Road trips have been gaining popularity in recent years; they offer an independent and unique opportunity to visit sites that may be harder or more expensive to reach. Mexico is beginning to be recognized as a wonderful road trip destination due to its perfect combination of culture and sunshine.
There are seven main regions for Mexican cuisine: the North, the North Pacific Coast, the Bajio, the South Pacific Coast, the South, the Gulf, and Central Mexico.
Its new tourism logo captures the essence of the country in a single design — the colors represent history, health, culture, and nature. Since 67% of people report that signs affect their consumerist habits, Mexico couldn’t have chosen a better one to encourage people to visit the prime vacation spot. Road and highway signs across the nation will implement the colors and their meanings so tourists will have an immediate understanding of what the location offers. They’re doing half the work for you; here are some things to know and arrange that will help with the other half.
- Get your car checked out before you leave. Unless you’re planning to fly in and then rent a vehicle from the airport, you’re going to want to ensure that your vehicle is in proper condition — the last thing you want is to break down on the side of the road in a country that doesn’t speak English. Statistically, people travel the most in the summertime, so your local mechanic or dealership should be well prepared and equipped to inspect your car for any major engine or fluid issues. Getting your oil changed is always a good idea before heading out on a long journey, and you’re definitely going to want to make sure your air conditioning works!
- Get any vaccines that may be required. Vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths (and even more hospitalizations) every year, so you really don’t want to take the risk of ruining your luxury sunshine and sandy beach vacation with a debilitating illness. Typhoid is the main concern in Mexico right now, but being up-to-date on all of your vaccines is a smart idea, especially if you’re an adventurous eater and want to take advantage of the delicious Mexican cuisine during your trip. Mexico is also well-known for its water problems, so unless you’re staying at a resort, we recommend only drinking from sealed water bottles.
- Do your research ahead of time. Mexico has gained a bit of a reputation as a dangerous place due to drug violence, but much of it is concentrated in areas that can be avoided and is not targeted towards tourists. Avoiding these hotspots, or simply being aware of the risks involved, can make your trip a lot less stressful, and can even offer stunning views and experiences you may not have considered otherwise. Planning out every detail and sharing this information with family members and friends can ensure your personal safety and allow you to see the unique beauty that Mexico has to offer.
- Pack your bags right. The weather in Mexico is typically mild and warm, but it can get hot depending on what time of the year you visit. Make sure to pack the right clothing for the occasion to keep yourself from being over or under-dressed.
With beautiful beaches, historically significant sites, and delicious food, Mexico offers a rich experience beyond your wildest dreams; you simply need to be informed and prepared to enjoy it all.