Travel to Mexico

Mexico Destination

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Currency: Mexican peso can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Mexico, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it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

Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally not safe to drink, it is highly recommended to only drink bottled water.

Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Mexico.

Popular foods:
– Chilaquiles (lightly fried corn tortillas, topped with green or red salsa, along with scrambled or fried eggs and pulled chicken).
– Tacos al pastor (strips of pork, placed in corn tortilla, served with onions, coriander leaves and pineapple).
– Chiles en nogada (Poblano chillies filled with meat, fruits and spices).
Enchiladas (flour tortillas, filled with meat, cheese, seafood, beans and vegetables).

When to go: Between December and April, when there is essentially no rain, is the best time of year to travel to Mexico. The months between December and February are the coolest.

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