After getting some great advice on these boards, my friend and I are planning a trip to Playa de Carmen in January. As I do my travel research, I'm noticing a lot of stories of food poisoning. Some veteran travelers write that one should plan for it to happen at least once while in Mexico.
I am concerned about food poisoning because I'm pregnant, and thus would be more strongly affected and can't take the standard treatment of antibiotics. I know that there's a risk of food poisoning anywhere (and have gotten it once in Greece), so I really wouldn't even be worrying about it if not for the pregnancy.
So, is the risk really much higher in Mexico than in the US? Is there any way to avoid it (I read that it can happen at 5-star resorts)? Should I stick to rice, beans, and bottled water only? (Half kidding) Or maybe delay the trip to when I'm not pregnant and can enjoy the food without worrying?
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