Accessible Travel

A gradually growing number of hotels, restaurants, public buildings and archaeological sites provide wheelchair access, but sidewalks with wheelchair ramps are still uncommon. Mobility is easiest in major tourist resorts and more expensive hotels. Bus transportation can be difficult; flying or taking a taxi is easier. The absence of formal facilities is partly compensated by Mexicans’ helpful attitudes, and special arrangements are gladly improvised. Companies such as Mind's Eye Travel (www.mindseyetravel.com) organise cruises to Mexico for the visually impaired. However, in general, few provisions are made for travellers with hearing or sight loss. Mobility International USA (www.miusa.org) offers useful info. You can also download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from http://lptravel.to/accessibletravel.