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MEXICO TRAVEL INFORMATION
Spanish is Mexico’s official language.
English is spoken and understood in all the major hotels, restaurants and
tourist centers; they are able to give a good service for tourists.
Banks- open from 9:00 to 18:00 hrs.
Malls and Stores – from 1000 to 20:00 hrs. daily
Supermarkets – open from 8:00 to 21:00 hrs. daily.
110 – 125 Volts. You should take along and adaptor, sockets are usually American
The safest place for your money, traveler´s checks, passport, flight tickets and
jewelry is the hotels, they have a safety box where you can leave your important
things, during your trip.
CURRENCY – CREDICT CARDS
The currency in Mexico is called Peso.
The official exchange offices offer you a more advantageous rate than hotels.
As for credit cards they accept Eurocard/ Mastercard , Visa, American Express
and Diner’s Club.
Normally there are no problems in taking pictures or making movies in Mexico,,
but do not forget politeness. There may be certain restrictions or regional
prohibitions we have to respect.
In Museums and historical places, pictures taken with tripod and flash are not
Tips are not included in the price of the service, and they open the door to
Also please bear in mind that for some workers, tips are only source of income.
In Restaurants: the common practice is to tip 15% of the total amount.
Qualified tour leader: from 10% to 15% of the cost of the tour.
Bellboys and porters at airports: usd$1.00 per bag
Concierge:usd$50 for a special service.
WC- maid: usd$25
However, it is a custom to give a tip to the local guide and to the driver, if
their swrvices were to your satisfaction.
- Do b not drink water taken directly from the faucet unless it is filtered. If
so, it will be marked as “ agua purificada”.
Otherwise your hotel will provide you purified water bottles, placed in your
- Be careful with raw vegetables or salads, ice cubes, iced cooled beverages,
sea food, meat or fish that are not roasted or cooked, fruits which you did not
- Medical care in Mexico is good and common medicines can be bought in drug
stores, often with out prescription. Most hotels count with a trustworthy and
English speaking physician, whom you can consult in any emergency.
RESTAURANTS & CUISINE
Mexico offers a variety of good restaurants, to please every taste.
They go from the very expensive to the moderately priced.
The Mexican cuisine is well known in many countries here the most representative
The main ingredient in Mexican cooking is corn ( Maiz), which can be prepeared
in iferent ways.
Tortillas. A thin round flat cake made of corn or flour.
Tacos, rolled, fried tortillas, stuffed with meat and spread with sauce.
Enchiladas, folded, fried tortillas, stuffed with chicken shreads and spread
with cream, cheese and sauce.
Refrescos – Non alcoholic drinks containing carbonic acid with fruit flavor,
like coca cola, etc.
Jugos- Natural fruit juices, like orange juice, grapefruit, etc.
Tequila- it is the Mexican national drink, made out of tequila agave. People
like to have it as an appetizer.
Mezcal – Very Popular drink made out of maguey agave.
Margarita – Tequila Cocktail.
Two seasons can generally be found in Mexico; the dry season ( November to June)
and the rainy season ( from June to November). Baja California, the Pacific cost
as well as the Yucatan Peninsula show a warm weather all year around ( 20-35
degrees). The climate in Mexico City is more dry and mild. In the North,
temperatures are quite severe with hot summers and cool winters.
Travel Package Tour to Mexico
* Mexico lindo
Merida International Arts Festival ( January)
Merida is a city with a lot of cultural events happening throughout the
whole year but during the international festival of Arts, the city offered
cultural events, concerts and art exhibitions.
Los Parachicos ( January)
The Parachicos are traditional dancers with wooden masks from Chiapas, they
dance on the street s of the town during this great festivity, which takes place
from January 04th to 22nd every year.
Carnaval de Veracruz ( February)
The Carnaval of Veracruz held every year in Veracruz is the most important
carnaval in Mexico and one of the most famous world- wide. During the dates of
this festival you can see impressive dances and masks festivities interpreted
according to the traditional folklore dances of Veracruz.
Equinoctial in Chichen- Itza (March and Septemmber)
The phenomenon which is known as equinox in Chichen Itza is only happening
twice per year, the 21st of March and the 22nd of September. During these dates,
the Northerm and Southerm hemisphere are illuminated by the sun with the same
intensity. This phenomenon produces and impressive spectacle.
Feria Nacional San Marcos (April)
Considered as “The Festival of Mexico “ in honor of San Marcos, is an
incredible eventtaking place in the month of April. The most important date is
the 25th of April, the day of San Marcos. Durin two weeks you can enjoy artistic
and cultural vents.
La Guelaguetza (July)
Guelaguetza is an annual cultural celebration, held in July in the city of
where the whole population participates. The celebration includes parades
complete with walking bands and the marketing of food.
Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charreria (August)
Each year in August, the city of Guadalajara presnts this internacional
vent, wher you can enjoy the variety of wines and great music.
Independence Day (September)
Mexicans celebrate their independence day on September 16th.
With the cry of independence uttered from the small town of Dolores, near
Guadalajara on September 16th 1810, the event marks the beginning of the Mexican
war of Independence and is the most important national Holiday in Mexico.
Festival International Cervantino (October)
One of the most important cultural festivals of Mexico and America takes
place in Guanajuato.
In this International festival, 5 nations invite to experience their tradition,
where you can enjoy music.
Dead day´s (November)
Tradition connected with this traditional festivity held on the 1st and 2nd
of November include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar
skulls, the favorite food and beverages
Of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. This festival is
celebrated in the whole country.
Jazz Festival in Rivera Maya (November)
Every year in November the Jazz festival takes place in Riviera Maya, this
is a famous event where the best jazz artists come together, in Playa del Carmen
( Quintana Roo).
International Gourmet Festival (November)
This international festival is place in Puerto Vallarta , in Riviera
Nayarit, you can find a lot of events. This festival is in November during 10
days you can taste the delicious cuisine of Mexico.