Are you looking for a short Mexico travel advisory? Mexico is probably one of the most interesting travel destinations ever. The North American country is a colorful mix of culture and nature, living history of different ages.
The friendliness of Mexicans always makes a trip to Mexico a beautiful experience. Ancient ruins from before the “discovery” of the new world breathe history. Many places and cities are pearls of the colonial era and simply to be described with the word “beautiful.”
Breathtaking nature, dreamlike beaches, developed infrastructure, tasteful gastronomy and simply the typical Mexican way of life make Mexico very special – „México es mágico” as Mexicans say… Mexico is magic.
Where to go in Mexico?
That’s a really good question. Nature and culture of Mexico are incredibly diverse. If you want to relax on the beach with a cool drink in your hand, the Riviera Maya on the coast of the Caribbean Sea is the first choice. If you also want to have a good portion of nightlife, your choice will probably fall on Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
If you love history and city breaks, don’t miss Mexico City. And, of course, a trip to the ruins of ancient cultures, such as Teotihuacan near Mexico City or the ancient cities of the Maya on the Yucatan peninsula. Or would you rather discover the picturesque places from the colonial era?
Nature lovers can explore the desert of Mexico in the north, or the dense jungle in the south of the country. But there are also mountains to climb – in the case of Mexico, these would be more likely volcanoes that rise almost 6000 m into the sky.
What to expect
No matter which part of Mexico is your destination – nature and culture await you in an incredible variety. In addition, the most delicious food in the world for some people, friendly locals, colorful houses, old ruin edified cities, and so much more. No matter what you choose, a trip to Mexico will definitely be unforgettable.
Language: Spanish and 62 indigenous languages
Currency: Mexican Peso
Credit Cards & ATMs: Visa, American Express, and MasterCard are widely accepted in Mexico. It’s easy to pay by card or find an ATM in larger cities. In rural areas, cash is the better solution. Actually, it’s always wise to have enough Mexican cash with you. But by no means too much of it to avoid being put in danger. You can change at local banks.
Power plugs: In Mexico, the voltage is 120 V / 60 Hz. You need a power plug and adapter like for the USA.
Safety in Mexico
Mexico does not have a particularly good reputation on safety issues. Even if the tourist resorts are very safe for visitors – keep an eye on your surroundings. Just like your valuables. Maybe you should invest in a theft-proof bag. You can also tell in your hotel where you are going and when you will be back before each trip.
Stay away from sex tourism, drugs and too much alcohol. Then you should have no problems. With a good travel insurance you can prepare for many problems.
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