Updated: Nov 15
Dental Vacation Cancun essentials
You have decided to come to Beautiful Cancun for your dental work and enjoy the best Dental Vacation ever!
Dental Destinations Cancun has helped provide you with all your treatments information, Treatment appointments, Introduction to your dental specialists, you have your complimentary transportation details all ready and your set!
But as you arrive to Cancun your first experience may be of disorientation or a little fluster at the airport, Cancun’s airport can be an experience in itself - Hustle, bustle people, signs all trying to get someones attention, we recommend stay calm focused polite to others who are just doing their jobs with a smile and a simple no thank you. If we have provided transportation from the airport follow our instructions and your driver will be visible and waiting for you.
We all know the traveling essentials for any trip out of country are pretty standard, and we also know that it is standard that we may forget somethings (so double check the night before) and then again before you leave for the airport to be sure, you never know ;)
When traveling for dental work to Cancun Mexico there are also some other essentials we would recommend that you pack with you or at the very least have access to, we all count on our phones, tablets as essential but traveling can sometimes mean that access to internet or phone plans may take a day or so to get on track. Having old school hard copies of somethings will help (even have a folder of the information needed with you)
The first are new to the list due to obvious reasons in the current climate and travel restrictions
*Face masks and hand sanitizer - Having your own will makes sure you are never caught short
Download the WHATSAPP application to your phone - This is a great tool for keeping in touch with the clinic coordinators
Have a list of the clinics contact numbers, coordinators numbers and the clinics address that are provided before you travel
Print out of any and all medications you are currently taking, with dosage and frequency and medical reasons why.
Print copies of your Medical History and or doctors notes that have been deemed important to your planned dental treatments
Pain medications, If you believe that you have a low tolerance for discomfort or pain we recommend bring your own - Check with the airline what you are allowed to bring and have a doctors prescription
Traveling with a Companion / Friend or family we think are essential for most and even more so if you are undergoing larger dental surgery procedures in Cancun
Chapstick , After dental work or surgery your lips may benefit from some soothing chapstick care.
Ear plugs, you may find your hotel is a little lively on the night you need to sleep the most
Sun Hat - If you are undergoing dental surgery, in some cases it is advised to stay out of direct sun - so a nice hat will serve you well
Download some relaxing music . Favorite podcasts to play during your dental appointments to relax and distract you if you feel nervous
Stomach settling medicine - having it ready is better than looking for it when you need it. This can be because of over indulging in the all inclusive, effects of medications, the dental surgery, change of weather, not everyone needs them but again - better to have and not need.
A book or kindle, some dental treatments need you to relax and recuperate after, so keep yourself occupied while taking a read on the balcony
Keep your entry visa safe / customs form (FMM) to fill out. Hold on to the small slip of paper that comes with the form — it’s your ticket to leave Mexico!
Cash - Have some cash in both denominations, In Cancun we accept both USD and of course Mexican pesos - when using USD your change will always be returned in Mxn
Advising your bank that you will be using your cards in Cancun Mexico prior is a great idea as well, Although it is very common for banks to reject a payment even after advising them (for your protection) but a simple call from the clinic will allow the transaction to go through smoothly.
Travel Insurance and Medical Insurance are deemed essential when traveling and especially when undergoing dental work or any medical procedures in another country and they just make sense to have even if you were not.
Sure, you know to bring your passport. But it’s a good idea to bring a copy of the front page of your passport as well.
A Positive attitude we think is Essential to bring with you on your Dental Vacation to Cancun, you may be nervous you may not but you will certainly have something to smile about at the end of your dental Vacation to Cancun
Some other tips we think can help when visiting Cancun for your dental Vacation.
Don’t drink the water - Cancun has a fantastic water treatment reputation, but we are always reminding people and recommend that you should only drink bottled water , Hotels and bars all use ice made from bottled purified water or have deliveries as such so safe
Sun cream - have it, use it even on cloudy days Cancun’s heat and sun will hit you hard if not prepared. Buy bio degradable types to protect the environment
Keep hydrated - Humidity is high and temperatures likewise so be mindful of drinking enough fluids (water) between the all inclusive options
Don't exchange money at the airport - do it ahead of time and at your bank
Be prepared to tip (a lot) not necessarily the amount but frequency, it is a staple part of Cancun life and most people really do live off their tips
Insect repellant - most hotels provide this, but if you are traveling for airbnb or a modest hostel - Bring your own as Mosquitos call Cancun home as well
Mexico’s electrical system is 110 volts AC (60 cycles), as in the United States. Older hotels sometimes have only two-pronged outlets, so bring a plug adapter if you have a three-pronged plug.
Buses are more economical and run the length and breadth of Cancun pretty much 24hours a day ( an experience in itself) the hotel zone is a one way system so it is easy to navigate
If you book tours or excursions stick to online or in hotel reputable sellers
Pay attention to the beach signs and swimming conditions Mexico has a flag system to alert swimmers on water conditions: green signifies the water is safe for swimming; yellow means use caution; red conveys dangerous conditions; and black means do not swim. Stick to them
While there are thousands of personal essentials that will go towards making your dental vacation to Cancun a success, we here at Dental Destinations Cancun want to make sure you have all the necessary real essentials to make sure you are safe, cared for and ready to get the smile of your dreams with the best dentists in Cancun Mexico.
Dental Destinations Cancun have been helping and assisting American and Canadian patients connect and travel to Cancun & Riviera Maya for their dental work for over 10 Years. If you want to know more about the options available to you and how you could save up to 50% on your dental work with the GCR Top Rated dental clinic Mexico