Wheelchair Travel

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a city with a backdrop of steep, jungly hills and a foreground of ocean lapping at beachfront restaurants. It’s also home to Mexico’s third-largest port, making it a popular stop for cruise-goers. So, whether you’re arriving in Puerto Vallarta by sea or land, you understandably are wondering—is Puerto Vallarta wheelchair accessible? I’ve …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Guadalajara

Guadalajara is home to nearly 1.5 million people, making it the second-largest city in Mexico after Mexico City’s almost 9 million. If this sparks images of packed sidewalks, here’s some good news—the historical center of Guadalajara has large open spaces with plenty of room for wheelchair users to explore. In fact, Guadalajara is easily the …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru

Peru’s “White City” offers picturesque European architecture with a backdrop of volcanos. Don’t worry—the volcanoes aren’t too active. The last small eruption happened in 1985. Volcanos aside, the friendly locals, quiet atmosphere, and delicious cuisine mean that there’s a lot to love about Arequipa. However, the city has a long way to go with being …

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Wheelchair Accessibility in Progreso, Mexico: A Guide

If you’ve wandered around Merida’s Plaza de Armas ten times over and admired its beautiful architecture, you might be ready to get to the beach. In that case, you’re in luck—Progreso is a beach town less than an hour away from Merida and offers great wheelchair accessibility. I’m not going to lie—I was skeptical of …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar is a small tourist town that sits on beautiful Lake Bacalar near the Belize border. People lovingly call it the Lagoon of Seven Colors because of its blue color that ranges from deep navy to see-through turquoise. If you’re thinking about visiting Bacalar as a wheelchair user, I’ll share some recommendations along with many …

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A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Campeche, Mexico

You’re one of the lucky few if Campeche is on your bucket list. Those who venture there will be greeted by colorful buildings, an extensive oceanfront promenade, and welcoming locals. Furthermore, history lovers will swoon over Campeche’s past, which was home to pre-Mayans in 3,000 B.C. and a target of pirate attacks over the years. …

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