Hopefully you will never need to find an Embassy or Consulate in Riviera Maya, but travelling is always an adventure. Better to stay prepared! In case of legal issues, it’s important to know where your country’s Embassy or Consulate is.
Differences between Embassy and Consulate
People often ask what the biggest difference between Consulate and Embassy is. The truth is that from a citizen and traveler perspective it is not a big difference. Why? Consulates deal with most of tourists problems and mostly every Embassy has a “consular section”. However the main differences are:
- Simply said, Embassy is representative of government and deal with bigger problems while Consulates are mostly dealing with day to day problems of their citizens.
- There can be only one Embassy of specific country and it always has an ambassador, who is the highest ranking representative of that country. There can be as many consulates as any specific country needs.
- Consular services are the most important for individuals as it is all about visas, passports, etc.
- As a rule, Embassies are mostly located in the capital of the country. All Embassies of Mexico are located in Mexico City, for instance.
So, if you go to the consulate with your problems, you will be fine. You will be fine at an Embassy too. However, make sure that it has a “consular section” otherwise some legal problems might occur. So, what about Embassies and Consulates in Riviera Maya?
Embassies and Consulates in Riviera Maya
All the Consulates in Riviera Maya are at Cancun or Playa del Carmen. There are 24 in Cancun and 4 in Playa Del Carmen (USA, Canada, Italy and France). Click here for entire list and make sure to read it carefully before coming to Mexico. You will enjoy your stay by the wonderful beaches of Riviera Maya much more knowing that there is always a place to call for help. Safety is top priority, and the Riviera Maya is one of the safest places to travel in Mexico.