What to pack for Mexico

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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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    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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    by slaybelle Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Given Puerto Vallarta's temperate climate, outdoor attire in Puerto Vallarta is an expression of individual freedom. In the morning, comfortable casual wear is suggested. At the beach, people wear bathing suits or caftans of processed cotton which are often painted or embroidered with designs. Cheerful and exotic hats are worn, sometimes with flowers in them. Also, shell and shellfish necklaces and earrings adorn the body. In town, Puerto Vallarta's nightlife entices us to wear our most eccentric and elegant clothing.

    Miscellaneous: For more INFO on MEXICO click on Spartan's Page


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    by pinganille Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: During the rainy season, late July to September/October, it rains cats and dogs. In other words a lot, so do bring umbrellas and other gear for rain.
    During the winter, October-February it can get rather cold in the mountains and higher altitudes (which includes Mexico City), so remember to bring a good sweater for the afternoons and winterclothes for the evenings.
    Good shoes for climbing the pyramids, and a scarf to cocer shoulders when entering the churches.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: They have really good and nice doctors in Mexico. Also good farmacies with every thing that you could need. I had a couple of vaccinations before I went there, but that was meant for travelling in general, and not only for Mexico.

    Photo Equipment: Ha - good camera, and lots of films. I found films rather expensive in Mexico, but had no problems finding a new battery for my camera even in a small town south of Mexico City.

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    by d6676 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring lots of bathing suits, sarongs, t-shirts. If you're going in July carry a small umbrella (for those unexpected sun showers). For evening, bring a mixture of casual and dressy. Don't forget your water socks and sandals.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUNBLOCK! Aloe Vera! Tampons (hey you never know)

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    by Abril1Ape Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: when we go to mexico, we cannot take very much luggage. there is not really any reccommendations that i have for luggage, it just depends on what kind of trip you are going on.

    Photo Equipment: definatly bring lots of film. its a beautiful country, with lots of things to take pictures of. not to mention the cities are very different than cities that are in the united states.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: there are some great beaches in mexico. i have not been to them, but i have heard that they are great, and i know that it is true.

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    by tmrowatt Written Sep 7, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Gifts are cheap! Bring an extra EMPTY carry-on bag for all the gifts you'll buy

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dress for summer! Shorts, tank-tops, sundresses, swimsuit.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun tan lotion is very expensive here. They get the tourists on this one, bring the good stuff from home.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunglasses and or a sun visor.

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