Secrets to an Unforgettable Mexico Cruise Vacation
Mexico has become a favorite destination for vacationers eager to experience its colorful culture, warm climate, and beautiful landscapes. And by taking a cruise, people can turn the trip itself into a vacationsavoring the sea and sun, and participating in the festive activities onboard. Here are some tips on a pleasant and memorable cruise to Mexico.
- Safety starts with what you pack. Leave behind expensive jewelry, and bring casual clothes (you dont want to draw attention of pickpocketers who want to take advantage of wealthy tourists). Avoid bags with outside pockets; look for those with inside pockets and straps you can wear across your shoulder. Leave your passport and most of your cash in the cruise safe.
- Bring medicines and an extra pair of glasses. To avoid problems with Mexican customs, keep your medicine in the original, labeled containers, as well as copies of your prescription for those drugs. If your medicine contains narcotics, ask your doctor to write a letter stating why you need to take the drug. When in doubt, ask your embassy if that drug is allowed into Mexicos territory.
- Get a telephone card, as it may be difficult to make an international call using a cell phone. Find out your countrys access number.
- Read up on Mexicos culture. While the country has many beaches and world-famous bars and restaurants, you do want to take advantage of its vibrant culture. Find out about little-known holes in the walls where the locals like to congregate, so you can get a feel for the real vibe outside of the tourist traps.