The tourism industry is one of the most important in Mexico, so there are many lodging options waiting for you.
Big cities and beach resort areas have all kinds of hotels, from hostels to 5-star luxury hotels. Small cities have fewer options and towns will have a few or possibly no places to stay. If shooting in rural areas, you may need to stay at the closest city, maybe 30 to 120 minutes away from the location, especially in large productions that will easily fill up hotel availability in the area.
For prolonged stays or when time is of the essence, houses and apartments can be rented or even set up closer to the location.
Average lodging rates:
Rates may vary depending on the area, season, amenities and availability. Weekly and monthly rates may be available.
Mexico is well recognized in the world for its rich gastronomic tradition which offers a great variety of dishes and beverages prepared with innumerable ingredients. The taste, aroma and texture of these ingredients can charm even the most demanding palate, thus turning Mexico into one of the most important destinations in the sphere of international cuisines.
In every state of the country the variety of dishes is enriched by the contributions of spices and ingredients each state identify itself with. This gives each dish a touch of special taste.
Most hotels and restaurants will have international dishes on their menu, like hamburgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads, steaks, poultry, pizza, etc.
To Drink or Not To Drink?
Visitors always ask us if it’s true that they shouldn’t drink the water or put ice on their drinks. Our answer always is: if you can wait until you can drink bottled water and have your drink without ice, then do so. There’s no correct answer to that question, but to be on the safe side try to avoid drinking tap water or ice from dubious origin. Remember, “tap water” doesn’t necessarily mean “drinking water”. In Mexico, you should boil tap water before drinking it. As Mexicans, we are used to drinking tap water, so our immune system is used to the elements (good and bad) found in it, but visitors, please use bottled water, it’s available everywhere. Bagged ice is not made from tap water, but from water bottling plants, so it’s usually safe.
There’s also a myth surrounding food in Mexico: if you eat it, Moctezuma will cast a curse on you and give you diarrhea for 2 days. Well, there are two great solutions for avoiding this curse, in Mexico or anywhere else. First, if you are not used to spicy food, don’t eat spicy food. And second, if the place, cook or waiter where you want to eat, does not look clean, do not eat there.
Snacks are a traditional part of Mexican diet. No wonder we are the “heaviest” country in the world. There are many kinds of snacks available, from potato chips, cookies, twinkies, nachos, fruit, etc.; almost any small meal may be considered a snack. Crews expect to have some kind of snack as part of the craft service.