb or March 2013

Hey Ed...closings are not a factor, but many, many national tourists will be. The beaches, Chahue, Santa Cruz, Entrega, Maguey and even San Agustin will be packed. Some like big crowds, not me. The first two weeks of March are our favorite time to go.

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We went twice at about the second week in March as it was my son's spring break. Stayed at Villa Blanca both times. NO spring breakers anywhere that I saw, altho I don't know how the AIs were. Didn't see many people in town either. Huatulco is not a spring break destination for the college crowd. Elementary and high schools around here (Chicago suburbs) have spring break the end of March so prices could be more expensive. Just a note about the Apple flight, it goes Saturday to Saturday so you would have to go either for 7 or 14 nights.

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