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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 08:47 (323 days ago)

When does it start getting busy? We're planning our April trip and would like to avoid them as much as possible.

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by JACK @, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 09:39 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

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by Sandy feet, Seattle, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 09:44 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

April 12-28

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:47 (323 days ago) @ Sandy feet

Thanks! We'll plan accordingly.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:43 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

When does it start getting busy? We're planning our April trip and would like to avoid them as much as possible.

Please see the Calendar of Mexican Holidays on my Community Notices & Events page.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 11:04 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

In 2018 we didn't see it really hit until the Wednesday before Easter, that would be April 16 this year. That day the country of Mexico descended upon the beaches!

We drove out for the last time ever, leaving here that day. The traffic coming down the mountain was unbelievable! The lines at the toll booths were longer than during the Christmas holidays and the lines of people waiting to use the restrooms often exceeded 50 people! Friday of that week we arrived in Tepic and needed a quick body shop job. The city, and it's a state capital, was deserted! We were told that everyone had gone to the beach. We had to wait until the following Tuesday for our work. Even the grocery stores had nothing in their bakeries and deli's. It was quite amazing.

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by The Fez ⌂ @, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 11:33 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

We also prefer to avoid the crowded conditions of the holiday season and leave Zihua for the nationals to enjoy. One year we went to Patzcuaro which was fantastic, although it was busy there, as well. Last year we got out of Dodge on Holy Thursday and spent the long weekend in Mexico City. We were told that that weekend was going to be less crowded in La Ciudad as a lot of folks makes their way to the beaches or other places for the holidays. If you haven't been to the capital, I highly recommend it. About 140 museums, lots of beautiful architecture and public art, excellent restaurants and street fare, parks, cultural events, etc.

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by ZihuaRx @, Monday, December 31, 2018, 07:20 (322 days ago) @ The Fez

Would you recommend Easter as a good time to go to Mexico city? Thanks.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 31, 2018, 08:13 (322 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

Would you recommend Easter as a good time to go to Mexico city? Thanks.

Definitely!

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by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Monday, December 31, 2018, 11:56 (322 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Definitely the best time to go to Mexico City is during Easter week when traffic is better (but mornings and nights are still cold).

Since my in-laws all live there, I've had 34 years of experiencing the city in every month.

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by The Fez ⌂ @, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 14:41 (319 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

We found it a very easy city to explore and enjoy, despite its daunting size and population. Stayed in the Centro Historico and there was plenty to see, eat, and do within walking distance. The Metro is cheap and efficient, as well as Uber. Since it was a family holiday time, we were told that many city dwellers were off to the beaches for the break and the city didn't seem that crowded. Mexico City has a very European feel to it and is very proud of its historic and cultural significance. Don't miss a chance to see it.

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by OlsenMN, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 11:52 (323 days ago) @ frostbite

Very Trumpian! "We want to avoid THEM":devil:

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 14:08 (322 days ago) @ OlsenMN

Bullshit! We don't like ANY crowds. Ethnicity has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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by Doozer, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 17:24 (319 days ago) @ frostbite

:megusta:

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by midalake @, Sunday, December 30, 2018, 14:37 (322 days ago) @ frostbite

When does it start getting busy? We're planning our April trip and would like to avoid them as much as possible.

Easter being so late this year will be a non-event for the most part. The busiest days will be the Thursday before Easter and start to dwindle after Sunday.

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by Casa Juan @, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 20:08 (319 days ago) @ midalake

I agree with Frostbite, the desire to avoid crowds is universal for me, no ethnicity involved. I have long thought of visiting Mexico City during semana santa if I can get a local to show me around while I am still able to walk.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 20:50 (319 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I agree with Frostbite, the desire to avoid crowds is universal for me, no ethnicity involved. I have long thought of visiting Mexico City during semana santa if I can get a local to show me around while I am still able to walk.

Some people love crowds, some hate them. It's the same as preferring city life to rural or small town life. I've learned to tolerate crowds, but I also feel right at home in Mexico City each and every time I've visited there. If only it weren't over 2 kilometers high where my respiratory apparatus suffers the thin dry air. I'm a sea level tropical humidity kind of person. ;-)

If you like culture I think you would love visiting Mexico City any time, except of course during an environmental contingency. There is so much to see and do like no other city.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 21:03 (319 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We feel exactly like you do Rob.

As a childhood asthmatic, when he started to have issues, I knew to have him hydrate, drink two bottles of water, then switch to beer so he wouldn't care and relax. This was during rush hour, horrible air and above ground commuting due to the time of day. There is an OXXO on every corner.

It's a fabulous city, we have visited twice and plan to do so again, with plans in place for the dry thin air.

There is SO much to see and do!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, January 02, 2019, 22:04 (319 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We feel exactly like you do Rob.

As a childhood asthmatic, when he started to have issues, I knew to have him hydrate, drink two bottles of water, then switch to beer so he wouldn't care and relax. This was during rush hour, horrible air and above ground commuting due to the time of day. There is an OXXO on every corner.

It's a fabulous city, we have visited twice and plan to do so again, with plans in place for the dry thin air.

There is SO much to see and do!

Eye drops and nose drops and staying hydrated are the key. And when the sky is clear and you can appreciate the view from someplace like La Terraza restaurant overlooking the Zócalo you might feel that same almost rhythmic vibe, an ancient emotion Unique to a place that has seen such culture and history like very few other places on the planet. A place that even the Spaniards marveled at upon arrival, and whose Conquista caused a sadness among its victors for the destruction of so much that was truly incredible, from towering pyramid-like temples to its incredibly well planned network of floating gardens, canals and aquaducts.

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