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RE: Zihuatanejo, Guerrero Covid Vaccinations

Got my Pfiser shot today, the first one. In Zihuatanejo the wait was about 9 hours yesterday, so we went to Cuacoyul and were in and out in 4 hours. Now to get the second one!!!
Talleyho69 04/10/21 02:31pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ixtapa Trailer Park

We sure hope so!!! This is, as you obviously know, a great country, and has a lot to offer to RVers, especially those that are a bit adventurous, or at least think they are! We'll try to post, as we hope you ALL will, updates on RV parks and things along that line.
Talleyho69 04/08/21 07:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero Covid Vaccinations

Starting on Friday, April 9, and ending Sunday April 11, all 10,000 residents of Zihuatanejo over age 60 will be offered their Pfiser covid vaccinations. The government states that the second vaccination will be administered during the officially recognized time frame of 3 to 6 weeks. The Zihuatanejo vaccination site is at the sports center, which is hugely roofed, and will have wheelchairs, chairs and water available to all. I'm scheduled for Saturday, my sweetie, Sunday, all based on last names. We'll keep you posted.
Talleyho69 04/07/21 07:56pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Ixtapa Trailer Park

According to the local news sources, there was no one using the park, "for several months," but over the Easter holiday, there was a "significant" number of people using it, including tents, trailers and RV's. Hopefully this means that there is hope. The news article also mentioned that there had/have been discussions of changing the place from an RV park, but that this may stop those. Here is the GoogleTranslate version of the article: After several months without receiving tourism of any kind, the facilities of the Ixtapa Trailer Park operated by Fonatur, registered an increase in the influx during this Easter holiday period, especially from national visitors. Sources revealed that during the weekend the 60 percent capacity allowed by the authorities was reached and for this Easter week, the presence of visitors represents 36 percent. Inside you can see people with their tents, as well as campers and buses, who choose this lodging option located in the Linda beach area. This rebound in use leaves an incentive for Fonatur because even long before the pandemic, the Trailer Park was already operating in the red, without being attractive to tourists. It had even been contemplated that the federal agency or, if possible, could be concessioned to an individual to become a beach club. When the health emergency arrived, in principle there were damages but after the reopening of the beaches little by little the visitors again turned to see this modality because it does not concentrate the same number of people as a normal hostelry. From this moment on, Fonatur hopes that the preference for the Trailer Park will continue to increase, to assess whether resources are invested in improving this concept of accommodation or giving it another twist. Maybe there is hope for it!!! I'll post any more information that appears.
Talleyho69 04/07/21 07:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

The border is an ugly issue, and although I'm not holding my breath for changes, needs to seriously be addressed. Hopefully Playaboy will jump in, but it sounds seriously like those that can cross legally are allowed to. If not, THEY SHOULD BE!!!
Talleyho69 04/04/21 05:43pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Deleting and Closing A Thread

Excellent points. I still think that the cost of fuel has a huge amount to do with the lack of RV travel in Mexico, too. When the cost per liter here is over 20 pesos per liter for every grade, and the average cost of a gallon of gas in the US is $2.87 USD, the cost of driving in Mexico is really really high. Add the lack of fancy RV parks and the scary press, and it is understandable.
Talleyho69 04/04/21 01:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Tips for ATM safety in Mexico

The legend is that in the past, a ship came into Zihuatanejo Bay and hit the eslabones, the links. The wood ended up on one beach, hence Playa la Madera, and the clothing washed up on Playa la Ropa. So the story goes. We also have two other beaches in our bay, Playa Principal, the main beach, and Playa las Gatas, named for a whiskered shark. Unfortunately, none of our beaches are "sin ropa." Sigh
Talleyho69 03/24/21 11:53am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Tips for ATM safety in Mexico

Playa la Ropa is one of the three beaches on our bay. We live on Playa la Ropa. We think it's paradise, at least for us!
Talleyho69 03/23/21 09:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Tips for ATM safety in Mexico

So it sounds like life is good with both of you, things continue, and as to visitors to our country??? Please come! We live in a fairly small town. We use our credit cards for groceries in the chain markets, but otherwise, unless it's an online purchase, it's cash.
Talleyho69 03/23/21 07:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Tips for ATM safety in Mexico

You should!!! ATM issues in the US are common. Here in Mexico in 3 years and 7 months we have had one issue. That was a case of no money coming out of the machine. By the time I got back home and to my computer to check things, the money had been credited back to my account. Considering we did 90 days in a row last year using the ATM literally every day, that's incredible!!!
Talleyho69 03/23/21 03:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 10 Tips for ATM safety in Mexico

Although we live permanently in Mexico, our banks are in the US. This means that we use ATM's exclusively for cash. During major construction work, that can means using one daily for months. Common sense rules. Don't be afraid to use an ATM anywhere in the world as long as you pay attention to the details, just like you hopefully do in your home country!
Talleyho69 03/23/21 12:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Doctor in Rocky Point

So true. Here, if you want a blood test, or just about any medical procedure/test, you just go to the lab and ask for it. They will give you the results and/or send them to your US doctor in many cases.
Talleyho69 03/05/21 01:14pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Doctor in Rocky Point

Try a private message to mexicoruss He lives there and might see your question sooner. Good luck.
Talleyho69 03/03/21 04:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Extending 180 day FMM Visas

It is possible to do that here in Zihuatanejo. I know three people that are/have done it successfully. One couple mistakenly thought they could buy their permanent residency here in the country. Nope. They paid the fines for overstaying their 180 days last June, 4,500 pesos each. She went in again in January to get another extension. It was possible, but the cost again was 4,500 pesos including fines. She did not renew her permit, I don't know what they plan to do. A friend's 180 day permit expired yesterday. Last week she went to Immigration and asked about what to do, nicely. They required her to provide 6 months worth of bank statements, and told her to return today, the day after the permit expired, and told her that since she was getting renewed due to "Humanitarian" reasons, the cost was 2,100 pesos. She was shown a list of fees for various reasons. She just returned, it worked. So, what does it all mean? At least here you can renew your 180 day FMM for a price, which is flexible. A friends son lost his FMM (and passport) and had to pay the fine in Mexico City before flying out. The cost was the standard 600 pesos.
Talleyho69 02/25/21 09:57am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Border crossings about to get even worse

This is old news, and an old US president. It has not been implemented at this point in time, and although I read the Los Angeles times every day, it's the first I've read of it. We have a couple of members who cross very regularly, even with cargo trailers, and so far, nothing.
Talleyho69 02/17/21 06:26pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: TIP's at Lukeville

Thanks so much for checking in and sharing that information!
Talleyho69 02/09/21 02:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: TIP's at Lukeville

Come on, please share!!!!
Talleyho69 02/01/21 06:39pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

That is something that I think many of us forget to do: Thank the less than friendly people who are just doing their jobs. None of us like to be put through the mill, but it's part of crossing a border. We are so fortunate that crossing is as easy as it is. My sweetie always took out his earrings, we approached the border without sunglasses, passports out the window and remembering to only answer questions that were asked. That was always hard for me. I also had the pet paperwork in my hand but didn't offer it unless asked. They have a tough job that I would not be willing to do. They are trying to protect us.
Talleyho69 01/28/21 06:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The weight issue again

For many many years we stopped there going south or north. Once we got rousted by rude customs agents that seemed to think that we hadn't entered the US legally. Besides that, until we moved here (Zihuatanejo) permanently, that was our crossing of choice. If Gringo Pass, the name of the RV park that may not be open now, and I think it isn't, the National Park without hookups at Organ Pipe National Park is very well situated, is in a fabulous, scenic location and only about 8 miles north of the border. Honestly, it's one of the best places to cross the border either way. Yes, you need to consider not crossing on a weekend if you are going north, and in the long past, pet paperwork going south, but it was our go to crossing for almost 30 years. It gets a vote from us!!! Moderator
Talleyho69 01/27/21 07:38pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Baja Trip In 2022

I contacted a "Vagabundos" located in Rio Vista, Calif. for information , brochures on traveling to Baja, mexican insurance. They also organize and lead travel groups to Baja. You will need a document from your bank giving you permission to take your RV into Mexico/Baja unless you have your RV paid off. Strongly suggest you buy your vehicle insurance BEFORE you cross the border. Look up Oscar Padellia mexican insurance, I think you can buy it over the phone. DO NOT drive into Baja/mexico with out insurance. It could turn into a nightmare if you get into a collusion or accident. Do see the "stickie" at the top of the main page about insurance.
Talleyho69 01/24/21 12:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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