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Travel Safer & Smarter

Published on July 24, 2017 by admin

When traveling to Mexico, safety is a primary concern for many. Often travelers feel nervous to travel around the area and see the sights, amongst other things.

Nobody likes the idea of being taken advantage of! This fear has led many to believe that the safest and most cost efficient option is to stay at an all-inclusive resort. But is that really the best option?

Here are a few things to take into consideration. In the middle of July 2017, the US government issued a travel warning for any who are contemplating visiting all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. Why?

There have been a scary number of instances where resort guests have gotten sick or even blacked out due to allegedly tainted or adulterated alcohol served to them. Sadly, one young woman lost her life seemingly from these causes several months ago at an all-inclusive resort in the Mayan Riviera.

The brutal truth is glaringly obvious. As one of the hundreds (or even thousands) of guests at an all-inclusive, you rarely know what exactly is in your little plastic cup that you’re sipping at the swim-up bar. You have to trust the safety standards of the hotel and government regulations, which has now all come under scrutiny.

None of this is a worry when you stay at a private vacation condo. You are fully in control. Booking a vacation home gives you more freedom along with way more security.

Why settle for inferior quality drinks in the first place? Here in the Riviera Maya, you can choose to enjoy a wide variety of adult beverages. The range runs from quality beer, tequila, and rum, to international wines, spirits, and liqueurs; all at a fraction of the price you’d pay back home. As an example, a 12-pack of beer such as Dos Equis XX will cost you roughly 10 USD!

More important than cost is, of course, control and safety. When you stay at one of our downtown condos, you’re close to everything, and you’re in charge of what you eat and drink. There are grocery stores, markets, reputable restaurants and fine liquor establishments within a few minutes’ walk.

Stroll 5th, taste and find a tequila you like, and bring it back to enjoy shots on your private seaside balcony as your own bartender! Blend up a batch of margaritas and take it to the pool or to the beach. You can enjoy it all YOUR WAY.

One of the great aspects of Mexico is that it’s a very affordable vacation destination. When you choose to book a beautiful beachfront condo with us, you get a lot of bang for your buck and you can rest easy, knowing you’re in control! Take into account the current travel warnings while you save money and protect your health, enjoying all the good things Mexico has to offer.

By Brad & Kelly Storhaug

Category: Travel Tips
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