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25 Useful Mexico Travel Tips

After spending over a year living and traveling extensively through Mexico, I’ve gotten to know the country pretty well. I’ve visited most of the top tourist spots, explored rural areas as well as the countryside, and experienced the incredible culture. I’ve also made some mistakes. This list of 25 Mexico travel tips will help you …

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Temporary Import Permit for Mexico (TIP) Explained

In order to drive a foreign plated vehicle in Mexico, you may need to get a temporary import permit (TIP). Whether or not you need this document depends on where you plan to drive in Mexico. This guide answers frequently asked questions about the TIP. I’ll explain when you need it, how to get it, …

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The Mexico FMM Tourist Permit Explained

Mexico offers visa-free entry to those who hold passports from countries on its no visa required list. Instead of a visa, tourists must obtain an FMM tourist permit (Forma Migratoria Múltiple). This guide answers frequently asked questions about the FMM tourist permit. I’ll explain what the FMM is, how to get it, how much it …

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Mexico Entry Requirements: Visas, the FMM Visitors Permit, and TIP Explained

Mexico’s entry requirements can be a bit confusing. The system has slightly different sets of rules depending on your citizenship as well as where and how you enter the country. This guide will help you determine whether or not you need a visa to go to Mexico. It also outlines the different types of visas …

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Drinking Water in Mexico: Is Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Upset stomach or traveler’s diarrhea is the most common travel sickness according to the CDC. It’s so common that there is a cliché joke you’ll hear pretty much every time you mention traveling to Mexico. ‘Remember, don’t drink the water!’ or ‘Don’t catch Montezuma’s Revenge!’ This guide answers the question: Is tap water in Mexico …

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How to Fly Out of Tijuana Airport and Use Cross Border Xpress

Flying out of Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is a great way to save money on tickets to Mexico as well as the Caribbean and Central and South America. Thanks to the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) terminal, Tijuana airport is easily accessible from the US side of the border. You don’t even have to enter the city. …

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Living in Mexico: Pros and Cons After 1 Year as an Expat

After spending the past year living in Mexico, I put together this pros and cons list to help you decide whether or not moving to Mexico is the right choice for you. Mexico is a popular choice for American and Canadian expats, digital nomads, and retirees. The country offers a low cost of living, beautiful …

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