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12 Questions: The Truth About Beautiful Mexico

Vacation Reveals Fun Facts About Mexico

With great hot spots like Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Tulum and Cabo San Lucas, there’s no need to explain why Mexico is the #1 honeymoon and wedding destination! And with traveling to any foreign destination, tourists hear a lot of rumors about popular destinations, including Mexico, but that’s all about to change! Because it’s one of our favorite travel destinations, Vacation reveals the beautiful truth about Mexico. And after checking out our interactive question and answer list, you won’t just consider the country for your wedding or honeymoon… but you’ll want to start planning your big event now! 

Question #1

Do I need to know how to speak Spanish?

Answer: No. It’s OK if you only know the basics, but it’s not uncommon to find locals in Mexico who speak English very well. In fact, English is widely taught in primary and secondary schools and in universities.

Question #2

Isn’t Mexico a popular destination for college students?

Answer: Yes, but for only a few weeks every spring, college students only converge on popular cities – like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. You have the rest of the year to plan your honeymoon or destination wedding if you want to avoid spring breakers.          

Question #3

Will I get sick in Mexico?

Answer: Not with our healthy travel tips. Eat at reputable restaurants or at street food stalls, where you can see how your food is cooked in front of you. Stay hydrated and pair a cool bottle of water with all that delicious food.

Question #4

Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

Answer: Yes. Tourist areas – like Riviera Maya, Cancun and Cozumel – are very safe. If you are concerned about your safety, we recommend checking the U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy in Mexico for travel warnings and advisories to make sure you pick the best place for your unforgettable honeymoon and destination wedding.

Question #5

Is Mexico only for travelers looking for a budget-savvy getaway?

Answer: Mexico has a reputation for being an affordable vacation destination, but in some parts of the country, a luxury vacation can be expensive (but worth it), especially along the Caribbean Sea in popular destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Question #6

Are Riviera Maya and the Mexican Riviera the same?

Answer: No. The Mexican Riviera is located on the west coast and refers to approximately 20 cities and lagoons. The Riviera Maya is located on Mexico’s east coast, specifically the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Question #7

Is it safe to visit Mexico during hurricane season?

Answer: Yes. Your chance of encountering a hurricane is low during peak hurricane season (August through October). In fact, you’ll find more deals and less crowded beaches because most people avoid planning a trip during this time of year.

Question #8

All Mexican food is spicy, right?

Answer: No. Chilies are widely used, but not all are hot. Many delicious Mexican dishes are mild.

Question #9

Does Mexican food mainly consist of tacos, enchiladas and burritos?

Answer: No. Mexican cuisine is very diverse with regional specialties like seven moles in Oaxaca and cochinita pibil in Yucatan. The food has Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Caribbean, European, Afro-Cuban, Spanish and Creole influences… just to name a few.

Question #10

Is mariachi and norteno music the only genres of music I’ll hear in Mexico?

Answer: No. Mexican music includes diverse styles, including traditional folk, pop, Chicano rock, Jarocho, Ranchera, Banda as well as opera and classical.

Question #11

Can I drive to Mexico?

Answer: Yes, you can drive your own car across the border for a romantic getaway! You will need a valid Passport, entry permit (Forma Migratoria Multiple – FMM) and Mexican car insurance should be purchased prior to your trip.

Question #12

Can I negotiate a price with a vendor?   

Answer: Yes, in some places. When visiting an open-air market, such as Cancun’s Mercado 23, you can bargain before purchasing an item. You should not bargain in most malls or stores because most of the items sold here are at a fixed price. 

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