Mexico lies right below the United States and is the third largest country in North America. The Latin American country has a gorgeous stretch of shoreline, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The currency of the country is Mexican peso. The exchange rate is approximately 20 pesos per 1 US dollar. Money exchange is possible in banks and money exchange houses. However, US dollars are widely acceptable, so it may be unnecessary. In fact, in some tourist facilities, it can be even harder to pay in pesos, than in dollars. Also, it is very easy to pay with a credit card in tourist places. And ATMs are available widely.
In Mexico, they use A and B types of sockets, like in the USA. So, you don’t need to bring an adapter. The usual voltage is 127V.
Self-drive car hire is available at airports, city centres, and resorts. Many international agencies operate in Mexico. However, you should beware. It is advisable to lock car doors and windows, especially at traffic lights.
Mexico is very diverse in weather from snow mountains in the Sierras to rainy jungles in the Southeast, and desert in the Northwest. The best time to go to Mexico is from October to May. During these months, the country has the best weather conditions. Besides that, Mexico is famous for its food, its culture and world class cities like Mexico City. The poor nation once, Mexico has experienced large economic growth in the recent decades, which resulted in better services and facilities all around.
It can be dangerous to travel to some regions of Mexico, due to the activity of criminal organizations in those areas. The US Department of State even issued a warning on December 8, 2016, regarding traveling to certain parts of Mexico.
July 13, 2016 12:00 am 4 Comments