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Cancun Travel Tips | Scuba Diving in Cancun | Cancun Scuba Dive

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Because of its status as a resort destination, or a top tourist destination, visiting Cancun is a lot simpler than visiting other cities in Mexico. It is also significantly safer. Cancun is now one of Mexico's most important cities directly as a result of the influx of tourists and travelers. In fact, the city was built as a resort/tourist attraction. Over just a few decades it has become one of the world's most famous vacation destinations and it only continues to attract more and more travelers every year. Since it is such an important tourist destination, traveling here is extremely simple for tourists. Still, here are some travel tips we have for tourists when coming to Cancun.

First of all, safety. As we said, Cancun is a very safe city. Even still, as in any city you are not familiar with, you want to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Never walk around alone, even during the day. Always have at least a partner walking with you. When drinking water, it is best to opt for bottled water. The tap water here is safer than in other areas of Central America, but it's always better to be safe than sorry.

Many people will tell you that you save the most money by using Mexican pesos instead of American dollars or a credit card. Nearly every single establishment does, however, accept American dollars as well as all major credit cards. If you decide to use Mexican dollars, be very wary about the condition of the bills. Most places will not accept any bill that has been defaced or tampered with. So, if at a store someone gives you a bill that is torn, kindly ask them to give you one that is in better condition.

When taking a taxi in Cancun, always ask the driver for the rate before getting into the cab. Taxi drivers in Cancun are, unfortunately, known for overcharging tourists. Try to find out the average rate for a ride to the destination you are going to, and make sure your cab driver is not trying to overcharge you. Another thing with taxis in Cancun is that drivers do not expect to be tipped like they do in the United States.