Safely Travel to Mexico

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Tips for Americans to Safely Travel to Mexico

Our neighbors to the south have a lot to offer, like amazing food, ancient ruins, and some of the most incredible beaches in the whole world. But it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. The US State Department has labeled Mexico as a Level Two on their Travel Alert scale. This means that Americans are encouraged to travel, but they should be alert and aware of their surroundings. Here are some tips to help you safely travel to Mexico, and enjoy everything this beautiful country has to offer!

Safely travel to Mexico
Mexico is Home to some of the BEST Beaches in the World.

Make Copies of All Your Important Travel Documents

You may feel that having your papers on you at all times is the safest. But having a copy is best to avoid pickpockets. Keep the originals locked in a safe in your room and carry the copy instead.

Do Your Research!

Safely Travel to Mexico

You don’t want to find yourself in one of several “Level 4: Do Not Travel” locations, so it is best to know where you’re going. Or, even better, get yourself a travel agent that can guide you on where is the safest and best location for your budget!

Watch What You Eat and Drink

Safely Travel to Mexico

I’m sure you’ve heard “don’t drink the water” before. And this is SO TRUE in Mexico! Take and drink bottled water everywhere you go. And you will see food vendors all over the streets, and it will smell amazing, but you should only buy food from vendors with long lines full of tourists AND locals. That short line may seem enticing, but there’s probably a reason it’s short.

Do NOT Get Super Drunk

Tequila, Mexico
Tequila: Where Tequila Comes From

Tequila is like water in Mexico, there is Mexican beer everywhere, and HEY! You’re on vacation! But safety first! Do not accept drinks from strangers, do not walk back to your hotel drunk in the dark, and be mindful of your surroundings.

Have Emergency Contacts At The Ready

Mexico now uses the same 911 system that we use in the United States, but you will also want to have the American Embassy and Consulate numbers handy. And, of course, copies of your important travel documents!

Consider an All-Inclusive

Cancun All-Inclusive

All-Inclusives are the BEST way to travel. Not only is everything prepaid before you get there, but you rarely need to leave your resort. Also, if an all-inclusive isn’t for you, but you don’t plan to leave the pool and/or beach, stay at the most popular hotels.

Do Not Use Lyft/Uber to Get Around

It is best to stick with a registered cab company for transportation. While tourists are generally not kidnapped in Mexico, it, again, is better to be safe than sorry!

Learn Basic Spanish

Learning some basic Spanish will help you get around safely, and make you seem less ignorant. Not to mention it can greatly increase your chances to NOT get swindled!

Contact me today to book your SAFE vacation to Mexico!

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Visit Mexico

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There are few places I love more than this, so let’s visit Mexico at EPCOT!

I cannot imagine going to Walt Disney World and not going to EPCOT. And I CERTAINLY can’t go unless I get to visit Mexico! What pavilion is YOUR favorite?!

visit mexico – a pyramid

If you have never visited Mexico in EPCOT, you might have seen photos of the Mesoamerican pyramid that houses the exhibit. Although similar to their Egyptian counterparts, these pyramids feature flat tops and stairs up the sides. There’s already enough walking in Epcot! You won’t have to climb stairs to get inside, though, since the pyramid is raised. DO NOT CLIMB THE STAIRS ON THE PYRAMID. Just don’t be that guy!

Visit Mexico in Epcot

Once inside, you will find shopping, dining, and a dark ride that showcases Mexican culture. This is one of my favorite pavilions. It is absolutely beautiful. You will enter the pavilion through an art gallery that features Mexican artwork called “Animales Fantasticos.”

You will then enter the Plaza de los Amigos, a Mexican plaza and village, set at twilight overlooking a lagoon. In the center of the lagoon, you will see another pyramid, complete with a volcano that is “erupting.” On the edge of the plaza is San Angel Inn Restaurante, a table service restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine.

gran fiesta tour

Across the way from the restaurant, you will find the ride Gran Fiesta Tour, one of three rides in the World Showcase. In the current iteration of this ride, you will travel past the Mayan pyramid and volcano (and past the restaurant) into a celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Start out with Panchito Pistoles and Jose Carioca, as they search for the third Caballero, Donald Duck! They have a concert to perform and need our help! The ride then progresses through Mexican scenes and animatronics until all Three Caballeros unite to perform. It is super cute, very relaxing, and one of my FAVORITE Disney rides! I highly recommend it. I could just visit Mexico just for the ride!

Visit Mexico for Tequila!
Visit Mexico - La Cava del Tequila, Epcot
TEQUILA

Next to San Angel, you will find La Cava del Tequila, a tequila bar with tequila (duh), specialty margaritas, and appetizers. Here you can also book La Cava Experience. This is a private tequila tasting with tequila connoisseurs, that you can only get in Tequila, Mexico. It is truly a one of a kind experience, only in Epcot! Sound like your kind of thing? Let’s talk!

Visit Mexico - Donald Duck, Epcot
Meet AND HUG Donald Duck in Mexico
shopping

You’ve looked at art work, you’ve gone on a relaxing boat ride, you’ve eaten, you’ve drank, you’ve heard some music. Now you shop til you drop! In the Plaza de los Amigos you will find authentic Mexican goodies like sombreros and ceramics and musical instruments like castanets and maracas. Outside of the Mexico pavilion, you can grab a quick service meal at La Hacienda de San Angel (available on mobile ordering) or grab a margarita at Choza de Margarita, an outdoor margarita bar that also serves appetizers.

Have you visited the Mexico pavilion? You simply must go! It is absolutely beautiful and has a lot to look at! Ready to book your vacation?

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