Spring Break Cancun. Expect it to be a blast of epic proportions. Itís the quintessential spring break. Spring break Cancun
is all over the news during that special time of year. You hear stories of wild parties, girls gone wild, guys gone wilder etc. But, as cliché as it sounds, many spring break Cancun revelers donít take into consideration their own safety when they take a spring break Cancun vacation.
First things first, you know and I know youíre there to party. Thatís a given. Youíve had a hard year at school so far. By all means, go, enjoy yourself. But, you need to keep in mind that regardless of what you do, youíre still beholden to the laws of Mexico. If you do get arrested for any reason, you definitely need to contact the nearest U.S. embassy or U.S. consulate. Even with their help, you can incur a huge financial burden to get yourself out of any Mexican legal predicament. Keep that in mind.
Second, sightseeing is a big attraction when youíre in Cancun, whether youíre doing it via beach front on a jet ski or inland via a moped (rental places are everywhere). Keep in mind to operate these vehicles in a sober state of mind and wearing the required safety gear required. NOTE: These vehicles are poorly maintained! If you get hurt, you need to be protected and, letís face it, you probably didnít buy the insurance for it when you rented it anyway. QUICK FYI: U.S. drivers licenses are valid in Mexico.
Third, stay in groups when youíre out. You never know what can happen or who you will run into and what he/she may do. Try to keep your wits about you. I suggest the buddy system. After all, you didnít hop on that plane all alone to party all alone, so keep everyone in sight.
Lastly, for now, keep track of your passport. If you want to get back into the U.S. on your flight home, you MUST present your passport. No exceptions. Some people just ruin it for everyone.
Keeping even just these four things in mind can help you out when youíre on spring break in Cancun. Then, when youíre back safe and sound, you can do the safety dance.