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Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

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Things to Avoid

1. Taxi Scams

Taxis are subject to set fees. In Cancún, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, though, cab drivers have a bad reputation for trying out exaggerated rates on all foreigners. In Cancún, also, the complicated official system, with different prices for the Hotel Zone and Ciudad Cancún, makes scams easier. Always agree a price before getting into the cab, and be firm in refusing any outrageous demands.

2. Topes – Speed Bumps

The main peculiarity of driving in Mexico is the tope, or speed bump, designed to make the streets safer for pedestrians and children. Very steep, they are usually signposted but can catch drivers unaware and cause damage to vehicles going at any speed above a crawl.

3. Running Low on Gas

Fuel stations are few ...

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