TRAVEL GUIDE to MEXICO
This is your ultimate travel guide to Mexico!
CAPITAL: MEXICO CITY
Mexico is a country rich with a lot of diversity and culture that offers a wide range of endless possibilities if you choose to visit it.
Mexico is home to Cancun, Los Cabos, and Tulum, one of the most visited places in the country. If you want to learn about the history of the country and indulge in some food journeys, take a trip to Mexico City.
Locals are very friendly, Mexican food is at its best, and you will never eat elsewhere better Tacos than in Mexico.
Mexico is not ranked among the safest countries, so if you really go on a Solo Trip take some precautions, like informing the Hotel where you are at all times and when you are expected to be back, keep your belongings in a safe in the hotel and make sure you have a bag adapted for anti-pickpocketing. In some areas, it is better to stay in the resort and only take organized trips. Do not adventure yourself by walking on your own at night or taking some uncrowded allies.
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¡Hola! = Hello
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USMCA: The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was the most important feature of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral commercial relationship. As of January 1, 2008, all tariffs and quotas were eliminated on U.S. exports to Mexico and Canada. The new agreement, USMCA creates a more balanced environment for trade and supports high-paying jobs for Americans, and will grow the North American economy.
Language: Mexico has no official language. Despite Spanish being the language of government and spoken by the majority of the population, it has not been given official status. This is because the government recognizes 68 national languages, 63 of which are indigenous. The top 3 languages spoken in Mexico are Spanish, Nahuatl, and Yucatec Maya.
Currency: For Mexico, the local currency is the Mexican Nuevo Peso, known simply as ‘Peso’.
CARD PAYMENTS AND CASH WITHDRAWALS:
Visa, American Express, and Mastercard are widely accepted in Mexico. You can pay with a card or find an ATM in major cities. Nevertheless, carry a small amount of cash on you at all times. Also, you might want to take a REVOLUT card with you, to eliminate bank fees.
ATMs: Use larger bank branches such as Banamex, Banco Santander, Banorte, and HSBC if you need to withdraw money, and be careful when inserting the PIN.
Plugs: In Mexico, the power plugs and sockets are type A and B. Plug type A has two flat parallel pins and plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. The standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60Hz.
Connexion: WiFi spots are widely available across Mexico. You’ll find them even in some of the country’s (semi)rural areas. Some retailers may require you to have an account or service, but they remain open to the public at no charge.
Best Time to visit
Mexico has a lot to offer in every season, so I would suggest deciding in advance what you want to do and afterward looking at when would be the best time to visit.
If you’re visiting the beach, travel after the hurricane season has passed. From November to April, it’s the dry season in Mexico with sunny days and lower humidity. Also, it can reach cooler temperatures inland.
Late summer (August to October) is the best time to hop on the coast as there are fewer tourists and lower rates. If you want to explore the jungles or the mountains, visit during the winter months to avoid the rainfall and humidity. Also, this is the perfect weather for hiking!