Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Indigo

Mexican Law Prohibits....

Recommended Posts

While doing my research on which destination location (Ocho Rios or Cancun) to choose, I ran across the following info on a Cancun website:

 

"Mexican law prohibits the following practices: touching animals or coral reefs, collecting rocks, sand, seashells or any natural object in the water or on the beach. Those violating these laws may be prosecuted."

 

I love collecting seashells at different beaches so I am SOOOOOO HAPPY I ran across this info.

 

Just FYI

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is so weird. What do they mean by touching animals? What if you see a dog you can't pet it? Or do they mean touching animals from the sea or hurting them or something. Odd..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have brought sand and shells back from mexico with no problems....

 

the reason behind not touching the coral reefs is because its a delicate ecosystem that is easily disrupted. but you certainly wont get prosecuted for it...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh so touching the coral reef I get. I guess I misread the law. I thought they meant any animal in general. Hehe. Sorry I'm having a blonde moment with my black hair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not touching coral reefs is a given no matter wher in the carribbean you go. I don't think they are going to cart you off to jail, if you are on the beach collecting sea shells, lol. We always bring sand back from where ever we go and the kids definitely brought back their fair share of sea shells. I think the laws are in place for the extreme cases. It is also know that we are not suppose to bring any of this stuff out of the country again no matter what country it is, so be prepared to have it taken from you if they find it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I went to the Dominican they told us not to buy anything that came from the ocean (starfish, coral, seashells) because Canada at least is trying to stop people from bringing stuff back, because a lot of people in these locales are about killing things/ruining the ecosystem without thinking of the consequences, just to sell to tourists. I think it depends which custom people you get on the way back, but you may run into some trouble...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the point is most places in the caribbean have rules in place, and most countries also have their rules in place for bring back things from the caribbean. I wouldn't let this law dictate where you get married, many other things, but not this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Hello all!! I'm planning to get married next week. I'm working in an MNC and I'm gonna marry my colleague who is in my company. It's been ten months since we have started our relationship. He used to support in all my difficulties and used to help me in my work. Always he used to tell me about my smile. He says that I have a very good smile and he loves it. Recently I lost my front tooth after an accident and it resulted in a bad look for me. He told me that I lost my beautiful smile. I was totally disappointed and thought of finding a solution. I heard about dental dentures and took an appointment at a clinic in Scarborough. Will dentures affect my speech? What was your experience of getting dentures? 
    • Go for the third one. It is gorgeous and you will look stunning in that. I'm sure you will be noticed by other people. Go for it.
    • I would suggest the long one. You will look stunning in that. It is simple and elegant.
    • Both the gown are awesome and I'm sure you will look gorgeous in both. But I would suggest the first one. Go for it and Congratulations for your marriage.
    • Hello everyone,  I am still engaged, still not planning the big day, because we haven't chosen a date + we have some family stiff to do so I hope that this forum will help me a lot before the real craziness during the wedding planning period. Happy to be here
  • Topics

×