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15 Unspoken Rules About Mexico That All The Locals Know

List RulesMexicans: vote up the rules that all tourists should know before they visit.

Next time you find yourself heading south, make sure you're well-versed on the Mexico dos and dont's. There is so much to see and experience that you'll never wonder what to do in Mexico, but you will need to listen to the locals. Take notes on these Mexican tourist tips and vote up!

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    9 VOTES

    Avoid The Water

    From Redditor u/Matthew37:

    Don't drink the water.

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  • 2
    12 VOTES

    Learn Some Spanish And Use ADO

    From Redditor u/milkman797:

    Use ADO to get from most major cities to another (ado.com.mx). Learn some Spanish. Knowing some Spanish will take you a long way as very few seem to speak English (outside of the major tourist places like Cancun).

    Visit Tulum (a little bit south of Cancun - can do a day trip). Got a really nice beach and some nice ruins. You can also do Chichen Itza/Coba from Cancun.

    Not a fan of Contiki tours myself but it depends on what type of experience you're after.

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  • 3
    29 VOTES

    Visit The Hidden Beaches

    From Redditor u/Oax_Mike:

    Personally, I'd recommend skipping Cancun and 100% you'll want to skip Acapulco...if you want a cool beach scene go to Puerto Escondido or Mazunte... other places I'd highly recommend you look into are Guanajuato, Taxco, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas, and Palenque...of course you can't do them all unless you've got a while.

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    26 VOTES

    Stay Away From The North And Don't Be Dumb

    From a former Redditor:

    Try to stay away from the north, especially the border, no matter what. Otherwise, just don't be dumb. Be nice, try to use Spanish when you can, and compliment them and the country whenever you can. They appreciate that stuff, it's their home and they're proud of it. Stay away from politics. Be respectful, that sort of thing. Do make sure you go inland and experience at least a little time away from the tourist sections.

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