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Spring Break Trip Preparation

Cancun Spring Break Guide

Cancun is one of the most popular spring break vacation destinations for college students from all over. With white sandy beaches, hot tropical sun and all night clubs and discos, this beautiful city located on the Yucatan peninsula in Southern Mexico is the perfect getaway. Another fine feature of this tourist destination is the large number of attractive students who make this their number one party spot year after year. Having a bunch of fun-loving compatriots all around you to rock the night away for seven nights in a row is truly a great experience.

You should also know that In addition to the wide number of United States visitors, there are also many United States amenities. The power plugs that you connect your appliances to, for instance, often do not require an adaptor. You can also probably get by speaking English to the locals here and the major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard and Cirrus are all accepted at most banks and ATM machines. So, while you are far away from home - in a different country, even - the chances are that you won't end up feeling like an outsider.

Still, however, you really are making a trip to a foreign country. Because of this, there are certain bases that you will need to cover. The most essential of these is figuring out what kind of documentation you will need for your entry requirement. If you've done some traveling before, or just happen to have your valid passport readily available, then go ahead and bring it along; this is all the documentation you will need to get through the airport (besides customs, of course.) For those without a passport, it is still possible to get yourself to Cancun. All you have to do is get a birth certificate that is issued by the state you were born in and an ID that has your picture on it - most commonly a valid driver's license. For the birth certificate, make sure it's not one of those mementos that the hospital gives out - you know; the ones with your cute little footprints in ink on it. These won't work, and nor will a copy of the birth certificate that has been notarized.

Once settled on the paperwork, you are probably wondering what on the earth to pack that would be appropriate for a Spring Break trip to Cancun. One of the first considerations is money. A great rule of thumb when traveling anywhere is to bring half as much luggage as you originally thought to be necessary and double the amount of money you would normally budget. Of course, these figures really depend on who you are, and what kind of trip you are planning.

For Cancun, this still holds pretty true due to the fact that it ultimately benefits vacationers who truly want to enjoy mobility and comfort while on their vacation. That said, eager students like you who are on a Spring Break bonanza in the wild city of Cancun will probably be signing up with a package deal in which most of the fundamental expenses - including cover and open bar at many of the hot night clubs - will be paid for initially. After this, it is probably a good idea to bring along about $400 to $500. Make sure you get it converted into traveler's checks as this is a safe way to be able to get your money back if it is lost or stolen.

The next item on the list: what on earth will I wear? While packing light for your Spring Break in Cancun, you are also going to want to dress light. That's because it really does get hot here. Tank tops, beach shorts, swim trunks and swim suits sandals, light blouses and all of these kinds of clothes, bright and light, will fit best for this intoxicatingly hot tropical climate. In the end, though, it is all about making a good impression. People come to Cancun to party hard, dance, drink and get together. While packing beach clothes that will surely get sandy, you also want to dress to impress - not complicated, but attractive - if you really plan on spending your nights out at the hip and innovated discos that abound in Cancun.

In addition, important items such as sun block and prescription medications should also be packed along. Credit cards are also advisable in case the funds dry out to early, as well as emergency contact numbers.

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