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Touring Mexico

If you’ve landed on this incredible page curated specifically for those in love with traveling, is because you are planning a marvelous trip to one of the most beautiful and representative places in North America. Here we will talk about everything you must know when touring Mexico.

A country full of gorgeous landscapes, warm people and delicious food.

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What to visit when touring Mexico

These are Mexico’s destinations and our travel guides to tour the most magnificent and beautiful states in the country.


How to get to Mexico

Fly

There should be no issue flying into Mexico. There’s an impressive amount of airlines and flights that will bring you here. Aprox. 85 airports.

The main airports you can easily land on are:

  • Mexico City
  • Guadalajara
  • Monterrey
  • Tijuana
  • Cancun

However, 59 of the airports are considered international, so you can fly pretty much anywhere in the country.

Land

You can travel from:

  • United States
  • Guatemala

You can drive your own car or purchase one of the many services sold by tourist companies.

Boat

You can also find your way on a boat or visit the country while on a cruise.


Transportation inside the country

It all depends on the kind of trip you are planning, where you want to go and the distances you want to travel. Here are some recommendations for you.

✈ ¡To fly within Mexico!

We have found the best prices here

🚌 To travel by Bus within Mexico

We suggest you find and buy your tickets here

🚗 To travel by Car

We suggest you find and rent from here

Lastly, public transportation can be useful and cheap, but not that secure. Regardless, you should know Mexico uses the Uber app and other safer ways to move around.


Plan your trip


What’s the currency in Mexico

In the country they use the Mexican Peso.

There are various places to do currency exchange in airports and the city.

Even in popular touristic areas you may find locations for currency exchange.

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bandera de méxio

Important Info

The Capital: Mexico City

Language used by locals: Spanish

The usage of english is medium. This means locals are not fluent, but in most touristic places you will find people you’ll be able to communicate with.

The voltage of the country is 127 volts and the frequency is 60hz


Weather

The climate varies depending on your location.

Mexico has all kinds of weather without them being extreme. This makes it a country you can visit year-round.

Rain season is at the end of May till August.

Time Zone

Time zones depend on the region. We recommend you let your smartphone do the job for you.

Regardless, here is some data just in case:

In the majority of the country the time zone is: UTC-6 (UTC-5 in Summer)

It changes in the following states.

Time Zone UTC-7 (UTC-6 in Summer):

  • Baja California Sur
  • Colima
  • Chihuahua
  • Nayarit
  • Sinaloa
  • Sonora (No Day Light Saving during Summer )

Time Zone: UTC-5

  • Quintana Roo

Time Zone UTC-8 (UTC-7 in Summer)

  • Baja California
  • Colima


Emergency Contacts

We hope you never use these, but just to be safe here are some numbers you should know:

Mexican Red Cross
065 

National Service for Emergencies
911 

Firemen:
068

Police
060 

Emergencies in Federal Highways
074

Locatel
5658 1111

Special help for women in case of violence
911 

Now you have enough information to enjoy touring Mexico.


What does Mexico mean?

The word comes from the term Mexitli, which in Nahuatl (an indigenous language) means:

  • metzli” means moon
  • xictli” means belly button
  • co” means place

In Nahuatl Mexico means “The Moon’s belly button

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