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Travel Guide: Garrafon Park in Cancun, Mexico #travel

Garrafon Park

Cancun, Mexico

Map of Garrafon Park

More info about Cancun

Coronavirus in Cancun

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Cancun

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Mexico. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Mexico.

Money in Cancun

Currencie(s): Mexican peso

  • 1 Mexican peso = 0.04 €
  • 1 Mexican peso = 0.05 $
  • 1 Mexican peso = 0.04 £

Tipping: The standard tip in Mexico is 11.5% of the pre-tax bill which equates to 10% after tax in most of the Mexican territory, except in special lower tax stimulus economic zones.

Corruption: Mexico has a corruption score of 72 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Mexico, be very careful: threats to your well-being may come from muggers and police officers alike. According to Transparency International, Mexico is one of the most corrupt nations around the world.

Mexico is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.6 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Cancun

Language(s): Spanish
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Si
  • No = No
  • Thank You = Gracias
  • Hello = Hola
  • Do you speak English? = ¿Habla Inglés?
  • Please = Por favor
  • Bye = Adiós
  • Excuse Me = Perdóneme
  • Where is the Bathroom? = ¿Dónde está el baño?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = ¿Cuál es tu nombre? (Mi nombre es)

Food & Drinks in Cancun

2 National dishes: Tacos & Mole Poblano.

Tap Water: Do not drink. According the the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA, Source), you might want to drink bottled water because travellers' diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and cholera are among the illnesses that can be transmitted with bad water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Cancun is 18.

Religion in Cancun

Mexico is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 73% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%, other 5%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Cancun

Age of Consent: 17 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Mexico.

Mexico scores a 1/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

National Sports in Cancun

A lot of countries and cultures have an obsession with sports, almost reaching religious proportions. In this case, Charrería is Mexico their national sport.

Other practical tips for Cancun

Timezone: UTC-08:00 to UTC-06:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 127 V (60 Hz), Plug A / B

Weather: Currently overcast clouds, with a temperature between 18.9 and 20.6°C (66 and 69°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 20.92 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Mexico. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

Fly to Cancun, Mexico

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