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Old 11-22-2014   #1 (permalink)
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Winter accommodation

We are a retired couple. I'm from the states and my girlfriend is from Michoacan. We are arriving at the first of the year and are planning on staying through March. We have found a few options for accommodation online but we would prefer to show up and then look for accommodation since we have never been before and are unfamiliar with the different neighborhoods, etc. The question is, is this a good idea? Are there options available at this time of year if we just show up, or should we be safe and book something sight unseen?
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Old 11-24-2014   #2 (permalink)
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I personally say anyone who is picky and wants, an organized and motivated landlord should book ahead. Owners who care about their properties have been busy renting them. If you have a tight budget, or want a certain neighbourhood, the longer you wait the fewer choices you have. Although there are exceptions, the best stuff is usually the first to go. People are predicting a strong year for rentals this year on the Riviera Maya and based on the people I know who are in the rental business, this has been true.

The inventory is already picked over. How much more limited will it get? That is hard to say. There are always new things coming onto the market and some people are also convinced that they can get the best deal by showing up at the last minute.

But I'm not one of them. And January 1st is a terrible day to show up in Playa without a reservation. At a minimum, book yourself somewhere until the 5th.
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