What To Bring To Mexico

Looking for information on what to bring to Mexico. Traveling to Mexico is always an exciting experience, but precautions need to be taken to ensure your safety. As a general rule, when traveling to Mexico, you should always pack light. You should never bring large amounts of money, knives, or jewelry to Mexico because the money and jewelry may be stolen from you and the knives may be confiscated by Mexican authorities.

To go to Mexico, you should bring:

  • Your passport
  • Medication
  • Clothing
  • Toiletries
  • A Spanish-English Dictionary
  • Mosquito Repellant
  1. Passport. When asking yourself what to bring to Mexico, your passport should be at the top of your list. You need your passport to enter Mexico and you will need it again to enter the country that you are from. If you do not own a passport, you should look into getting one at least a couple of months ahead of time due to the wait time that you may incur.
  2. Medication. If you are on any prescription medication, you will definitely need to bring that to Mexico with you. You may even want to bring common over the counter medications with you to Mexico, such as pain killers and allergy pills. All of your medications should be in their original bottles when you are traveling to Mexico.
  3. Clothing. Keep the weather in mind when you are packing for Mexico. While it doesn't hurt to pack a sweater and a pair of sweat pants just in case, you will want to bring light clothing with you to Mexico. You should also bring a poncho or light rain jacket with you to Mexico, because chances are it will rain at least one of the days that you are there. You will probably be doing a lot of walking in Mexico, so you should also bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes with you.
  4. Toiletries. Of course, you can purchase toiletries in Mexico, but it is always easier to bring your own with you, especially if you do not speak Spanish. You should bring, at the minimum, your toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, and shampoo with you to Mexico. Keep in mind that it can be hot in Mexico, so you might want to bring sun block with you, as well.
  5. Dictionary.  While you may come across some restaurants and shops in Mexico that have English speaking employees, that will generally not happen. If you do not speak Spanish, it would be a good idea to bring a Spanish-English dictionary along with you so that you can easily communicate with the natives. Many cell phones even have applications available that can convert English into Spanish for you.
  6. Mosquito Repellant. If you have ever been to Mexico, then you know that you will probably run into mosquitoes while you are in the country. Before leaving for Mexico, you should consider packing insect or mosquito repellant. It is always best to bring your own repellant with you, because you cannot be sure of the quality of the repellant sold in Mexico.


  • It is important that you remember to bring any and all pairs of shoes that you will need with you to Mexico. You will be hard pressed to find a shoe larger than size 9 in Mexico.
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