Congratulations on your upcoming trip to the beautiful Mexican Riviera! There’s nothing quite like a Cancun vacation to kick back and relax. For some people, planning for a vacation is a fun activity. Deciding where they’ll go and what the best things are to do in Cancun is a fun way to plan.
When it comes to packing, however, it’s easy to get carried away. All it takes are a few extra bikinis and snorkels to realize you’ve overpacked. On the opposite end are the people that under-pack and find themselves scrambling without what they need on their trip.
In order to make sure that you have a great trip to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and pack just the right amount of things, here are some of the best tips to get you started.
Pack For What You Plan On Doing
When choosing what you’re going to pack, take a look at what kind of activities you have planned for your trip. For example, if you’ve booked a guided tour of the jungle, you should plan on bringing an outfit that’s suitable for those conditions. If you’re planning on going out to a nice restaurant or club at least once during the trip, make sure that you include some sort of formal wear in your bag.
Even though you may want to pack multiple options for each occasion, resist the urge and settle for one option for each. For example, these sand free towels might mean that you only have to pack one per family member, since you won’t be having to wash them so much in an attempt to rid them of sand.
Consider a Smaller Suitcase
If you’re the kind of person who can’t seem to help themselves from bringing far too much on vacations, then you should consider opting for a smaller suitcase. Logically, when you have a smaller suitcase, you’ll pack less. When you have less space to work with, you are more inclined to carefully choose what you put inside of it.
Plus, a carry-on suitcase is much more convenient for boarding and de-boarding the plane. Rather than having to wait around a carousel upon arrival, you can throw your carry-on in a taxi and hit the beach!
When In Doubt Leave It Out
A good rule of thumb to follow when packing your bag is to leave anything behind that you’re on the fence about. Why carry it with you if you may not use it at all? Chances are that if you’re feeling doubtful about how useful an item will be, it probably means you won’t need it.
Although it may not seem like a big deal hauling around a heavy bag, it can get very uncomfortable getting around the airport, or getting back to your hotel. Do yourself a favor and lower your stress levels as much as possible so that you don’t have to worry about anything other than having a wonderful trip! You’ll thank yourself later!