Mexico Warnings and Dangers

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Mexico Warnings and Dangers

  • Dont Drink Water

    Cancún Warnings and Dangers

    I've been to Cancun 30-40 times and I don't believe I've ever gotten sick from bad water in the hotel zone, but there are a few things some of you need to know: 1. Chichen Itza is NOT in the Cancun Hotel Zone. It's two hours away and there are many places where the tap water isn't purified. 2. If you are in a place where the water isn't pure, it...

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  • Health/Safety

    Puerto Vallarta Warnings and Dangers

    Make sure that when you bring children, they are always with an adult. The swimming pools at the hotels here don't have life guards on them! Also, the beaches have strong currents and not actually great for swimming especially in Puerto Vallarta!

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  • Swimming

    Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

    Even though the resorts in Los Cabos are located on the Pacific Ocean you can NOT swim there. The riptides are much to strong and dangerous. There are some resorts on the bay that you can swim in as well as a town beach. We drove up to Todos Santos and did some surfing up there. You need to ask locals for directions to the surfing beaches. They are...

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  • General Warning Info

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    Just do not go to Mexico City at all, or Mexico, if you can help it. Before you think I am being judgmental, you should know that I am Hispanic, My family IS from Mexico, and I lived in Mexico City for two years, so it pains me very much to say this. Do not under any circumstances, take non-sitio cabs. I did, and only escaped a 6 hour kidnapping...

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  • Police / Tijuana Jail

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    Do not carry too much money in your pockets. Yesterday I was searched by the police and they robbed me $200.I reported it to the tourist office (revolucion and 2nd).Otherwise, I went many times to Tijuana including zona norte and never had any problem. No lleve demasiado dinero en sus bolsillos. Ayer fue allanada por la policía y me robaron $...

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  • Health/Safety

    Mazatlán Warnings and Dangers

    Be sure you are aware of the colors of flags flying on the beaches of Mazatlan. They are as follows: Yellow Flag: Caution White Flag: Jellyfish Red Flag: Danger (usually a stong undertow, but could mean other dangers, as well) - Do NOT go in the water! Green Flag: Calm - Enjoy the water & safe for swimming.

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  • Water Dangers

    Acapulco Warnings and Dangers

    * *It gets hot and is muggy in Acapulco so drinking fluids before you go out and throughout the day is a must *Once you get dehydrated, it's too late for you! You'll take days to recover which could mean you'll be home by then with a bunch of wasted days recouping in your hotel room *Also, once you feel kind of thirsty...could mean it's too late...

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  • Driving

    Monterrey Warnings and Dangers

    Mexican traffic is an adventure with its own set of peculiar rules and takes some getting used to. Non indigenous drivers may want to be careful or leave the driving to a local if possible. During the wet season (September) conditions may change in the blink of an eye during thunderstorms that turn the streets into rivers in an instant. Driving...

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  • Timeshare

    Cancún Warnings and Dangers

    We got a rather persuasive but totally inaccurate sales pitch at the Wesint Lagunamar resort. Unfortunately we took the bait and are now stuck with it. At issue is that they told us from 8 months to 3 months before a travel date we could reserve at a sister resort in the Westin system. So I purchased and went to reserve in Hawaii or the Carribean...

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  • Legal

    Puerto Vallarta Warnings and Dangers

    We did not have a problem driving in the area and in the remote locations we visited, but this is something that our car rental agency warned us about when we got the car. If you are stopped by the local police while driving and if they want to give you a ticket, don't pay for it on the spot. Just ask the police officer to write down the car...

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  • Other...

    Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

    While we never once felt unsafe in Cabo San Lucas, it is recommended that at night you take a taxi back to your hotel from downtown instead of walk, especially if you are a lone female. The hotels have security gates that you have to go through and being in a taxi makes it easier. And ladies, the streets are all unpaved and uneven, so walking at...

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  • Transportation

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    Looks like there's a lot of info out there about the dangers associated with taxis in Mexico City and particularly those from the airport. In my experience it seems that passengers who have just arrived at the airport are viewed as 'fair game' by a lot of transport companies, I guess it's because often people are tired from long journies and...

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  • Fraud / Crime

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    Travelers beware or avoid Tijuana Airport.DO NOT CHANGE MONEY AT TIJUANA AIRPORT I flew out of Tijuana to Cabo on 21st December 2013. At the airport I had to buy travel permits using Mexican pesos.for our group of ten travelling to Cabo I gave the correct amount of US $ to the currency exchange. The female behind the counter short changed me by US...

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  • Financial/Shopping

    Mazatlán Warnings and Dangers

    I thought when I saw what was posted,was really a warning..I suspect the post. We too went to La Jolla, which is right down the street from our timeshare..these people expected us to sell our timeshare (a villa) to them and join them for a uncompleted place that looked like a crowded small room. Pool?...good question,it looked more like a pond. The...

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  • Local Dogs

    Monterrey Warnings and Dangers

    Dogs, in the sense we normally consider them, at least from the perspective of American or European societies, are pets. Here they are pets as well, but often are not as forgiving of trespassers as our pooch might unfortunately be. While there are the well-fed, house-trained, guard dogs that bark from behind a fence, there are also the haggard,...

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  • Beware of strong sun

    Cancún Warnings and Dangers

    For us - northern people - hot Mexican sun in February is a great fun and a great danger at the same time. Especially on the beach! Especially when we're on the beach all day long! Save yourself in the shadow, wear a T-shirt when you're walking along the beach until you bring yourself into the water. You can watch my 2 min 39 sec Video Cancun Walk...

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  • Attractions

    Puerto Vallarta Warnings and Dangers

    One thing I did not do (and learned my lesson!) was to check with the guys at the reception desk of our hotel before going to Chino's Paradise. I just relied on the information provided in the guidebook I purchased prior to going to Puerto Vallarta. I was really looking forward to going to Chino's Paradise, taking a dip in the pool, enjoying good...

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  • Drinking Water

    Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

    I dont know what to do every time I have been to Mexico I always get sick with a stomach virus. And I always stay away from the tap water. I think you get contamination from taking a shower and they put ice in all the drinks even If you ask for no ice the bacteria is still on everything ie. All food, plates glasses bottles So even though I am...

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  • Food and Restaurants

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    There's something else you should be careful with: food!! Our food is delicious, but it can be aggressive for foreigners, whose stomachs aren't used to hot stuff. So watch what you eat. This applies wherever you eat but especially when it comes to eating at the little street stands you'll find everywhere in town. Even though food is DELICIOUS...

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  • Being Harassed

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    Dear sir/ madam, I would like to share this with you all. On 08/09/2012, and arround 12:30am, i went to Tijuana mexico with some friends and on the corner of adalitas and chohella street, i got robbed by a mexican guy with his four others. they were surrounding me and my friend. The way that they did it, one of them that he was following us, and...

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  • Weather

    Monterrey Warnings and Dangers

    During rain season (september-december) the rain can be very furious and intense, that is the reason because streets become into deep rivers and turn your car into a light boat. so be careful where not to drive if it is raining, ask some local for help, and belive me, you gonna give thanks for the advise!.

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  • Alcohol and being safe

    Cancún Warnings and Dangers

    The main strip can be extremely dangerous after a few drinks. Cross at the crosswalks with the light or you may wind up going into the light. If you stand at the corner awhile someone might even help you across ( Miqel at Margaritaville, tipped him $10.00 US the next day, my experience ).

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  • Financial/Shopping

    Puerto Vallarta Warnings and Dangers

    On our first trip to Mexico we did find the various vendors rather startling because it was so different from home, but that's the point of traveling to foreign countries, isn't it? Now, after 11 years of visits to Mexico, it doesn't bother us at all. Just say "no gracias,"and they will stop and leave you alone. The fun of shopping on the streets...

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  • Wildlife

    Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

    after a relaxing day out on the ocean fishing, be careful when your boat docks...if you've caught any fish or have bait left in the open, you'll be attacked by pelicans and man o wars.... DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Other Warnings

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    The hardest thing about traveling in Mexico City is keeping your feet clean while you frolic all over the city in your flip-flops. Mexico City isn't the cleanest place in the world, and as anyone who read "My Flip Flops Almost Killed Me" in UK Cosmo a few years back knows, clean feet can be the difference between life and death. So, what can you do...

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  • Border / Security

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    my name is moe and i have a cousin that goes to tj alot for for drugs hass been missing any ideas guys .. hes missing since june 12 2012 and we checked the us couscelette they said they will let me know.. so hes no dead not in jail

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  • Phoning Home

    Cancún Warnings and Dangers

    I too have experienced being told that my cell would work in Mexico when it didn't and paid unreal prices for calling when it did, so I am extremely happy to share my recent discovery about Mexitel Cellular. You can rent a phone from these folks that works well EVERYWHERE in Mexico (at least where we went), costs very little to rent, and costs...

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  • Driving

    Cabo San Lucas Warnings and Dangers

    When researching rental cars for Cabo we compared the rates of all agencies. We needed to have a 1-way car from Cabo to Loreto. Both have a number of major rental agencies to choose from. When reviewing the "total price" submitted by the agencies Budget appeared to be the lowest by a wide margin. Instead of being suspicious, we booked; BAD MOVE....

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  • Shopping

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    Known locally as the “witchcraft market,” the Sonora Market in Mexico City holds alot of interest for travellers because here you can find anything from soaps, powders, otions and animal skin, anything to cure your illness or ailment, wether you are sick, need money, a job, want to get your husband more interested - you can find anything at...

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  • Vehicle Insurance

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    Before or after you cross the border there are places to buy Mexican insurance...don't forget it if you drive in Mexico. *No police officer is authorized to receive money. YOU COULD BE ARRESTED FOR: *Drinking alcohol on any public way *Disturbing the peace of other persons *Fights *Carring or using firearms *Possession or comsumption of any...

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  • Natural Disasters

    Mexico City Warnings and Dangers

    Mexico is a country prone to earthquakes - every year our planet's crust is shaking with an intensity of over 6 on the Richter scale. On January 21st 2003 an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scaled affected Mexico City. This is comparable to 160 megatons of TNT and is stronger than the quake that shook Turkey and caused 15,000...

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  • Food and Drink

    Tijuana Warnings and Dangers

    When you walk around Avenida Revolucion, lot of people will try to cacth your attention for buying stuff in their stores. Be carefull if this stores are clubs. "Public Relations" will offer you whatever they say but when you are inside it is not real, that "public relation" is already gone so the offer is not accepted. If they gives you free...

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  • phone calls to the usa

    it is VERY EXPENSIVE to call the united states from mexico, especially from a hotel. it is easier, i have found, to arrange a date, time, and location for someone else to call you instead. another VT member who has recently been to mexico tells me that with the advent of phone "calling cards," this advice may no longer be true. perhaps you should...

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  • Crime in other states...

    TAXCO... common clonation of credit cards if you pay in some stores.. that happened to a firend from USA and then he got charges for wallmart.com.mx ..better take money from the ATM in the square and pay in cashIn PLAYA DEL CARMEN.. the hotel Caribbean Paradise has a really bad reputation of a hotel that your belongings are stolen from your room....

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  • Inmigration, Visas, suggestions,...

    VISAS in MEXICONow to work in Mexico will be more difficult for foreigners with a status of tourists.A legal company can manage the work visa and the employee has to present the letter job compromise in the mexican embassy in their countryA passport is necessary traveling to Mexico, but US and Canadian citizens need only show a birth certificate or...

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  • ...MEXICAN MONEY... visum... insurance

    ...HERE ARE THE AUTHORIZED BILLS AND COINS FROM MEXICO.. take in mind there is one new bill of 20 pesos that is made with plastic paper, its the only one bill ! ..NEW plastic BILLS of 200, 100, 50, 20 pesos .new bill of 1000 pesos, with the image of HIDALGO... ALSO ONLY bills of 20, 50, 200 pesos have NEW PLASTIC BILLS PRESENTATION be sure to know...

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  • TAX REFUND IN MEXICO for tourists

    Since june 2008 tourist can ask tax refunds if they want, when they bought SOME mexican products in Mexico more than 200 pesos, less than 3000 pesos, some products and brands participate.You need to include in the invoice your name, and country only.. then ask refund in advance to next companies :The next 4 companies offer the service of refound in...

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  • Beware of Vacation Class S.A. de C.V....

    Beware of Vacation Class S.A. de C.V. (advertising The Bliss Resorts, Bliss Vacation Club, Grand Mayan, Vida Vacations, VidaSales and more).My mother and I traveled to Mexico to celebrate my graduation from college. After about seven hours traveling we were met at the airport in Cancun by some saleswoman misrepresenting her intention. The next day...

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  • WARNINGS IN MEXICO CITY and MEXICO...

    THE CRIME IN MEXICO became a problem after the crisis of the economy in 1994 ( and still in some places) when Mexico suffered the highest devaluation and inflation of 1 000%( belive it), narcotrafic exist in Mexico maybe 30 years of narcopolitics, something like organised crime in Italy or Rusia,and high demand of drugs in USA. The dangerous cities...

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  • EMBASSIES IN MEXICO CITY

    EMBASSIES IN MEXICO CITYEmbajada de Alemania/ Lord Byron 737, Col. Polanco, ---------- tel 52 83 22 00 Embajada de Canada/ Schiller 529, Col. Polanco, ---- 5724-7900 Embajada Britanica/ RIo Lerma 71 Col. Cuauhtemoc 55) 5207 2089 / 5207 2233 ------- (55) 5242 8517 (55) 5242 8500/ ( Embajada de Espana SPAIN/Galileo 114 Col. Polanco 11560 Mexico,...

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  • .............. MEXICO TRAVEL WARNING

    In MEXICO CITY around Reforma avenue and Zocalo (downtown) you can find new touristic police, they know english and they are trustful, help people for free.... take it in mind.. tourist info offices near tourist points. also tourist info centers outside anthropology msueum and outside bellas artes palace.there are some guys wearing brown uniform...

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  • EMBASSIES MEXICO CITY (3)

    Embajada de HungriaPaseo de las Palmas 2005 Lomas de Chapultepec Mexico, D.F.. --------55961822Embajada de IndiaMusset 325 Polanco Mexico, D.F. ---------- 55311002 Embajada de NepalAvellanos 24 Jardines de San Mateo Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico. --------- - 55605568 Embajada de Iran Reforma 2350 Lomas Altas Mexico, D.F. ----- 55965399, 55965771...

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  • EMBASSIES IN MEXICO CITY (2)

    Embajada de BeliceBernardo de Galvez 215, Lomas de Chapultepec Mexico, D.F. -------- -- 55201274 / 55201346 Embajada de Belgica Musset 41, Polanco, Mexico, D.F ----------- -- 52800758 , 52805830 Embajada de BrasilLope de Armendariz 130, Lomas Virreyes Mexico, D.F. ----------- --------- 52027500 , 55203286 Embajada de Bulgaria Paseo de la Reforma...

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  • EMBASSIES IN MEXICO CITY (4)

    Embajada de PortugalAlejandro Dumas 311 Polanco Mexico, D.F. 55456213 Embajada de Suiza Av. De las Palmas 405 Torre Optima Piso 2 Lomas de Chapultepec Mexico, D.F 55203003 Embajada de Tuquia Schiller 326 Piso 5 Chapultepec Morales Mexico, D.FFax-------- 52038984, 52540262 Embajada de Uruguay Hegel 149 piso 1 Polanco Mexico, D.F Fax--------...

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  • EMBASSIES IN MEXICO WEBSITES/ TRADE...

    **********************EMBASSIES LOCATION IN MEXICO CITYEMBASSIES IN MEXICO CITYhttp://www.sre.gob.mx/acreditadas/default.htmhttp://www.delmex.ec.europa.eu/DETAILED MAP OF MEXICO CITYhttp://guiaroji.aol.com.mx********************** Embassy of USAhttp://mexico.usembassy.gov/www.amcham.com.mx Embassy of the Republic of France www.francia.org.mx...

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