Background of Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico



🚨 Rental Car Insurance Scam

πŸ’¬ Travelers, looking to rent a car in Tulum, may be misled into buying insurance that they do not need. Be sure to read the rental contract closely and be aware of your rights, so you can avoid being scammed into buying insurance you don't need.

πŸ’‘ Know your rights and read the rental agreement closely before signing.

🚨 Taxi and Cab Scams

πŸ’¬ Travellers may be overcharged or ripped off by unregistered drivers operating in Tulum, especially at night. Ugly conversations may arise when the driver refuses to turn on the meter and tourists don't know the rate.

πŸ’‘ Always ask for the rate and request to turn on the meter before accepting a ride in a taxi or cab.

🚨 Fake Monuments

πŸ’¬ In some tourist traps, vendors may claim that a monument or archaeological site is a famous Mayan ruin that is not actually part of any archaeological heritage. Do your research and be sure to trust certified guides.

πŸ’‘ Do your research before visiting the sites and make sure that the guide you are hiring is certified.

🚨 Currency Exchange Scam

πŸ’¬ Exchanging money in Tulum can be tricky if you don’t know the market and there are many unscrupulous exchange agents who look to take advantage of tourists. Be sure to find an exchange rate that is fair and ask to exchange in small amounts.

πŸ’‘ Research the market exchange rate in advance, compare against the rate in the shop, and exchange only small amounts at a time.

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