The alarm didn’t go off, you’re late for work, the kids forgot their lunches and you realize you are wearing two different shoes. You get stuck in the snow, your cel battery dies and your mother-in-law keeps calling to remind you about her bunion appointment. Don’t bang your head, don’t curl into a little quivering ball, book your Cancun vacation and get ready to de-stress.
The last thing you need for your big escape is more stress, so how can you enjoy a completely worry-free vacation? Just a little planning and a positive attitude!
Here are 5 tips for a stress-free vacation in Cancun to help you out!
1.- Book the right Cancun resort for YOU
If you truly don’t want to worry about a thing, an all-inclusive resort is the ideal solution. Luxurious rooms, endless food and drink, and attentive and knowledgeable staff all ensure that your needs and wants are met and your desires satisfied. If you are traveling with kids, select a resort that caters to families and children like the Gran Caribe Real or the Hard Rock Resort. Honeymooners may choose an adults-only hotel for a more romantic vibe like Secrets the Vine or Le Blanc.
Selecting the right Cancun and Riviera Maya hotel is half the fun of planning and can make or break your stress-free escape. Choose wisely!
2.- Pre-book your airport transportation
The Cancun International Airport is one of the busiest in Mexico and can be overwhelming for visitors. Having your Cancun transfers arranged in advance eliminates much of the stress. Seeing the friendly drivers holding up a sign with your name on it will feel like “coming home”.
Lock your passport and tourist visa in the hotel safe and carry a photocopy with you instead of the original. Only carry with you what you need, lock extra money and cards in the safe and do not be flashy with your cash. Stick together with your travel group and have a meeting place arranged in advance in case you are separated.
Cancun is a big city just like any other in the world, be alert and be smart but don’t be paranoid.
4.- Use the local currency, the Mexican peso
With rates constantly fluctuating, exchanging your cash before you arrive or using a local ATM to withdraw pesos ensures you get the best possible rate (not guaranteed for your market purchases or the 3 am taco meal outside the club). Notify your bank before you travel to avoid any holds on your cards and be sure to familiarize yourself with the currency.
Change is often hard to come by, it’s recommended to get small bills and coin whenever you can before heading out to explore.
5.- Do your research and pre-book your Cancun and Riviera Maya tours
There is SO MUCH to see and do in the Mexican Caribbean, browse all the available tours and activities and choose your MUST DOs before you arrive. Booking ahead can save you money and avoid the disappointment of a tour being sold out during busy seasons.
Some of the hottest tours in Cancun include Xcaret, Xelha, Selvatica, swimming with dolphins and of course, the Mayan archaeological sites like Chichen Itza and Tulum.
With a bit of planning and a “go with the flow” attitude once you arrive, you’ll be sure to feel the stress slip away from the moment you arrive in the Mexican Caribbean. We’re happy to help with the planning ,we are your local experts on the ground in Cancun, contact us today and let us be your guides for the best vacation of your life!
Get your toes in the sand, a drink in your hand and let the ocean breezes blow all your worries away!