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Old 17 Sep 2002
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Mexico, All or Multiple City Thread

Zacatecas: Villa Colonial (Parking in Garage)
San Miguel de Allende: Hostel Alcatras (Parking in court)
Oaxaca: Luz de Luna (Parking in court)
San Christobal de las Casas: Magic Hostel (Parking in court)

You guys see .. secure parking is an important topic for me :-)

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I just road right through mexico and found that nine times out of ten I was alowed to just park my bike in the hotel lobbies. Usually right infront of the desk and security guard. About fifteen differant places and just one bungy chord went missing!
Mexicans love bikes.
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In San Cristobal de las Casas, Mission Colonial in the old part of town. 200 pesos with parking, very nice place.

In Puerto Arista, Jose's Camping and Cabanas, 80 pesos for one person in a cabana, and he's a great cook. Very good meals and very cold . The beach is about two blocks away.
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Although I think this should be in the North America section:

Hidalgo del Parral or just Parral:
Hotel El Fuente (not Restaurant La Fuente)
near Plaza Principal, Calle Herrera or Mercaderes
175 pesos for single room with 2 people, secure parking in gated yard


Hotel Ana Isabel
Calle 5 Febrero
parallel to 20 Noviembre
near Plaza del Armas
180 for 1, 250 for 2, large clean rooms near the Honda Dealer (also on 20 Noviembre). Parking in Lobby, extremely friendly, Receptionist sleeps beside the bikes

Zacatecas: Agree on Hostel Villa Colonial
Primero de Mayo
Centro Historico
Ernesto is really cool and helpful.
secure parking in Hostal Plaza del Carmen nearby (run by Ernestos friend)

Guanajuato: Casa Kloster is difficult: 8 big steps to get into courtyard. and double room is about 300 pesos
better is:
Hotel Alhondiga
Insurgencia 49
safe parking in underground garage
room is about 240 pesos
also in center of town.
watch out its all one way streets in tunnels

Oaxaca: Luz de Luna Hostel, they let u park in the courtyard, really helpful. Ave. Benito Juarez. Dorm 70, camping on roof 40 pesos

Puebla: Hotel Catedral, little strange, clean room, but shared facilities. save parking. rooms start at 120 pesos. Attention, this is a cheap place and feels like it, but its save.

Teohuacan: Hotel Oasis. Rooms with fan cost 130 for 2. safe parking.

San Cristobal: Backpacker Hostel, parking inside the yard. helpful and easy, camping on grass inside is 30 pP, dorms and doubles avail.

Palenque: Camping nahe Ruinen bei Maya Bell ca. 30 pesos per Person

Ueber Chetumal, campground bei Bacalar, naehe Cenote Azul. 50 pesos pP.

Playa del Carmen (if u really need to go there): Hotel corner 30th and 2nd. I think its called 2 hermanos or so. parking behind (in) Hotel. secure, locked at night. room for 2 costs 150 pesos

Chichen Itza: camping inside Hotel Pyramide Inn, Bikes in Lobby. cost 40 pesos per Person

Uxmal, campground 16 km south of ruins, near Santa Elena, english spoken. Cost is 40 to 50 pesos pP.

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Hidalgo Del Parral

Hotel Internacional

Good parking in courtyard, have to drive through lobby past 24hr security. Rooms a little dirty but cheap`130 pesos.

friendly town with very few tourists

Cheers Geoff
Finished 09/04/06, Denver Colorado to Ushuaia and back to Santiago. 27000 miles two up on a 2005 F650GS Dakar
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HereĀ“s a link to our accoms page, how much we paid, parking details, cockroach details etc...
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San Cristobal: Backpacker Hostel no longer accepts camping. Instead we camped at Pousada Mexico (40 Pesos each) a new HI hostel...very nice. Address Av. Josefa Ortiz De D No. 12. (967) 678 0014
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