Mexico Travel Guide | Travel Tips and Guidelines

Though most of the tourist destinations are beach resorts, many Archaeological sites draw many visitors’ yearly; along with beautiful jungles and ecological parks. Among the water sport activities available one can go snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, and many other interesting activities. With this type of paradise, there are bound to be some negative aspects, but it is this way around the globe. Therefore, here are some travel tips and guidelines designed to be of use to the travel novice.

Crime

Mexico is a major drug transit point between Latin America and the United States; and this role has drastically increased the crime rate in Mexico. Some things to watch out for, as a tourist is armed robberies, purse snatching, pick pocketing, taxi robberies, kidnappings, and extortion. It is a good idea to not wear flash clothes, jewelry, expensive shoes, or carry yourself in any way that would bring you to the attention of thieves and criminals. It is best to give off the impression that you are one of the locals. In addition, you should invest in a money belt and remember that there are pickpockets that target crowded places like markets and all types of public transportation. If you must take a taxi, have the people at your hotel called a reputable one for you because it is not wise to go into the street and wave one down?

Archaeological Sites

Mexico’s rich history has bestowed some Archaeological gems upon the country and its inhabitants. Among these sites is the famed Mayan city of Chichen Itza with its pyramid; though it is 100 miles from Cancun, there are tours available. There is also the Mayan beachfront city of Tulum with a picturesque oceanfront view; this site is a two-hour drive away from Cancun, with tours readily available. Other sites include El Tajin, Ek Balam, Teotihuacan, and many others that are accessible through tours.

Beach Resort Towns

The Mexican beach resort has long been the backbone of the tourist industry in this Latin American country. Let us face it; children love the beach, partygoers love the beach party atmosphere, lovers love the late night beach strolls, and everyone has some reason.  Acapulco is one of Mexico’s most famous beach resort towns; if you are seeking fabulous nightlife, Mexican cuisine at almost any time, and to dance and party the night away, then Acapulco is the place. In Puerto Vallarta one can find white sand beaches mixed with traditional Mexico; one can gaze at the architecture of the colonial style buildings or even watch some bullfighting in this beach resort town.

Then we have Cancun the Spring Breaker’s dream; located at on the Caribbean Sea one can find lovely drinks, some of the best beaches and, and party like ambiance. Other nice beach resort towns include Puerto Escondido, Playa Del Carmen, Mazatlan, and too many others to mention.

Important Information to Know: If you are having an emergency the number to call is 060 in Mexico City and its surrounding areas, other areas should dial 080 or 066. It is best to try to agree with taxi fares first before embarking on a taxi ride anywhere in Mexico. If you travel off season to Mexico then you will save a lot of money on travel costs.