Mexico is a federal constitutional republic in North America. With an estimated population of 109 million, it is the 11th most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. Around 9,000 years ago, ancient indigenous peoples domesticated corn and initiated an agricultural revolution, leading to the formation of many complex civilizations .... These civilizations revolved around cities with writing, monumental architecture, astronomical studies, mathematics, and large militaries. This historical legacy combined with sunny weather and beautiful beaches has helped Mexico become the seventh most popular tourist destination worldwide. The peak tourist seasons in Mexico are during December and during July and August, with brief surges during the week before Easter and during spring break at many of the beach resort sites which are popular among vacationing college students from the United States.Show More
Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.
No vaccinations are required to enter Mexico. It is advised to consult a travel doctor 8 weeks before departure in regards to the recommended vaccinations below. Some vaccines require more than one dose or a major length of time to be effective.
For all vaccinations and health requirements, you can also refer to the recommendations from:
World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
Temperatures vary depending on the region, but overall Mexico is home to a very pleasant climate with lots of warm weather. The coasts and lowlands have much higher temperatures, while inland and higher elevations can be chillier, especially in the evenings and in the winter. Summer temperatures are generally very hot and humid and winter is more comfortable with low humidity. For up-to-date forecasts check www.weather.com
Electricity: Electricity in Mexico is supplied at 120 V. Plugs are flat two-pin, as well as two flat pins with a grounding pin.
Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options.
Internet: Wi-Fi and Internet cafes are available in urban and tourist areas.
Generally speaking, we advise bringing 900-1,200 pesos per day, per person, for spending money. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). The currency in Mexico is the Peso ($) which comes in paper denominations of $20, $50, $100, $200, $500, and $1000. Coins come in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, and $50. American Express, Visa and MasterCard as well as other major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are available throughout the country.
It is recommended to contact your credit card company to advise them when and where you will be traveling to avoid what may be picked up as suspicious activity by your credit card provider.
Capital: Mexico City
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
Religion: The most common religion in Mexico is Roman Catholic
Time Zone: UTC -6 to UTC-8
Electricity: 120 Volts
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside North America is +52
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number
Emergency numbers in Mexico: For general emergencies dial 911, Police 066, Fire 068