Coming to Isla on Saturday for the first time - very excited!
For various reasons, I have to be SUPER careful to make sure I do not get sick while in Mexico. I cannot take Cipro or Pepto or any of the other usual anti-diarrheals, and as such I am entirely reliant on preventive measures to avoid getting ill in the first place.
I know to avoid unpasteurized dairy, raw produce that can't be peeled, undercooked meat and fish, and tap water. I wil be vigilant about hand washing and using sanitizing gel.
We're staying at Ixchel, where I understand they provide us with bottled water. I plan to bring my own reusable water bottle (as I always do) so I can fill it from the hotel's water bottle and carry it with me to the beach and while out and around. Will I be able to/not offend anyone if I bring my own bottle of water to restaurants, so that I do not have to worry about accidentally being given tap water? I will not be drinking anything besides water on this trip, as I cannot drink alcohol at the moment.
I promise I'm not usually paranoid, and am usually a very adventurous eater. If I've missed any other obvious "staying healthy in Mexico" advice, please feel free to share it. Thanks again!