Mexico is such a beautiful and fun place to visit. Before you board the plane, here are a few things to consider while planning your vacation. These 8 tips will help ensure your getaway goes off without a hitch!
Don’t Leave Home Without Notifying Your Bank
It is a good idea to notify your bank that you will be traveling out of the country to avoid fraud protection limitations and to get information about the automatic exchange rate when you use your card.
Don’t Forget Your Transfers
If you wait until you arrive, you are more likely to pay more for transportation. You can take advantage of cheaper pre-paid rates by booking your transfers in advance with your travel package.
Pro-tip: Private transfers are absolutely the way to go!
Don’t Leave Your Sunscreen At Home
It’s easy to overlook such a small item, but don’t forget it! If you wait until after you get to Mexico to buy sunscreen, you can end up paying double. We want that to be one less thing for you to worry about while you enjoy your time in the sun!
Don’t Drink The Water!
Although the ocean water is beautiful to look at, the tap water in Mexico is not the safest to consume. Your resort should have plenty of bottled water for you to drink, but be mindful while dining outside of your resort. The margaritas are delicious, but be careful when you are not at your resort as the side effects of one made with tap water ice are not pleasant.
Pro-tip: Use the bottled water to brush your teeth as well!
Don’t Be Afraid To Try Local Food!
Venture out to where the locals go for excellent authentic Mexican cuisine. Tableside guacamole and salsas, along with freshly made tortillas, are always a good idea. Experience the resort to the fullest, then consider asking your concierge for recommendations on a local restaurant if you’re up for an adventure off the property.
Don’t Forget To Explore
There are so many water sports and land adventures to take advantage of, so make sure to book a couple of excursions to experience all Mexico has to offer. At the same time, explore the secluded beaches off the beaten path. They are very peaceful and quiet, away from the crowds. Explore the secret beaches on your next vacation.
Don’t Fall for The Vacation Club (Timeshare) Gifts
Air on the side of caution when it comes to timeshare presentations at your resort. They maybe referred to as a vacation club or membership presentation. They normally offer you discounted rates on a future trip, excursions, or spa appointments for attending. They will tell you it’s a short meeting or presentation, but many times they are hours long. Many times there are lots of hidden terms in these timeshares.
Don’t Forget To Tip
It’s a great idea to have dollar bills on you while traveling in Mexico. Not only is tipping encouraged, but there’s also a better chance of receiving superior service. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to bless others.
These tips should help you avoid some of the most common mistakes when traveling to Cancun or Rivera Maya!