Do You Need A GPS for Your Mexico Trip?
If you need a GPS, you need a Garmin
Do you need a GPS receiver for Mexico? No. Will it come in handy? Yes. But please, don't be one of those people who plug your ultimate destination into your GPS and then don't pay attention to the wonderful country of Mexico you are driving through. That's where my trip-planning with road logs and paper maps of Mexico come in. I can help you not to miss all the neat stuff on the way. The GPS can get you around cities way better than I can. Together we are a win-win for the Mexico traveler.
Garmin makes the best GPS (Global Positioning System) units map for Mexico. Yeah, some of the cheaper brands offer Mexico maps and they will pretty much get you from point A to point B, but Garmin is the gold standard. It only costs a nickel more to go first-class, as my dear mother used to say.
Don't have a GPS yet? No problem. Here is a link to my store on Amazon with GPS units, more books and, well, everything Amazon-ish.
Talk about an uplifting story! There was a small company in Mexico called BiciMapas. They were created by Mexican map and GPS enthusiasts because they could not find decent GPS maps for Mexico. I was honored to be their representative for several years. Well, the Big Boys recognized BiciMapas excellence and Garmin started making them their map of Mexico. It could not have happened to a nicer group of people. I am very happy for them, even though I can no longer sell their maps (which was rather lucrative for me). So, if you already have a Garmin and need to update your Mexico map, you will get the same high-quality map I used to sell.
Now, if you don't already have a GPS unit, how about buying it from Amazon via my link? You get the same great Amazon service and I get a few bucks.
I spent a couple of weeks comparing GPS units. I read every review on Amazon, went to the Garmin site to compare features and generally was obsessive-compulsive about getting the best deal for the least money. I can save you a lot of time and recommend the one I bought - the Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT a couple of years ago. There are newer models now. I got the LMT because of the lifetime updates. The 5 inch screen is a great step up from older models (like I had). This unit does not scold you with "Recalculating." That alone makes it a winner.
No GPS is perfect, so don't surrender your common sense.