A Different Take on Traveling to Mexico

June 12, 2016


With more than 32.1 million tourist arrivals, The Telegraph lists Mexico as one of the most visited countries in the world. The 9.6 per cent increase from the previous year mirrors how this North American country puts a premium on this sector, as well as the beauty and diversity of its destinations.

Since Mexico has varied locales, Expedia suggests a mix of anthropological, archaeological, and cultural tours as some of the top things to do in the country. Travelers also have the option to either watch a traditional Lucha Libre wrestling card or enjoy a satisfying food trip in the city. At the back of these usual pursuits, however, Mexico presents a chance for tourists to be part of bigger things, more meaningful endeavours that transcends the customs of traveling.

Even though there are only a small percentage of British travelers in Mexico, the United Kingdom remains one of the few European countries that take volunteering seriously. Close to 29 per cent of adults, or roughly 15.2 million citizens, volunteer at least once a month, based on statistics by the UK Civil Society Almanac. So if you have a hand – a helping one for that – in this number or plan to do volunteer work in the future, here’s a couple of tips on how to travel to Mexico and give back to a greater cause.

Travel Necessities

Truth be told, British tourists – like you – relish the widest range of visa-free travel opportunities. As a matter of fact, there are 173 countries you can visit without ever applying for a visa, including Mexico; you just have to acquire a tourist card, as suggested by In spite of this incentive, UK citizens have one thing that’s not in their favour: airport parking.

travel necessities for mexico

Say you’ve already ironed out all the details of your flight, you’ve utilised online check-in provisions, and you’ve even reserved a seat, you still have to deal with the airports’ congested car bays. Thankfully, major international airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow have invested millions in the improvement of its surrounding areas, as well as accepted the services of parking aggregators.

Parking4Less differentiates these airport provisions as the premium meet-and-greet parking, the efficient airport hotel with parking, and the more common on-airport and off-airport parking. With these, you’ll have one less thing to worry about before embarking on a one-of-a-kind trip to Mexico. As a reminder, be sure to reserve a slot 24 to 48 hours ahead of flight schedule to enjoy maximum savings.

Volunteering Opportunities

After sitting through the more than 11 hours of flight time and sorted your things out in your temporary home, the next on your agenda is to meet with the non-profit organizations of your choice in Mexico. There are groups that promote environmental initiatives like the Mexico Sea Turtle Conservation Project, as well as ones that serve the needs of the less fortunate such as Casa de los Angeles.

volunteering in mexico with children

Considering that country features an extremely diverse location, the whole experience assures there are plenty of things to do. More than the pristine beaches, the biosphere reserves, and the widely popular cuisine, traveling to Mexico means you’ll have an ideal mix pleasure and philanthropy.

*This is a Guest contributed post written by: Donald Johnson




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