With spring break less than a month away many of us are doing last minute hotel bookings, extra abdominal exercises, and on a quest to finding the hottest bikini to rock on the beach. For those venturing south to vacation hot spots in Mexico this year, here are a few safety tips to keep and mind and things to avoid while in unfamiliar territory.
- Hail a taxi from your hotel, not the street. Be sure when you get into the cab, the driver’s permit is displayed and the meter is set. You don’t want to be overcharged.
- Skip the bus at night. Overall, public transportation is safe during the safe and cheaper if you are looking to do some sight seeing or need a ride to the beach. At night, it is safer to use a cab.
- Be aware of surroundings. To avoid being a target for theft, limit your alcohol intake. If the tequila shots are getting the best of you, remain with your group and take a cab back to your hotel. Never venture alone.
- If you don’t want to be spending your nights in the bathroom, opt for bottled water . . .always. And if you are thinking a Margarita in Mexico is authentic, consider they are made with ice, which is water from Mexico.
- Leave the Tiffany & Co. at home. It is a smarter decision to leave flashy jewels or sentimental value items at home as well as large quantities of cash. Take only what you think you will need.
- Exercise common sense! Don’t be lured away from your friends by the hot guy convincing you to go with him somewhere. See the movie “Taken” to know why.
While the U.S. has issued travel warnings to Tijuana, Mexico city and border cities like Nogales, Mexico is generally a safe country with great beaches and rich history. For more information or questions about vacationing in another country visit mexico.com or the U.S. Department of State’s website http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/tips_1232.html