22 Days of Central and Southern Mexico including cosmopolitan Mexico City, the colonial cities of Puebla, Oaxaca, Taxco and Cuernavaca and the beaches of Acapulco and Puerto Escondido
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North America22 days / October 2020
Highs & Lows
The colonial charm of Taxco, the laidback atmosphere of Puerto Escondido and the soaring cliffs of Acapulco
The bus ride between Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido is very curvy!
I started this trip with a rough itinerary in mind which I ended up changing throughout the trip. If you have a flexible schedule, I highly recommend planning your trip step by step - Mexico has many amazing things to see and you never know what place you will fall in love with!
- Mexico City - 3 days
- Puebla, including Cholula - 2 days
- Oaxaca - 1.5 days
- Puerto Escondido - 7 days
- Acapulco - 2.5 days
- Taxco - 2 days
- Cuernavaca - 2 days
- Mexico City - 2 days
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Nothing - it was a great trip.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
I got a bit sick after eating at a restaurant in Acapulco that made me travel a bit slower than normal.
What tips would you give a friend?
As long as you stay in touristy areas, Mexico is a very safe country to travel in. Never, ever do drugs as you may get involved with the wrong people. I prefer to stay in hostels when traveling since you can make new friends and I often find them a bit safer than staying in a hotel room alone (safety in numbers!)
Mexico City is at a high elevation and can get surprisingly cold at night. Make sure to pack layers and travel as lightly as possible.
The long distance buses in Mexico are extremely comfortable with spacious seats. They are also very safe. You can book online or directly at the bus station.
I was very pleasantly surprised by both Acapulco and Cuernavaca. I was a bit disappointed in Oaxaca though.
I booked all of my hotels on Booking.com and booked some of my buses online using Rome2Rio as a guide. There are many different bus companies in Mexico servicing different parts of the country and I have found that Rome2Rio is the best source for finding different options.