Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2023, 10:37 AM   #1
RiverRat1
Pope & Young
 
RiverRat1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bend TX
Hunt In: San Saba
Default What's the allure in going to a resort in Mexico?

I went a long time ago and don't recall anything special. Food was good but not great. Just a bunch of Americans inside a big resort with a nice swimming pool. Wasn't really all that cheap either.

What did I miss? Why do people like going there so much, just a good place to get drunk and relax or??
RiverRat1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:41 AM   #2
dclifton
Pope & Young
 
dclifton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lindale Tx
Hunt In: Lindale Tx, Crowell Tx, pearsall Tx
Default

I feel the same about cruise ships... Im not a fan of having things planned out for me.
dclifton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:11 AM   #3
Drycreek3189
Pope & Young
 
Drycreek3189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Troup
Hunt In: Cherokee, Rusk Counties
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverRat1 View Post
I went a long time ago and don't recall anything special. Food was good but not great. Just a bunch of Americans inside a big resort with a nice swimming pool. Wasn't really all that cheap either.

What did I miss? Why do people like going there so much, just a good place to get drunk and relax or??
Quote:
Originally Posted by dclifton View Post
I feel the same about cruise ships... Im not a fan of having things planned out for me.
I feel the same about both When I go someplace far from home Iím after something to hunt !
Drycreek3189 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:44 AM   #4
HoustonHunter94
Pope & Young
 
HoustonHunter94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Antonio
Hunt In: Oklahoma, TX
Default

I've been to a lot of them in Mexico and DR, etc. Younger days (college) it was all about chasing chicks in Cancun. Don't remember much about those trips. Later on the wife and I have been to a handful and yes, relaxing, having food and liquor on tap, nice pool and beach and we usually booked a fishing charter where ever we were. I've had my fill of them at this point, I am sure we will go back at some point but not my cup of tea anymore. I don't like being hot and sweaty and sandy and sunburnt, not a good combo.
HoustonHunter94 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:46 AM   #5
Briar Friar
Pope & Young
 
Briar Friar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Default

I get the security aspect and cheap labor leading to reduced costs.

Otherwise I find it retarded to leave the US for a US styled resort. The water and beaches in Cancun is not pleasant and far less attractive than Florida.
Briar Friar is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:20 AM   #6
tpack
Ten Point
 
tpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Stephenville
Hunt In: Erath
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Briar Friar View Post
I get the security aspect and cheap labor leading to reduced costs.

Otherwise I find it retarded to leave the US for a US styled resort. The water and beaches in Cancun is not pleasant and far less attractive than Florida.
I feel the same way. I`ve only been on the Pacific side (Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo), but my wife has been to Cancun with my son's family, and she said the beach and water @ and near Destin is prettier and clearer. I`m not leaving the country just for vacation to but to each their own. I prefer to have my own vehicle so I can go wherever and whenever I want.
tpack is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:46 AM   #7
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Wife likes to lay on the beach....read, relax and drink. I do that with her but I also like to fish. She can stay on the beach if shes not in the mood to fish and be perfectly happy while I'm away. I have caught sails, mahi mahi and jumped white marlin. We also enjoyed the tours of the Mayan ruins like Chichen-Itza. We have stayed in Cozumel and The Riveria Maya south of Cancun and towards Playa de Carmen. Ddn't spend much if any time at the pools or Cancun.

Last edited by Smart; 01-26-2023 at 10:48 AM.
Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:46 AM   #8
CEO
Pope & Young
 
CEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Hunt In: TX, MO, CO
Default

An all-inclusive takes a lot of the headache out of a family/big group vacation. The bulk of them just happen to be in Mexico.
CEO is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 10:47 AM   #9
Huntingfool
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Default

awesome golf courses, beautiful beaches, great fishing, Cabo is fun to walk around with good bars and restaurants - other than that it sucks
Huntingfool is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:09 AM   #10
Burntorange Bowhunter
Pope & Young
 
Burntorange Bowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wimberley
Hunt In: San Saba
Default

I prefer the mountains. Winter vacations rock.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
Burntorange Bowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:53 AM   #11
Pineywoods
Pope & Young
 
Pineywoods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Livingston
Hunt In: East TX & North TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burntorange Bowhunter View Post
I prefer the mountains. Winter vacations rock.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
Me too. My wife and family prefer the beach and I'd rather be in the mountains.
Pineywoods is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:56 AM   #12
Clay C
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pineywoods View Post
Me too. My wife and family prefer the beach and I'd rather be in the mountains.
Same.
Clay C is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:01 PM   #13
RaginCagin
Ten Point
 
RaginCagin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Louisiana
Hunt In: Louisiana
Default

The workers in Mexico and DR and 1000x more hospitable then anywhere in the USA, all inclusive, scenery is great and theres women from all over the world usually in thongs.

The only downfall is usually the food. It's usually average at best especially beef products.
RaginCagin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:11 AM   #14
tx_basser
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sachse, TX
Hunt In: Any place Public
Default

I never saw the fascination, but that is just me. I enjoy vacationing in the US where I don't have to deal with corruption, different language, gut parasites, swimming in an ocean of turds because the wind changed and sewage is being blow on the beach, and most of all possibly being killed,
tx_basser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:19 AM   #15
Quackerbox
Pope & Young
 
Quackerbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Magnolia
Hunt In: The woods
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tx_basser View Post
I never saw the fascination, but that is just me. I enjoy vacationing in the US where I don't have to deal with corruption, different language, gut parasites, swimming in an ocean of turds because the wind changed and sewage is being blow on the beach, and most of all possibly being killed,
pretty evident youve never been south of the border or much less any of the places people have been posting about going to
Quackerbox is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 08:21 PM   #16
HogHunter34
Pope & Young
 
HogHunter34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troup, TX
Hunt In: Anderson County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tx_basser View Post
I never saw the fascination, but that is just me. I enjoy vacationing in the US where I don't have to deal with corruption, different language, gut parasites, swimming in an ocean of turds because the wind changed and sewage is being blow on the beach, and most of all possibly being killed,
Sounds like Galveston
HogHunter34 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 08:25 PM   #17
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HogHunter34 View Post
Sounds like Galveston

Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2023, 06:06 PM   #18
critter69
Pope & Young
 
critter69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado
Hunt In: CO and Texas when I can
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tx_basser View Post
I never saw the fascination, but that is just me. I enjoy vacationing in the US where I don't have to deal with corruption, different language, gut parasites, swimming in an ocean of turds because the wind changed and sewage is being blow on the beach, and most of all possibly being killed,
You must not have been out much recently,
That sh77 is happen here in US as well, sucks.
critter69 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2023, 06:20 PM   #19
eradicator
Pope & Young
 
eradicator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Arlington,TX
Hunt In: Iraan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by critter69 View Post
You must not have been out much recently,
That sh77 is happen here in US as well, sucks.
True story, pretty much just described America lol
eradicator is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:21 AM   #20
Javelin
Pope & Young
 
Javelin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lufkin
Hunt In: Northern Polk County on the river, Houston County
Default

I had rather go spend a weekend or week at my deer camp and relax
Javelin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:32 AM   #21
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Javelin View Post
I had rather go spend a weekend or week at my deer camp and relax

Probably an easier decision when one is single. I do that 10-12 times a year (5 hours one way) so the wife has different ideas when we go on vacation. It's a nice change
Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:24 AM   #22
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Del Rio, Eldorado, Bon Wier
Default

The excitement in the risk of death or kidnapping maybe
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:26 AM   #23
kingranch
Ten Point
 
kingranch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Leander
Default

I also never understood this concept aside from the early 20s fun unlimited drink trip.

Now I take a quick trip to costa and hit up the beaches that are far south and usually just a local tiki type bar/shack with fresh grill and drinks for cheap.. great surf right out front
kingranch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:26 AM   #24
Texastaxi
Pope & Young
 
Texastaxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West of Houston
Hunt In: now accepting invitations!
Default

Since we started diving, all of our vacations have been warm water based. The Caribbean has awesome diving. The cheapest, all inclusive dive resorts happen to be there as well. Comparatively speaking, you can do 2 for 1 in the Caribbean vs somewhere like the Florida Keys.
Texastaxi is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:51 AM   #25
Clay C
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texastaxi View Post
Since we started diving, all of our vacations have been warm water based. The Caribbean has awesome diving. The cheapest, all inclusive dive resorts happen to be there as well. Comparatively speaking, you can do 2 for 1 in the Caribbean vs somewhere like the Florida Keys.
Have you been down to Xcalak?
Clay C is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:33 AM   #26
Dale Moser
Pope & Young
 
Dale Moser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wise Cty
Hunt In: Young Cty
Default What's the allure in going to a resort in Mexico?

Some of you guys have really wild imaginationsÖ

For $3500 bucks you can get on a plane for 2 hours, take a short cab ride, and spend 3-5 days at a beautiful 5 star resort where you can have any food or drink you want, set around a pool/beach, and never hear a phone ring. Thereís golf, and adventures there if you want them. Itís very simple.

At this point Iím kinda done with it, but we used to go every year and it was a ton of fun. Iíd still rather go to Mexico than FloridaÖ


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dale Moser is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:39 AM   #27
AntlerCollector
Pope & Young
 
AntlerCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Hunt In: Votaw, Del Rio, Eldorado, Bon Wier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Moser View Post
Some of you guys have really wild imaginationsÖ

For $3500 bucks you can get on a plane for 2 hours, take a short cab ride, and spend 3-5 days at a beautiful 5 star resort where you can have any food or drink you want, set around a pool/beach, and never hear a phone ring. Thereís golf, and adventures there if you want them. Itís very simple.

At this point Iím kinda done with it, but we used to go every year and it was a ton of fun. Iíd still rather go to Mexico than FloridaÖ


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



Donít bring facts into this. Keep letting them think they will die. I enjoy the peace and quiet on those beaches.
AntlerCollector is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 04:46 PM   #28
savage1134
Eight Point
 
savage1134's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Justin
Hunt In: MO,TX, GA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Moser View Post
Some of you guys have really wild imaginationsÖ

For $3500 bucks you can get on a plane for 2 hours, take a short cab ride, and spend 3-5 days at a beautiful 5 star resort where you can have any food or drink you want, set around a pool/beach, and never hear a phone ring. Thereís golf, and adventures there if you want them. Itís very simple.

At this point Iím kinda done with it, but we used to go every year and it was a ton of fun. Iíd still rather go to Mexico than FloridaÖ


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
This.
savage1134 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2023, 08:12 PM   #29
DosToros
Eight Point
 
DosToros's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Tulsa
Hunt In: Jim Wells County, Oklahoma, Kansas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Moser View Post
Some of you guys have really wild imaginationsÖ

For $3500 bucks you can get on a plane for 2 hours, take a short cab ride, and spend 3-5 days at a beautiful 5 star resort where you can have any food or drink you want, set around a pool/beach, and never hear a phone ring. Thereís golf, and adventures there if you want them. Itís very simple.

At this point Iím kinda done with it, but we used to go every year and it was a ton of fun. Iíd still rather go to Mexico than FloridaÖ


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Pretty accurate.
DosToros is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:40 AM   #30
GA Bowhunter
Ten Point
 
GA Bowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Watkinsville, GA
Hunt In: Tree/blind/ground
Default

I prefer Florida.

An added benefit is that I'll never accidently run into Moser.
GA Bowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:41 AM   #31
BlackoutRam2500
Ten Point
 
BlackoutRam2500's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Huntsville, TX
Default

It all depends on where you are going and what you are planning to do. If you are just gonna get drunk and lay on the beach you can do that in Padre but we do more than that. I take my boys fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, site seeing, and we play golf. My wife likes the customer service way better in Mexico and South America than she does in the states. She always says the people are grateful to have us there spending money in their country instead of treating us like we are a burden/job.

Round trip tickets to Cancun for all 6 of us are running about $1,200 right now and a week at the resort will cost about another $3 -4k. Tell me where in the United States I can take 6 people and vacation for an entire week for $4,500 that has white sand beaches, clear blue water, and all you can eat food and drink? Hotels in the Keys want $600 per night. Destin isn't much cheaper and 5 days of park hopper tickets to Disney World would set me back $4,500!! And that doesn't include flights, hotel, food, or activities in the parks... I don't know how some of y'all can afford not to travel overseas.
BlackoutRam2500 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:47 AM   #32
Shane
Pope & Young
 
Shane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Abilene, TX
Hunt In: Mismatched camo
Default

It's not just Mexico for me, but I have never wanted to spend a bunch of money and travel somewhere far away just to sit by the pool or on the beach and read a book or whatever. I like to go to interesting places and get out and see as much of it as I can. I like to hike and explore, visit the shops, eat in the restaurants, meet some locals. We've stayed at some REALLY nice resorts, but we never just hang out in them. We walk past people sitting by the pool reading on our way out the door every day. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so it's cool. Just not for us.

When people talk about resorts in Mexico, they usually say some version of, "it's very safe as long as you stay on the resort." We have friends that go multiple times every year. They love it. Just not for me.

Same for a cruise. I like to get away from people when I'm on vacation. Being on a ship with hundreds of other people would feel like hell on earth (or hell on water) for me. I know you can get off the ship for a few hours during the day, but having to stick to somebody else's schedule would suck too. But millions of people enjoy cruises, so that's cool for them. I can't imagine that I'll ever join them though.
Shane is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 04:42 PM   #33
eradicator
Pope & Young
 
eradicator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Arlington,TX
Hunt In: Iraan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane View Post
It's not just Mexico for me, but I have never wanted to spend a bunch of money and travel somewhere far away just to sit by the pool or on the beach and read a book or whatever. I like to go to interesting places and get out and see as much of it as I can. I like to hike and explore, visit the shops, eat in the restaurants, meet some locals. We've stayed at some REALLY nice resorts, but we never just hang out in them. We walk past people sitting by the pool reading on our way out the door every day. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so it's cool. Just not for us.

When people talk about resorts in Mexico, they usually say some version of, "it's very safe as long as you stay on the resort." We have friends that go multiple times every year. They love it. Just not for me.

Same for a cruise. I like to get away from people when I'm on vacation. Being on a ship with hundreds of other people would feel like hell on earth (or hell on water) for me. I know you can get off the ship for a few hours during the day, but having to stick to somebody else's schedule would suck too. But millions of people enjoy cruises, so that's cool for them. I can't imagine that I'll ever join them though.
Marlin
eradicator is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2023, 12:47 PM   #34
rvd
Pope & Young
 
rvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Coast
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane View Post
It's not just Mexico for me, but I have never wanted to spend a bunch of money and travel somewhere far away just to sit by the pool or on the beach and read a book or whatever. I like to go to interesting places and get out and see as much of it as I can. I like to hike and explore, visit the shops, eat in the restaurants, meet some locals. We've stayed at some REALLY nice resorts, but we never just hang out in them. We walk past people sitting by the pool reading on our way out the door every day. They seem to be enjoying themselves, so it's cool. Just not for us.

When people talk about resorts in Mexico, they usually say some version of, "it's very safe as long as you stay on the resort." We have friends that go multiple times every year. They love it. Just not for me.

Same for a cruise. I like to get away from people when I'm on vacation. Being on a ship with hundreds of other people would feel like hell on earth (or hell on water) for me. I know you can get off the ship for a few hours during the day, but having to stick to somebody else's schedule would suck too. But millions of people enjoy cruises, so that's cool for them. I can't imagine that I'll ever join them though.
Wife and I feel the same as you. We do stuff wherever we are and often itís in coastal places. Laying around at an all inclusive is not our deal. Chasing bonefish/permit/tarpon in the Bahamas or CR, yep. I donít like Mexico based on my own personal experiences but Iím great with others liking it.
rvd is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:48 AM   #35
Gumbo Man
Pope & Young
 
Gumbo Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Livingston Texas
Hunt In: Between Onalaska and Groveton
Default

I prefer Mexico over Florida. I can lay on the beach and nobody bothers me. The last time I tried that in Florida they kept dragging me back into the water and I don’t know why !!
Gumbo Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 04:48 PM   #36
ThisLadyHunts
Ten Point
 
ThisLadyHunts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Central Texas
Hunt In: Austin, Boerne, Wyoming, South America
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumbo Man View Post
I prefer Mexico over Florida. I can lay on the beach and nobody bothers me. The last time I tried that in Florida they kept dragging me back into the water and I donít know why !!
The glare maybe?
ThisLadyHunts is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 04:52 PM   #37
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisLadyHunts View Post
The glare maybe?

If its like me, they don't want his skin drying out and they think I have gills.... not a blowhole..
Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 05:17 PM   #38
Burnadell
Pope & Young
 
Burnadell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: White Oak
Hunt In: Bee County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thisladyhunts View Post
the glare maybe?
lol!!!
Burnadell is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 05:40 PM   #39
Gumbo Man
Pope & Young
 
Gumbo Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Livingston Texas
Hunt In: Between Onalaska and Groveton
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisLadyHunts View Post
The glare maybe?
No. I always where a cap.
Gumbo Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 05:42 PM   #40
ThisLadyHunts
Ten Point
 
ThisLadyHunts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Central Texas
Hunt In: Austin, Boerne, Wyoming, South America
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumbo Man View Post
No. I always where a cap.

((eyes rolling))
ThisLadyHunts is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:50 AM   #41
Clay C
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

I understand the appeal. It's a cheap'ish pay and go vacation. You don't have to worry about anything.

I've done it and didn't really enjoy it. To each their own.

If you want relaxing, go rent a beach house in one of the smaller towns south of the Riviera. Stop in Tulum to get your groceries. Fewer people, cheap and delicious food, quiet, dark nights, great flats fishing, and some of the nicest locals and ex-pats you'll ever meet.
Clay C is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:58 AM   #42
JustinJ
Pope & Young
 
JustinJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Mckinney
Hunt In: Baylor County,Collin County
Default

The high in Destin today is 53. The high in Playa next week is 82, when I get to hop on a plane in snowy DFW and fly down there

Thats the allure.
JustinJ is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 11:58 AM   #43
Low Fence
Pope & Young
 
Low Fence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Quitman, Tx.
Default

I can go to Mexico about same price as Galveston… and about 1/3 of Florida. Been countless times and loved everyone of them. Most food is mehhh but so is Florida

Seaweed is Killing them now, we have since gone to DR on the la romana side and prefer it. But if you can’t find a good time in the Mexico Caribbean, you are living a sad sad life
Low Fence is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:08 PM   #44
buzzbait
Ten Point
 
buzzbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Columbus/Colorado County
Hunt In: Colorado, Lavaca, Blanco, Gillispie and Fayette
Default

Its cheaper to go to Mexico for the week than Galveston IMO. We are going back in April

Last edited by buzzbait; 01-26-2023 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Double post
buzzbait is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:09 PM   #45
buzzbait
Ten Point
 
buzzbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Columbus/Colorado County
Hunt In: Colorado, Lavaca, Blanco, Gillispie and Fayette
Default Mexico

Its cheaper to go to Mexico than Galveston for a week IMO. We are headed back in April
Attached Images
     
buzzbait is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-28-2023, 08:41 AM   #46
Charlie
Eight Point
 
Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boerne
Hunt In: Edwards County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buzzbait View Post
Its cheaper to go to Mexico than Galveston for a week IMO. We are headed back in April
This looks like the same place that Iíve stayed in at Isla Mujeres. Playa Norte is a great beach, especially when the sargassum levels are high on the mainland because the wind and current blow all of it in a different direction and the beach stays clean.
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:13 PM   #47
ClayW
Pope & Young
 
ClayW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: Karnes County
Default

Some of you guys sound like a joy to be around!
ClayW is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:15 PM   #48
Smart
Pope & Young
 
Smart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Hunt In: Tom Green County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClayW View Post
Some of you guys sound like a joy to be around!

Hahahahaha
Smart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-27-2023, 11:37 AM   #49
slayer
Pope & Young
 
slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Arlington
Hunt In: Knox County
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ClayW View Post
Some of you guys sound like a joy to be around!
That's what I was thinking. . .**** you guys already turned into fuddy duddies! I have been up and down the eastern and western Caribbean. I love to travel. The sand & water on the beaches are just relaxing to me. I love to scuba, zipline, horeseback, ATV's. The best of all, NO **** CELL PHONE, no boss calling. . .everything is CHILL! Some of you need to go live a little, it might help your attitude, lol! I prefer Playa over cancun or cozumel, better beaches and water, resorts are nicer, food is still so so.
slayer is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 01-26-2023, 12:16 PM   #50
Traildust
Pope & Young
 
Traildust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alvin, Texas
Hunt In: HF4L
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RiverRat1 View Post
I went a long time ago and don't recall anything special. Food was good but not great. Just a bunch of Americans inside a big resort with a nice swimming pool. Wasn't really all that cheap either.

What did I miss? Why do people like going there so much, just a good place to get drunk and relax or??
It's for the wives.
Traildust is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com