Oh, Mexico! You fabulous vacation getaway, you.
Americans flock to Mexico year-round for the warm weather, picturesque beaches, all-inclusive resorts and affordable prices. But let's be real, some Americans don't exactly soak up the Mexican culture, which is a shame because Mexico is much more than drinking Tecate at a swim-up pool bar. There are Mayan ruins to explore, cooking classes to take and Pueblos Magicos to visit that ooze tradition.
We get that first-time visitors may have a difficult time experiencing this more authentic side of Mexico. A language barrier, oftentimes nonexistent public transportation and fear of drinking the water can lead to some uncomfortable situations for travelers. That's why we’re here to teach you what to do and, more importantly, what not to do.
These are the most common mistakes Americans make in Mexico and helpful tips on how to avoid them at all costs.