Mobile apps can make a world difference while traveling, help you plan for your road trip and keep you updated with fresh information while on the road. Here are our favorite mobile apps when driving in Mexico! Download them before crossing the border.
Waze - travel/maps
Community-based traffic and navigation app. This is our favorite app! It helps you with real time traffic and road alerts, calculates routes, saves you time, and gives you options to get to your destination. You can calculate the route from the U.S. to your destination in Mexico; you will need to refresh your app as soon as you cross the border as each country works on different servers.
Guia Pemex- Travel/location
Find the nearest Pemex gas station as well as services offered at each location.
XE Currency- Exchange rates
Get the most current exchange rates and calculate conversions.
CBP Border Wait times- Travel
Border crossing wait times at various ports of entry into the U.S. from Mexico and Canada. Find open lane status and estimated wait times to cross the border.
Your road trip, your travel, your log. Create your route, upload pictures, save your trip and share with other road-trippers. Great way to document and share your road trip.
The Weather Channel- Weather
Plan and prepare with the most popular weather app
Open a Dropbox account and save your pictures on the road. This way you won't run out of memory on your phone!
Whatsapp - Texting Service
Whatsapp is the most popular and preferred text messaging service used in Mexico mostly because it doesn't require for you to use your cellular service, and you can text with this app using wifi to any cell phone using the app even if they are in a different country. You will find that within the country everyone will refer to sending you a text message as "sending you a whats," so be prepared and download Whatsapp to your iPhone or Android phones.
Messenger - Facebook Messaging application
Requires a Facebook account. You are able to connect with friends and businesses via message, phone call, or video chat without the need of saved contacts on your phone.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -
Social Media Platforms that will help you stay in touch with groups, family and friends, and information of businesses along your road trip.
Updated Blog Post - June 29, 2020