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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:47 PM
All very true, and this is what we thought about doing, but if you have a accident and someone gets hurt friends can behave in a very funny way if the police start to push them or they get hurt! just saying that's all
Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:45 PM
We have set our date for this trip but knew we would not be able to fit in a whale shark tour.
We would do a trip to the free zone. Since it is a longer haul, maybe a stopover in Bacalar? Then hit if the shopping the next day and bring our booty home.
Have you been the the free zone? Friends of mine have and say it is hit or miss. Lots of plastic stuff and fakes but you can fine a deal.
Yes, I have been to the tax free zone on the way to Holbox - which I think you have confused with the tax free zone in Belize.
The tax-free / duty-free shopping zone for Yucatan is not really out of the way on one typical route to Chiquila/Holbox. The tax-free shopping is in a town on the border between Yucatan and Quintana Roo - less than 1 mile from the Mex. Hwy 180 and Kantunikin-Chiquila road. It's nowhere near as big as the zone in Belize, but it can offer a few bargains.
The town is called Nuevo X´Can - and has shops with goods sold with no IVA (no Value Added Tax - no State tax) - and takes about 2 minutes to drive out of the way from a Hwy 180 route to Holbox. The handful of shops there do not have the selection of all the stuff in Belize's free trade zone, but it's a pleasant break in the driving and we like to get Edam and Gouda queso de bola cheese there - right on the Hwy 180 libre road - low overhead and no taxes can make their things substantially cheaper than Merida prices.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:48 PM
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:11 PM
It is just the beginning and we look forward to your input. We hope to pass on some of these unique finds and write reviews so we can explore together the Yucatan.
I will have to look into the free zone X'Can. I have seen it but did not realize what was there.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:33 PM
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:22 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:03 AM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:48 PM
Winning or getting out of the counter-suits whole after several of years of being billed by the lawyers and all sorts of schemes that you couldn't dream up if you tried, that is difficult. Since both (sane) parties are loathe to get involved, there are fewer suits.
However, NOB tour clients may have a NOB attitude more than not.
A bigger issue than a private lawsuit might be if there is an auto accident with either free or paid clients in the tour vehicle. The police or attorney general may be headaches in that case: as soon as a passenger says "tour" at an accident scene.... not sure I'd want to be involved.
So, there's one area you'd want to be sure you've researched and insured against, to the greatest extent possible. A stitch in time saves nine.
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