TOP THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU TRAVEL TO MEXICO
Top Things That You Should Do When You Travel To Mexico
First, there is the physical beauty of the country. You get to appreciate all the natural wonders and beauty that Mexico has to offer. These include caves, beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and old ruins. If you are planning on traveling to Mexico, be sure that you have a rough idea of what is there in store for you. This will make your trip all the more wonderful.
Keep Your FMM Tourist Card
As you arrive in Mexico, you must fill out an immigration and customs form, which is then stamped by a government official, allowing you to enter the country. Keep this card safely, because it will be requested on departure.
Get a Local SIM Card
You don't need to pay expensive roaming rates with your home network provider for using your phone when you are in Mexico. A simple and cheap solution is getting a local SIM card at your destination, which enables you to use local mobile services at local prices. With a local SIM card, you can be in communication with the people who can take care of your needs. Many local service providers in Mexico will be at your disposal.
During your first trip to Mexico, make sure to download WhatsApp if you don't already have it. For calling and texting, the majority of Mexicans use Whatsapp virtually solely. Many companies are included in this category.
Tap Water Is Not Drinkable
Avoid tap water when you are in Mexico. Bottled water is inexpensive and readily available in most of the country and places like your hotel, (visit this site for information on top choices), at food stores, supermarkets, and street stands. Oddly, the government has determined that the water has been sanitized and is safe to drink. However, the tanks in which people store the water are rarely (if ever) washed, making it dangerous to drink once more. Water filtration devices are built-in in some homes, allowing you to drink water directly from the tap, but this is not the standard.
Pack a Refillable Water Bottle
When you are traveling, you need to be sure that you pack a refillable water bottle that filters bacteria and protozoa, thereby making the water safe for you. You can fill the bottle in your hotel room, at restaurants, grocery stores, etc. This practice will not only be kind to your wallet, but it is an ideal option, great for the environment, and generally convenient.
Don’t Skip the Street Food
In Mexico, street food is an essential part of traveling. Getting to experience it firsthand can be such a memorable part of the trip. Take advantage of this part of the trip and visit some local restaurants and try new things. Explore the culture and taste some delicious new foods. Whether you’re a native Mexican or a tourist, street food is an unavoidable part of everyday life. The most popular items for consumption as street food in Mexico are tacos, flautas, tamales, tortes (Mexican sandwiches), caldos (stews), and elotes (corn on the cob).
It is Not Hot Everywhere
If there's one thing that you need to know about Mexico it's that is not hot everywhere. Sure, the coastline of Mexico is somewhere in the tropics but the same can't be said for most of central and northern Mexico. Areas like the La Rosilla experience can be quite cold. Traveling through this region during the summer months (roughly May-September) is a whole other experience than traveling through it at any other time.
Remember Your Manners
In Mexico, you will find more than ¾ of the population to be happy, respectful, strong-willed, optimistic despite the odds, and self-assured individuals who respect themselves and one other. They are welcoming of foreigners, they are open to new things, and most are not overbearing. Be prepared to hear “Buenos Dias” and Buenos Tardes” almost everywhere you go. When you walk into a store, be sure to greet the seller as he will do the same to you too. Additionally, in restaurants, you will often get compliments like “provecho” when you are eating. It is a polite gesture that means enjoy your meal.
If You Love Tequila, You Must Visit Oaxaca
Mezcal and tequila are both made from the agave plant, but Mezcal has a distinct smoky taste that stems from being prepared in underground pits where the agave plant caramelizes (tequila in comparison is usually cooked in aboveground ovens).
If you like margaritas, consider one blended with mezcal instead of tequila. The mezcal imparts a wonderful spicy oak, deep flavor, and bartenders in Mexico take great care in making these drinks, resulting in some of the best margaritas I've ever had.
Are you visiting Mexico soon? We are sure the pointers we have shared above will give you a head start, and ensure you have a memorable trip.