Safety Tips when Traveling to Mexico

by gretch on August 19, 2011

Travel Safety
Travel Safety

When traveling abroad, there are some factors that you have to consider. Some of the factors include budget, weather, crowds, places to see, and of course safety. You don’t only think of the fun of traveling but you also need to think of your safety. It’s actually the most important consideration for anyone, particularly for first timers.

Health and Safety Travel Guide

Going to Mexico is a very great experience. Since crime is a fact of life, you have to make sure that your vacation will be an exciting on. It won’t do you any harm if you read some travel tips when traveling to Mexico. Pay attention to the following to have better chances of having a pleasant trip to Mexico.

  • Your safety starts right with your package. Avoid bringing too many valuables like pieces of jewelry because they are hot in the eyes of scammers and criminals. Leave them as much as possible. Just bring those who are really needed in your trip.
  • Keep a backup of your pertinent documents. Have them scanned or photocopied so that you will still have something to show in case they are stolen. You never know what will happen so just be ready.
  • Don’t trust anyone once you get there, even those who are in uniform. There are cases where in scammers wear uniform similar to the one used by the authorities to plot a scheme. Don’t take non-authorized taxis because they are not safe. Take the authorized ones.
  • With regard driving tips, you should drive through traveling to border towns like Tijuana, Juarez, and Matamoras early in the morning and get through as quickly as possible.
  • Avoid taking public transportation at night.
  • Try to blend in. Don’t act like a tourist. Avoid displaying your city map because it will give them the idea that you are really a tourist.
  • Limit your alcohol intake so you can think well and you will be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid eating food from street stalls. But if you really want to taste them, you have to make sure they are hot to avoid getting sick.
  • Drink bottled water instead of tap water, especially if you are visiting Mexico with children. Tap water isn’t safe at all. If you are going to have swimming at Cancun beaches, bring with you bottled water.
  • Be mindful when you are in huge crowds. Keep an eye to your valuables.

When visiting a certain place, your common sense helps you a lot. It’s better to be paranoid than sorry. Have fun in your vacation by following pieces of safety advice. Be safe!

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