There is no doubt that Mexico is an internationally recognized travel destination. Its paradisiacal beaches, impressive historical sites, rich culture, and excellent cuisine attract millions of people who travel to this wonderful country. Its main cities are ready to receive all types of travelers, including those with reduced mobility.
If you’re looking forward to a good vacation in Mexico and are concerned about accessibility for the disabled, you should know that there are many places you can visit. Make sure to read our article to discover all you need to know about it.
Another thing to consider before traveling to Mexico is the new tourist tax – Visitax, which is mandatory for everyone who plans to visit the State of Quintana Roo.
How to travel to Mexico with a person with reduced mobility?
Traveling to Mexico for those with reduced mobility is not a difficult task. However, it does involve some research and preparation to make the most of it as a disabled person. Generally, going from one city to another by plane is the most comfortable way since airport transfer conditions are optimal. In fact, they have a suitable design for wheelchair travel and preferential care in all the services they provide.
That being said, another element to consider is checking the cities with facilities for people with reduced mobility. Not all of them have the right conditions for them to move comfortably. Here below, you will find some of the best-rated cities in this regard.
As the capital of the country, it is understandable that many tourists want to explore and get to know Mexico City. However, for disabled people, it can be a challenge to travel to the best areas in the city and the popular landmarks. Either way, it’s not impossible – Let’s elaborate on this point and show you which sites you can enjoy without major issues.
Among the most visited sites in the Mexican capital is the Metropolitan Cathedral. Despite seeming difficult at first for those who travel with wheelchairs, you can enter relatively easily. Those with reduced mobility prefer to use the entrance located on the right-hand side of the facade. There, you will find a ramp that makes it easy to get in. Once inside, going from one room to another can be done without any issues.
Another easily accessible site is the viewpoint of the Torre Latino. Its entrance is presented as ideal for all types of public and you can get a wonderful view of the city on its 37th floor.
On top of that, the Museo del Templo Mayor and the Palace of Fine Arts (Palacio de Bellas Artes) are both suitable for visiting people with reduced mobility.
Naturally, Parque España and Parque México are ideal for a walk for all types of public and you will be happy to know that both are adapted for wheelchair access.
Next is Cancun, one of the most popular destinations in Mexico. Located in the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun has numerous attractions that you will fall in love with as soon as you get here. The city is also prepared to enjoy its wonders for people with reduced mobility.
Many of its beaches have wooden or concrete ramps that facilitate the passage from the parking area. That’s not it; the beaches are accessible from the hotels, and with these features, people with disabilities are guaranteed special ramps, beach chairs suitable for them, etc.
Also, many night centers such as Coco Bongo have numerous advantages that facilitate the passage of people with wheelchairs: from the entrance adapted for their access to tables with better comfort within the premises.
On the other hand, the Cancun Hotel Zone is a very good option for walking. Most of its spaces are easily accessible and the attractions are ready for all types of public to be enjoyed.
Playa del Carmen
We couldn’t make a list of disable-friendly cities in Mexico without mentioning Playa del Carmen, one of the most visited places in Mexico. Its stunning beaches make it a must-go for those who love taking excursions into the sea.
People with disabilities will find good movement conditions in the area – Access to shops, restaurants, and beaches is suitable for tourists in wheelchairs. Needless to say, the main beaches located in the center include ramps at the entrance, wooden paths through the sand, and toilets adjusted for people with reduced mobility.
Cozumel is another of the most visited destinations in Mexico for several reasons, including being a place where accessibility is guaranteed for everyone. This island of the Mexican Caribbean can be reached by plane or ferry, and, in one way or another, there are very good conditions for wheelchair access.
Once on the island, moving from one place to another is not complicated. It is a mostly flat place where you can visit shops, squares, restaurants, and even beaches effortlessly. In the latter, there are curbs and concrete ramps that will make the experience even more comfortable for those who come in wheelchairs.
Last but not least is Tulum, an elite travel destination in Mexico, suitable for people with reduced mobility. Despite the access to the Mayan ruins (its main attraction) not being exactly easy, it can be explored without real inconveniences. The routes to reach the monuments usually have ramps that allow people in wheelchairs to pass through. It is a long excursion with some obstacles, but it is definitely worth completing.
Those who prefer to enjoy the sea should know that Mayan beach and Santa Fe beach are ideal for people. In fact, the first is designed specifically for wheelchair users.
We must say that, although Tulum is an ancient city, it has been adapting to receive all kinds of visitors for several years. In fact, it is now possible for everyone to enjoy almost all of its attractions.
Before ending our guide, it’s important to note that we highlighted only some of the tourist destinations in Mexico that are better prepared to receive people with reduced mobility. This does not mean that there are no other places with good conditions in this regard. From here, we encourage you to keep on researching so that you can make the most of your visit.