Posted May 27th, 2017, 09:34 PM
After reading your opinions, I think I will stay with January cruise there. I don't mind chilly. I would rather it be a little chilly over being too hot.
I hope it will be as pretty as the Caribbean. We know that the Caribbean is beautiful, but we would like something different. The Alaskan cruise we just went on was the most beautiful of any cruise.
Is the Mexican Riviera as pretty as the Caribbean?
Define "pretty." No, there won't be turquoise water, but there will be jungle, and the people of Mexico are some of the friendliest you will ever encounter. You will be hounded by vendors on the beach, but a simple no, thank you, will suffice within the dozen to two dozen times you will be asked if you want to purchase. Bargaining is a must and is expected.
I've been to the Caribbean probably twenty times and Mexico twenty times. I prefer Mexico because I always have a good time. With that, there are some very dangerous places down there with the drug cartel problems, but usually tourists don't get caught up in the gunfire, as happened back in 08 or 09 in Mazatlan, and the ships have recently started going back. We were in Mazatlan just last year and had a great time.
Cabo is desert like and more modern and wild and crazy and over commercialized with the highest souvenir prices. Puerto Vallarta is lush and green, and we always enjoy the Las Calletas tour which departs from the dock via catamaran.
No, the water is not pretty, but the ambience of Mexico and its lovely people more than make up for the lack of turquoise. There is turquoise water on the Yucatán, and in Cozumel, just not as much on the west coast.
We feel that people in some of the Caribbean islands have very sour dispositions, and we've never encountered that in Mexico.
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