8 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Mexico

8 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Mexico!

Time and time again Mexico shows up in the headlines for cartel murders, border fights, and tainted alcohol. All over social media people swear they will never step foot in Mexico. The US Department of State has travel warnings saying not to go to certain cities in Mexico. After spending the a few months In Mexico back in 2017 and then moving to Mexico January 2019 (big mistake by the way), I am here to tell you 8 reasons why you should NEVER visit Mexico.

1.The Dreaded Weight Gain

Mexico is a culinary orgasm. The food here is simply divine and there is no way you will be able to resist. Please stay away because you will become so addicted that no food outside of Mexico will ever taste the same therefore ruining food for you. You will dream of it in your sleep and your days will pass with thoughts of tacos, chilaquiles, tostadas, and ice cream galore. 

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Traditional breakfast in Mexico

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2. Dangerous Locals

You truly don’t want to come to Mexico because you will be forced to interact with the dangerous locals and that is NOT something you want to do. You see. The danger with these people is that they are so unbelievably nice that you will feel welcomed and loved even though they are complete strangers. It is such an odd feeling to be welcomed and loved by strangers when you are so used to people back home not interacting with you. That changes in Mexico where neighbors are like family and everyone keeps an eye out for each other. Stay away!

3. The Damn Music

Trust me. You are not ready for all the great music on every corner. You’re just not. They play everything out here with the most popular being Mariachi. You will try and sit still and enjoy your dinner but your hips will begin to move uncontrollably and you will be up out of your seat in no time. Upon returning back to your homeland, the music will follow you deep into your soul and take you away to magical places in your dreams. Don’t come to Mexico.

4. It’s Old

Seriously, the place is too damn old. Who in their right mind wants to visit a place with so much history and culture? Not when we have places like Vegas, right? Mexico is rich with history from the hills in Guanajuato City, Mexico to the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. Careful, you might come here and learn some historical shit. Don’t take the risk!

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The view from our balcony of the beautiful hills of Guanajuato, Mexico

5. The Crazy Prices

Do you know that you can get a taco in Mexico for less than a dollar? What kind of craziness is this? I am used to my $4 or $5 tacos in Austin, TX that are each accompanied by fancy names like Democrat, Republican, or Tipsy Chick. Seriously, these are actual names of tacos at Torchys in Austin, TX. They are absolutely delicious so I am not hating but still…

You can come to Mexico and have a no name taco for less than a dollar! That is just batshit crazy. Don’t chance it.

6. The Water!

Are you ready for numero 6? Even if you have never heard of the previous 5 reasons not to go to Mexico, surely you have heard about the water. Everyone knows how dangerous the water in Mexico is. I am here to tell you everything you have heard is absolutely and undeniably true.

The water surrounding Islands like Isla Mujeres and Cozumel is absolutely stunning! I couldn’t believe how clear the water was. Why in the world should Mexico get all this beautiful warm water? It will entice you and make you never want to swim in any other water again.

That-is-not-fair! We should stop visiting Mexico immediately because this is totally unacceptable.

7. Money Problems

Y’all! You are not going to believe this. Actually, just stop reading now because you are about to be pissed. Listen up. You can not pay with the U.S. dollar here in Mexico in many places. Can you believe they actually make you pay in pesos?

Why in the world would I not be able to pay with the good ol’ U.S. dollar in another country? It makes absolutely no sense.

Actually, this guy I met in Guanajuato City, Mexico would totally agree with me on how ridiculous this is.

I’ll tell you a quick funny story about him.

I was standing next to a vender who was selling fruit. He was a young boy. Probably only about 14-years-old.

Anyways, I see this guy try and hand him a dollar in exchange for some fresh cut watermelon.

The boy shakes his head and basically says in the limited Spanish I can understand that he can’t take U.S. money.

The customer gets absolutely furious at this. He starts yelling at the boy who realizes the guy is upset but doesn’t speak English so he doesn’t understand what he is saying.

I step in and tell the guy that they can’t accept U.S. dollar because in Mexico you pay with pesos. I mean. Did he think he was at an all inclusive resort in Cancun or something? Probably!

The guys calls the young boy an asshole.

I simply explain that the guy is actually the asshole here, and then I direct him to the nearest ATM where he can retrieve pesos so he can buy his damn watermelon.

Okay. It is time to back to my point.

It is absolutely insane that Mexico wants you to actually use their currency. Ridiculous! This just adds another reason why you should NOT visit Mexico.

8. What Did You Say?

This is probably the number 1 reason you should under NO circumstances visit Mexico. Are you listening?

In Mexico they do not speak English. Don’t get me wrong. You will find some people who may speak English but they primarily speak Spanish and that is absurd.

Certainly, everyone should have to speak English in this world. That should be a requirement. We should boycott visiting Mexico until their official language is English. Until then, sayonara!

Do I have you completely convinced to never visit Mexico? If not, and you really don’t want to listen to my warning, then make sure to read about The 5 Dangers Of Mexico You Didn’t Know.

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20 comments

  1. Actually I too spend a couple months in PV yearly for many years. It has always been my favorite place in the world. However, this past season I witnessed a very disturbing problem. The large mall in front of here we stayed had people shooting for over five minutes that poured out into the street, and ended in a police chase. I was not able to find out any information on what the shooting was all about. I got several different accounts. It was very disturbing, and even though I love PV I can’t say I will ever feel as save as I had . Another sad fact the entire bay was spotted with red algae throughout the winter season. Red algae is dangerous if eaten. I suggest if anyone is concerned or would like to find out facts in regard to red algae do a bit of scientific research. One thing has become very clear to me, what happens in PV stays in PV. Will I continue to spend winters in PV? Most likely I will, but I do believe one should be aware that all is not perfect in PV. It’s most likely as safe as many other travel destinations around the world, but it is being badly polluted. And this is a result of tourism. The people are wonderful, and work hard to provide tourist good vacation experiences.

    1. Just like in the US … except it’s grade schools, middle schools, high schools, churches, concert venues, work places, night clubs and of course shopping malls.

    2. I’ve lived in PV for over 20 years now – I don’t know of a large mall except right in front of the marina where the cruise ships come in, and there is really no place there to stay. Where were you? As to the red algae, it can come here as with any ocean area, but it is only here for a week or so during the winter – I live on the water and am very attuned to what happens there, as we watch it every day and snorkel and swim there. We have always felt very safe here in PV – much safer than any other place I know in the world.

  2. This is amazing! People say such terrible things about wonderful places and I love how your post turns that back around on them!

  3. Your right, it can be dangerous especially if your an American. However, I been there many times and have never encountered any problems. Just make sure you are familiar with Mexican law. Especially traffic laws. Stay out of bars and night clubs. Unless you are with someone that knows his way around. If you look for trouble, of course you will find it! Its true about the cuisine. Man you gotta love it! But there are places you can get good healthy food. Research before you go. You can enjoy yourself if you know how.

  4. Your title got me. I was about to get all defensive about it, because I love Mexico and my husband is from there, but now that I read it, I have calmed down lol. All of your points are very true, especially the food!! I lived in Mexico for almost 3 years and fell in love with the food. Even though I am now in California and there is a lot of Hispanic food around, nothing will ever compare. Thanks so much for sharing your post, I am happy to read other’s experiences in Mexico that are not negative.

  5. My wife and I have visited Mexico over 30 times and you are right. It is almost addicting. We have met so many good people and so many wonderful times we just love the place. Thanx for the article.

  6. We are about to celebrate our 14th Anniversary of moving to Mexico year round. We live on Lake Chapala six months a year and we own a home in La Manzanilla on the beach where we spend the rest of the year. The idea of even visiting Trumpland makes me sick. We will never go back north while he is in office. I would feel sorry for Americans, and I do, but somehow they did elect him, even though Hillary got at least two million votes more than The Donald. Go figure. I just hope that he doesn’t get the sense that he needs to nuke somebody, like N. Korea.

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