Tips for a Cruise that visits Mexico

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  1. foxnomad says:

    I’d also recommend keeping your mouth physically closed (most tourists have wide-open jaws making them targets for theft or rip-offs), bring a temporary credit card (or an unactivated one is even better with the activation sticker peeled off), and not leaving fancy or expensive items in your hotel room.

  2. Pauline H says:

    I loved your tips but I did one of the ‘not to dos’ and that is go into a cantina (Im a woman) and I was alone. I was not in any danger and had a wonderful marguerita with the authentic feel of the cantina to go with it. One of my best memories of Mexico actually.

    Paulineh
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  3. Cruise Bug says:

    I should have explained better. The “cantina” that I was talking about avoiding usually has the swinging double doors or no doors at all. You can’t see what is inside unless you go beyond these doors because there is usually something that blocks the view of the inside from the street. The outside of the building often has the names of different beer brands painted on it.

    On the other side of the coin are cantinas that are perfectly fine for women. You can go there without feeling threatened and have a wonderful margarita or two.

    If you went into the first type of cantina, you would immediately sense that it isn’t
    a place where you would be welcome. I am all for experiencing the local culture and especially enjoy typical restaurants like the one pictured above.

  4. If you are a tourist and have time, try to visit the more authentic areas, not just the tourist spots, you might find this a more enjoyable experience.

  5. I always worry about two things: food and bathrooms. I always carry my own tissue and hand sanitizer just in case.

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