Even though the country faces a slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no secret that Mexico and its vast kaleidoscope of culture, food, nature and overall fun keeps being one of the most attractive destinations for American tourists.
Now, if the health recommendations didn’t stop you to make your way to our southern neighbor, there are a few things we would like you to know before hitting the road, and all of them are about a simple yet very important issue: transportation in Mexico.
Avoid public transportation
As we first stated, Mexico will take longer to have most of its population vaccinated against COVID-19, so even if you already went through your vaccine shots, it is best to not use public transportation. Also, since Mexican public service is not as intuitive as American in most cities, you won't like to spend time looking for bus stops.
Don’t fall for scams
Avoid any questionable good or cheap offers for services such as car rental, bus tickets or tours. It will be much better for you to make a proper research on the average prices for the services you will be hiring.
Get the best deal in the US
The best idea is to plan in advance. By booking prior to your trip, you can take your time to explore the different options you have to select the one that fits your needs.
Don’t skip the insurance
Not only for COVID. It is best to be secure during your trip, most if you’re traveling to tropical areas in the country. Even though medical attention is cheaper in Mexico, having reliable assistance at hand can definitely make the difference, mostly if you're not good at speaking Spanish.
Have pesos at hand
If by any reason you need to take local transport such as bus or taxi, you will definitely pay cheaper in the local currency. We suggest you to have at least 500 pesos (around 25 USD) at any time, that will cover also any tips or small buys you could need during the day.