What to pack for Mexico

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    raindrops keep falling on my head

    by margaux Written Feb 5, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Something light, easy to carry and to run with, when the rain comes.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: An umbrella, of better a raincoat. The wind can be very hard when it rains.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: tissues, for the nose, but also for the toilet, there is a shortage sometimes.

    Photo Equipment: Take lots of film and slide film with you. it's quite expensive but also old (they change the dates, look out!) and not well kept (they do not last long when it's hot)

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    reapply reapply reapply reapply

    by iam1wthee Written Jan 14, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: flat soft heeled shoes when climbing mountains or walking in rainforests.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: mosquito repellent
    Shower with lavender body wash helps to prevent bug bites. Lavender is part of the mint family and bugs can not stand the smell of anything mint.

    Photo Equipment: waterproof cameras

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    The Essentials

    by ChristinaNJ Written Nov 18, 2003

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: This may sound very simple, but bring or when you get there buy travel-sized tissue packs and Purell (antibacterial soap that doesn't require water. Most of the public restrooms don't have at least one of the following: toilet paper, soap, or running water. Many didn't have all three.

    Photo Equipment: Batteries are expensive and the local brands didn't last that long.

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    Plug/energy adaptor

    by micas_pt Updated Oct 25, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: For those travelling from Continental Europe, the energy is different in Mexico. In Continental Europe we have 220v and in Mexico it works with 110v. Apart from this, the plug has a different shape, so don't forget to take a converter.

    If you only use a shape adapter (but not energy transformer) your appliances won't break but will work much slowly. I tryed to charge the camera batteries and it took much longer than at home. But no harm done, ... just take into account that it make take more time or work slower than usual.

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    by micas_pt Updated Oct 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Don't forget to take a camera!! Make sure you take enough films with you, since the ones you buy there are more expensive and probably of doubtfull quality. Altough they sell the same brands i was told that they don't have the proper conditions to keep them, might get to much heat, or humidity, ... just in case, you'd better take your own.

    I also recommend taking one (or more!) of those discardable cameras to shoot in water. I know that photos aren´t of great quality, but better these than none. :-)

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    Clothing and bags

    by micas_pt Updated Oct 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Don't forget a backpack, that might be usefull if your planning to travel around or sail. If you're sailing you might want to pack a beach towl or if travelling around it might be useful to carry some water or food. In both cases don't forget the sunscreen and the photo equipment!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beware to take natural fabrics (such as cotton or linen) clothes, since they can be fresher than fibres. Don't forget to take a hat if you're planning to travel around or sail.

    If you are a "male" and you are staying at an all inclusive resort you will have to wear trousers or kackis (not jeans) at the "a la carte" restaurant. For the buffet restaurant i guess there is no "dressing code". Ladies, relax, virtually everything is allowed. :-)

    You should take a light coat since some nights are fresher or you might get a bad weather. I travelled to Mexico in March and since there was a light breeze at night i felt confortable with a cotton sweater. There was one day where it was so sloudy and windy that we couldn't go to the beach or pool.

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    Sunscreen and medical supplies

    by micas_pt Updated Oct 25, 2003

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: > Medical supplies

    I was advised to take my own, since they may be hard to find. The recommendations were - some analgesic (for headache and other pain), something for diahrrea, something to put at bugs' bites (namely mosquittoes) and some kind of stronger medicine for soure throat or cold.

    Obviously if you regularly take some meddication you should take that into account and not forget to take them - allergies, for instance.

    > Vacination

    Not required.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: > Repellent

    Don't forget to take some spray or stick to keep the mosquittoes away. They can be pretty annoying and let you felling hitchy. :-)

    > Sunscreen

    The sun is very strong, so be sure to take a good sunscreen. Specially if you're going to the sea, you should use a high spf. I used "total protection" when travelling by boat.

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  • Lots of sunscreen

    by Starlas Written Apr 10, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Pack light, if you're like me you'll never wear half the things you bring with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It would have been nice if we had brought a light jacket, it got really cool on the day that it rained.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring a hair dryer, the one in the room resembled a hose off a vaccum cleaner.

    Photo Equipment: A water proof camera would be a good idea.

    Do I need more sunscreen?
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    Packing List

    by janchan Updated Jan 10, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The sun in Mexico can be very strong... so... never forget your sunscreen... and always bring with you something to drink !! Also... a wet towel to put on your head can help a lot !! hehe... (not so fashionable though... :)

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    Bring sweater / warm jacket

    by Ames24 Written Dec 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: True, most of Mexico is nice 'n hot most of the time. But whether for outdoors, a rainy day, or traveling by bus even in a hot place whether during day or night, you will be glad to have a warm sweater and or jacket on hand to stay warm. Those buses can get quite chilly!

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    Clothes/luggage bag

    by TERRYANDERSON Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Bring an empty luggage bag to put the clothes in that you bought for little money

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Plenty at a good price

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy bottle water there or take some with you

    Photo Equipment: A must

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sun lotion a must along with a cap or hat.if you are light colored.

    Miscellaneous: Change for the poor

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    Puerto Vallarta - travel light !!!

    by Nanumi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: An oversized day pack should be enough.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: couple shorts, t-shirts, sandals, beachware is all you need

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bug spray is a must; towels, soap provided although an oversized beach towel is helpful - if not - take one from the hotel

    Photo Equipment: it is cheaper to buy film etc. locally

    Miscellaneous: Everything can be bought locally - why wait an hour for your luggage if you can walk out directly with your day pack and buy all neccessities later on ?

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    Packing List

    by AGBAT Updated Nov 3, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: This was suppose to be the map index to Mulege maps but VT's relauch moved it into Packing list for some reason--the resolution is to bad now also--

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bug repellant, although mosquitos were not bad. Chiggers were a problem and the repellant helps keep them off

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkeling gear and fire wood if you want a fire, since there is very little drift wood or vegetation to burn near the beach.

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    Bring your Peanut Butter.

    by pollobr Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Normal

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable sandles, running or hiking shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun Tan Lotion (SPF-30), Immodium, all perscription medication, all toiletries, lots of bug juice!!!

    Photo Equipment: Bring all the film and batteries you need, they are hard to find and very expensive when you do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Big hat (for the sun), light shirt.

    Miscellaneous: Depending on where you go facilities can range from very primitive to first class, so be prepared.

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    Packing List

    by freespirit13 Written Sep 12, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Resort

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring Immodium, it doesn't matter how classy your hotel is, you don't want to chance spending your vacation on the toilet.

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you have a good flash on your camera if you're a night owl. It's not really fun to try to figure out what you took a picture of after you're back home.

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