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Answer questions on traveling the COSTALEGRE area of Pacific Mexico, between Barra de Navidad and Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco.

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For the past 18 years, I have bus traveled Pacific Mexico and for the past 7 winters have conducted escorted tours on the West coast and central highlands of Mexico. 13 years ago I launched a website on the Costalegre area. See:,


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2012-06-29 Legalizing a car:

Hi Mark,  As far as I know, it can't be done unless you are a Mexican National or the holder of a landed immigrant FM2 Visa.    The regular Tourist Visa FMT allows you to drive into Mexico, but you must

2011-09-05 cheap safe travel to Melaque from PV with Dog:

Hi Blue,  In my last 15 years of busing in Mexico I have never seen a dog on any bus.  You may however, be able to put them in a dog carrier in the luggage compartment.    I may be best to confirm this

2011-01-10 Driving from Ixtapa to Melaque:

Hola Lee-Ann,  Yes, you can drive up MX-200 Hwy, but due to the drug wars in Michoacan it could be dangerous.  The ELITE Bus line is your best bet, as they run 1st class buses from Acapulco to Tiauna on

2011-01-09 Safety in Costalegre:

Hello Maria,  My wife and I have not been over to Tenacatita yet, as we just arrived in Melaque from central Mexico.    I do know however there is nothing to be concerned about for your personal safety

2010-10-27 traveling by bus Puerto Vallarta to Melague:

Hola Don,  There are cheap hotels along Calle Francisco I. Madero in old town.  One example is Hotel Hortencia  Make sure you ask to see the room before you pay!    You can pick


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