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Acuña, Mexico - Close, but a World Away

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A September 2003 trip to Acuna by beach_lvr

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Acuña, Mexico - Close, but a World Away

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Overview

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Get deep discounts on prescriptions and antibiotics at one of the many pharmacias. Buy astonishingly beautiful solid Mexican silver jewelry here, including wrought iron, pottery, woven goods, leather, evening apparel, shoes, and much more. Have a delicious and cheap lunch/dinner at Ma Crosby's or Landos. Stroll into one of the liquor stores and haggle with them - get brand name spirits for ultra-low prices and cigarettes for more than 50% off. Check out Corona's Bar, where many country stars like Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson have poked their heads in. Quick Tips: If you decide to park your car on the Mexican side of the border, park it in a supervised l...Read More

Hotel Villa Real

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Hotel | "Best Western Villa Real"

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If you'd like to spend more than a few hours in Acuña, the best place to stay (and the only decent lodging we could find) is at the Best Western Hotel Villa Real. The Villa Real is conveniently located just blocks from the International Bridge, which joins Acuña, Mexico, and Del Rio, Texas. For about $55 a night, you can get a good room here at this newer, well-known chain hotel. You'll find one queen bed, or two doubles, in the room. What's great about staying here is that all the shopping, pharmacies, and restaurants are within walking distance of this hotel. No rental car needed. Take a taxi to places you might want to go that aren't within walking distance. Just down th...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2004

Hotel Villa Real
Bravo 643 Sur
Acuna, Mexico 26200
+52-877-7727100

Crosby's (a.k.a. Ma Crosby's)

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Restaurant

Crosby's (a.k.a. Ma Crosby's) Photo, Acuna, Mexico
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This is a somewhat historical restaurant because it has been here for decades. There are black-and-white pictures lining the walls that have been taken at this restaurant over the decades-very interesting to look at. You'll find this the best restaurant in Acuña, just off the main street (Hidalgo) and just blocks away from the border crossing. Entrees here are around $6 each at lunch, and margaritas are the size of fish bowls. I've yet to meet anyone who could manage drinking more than one. The water here is purified, which is the only reason we indulge in the delicious margaritas here. The food here is exquisite and very authentic. On the menu, expect to find items such ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2004

Crosby's (a.k.a. Ma Crosby's)
Hidalgo 195 Ote.
Acuna, Mexico
011-52-877-2-20-20

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Just 3 miles away from the southwest Texas town of Del Rio, you'll find Acuña - a Mexican border town populated by 120,000 people. Cuidad de Acuña offers a truer look at Mexican culture, a chance to purchase prescription medications at deep discounts, cheap over the counter antibiotics (usually in large bottles and priced at between $9 and $20 per bottle), at least two excellent and authentic Mexican restaurants (dirt cheap prices), bargains on gemstones, solid Mexican silver, vanilla, Mexican blankets, liquor and cigarettes. From Houston, I-10 West turns into Highway 90 and will bring you directly into Del Rio. Coming from the San Antonio airport, Acuña is a mere 3-hour drive. You could fly d...Read More
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Acuña Facts and Quirky Information Continental Airlines has recently signed a deal with the city of Del Rio, Texas (3 miles away from Acuña, Mexico), and will begin flights from IAH (Houston) to DRT (Del Rio, TX) this coming March. The contract is for one year. Prior to that time, the only airplanes allowed into Del Rio are private planes. There are more than 55 maquiladeros (industrial plants) in Acuña. The average worker in one of these plants makes about $70 per week and lives with his family in a one-room, dirt-floored hovel, cardboard box, or lean-to. The majority also have only an outhouse (if they're lucky) as a bathroom for their hovel. Among the plants owned by ...Read More