Most travel guides will give you lists of things to do in a destination, but often the “what not to dos” are just as important considerations. Whether you are going to a Baja beach, a Yucatan resort, a small mountain village or a big city south of the border, there are certain things to keep in mind when visiting this great country. Here are 19 things NOT to do in Mexico.
1. Don’t Drink the Water, ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ Is Very Real
Let’s start with the obvious. Beyond Cancun and the up-scale resorts/restaurants that use purified water filtration systems, the “don’t drink the water” advice is sound. Stick to bottled H2O – and plenty of it. You need to stay hydrated in this hot climate. Bottled water is cheap and everywhere, so stock up and swig frequently. Make sure the bottle you buy is sealed and not just refilled from the tap. You should brush your teeth with bottled water, too.