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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 01:41 PM
Hotel Terrasal update


Stayed at Terrasal in GN last Friday night. They have increased their rates since we last stayed there in January. New rates:

1 person = 550p
2 persons = 640p
dogs = additional 100p per dog.

Crossed into US at Tecate at 4pm on Saturday. 2 hour wait in line. Guys on motorcycles (and there were a bunch) were allowed to go to the front of the line slowing up everyone else. :mad: Is this something new?
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 01:46 PM


When you say "allowed" to go to the front, what do you mean? Who allowed them?

Motorcycles are a little different than cars. Engine cooling is one issue. Being exposed to the elements without AC is another. I have SENTRI on the bike I use the most, but before that I would split lanes at Tecate when I crossed back.

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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 03:47 PM


Ouch! We paid 550p at Terrasal at this time last year for one room (two of us and two dogs). 840p for all of us would make it (by quite a bit) the most expensive "road motel" we've encountered in Baja - and I thought the Cowboy was overcharging. Bummer! That was our "go-to".
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 04:11 PM


I believe it is 550p for one bed, 640p for two beds. We stayed there 4 weeks ago and paid the 550P rate for one bed and two people.

In most of the world MC's go to the front of the line. When I was in Rome the bikes would line up in the oncoming lane at a red light. When the light turned green the oncoming bikes would pass each other in the middle of the intersection and get back on the correct side of the road. Then the cars would proceed through the intersection. Very civilized. I enjoyed waiting at the intersection as there were some very nice looking women commuting to work on their scooters. ;)

As for mexico borders, yes we always go to the front on the bikes and allow other riders to do the same. Bike riders don't have the luxury of AC / heat or a roof to keep cool/ warm / dry. And they usually get allowed through quickly since there is little to no room to carry contraband.

And if you really want to enjoy some two-wheeled madness, go ride in Vietnam and some of the other SE Asian countries. (I liked it :lol: )
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 04:12 PM


Come on folks.

Back last year - 550 at 12 pesos - around 46 USD

This year 840 at 17 pesos - 49 USD.

Big Ouch?? I don't think so.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 04:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mula  
Come on folks.

Back last year - 550 at 12 pesos - around 46 USD

This year 840 at 17 pesos - 49 USD.

Big Ouch?? I don't think so.


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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 04:48 PM


Mula - good of you to put it into perspective!




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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 05:20 PM


Mula - thank you for the correction, as I had not considered the change in the exchange rate. However, at this time last year the we were actually at 15p to the dollar (http://www.exchangerates.org.uk/USD-MXN-31_03_2015-exchange-...), which makes it a jump from ~$37 to $49, or a 30% increase in price.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 06:07 PM


$49 not bad for a nice secure hotel, 2 beds and a pet.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 06:14 PM


Terrasal is the only place in town for me. It has NO competition. If anyone thinks Caracole, Malarimmo's or Cowboy is better, stay there.



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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 06:49 PM


What part of a motel's expenses went up with the devaluation of the peso?

Not electricity, in my neck of the woods.
Not labor, in my neck of the woods.
Not Mexican products for cleaning in my neck of the woods.

Fuel prices actually went down in most of Mexico.

Maybe they are just pricing themselves accordingly, when looking at the competition in GN.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 08:22 PM


Just read over on Talk Baja that Cowboy is also charging 100p for pets.
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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 08:26 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rts551  
Just read over on Talk Baja that Cowboy is also charging 100p for pets.


I was paying 100 pesos 3 years ago. Maybe it's new to TB.




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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 09:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Lee  
Terrasal is the only place in town for me. It has NO competition. If anyone thinks Caracole, Malarimmo's or Cowboy is better, stay there.


It's OK if you check in after sunset and depart before sunrise. The restaurants is middling OK. The place is very sterile, if that's your aesthetic, the look and feel is post-modern Mexican colonial, with a dash of uniform blandness. The ventilation is poor, I found the rooms stuffy, impossible to create cross flow.
Mallarimo is a bit worn out, but has 10x the character, and food at mallarimo is 5x better.

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[*] posted on 3-21-2016 at 09:12 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Mula  
Come on folks.

Back last year - 550 at 12 pesos - around 46 USD

This year 840 at 17 pesos - 49 USD.

Big Ouch?? I don't think so.


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Give the millennials time goat, kids grow out of their whiney stage eventually...




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[*] posted on 3-22-2016 at 08:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by Mula  
Come on folks.

Back last year - 550 at 12 pesos - around 46 USD

This year 840 at 17 pesos - 49 USD.

Big Ouch?? I don't think so.


People of a certain age love to gripe and complain! That's why we call them the "whiniest generation!"




This is certainly an advantage at this time for everything we buy in Mexico. However, if the Peso goes back to 12 do we expect the prices to go down accordingly? I don't think so, it just like taxes, they only go up. Not whinning, just saying.




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[*] posted on 3-22-2016 at 08:32 AM


People can always stay home if Baja is too expensive.
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[*] posted on 3-22-2016 at 10:03 AM


My sentiments exactly.



Quote: Originally posted by Lee  
Terrasal is the only place in town for me. It has NO competition. If anyone thinks Caracole, Malarimmo's or Cowboy is better, stay there.




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