What to do in case of an emergency?
We would like to start by saying that being prepared for a medical emergency will make it easier for you to relax and have fun while you're on vacation.
Carry your documentation and paper work in a digital format, you can scan your documents and send them to you in an e-mail before traveling, a photo is fine too.
Here is a list of emergency numbers for the La Paz area:
Government-funded fleet of mechanics and first aid technicians you can call for assistance free of charge.
Red cross - Cruz Roja Mexicana +52(612)1221111 / +52(612)1221101
Traffic police - Tránsito Municipal +52(612)1220477 (911)
Fire department - Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos +52(612)1654343 (911) Federal police - Policia Federal +52(612)1146597 (911)
Civil Protection Department - Protección Civil Municipal +52(612)1213634 (911)
Always carry some cash with you, some stores don´t take cards. Almost every business in La Baja will take dollars but it is always better to have cash in Pesos in case of needing something as simple as electrolyte-enhanced water for hydration.
Know the lingo
Be able to say things like "I need help, Please call police" or carry a card with the words in spanish.
I need help right now! = Necesito ayuda urgente
Call the police = Llame a la policía
I am sick = Estoy enfermo
I have an emergency = Tengo una emergencia
Please, speak slower = Hable más despacio, por favor
Leave me alone = Déjame en paz
Can I use your phone? = ¿Puedo usar su teléfono?
Any other ??
Assaults or robberies
Report the crime to the police, even if you don't think they will do anything, as you will need the police report for any insurance claims.
Thanks for reading!