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This North American country is best known for beaches resorts in places like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas. However, Mexico is incredibly diverse, with a mountainous interior, Mayan and Aztec ruins, and vibrant cities. Bordering the United States in the north and Guatemala and Belize in the South, Mexico has 32 states, each with a unique culture and landscape. The capital is Mexico City, which was built over an ancient Aztec city, parts of which can still be seen today. 


Currency: Mexican peso can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Mexico, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: Mexico generally uses a standard two pronged plug, similar to the one used in Canada. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official language of Mexico is Spanish, which is different to Spanish spoken in Spain.

Health: There are a number of Insect-borne diseases in Mexico for travellers, including; malaria, zika, dengue, chikungunya, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis as well as foodborne, waterborne and other diseases. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally not safe to drink, it is highly recommended to only drink bottled water.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Mexico.

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