1. Stay in an All-Inclusive Resort
2. Don't Drink the Tap Water
3. Stay Hydrated
4. Arrange Transportation in Advance
With safety being one of our top priorities while traveling abroad, we didn't want to take any risks using public transportation/taxis. Instead, we set up a transfer reservation to drive us from the airport to our hotel, and back again at the end of the trip. With everything paid for in advance, it was just one less hassle we needed to worry about!
5. Wear Sunscreen
This may seem obvious, but the sun in Mexico is much stronger than what we are used to in the States. We took 5 different bottles of sunscreen with us (ranging from 30-50 SPF), completely went through three of the bottles, and still ended up mildly sunburnt. Despite having reapplied sunscreen every hour, my worst sunburns were right along my bikini strap, and my sister had some similar burns around her bikini bottoms. We assume this was thanks to our suit material rubbing off the lotion throughout the day. Therefore, make sure to thoroughly reapply your lotion all around your swimsuit lines!
6. Carry Cash
Additionally, many tourist hotels/resorts will accept American money for small purchases around the property, so you may be able to avoid getting an exchange. Just make sure to give your hotel or travel agent a call in advance to double check!
7. Don't Bring Valuables
8. Bring Medicine From Home
9. Consider Travel Insurance
Bon Voyage :)