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Lots of good advice here! I would agree, the #1 precaution would be to stay away from drinking the tap water. Otherwise, I wouldn't spend a lot of time stressing about it or over-thinking what you eat. Personally, I think the fruit is amazing in Mexico and I have eaten fresh produce on-site at resorts and off in town areas as well. Live a little! ;-)

 

But I also agree to have some pepto, immoduim etc on hand. . .just in case. And I think putting it in the OOT bags (maybe along w/ some advil for the inevitable hangover!) is a great idea. I'm a big believer in traveling with your own "drugs" anyway...I hate paying triple the price at a hotel for like two tylenol or something! lol!

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But I also agree to have some pepto, immoduim etc on hand. . . is a great idea. I'm a big believer in traveling with your own "drugs" anyway...
lol, I'm such a freak - I NEVER leave the house w/o Pepto in my purse! (Actually I always have a mini-drug store in there) My friends always make fun of me but it has saved a lot of ppl a lot of grief on many occassions! ;P

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I was just at the Moon Palace Resort (closer to Cancun than PDC) in February and they have a full filtration system. You can see it...it's huge! I was there with almost 15 family members and we had no problems at all and we used lots of ice and ate veggies! If you are nervous though, there are bottles of water everywhere.

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I was totally thinking about that! We honeymooned at the Moon Palace and they showed us the filtration system on the way to our room. It was pretty amazing. . .it really is enormous! :-)

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I like the idea of getting antibiotics before going though just incase I need them. I'll check with my doctor & see if I can get some.

 

I used to test drinking water for bacteria. You'd be surprised how filthy some people's well water is. They drink it all the time & never get sick. Its the stuff your not normally exposed to that can make you sick.

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I can't count the number of times we've been to Mexico (all over, including the jungle). Neither of us have been sick.

 

Here's what we do:

-A few days prior to leaving and through a few days back, we take 3-5 drops of goldenseal 3 times a day in water. I also take a mixture of good bacteria everyday but DH doesn't (I take it for my overall health anyway, not because we're going to Mexico).

 

-Under no circumstance do we eat lettuce or anything with lettuce (or similar leafy green). Too many times we've had companions on our trips who have and who have become ill. We eat cooked veggies.

 

-Yes to bottled water, but I don't worry about the ice in margaritas if drinking at a resort.

 

-When we go off property, we don't drink mixed drinks - we always order beer and drink it from the bottle. No need to risk the glasses being washed in unfiltered water.

 

-If there's yogurt around, I eat it.

 

-We both will eat fruit, but I'm pretty sure it's always been fruit that has a peel like melon, bananas, etc. I don't think I've ever eaten an apple there, for instance.

 

I never thought about swallowing ocean water! That's an interesting point. I have been in the ocean quite a bit, though.

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great tips, Natasha! am i remembering wrong, or weren't you not feeling well on your wedding day? i just remember because i was in teh same boat!

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I was sick, but I was sick before we left. In fact, I learned after I got back from my honeymoon (when I got the results from some tests that I had right before we left) that I had been sick for two weeks prior - I just thought that it was pre-wedding coordination stress (ha ha).

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I was sick, but I was sick before we left. In fact, I learned after I got back from my honeymoon (when I got the results from some tests that I had right before we left) that I had been sick for two weeks prior - I just thought that it was pre-wedding coordination stress (ha ha).
i'm not sure if that's better or worse!

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No kidding.

 

I just thought of something I should share, btw, so that brides to be can relax a bit on this topic.

 

The hotels in Cabo (probably RM as well) will go out of their way to help you if you aren't feeling well (at least if you're the bride). They can arrange for a doctor to come to your hotel. Also, there is a medication delivery service in case you or your guests need anything or left anything behind. I recall it being fairly reasonable.

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