Are you headed to Mexico City? Here are just 16 essentials to put in your bag.
It gets hot in Mexico! Make sure you bring enough sunscreen to last your entire trip, and make sure it will protect you from UVA and UVB rays.
2. Duct Tape
It’s one of the most popular handyman items in the world, and from repairing your luggage to baby-proofing your hotel room, you can get a lot of use out of duct tape.
3. Iodine Tablets
While the water in Mexico City is generally safe, if you do any traveling to outside attractions, you’ll want iodine tablets to purify it.
Whether you’re hitting the beach or just relaxing in the sauna of a luxury hotel like the Live Aqua, you’ll definitely need your bathing suit!
5. Travel Mug
Not only will it keep you hydrated, but when your trip is finished, you can also rinse it out and use it to store your jewelry or more delicate souvenirs.
Bandanas have an endless list of uses. Clean your glasses; tie back your hair; wipe dirt from your face; wet it and wear it around your neck to cool down in the Mexican heat.
The days are warm, but the nights can get quite cool, so pack at least one jacket to keep away the chill as you stargaze or hit the town for drinks.
While Mexico City has a high amount of visiting tourists, you can’t count on signs or streets being labelled in English. Bring a guidebook to ensure that you never get lost in the wandering labyrinth of the city.
9. Air Freshener
The air in Mexico City can get a little muggy, especially in the hot, humid summer months. You might want to bring some form of air freshener for your car or hotel room.
10. Moist Towelettes
In addition to wiping down the grubby hands of your kids, moist towelettes can also be used to disinfect things like doorknobs and light switches.
11. Flip Flops
You’ll want boots, of course, if you’re going hiking or climbing, but if you’re just exploring the city at your leisure, a pair of flip flops will keep your feet cool and prevent damage to more expensive shoes.
As you search hotels in Mexico City, it’s important to remember that they’ll require 1-2 forms of identification before allowing you to check in. Make sure you pack your passport, driver’s license or military ID.
13. Surge Protector
You might need a converter if your country’s voltage isn’t the same as Mexico’s, but surge protectors are a must-have for keeping your electronics safe while abroad.
Mexico City can be very rainy, so even if the forecast looks clear, bring a poncho just in case the clouds roll in with your plane.
15. Money Belt
You can never be too careful. A money belt will ensure that your cash, credit cards and identification are safely anchored to your body no matter what you’re doing.
16. Basic Medications
You never know when you’ll need a band-aid or a dose of heartburn medication after a dish of authentic Mexican cuisine. Make sure you’re prepared for all eventualities.
These are just a few things to throw in your bag before traveling to Mexico City. A little foresight now can save you a lot of stress in the future!