Food Budget- Help Me Be Realistic
Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:46 PM
I do like Mezcalitos (Camarones Mezcalitos = super yum), but it's definitely not a budget choice. On many trips Mezcalito's has been our biggest meal bill.
Yep - the Mezcalitos Margaritas add up at 750 pesos ($60 USD!) We had $36 in drinks, then spent ~$33 on fish n shrimp fajitas and the big shrimps! (dinner at Pepe's last season was roughly 75 bucks)...
MarkC- If this is what you're asking, the Iberostar is the more expensive AI, and La Casona Real is the cheaper non AI
I think it will depend on your desire to go out to eat every time or if you want the convenience of staying at the resort. I prefer having the resort as the 1st option and the offsite restaurants as a backup, but we do eat away from the AI alot.
too much good food on CZ not to.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:41 PM
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:10 PM
Dan- I actually considered the Caribe! I love the way the Vilma looks though. We're still considering other places like the Caribe.
Mexcelia- For sure!! Love it! And of the Barracuda- we love friendly staff. Because a few of you have mentioned it I'm considering!! Don't thank me for asking, thanks for answering!
Dan- Please do let me know how it works out for you!! I'm a bit envious, though that you get to go in less than 2 weeks! hahaha you sound like me. I tried to find it the cheapest I could and finally found $32!! Can't wait to try some restraunts. Keep me updated!
I can't wait to be there..
Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:04 PM
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:06 AM
We will be there October 28 thru November 4. Hope the hurricane season stays calm. Heat should be abated. I really enjoy this time of the year on the island. Wife reminded me this will Halloween. Never been there during Halloween. Be interesting to hear how this is celebrated.
I havent been that late in october, but you should be just fine weather wise. As far as halloween, Nov 2nd is dia de los muertos. google it.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:45 AM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:20 AM
for cheap - i think the cheapest is now, while the charter flights are running. my original plan was to be on the island 10 days 5/25 - 6/3 but sun country was not flying there till the following week. price went down from 2500 to 1950.
for quiet - you're 100% right - cozumel is dead in october - and wonderful because of it.
for hurricanes - i've gone 2x in october w/o issue, i would be more worried about a hurricane hitting in aug/sept and ruining the october trip. buy trip insurance.
mosquitos - 2012 no matter where i've been has been the worst I can remember - cozumel and texas.
Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:14 AM
With all due respect, Mark, I've lived here full time now for 10 years. The local wisdom is that October is THE month for hurricanes. Not September as further north in the Atlantic. Wilma was October. I believe Hugo was October. I can count a lot of near misses at that time of year as well. The ones that get us generally develop in the Bay of Honduras. Very different climatology influences than, say, Florida's east coast.
Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:18 PM
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