I am planning my first trip to Mexico and I need advice. I am torn between going to Taxco or Mazatlan. There are so many wonderful places to go that I have had a hard time narrowing it down to just these two locations. If Taxco was easier to get to I think it would be the one that I would choose. Here is the deal,
I am going in July, I have only 10 days, I am traveling alone, I DO NOT want to go anywhere with thousands of drunken, beer swilling college students, but lots of regulars tourists are fine with me. anyway here are my questions...
I have been reading the forums and I am very, very nervous about flying in to Mexico city on my own but I would not have to be there very long. My plane would arrive around 3:30ish then I gather I will have to take a taxi to the bus station and then a bus to Taxco. My questions with this senario are,
1. Is this reasonable, can I make it to taxco before dark? (very nervous about being on the road after dark) I do not want to spend the night in Mexico city. My travel agent said that it is one and a half hours to Taxco by bus but if you take into account that I will need to get my luggage get a taxi and wait for the next bus to leave, I am just worried that I may end up arriving after dark, would this be something to worry about?
2. Should I be afraid to fly into Mexico city, I mean really? I have read so many really frightening comments about it that I wonder if it's worth it, am I taking my life in my hands? People seem to do it everyday.
My next option is Mazatlan, which seems stress and worry free, just get off the plane, a short taxi ride and instant vacation. I love the fact that it has not only the beach area but it also has an old town to explore. My question with this scenario is...
1. should I stay at the beach or in the old town?
2. What are the best day trips from here?]
Susan : )