Can I Drink the Water?
The most common question people asked about traveling to Mexico.
Isla Mujeres has an extensive water purification system but no one on the island drinks the water from the tap. Bottled water is readily available at all Restaurants, Hotels and grocery stores. There is no problem brushing your teeth using tap water and don’t worry if you swallow a bit in the shower. Nine times out of ten the dreaded “tourista” is caused by too much sun and overindulging during “Happy Hour” and too few glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated. Use common sense and be sure to drink lots of bottled water!
Basic List of What to Bring?
- Clothing and Personal Items, leave expensive jewerly at home.
- A pocket-size English/Spanish dictionary or app.
- A small first aid kit
- Camera and extra memory cards as well as power cord or batteries (if needed).
- Electrical socket adapter
- Biodegradable sunscreen with a high SPF
- Mosquito repellent (especially in summer and in the evenings)
- Accupuressure bracelets (they really do help with motion sickness)
- Travel flashlight (most mobiles have a flashlight but it good to have a back-up)
- Zip lock bags – you’ll be happy you did when you’re leaving and your bathing suit is still wet.
- Sunglasses & Hat
- Necessary medications
- Travel Documents