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Five Things That Can Ruin Your Cancun Vacation And How To Avoid Them 

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Everybody worries about it, and some unfortunate travelers even have the terrible experience of going through it, but it is usually avoidable.  That is, having your vacation ruined by some event that you do have some control over. 

Here are five things that can ruin your Cancun vacation and how to do everything in your power to avoid them:

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Getting Sick 

It’s not uncommon for travelers to worry about getting sick right before a trip, and it isn’t a rare occurrence to get sick while traveling either, due to being around more people in general, especially in the tight space of an airplane.

But there are things that you can do that will help you stay healthy, starting with getting enough sleep, as sleep plays a huge role in making our immune systems work right.  It’s also important to continue taking your usual supplements and medications, and adding something like vitamin C or Airborne may not be a bad idea either. 

In Mexico specifically, make sure to avoid drinking the tap water or eating any food that you are unsure of. This is the quickest way to put a damper on your trip!

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Losing Passport Or ID 

Losing your ID or passport while on vacation, especially in a foreign country, is a disaster you want to avoid at all costs.  While you will absolutely want to carry identification on you when you are out exploring in Cancun, you can leave your passport in a safe in the hotel room.  This, at the very least, will leave you with identification to travel with if you lose your license or other forms of ID. 

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Booking The Wrong Resort 

There are a lot of hotels and resorts in Cancun and the Riviera Maya region, hundreds in fact, and all of them are a little bit different.  Some are considered more party hotels, so you might not want to take your children there, and others are completely adult-only, so they don’t even allow children. 

This is not something you want to find out after you get there.  Location is also another factor to consider because being in the wrong area, away from the activities you want to do, can ruin a vacation too. 

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Getting Scammed 

No matter where you go on vacation, and that includes Cancun, there are always scammers out there looking to make a buck, and there are a million different ways to do it that will ruin your vacation. 

One of the most common scams tourists in Cancun face is booking activities through companies that don’t exist and getting to a location only to find there is no tour or attraction.  Another common scam is fake taxi drivers that are not licensed and will way overcharge you and even, in some rare cases, rob you or worse. 

Also, when making your way through the airport, be sure to keep your guard up in the “shark tank”.

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Not Planning Ahead  

Not planning ahead is another thing that can really put a damper on your vacation because you might not get to do everything that you want to do.  Especially during busy times, restaurants in popular tourist destinations like Cancun fill up quickly, the best activities at the best times sell out fast, and the best hotels at each price point are booked way in advance.  That means if you don’t plan ahead, you’re left to search through what’s left, and it isn’t always much or what you want. 

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Having A Relaxing Vacation 

Vacations are meant to enjoy and provide rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  You can’t get any of those things if some small, or even worse, some major, event that’s avoidable ruins your vacation vibe. 

These five things, especially, are factors you want to consider and try to avoid. 

Cancun is an amazing place to vacation, visited by millions every year, that makes unforgettable memories.  And those that avoid mishaps truly get to enjoy them. 

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