Travel Guide


Mexico is a vibrant and diverse country located in the southern part of North America. It is the 11th most populous country in the world and home to a rich cultural heritage that dates back to ancient civilizations such as the Maya and Aztecs. With its stunning natural landscapes, including white sandy beaches, lush tropical jungles, and towering mountain ranges, Mexico is a popular destination for travelers seeking adventure and relaxation alike.

The country is also famous for its delicious cuisine, vibrant music and dance, and colorful festivals and traditions. From the bustling streets of Mexico City to the laid-back beaches of Cancun, Mexico offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience that is sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

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Essential Travel Information

Traveling to a new country can be an exciting and enriching experience. Here is a quick introduction to the country.

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No National Language, Spanish is de facto.

Capital Airport

MEX - Mexico International


Mexican Peso (MXN)

Driving Side

Drive on the right side of the road


Type A, Type B (120 Volts)



Best Known For:

Day of the dead celebrations, Chichen Itza, Art, Food (tacos, guacamole, etc)


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Learn more about this amazing country and what there is that makes it special.

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What are the Most Visited Cities in Mexico?

Discover the most visited cities in Mexico! From Mexico City to Tulum, Cancun to Puerto Vallarta. Explore the culture, cuisine, and attractions.
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Top Tourist Attractions in Mexico

Discover the top tourist attractions in Mexico! From picturesque beaches to ancient ruins and mouth-watering cuisine, explore the best of Mexico today.
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25 Reasons to Visit Mexico

In this article I'll be going over the top reasons why you should visit Mexico. Mexico is one of the most alluring and colorful countries to visit, with its vibrant culture and stunning landscapes and has so much to offer!

Travel Advice

Traveling to a new country can be both exciting and intimidating. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or planning your first trip abroad, these travel advice tips will help you navigate through the country with ease.

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Ultimate Mexico Travel Advisory 2023 Map

Discover Mexico's 2023 travel advisory map and explore the regions with low risk, best cities to visit, and essential safety tips for a memorable trip.
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Discover the Top Reasons to Visit Tequila: A Spirited Mexican Experience

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Is Water Safe to Drink in Mexico?: Clearing the Waters

Discover the truth about drinking water in Mexico. Our guide covers tap water quality, risks, alternatives, and tips for staying safe while traveling.
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Your Guide for How Much Spending Money in Mexico

Learn how much to budget when planning a trip to Mexico, from accommodations and food to transportation and activities. Don't forget about hidden expenses!
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Foodie Advice: What To Take To Mexico For Stomach

Stay healthy during your Mexico vacation! Learn what to pack for stomach issues, how to enjoy the food, and tips for good gut health in this informative article.
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Navigating the Waves of Travel Advisories in Mexico

This article provides a highly detailed overview of travel advisories in Mexico, including general safety concerns and specific regions to be cautious of.
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The World of Tianguis Markets: A Shopper's Guide to Mexico's Flea Markets

Discover the colorful world of tianguis markets in Mexico. Our guide offers tips on finding the best markets, food options, and safety tips.
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Using Public Restrooms in Mexico: A Guide to Differences and Hygiene

Discover what to expect when using public restrooms in Mexico. Learn about location, cleanliness, supplies, cultural differences, and accessibility.
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Behind the Wheel: Navigating the Thrills and Challenges of Driving in Mexico

Discover the ins and outs of driving in Mexico. Learn about road rules, customs, etiquette & safety tips to ensure a smooth ride.
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Driving in Mexico: Do You Need an International Driver's License?

Confused about whether you need an international driver's license for Mexico? Read this detailed guide to find out rules, regulations, and tips for safe driving.
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Renting an Apartment in Mexico: A Guide for Foreigners

Looking to rent in Mexico as a foreigner? Our guide covers everything from finding a rental property to cultural differences to consider.
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Mastering the Art of Tipping in Mexico: A Guide to Showing Appreciation for Exceptional Service

Discover the ins and outs of tipping in Mexico. Find out how much to tip, when to do it, and why it's important for service industry workers.
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Mexico Visa Requirements: Your Ultimate Guide to Hassle-Free Travel

Discover the visa requirements for visiting Mexico with our comprehensive guide. Find out what you need to know before traveling to this beautiful country.
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Documents Needed to Travel to Mexico by Air: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about the essential documents required for air travel to Mexico. Passport, visa, tourist card and additional requirements covered in this detailed guide.
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ATMs and Banks in Mexico

Looking for banking options and information on the industry in Mexico? Discover the banking and ATM options available to you in Mexico.
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How to Travel Safely in Mexico: Travel Tips for Mexico

Travel safely in Mexico! In this guide will cover 10 tips help you travel to Mexico, with tips for staying secure, staying healthy, and having an amazing time. I will also give advice on safety tips and what to look out for during your visit to Mexico.
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Best Time to Visit Mexico

Mexico is an incredibly diverse country, with a rich culture, beautiful scenery and wonderful people. As such, it has become a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world. But when is the best time to visit Mexico? In this article, we'll cover the optimal times of year to explore this incredible country so you can make the most of your trip.
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Do You Need A Passport To Go To Mexico?

You may be wondering if you need a passport to travel to Mexico. In this article I will tell you everything you need to know about the passport requirements to gain entry into Mexico.

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Majestic Marvels: Unveiling Mexico's Pueblo Magicos

Unveiling the enchanting Pueblo Magicos of Mexico, their significance, objectives, and hidden gems. Start your cultural journey here!
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Exploring the Art Scene in Mexico: A Journey Through Notable Art Galleries

Discover the most notable art galleries in Mexico, from Mexico City to Oaxaca. Explore the vibrant art scene in this diverse country.
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Magnificent Museums of Mexico: Exploring the Nation's Rich Cultural Heritage

Discover the must-see museums in Mexico and delve into the country's rich cultural heritage. If you only have a day in Mexico City, here are the cultural sites to see.
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A Deep Dive Into Mexico's National and Bank Holidays

Discover the diverse and colorful world of national and bank holidays in Mexico with this detailed guide. Learn the history and cultural significance behind each celebration.
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Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Mexican Holidays

Explore the vibrant and diverse holiday celebrations of Mexico, from Dia de los Muertos to Semana Santa, and discover this country's rich cultural heritage.
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The Spiritual Side of Mexico: Must-See Cathedrals and Religious Sites

Explore the must-see cathedrals and religious sites of Mexico, from iconic structures to hidden gems. Discover unique histories and tips for visiting.

A Spirited Journey Through Mexico's Heartland: How to get from Guadalajara to Tequila

Discover the best ways to get from Guadalajara to Tequila! Our detailed guide covers bus, car, and train options plus top things to do in Tequila
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Explore the Cuisines of Mexico

Tantalize your taste buds with the incredible flavors of Mexico! In this article I'll explore the diverse and delicious cuisines of Mexico and dive into some of the regional dishes as well.


What to do and the places to see.

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Learn how to travel like a pro both into and within this country.

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What Do You Need to Rent a Car in Mexico: Driving Your Way Through Mexico

Learn what you need to do to rent a car in Mexico. From driver's license to return requirements, we cover everything you need to know. Personal advice included.
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How to Travel Around Mexico: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the best ways to travel around Mexico! From flying to ride-sharing, we've got you covered.
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Guide to Using Uber in Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

Discover how to use Uber in Mexico safely and efficiently with our comprehensive guide. Learn about payment options, ride types, and more!
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Adventures with BlaBlaCar: Your Ridesharing App in Mexico

Discover the advantages of ridesharing with BlaBlaCar in Mexico. Find out how to use it, popular routes, tips, and challenges. Try it for your next trip!
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Guide to Taxi Services in Mexico

Discover the ins and outs of riding taxis in Mexico with our expert guide. Learn about safe taxis, negotiating fares, and avoiding scams. Plan your trip now!
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Riding in Style: The Best Bus Companies in Mexico to Travel With

Explore the top bus companies in Mexico and find out how to choose the best one for your journey. Discover insider tips for booking tickets.
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Your Guide to Traveling with Domestic Airlines in Mexico

Discover the benefits of traveling around Mexico with domestic airlines. From cost-effective options to remote destinations, find out more in this detailed guide.
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From Metro to Taxi: Navigating Public Transportation in Mexico

Discover the ins and outs of Mexico's public transport system in major cities. Learn how to ride the metro, buses, taxis, and more.

What to Pack for


No matter the time of year, I'll let you know what to bring and pack in your luggage.

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What to Pack for Mexico in November

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in November, region by region. From stylish attire to essential accessories, be prepared for your trip!
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What to Pack for Mexico in October by Region

Discover the essential packing list for Mexico in October. From lightweight clothing to sun protection, be prepared for all regions. Expert tips!
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What to Pack for Mexico in September: Your Regional Guide

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in September, covering all regions. From coastal beaches to highlands and deserts, be prepared!
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What to Pack for Mexico in Fall: Your Regional Guide

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in July, from coastal regions to bustling cities. Prepare for a hot and vibrant adventure!
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What to Pack for Mexico in Summer: Ultimate Guide to Regional Essentials

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in summer, covering coastal regions, central highlands, and northern deserts. Don't miss out!
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What to Pack for Mexico in July

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in July, from coastal regions to bustling cities. Prepare for a hot and vibrant adventure!
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What to Pack for Mexico in June

Discover the essential packing guide for Mexico in June, from coastal regions to desert areas. Stay prepared and stylish with our expert tips!
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What to Pack for Mexico in May: A Regional Packing Guide

Discover the essential packing list for Mexico in May, tailored to different regions. From coastal paradises to cultural gems, be prepared for an unforgettable adventure.
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What to Pack for Mexico in Spring: A Seasonal Guide

Discover the ultimate guide to packing for Mexico in spring. From coastal getaways to cultural adventures, pack smart for each region's unique climate.
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What to Pack for Mexico in December: Region-wise Tips

Master the art of packing for Mexico in December: Discover what to bring for each region's unique climate. Don't leave home without these essential tips!
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What to Pack for Mexico in March: Your All Region Guide

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in March, tailored to each region. From coastal paradises to cultural hubs, be prepared for an unforgettable journey.
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What to Pack for Mexico in February: Covering the Regions with Finesse

Pack wisely: Expert tips for what to bring when traveling to Mexico in February. Stay prepared for diverse climates across different regions!
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What to Pack for Mexico in April: An All Region Guide

The ultimate guide to packing for Mexico in April, region by region. Prepare for diverse climates and make the most of your trip. Expert tips inside!
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What to Pack for Mexico in January: A Regional Guide

Discover the ultimate packing guide for Mexico in January! Stay stylish and comfortable while exploring different regions of this vibrant country.
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What to Pack for Puerto Vallarta: A Traveler’s Guide

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What to Pack for Mexico in August: A Regional Guide

Master the art of packing for Mexico in August with this detailed guide, ensuring you're prepared for every region and its unique climate
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The Ultimate Packing List for Mexico

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Here are a couple of commonly asked questions to help you expand your knowledge:

What Continent is Mexico on?

Mexico is located in North America. It is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. Mexico is the fifth largest country in both size and population. It has 31 states and one federal district, which is its capital city, Mexico City.

Mexico's geography is incredibly diverse, ranging from deserts in the north to tropical rainforests in the south. The country also features mountains, jungles, beaches, and islands along its coasts. This variety of natural landscapes makes it a great destination for tourists looking for adventure or relaxation alike.

What currency does Mexico use?

Mexico uses the Mexican Peso as its official currency. This is the most widely used form of currency in Mexico, and is abbreviated as MXN or simply $. The peso has been in use since 1821, when it replaced the Spanish colonial real. It is currently divided into 100 smaller units called centavos.

The Mexican Peso is available in both paper and coin form. Paper notes come in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos. Coins also come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 pesos. In addition to this there are also coins for 5, 10 and 20 centavos.

What is the flag of Mexico?

The flag of Mexico features three vertical stripes in green, white, and red, with the country's coat of arms in the center of the white stripe. The green stripe represents hope, the white stripe symbolizes purity, and the red stripe stands for the blood of Mexican heroes. The coat of arms features an eagle perched on a cactus while devouring a snake, which represents the Aztec legend of the founding of Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital of Mexico. The coat of arms is surrounded by an oak and laurel wreath, which symbolizes strength and victory.

What is the country code for Mexico?

The country code for Mexico is +52. This is the international dialing code used to make phone calls to Mexico from other countries.

Mexico's country code is also known as its international direct dialing (IDD) number. This number is used when making a call from another country to a Mexican phone number. You'll need to add the +52 prefix before the Mexican telephone number in order for the call to be connected successfully.

What's the internet code for Mexico?

The internet code for Mexico is .mx. This two-letter country code is assigned to Mexico by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). It's used in domain names and other online identifiers to indicate that the website or account is associated with Mexico.

What languages are used in Mexico?

Spanish was brought to Mexico by Spanish colonizers during the 16th century and has since become the dominant language in the country. In addition to Spanish, there are also many indigenous languages spoken in Mexico, such as Nahuatl, Maya, and Zapotec, among others. The Mexican government recognizes these indigenous languages as national languages as well, but Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the country.

What are the largest cities in Mexico?

The largest cities in Mexico by metropolitan area population, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), are:

  1. Mexico City (Ciudad de México) - population of over 21 million
  2. Guadalajara - population of over 5 million
  3. Monterrey - population of over 4.7 million
  4. Puebla - population of over 3 million
  5. Toluca - population of over 2.1 million
  6. Tijuana - population of over 1.8 million
  7. León - population of over 1.6 million
  8. Ciudad Juárez - population of over 1.4 million
  9. Torreón - population of over 1.4 million
  10. Querétaro - population of over 1.3 million

Note that these populations are based on metropolitan areas, which can include suburbs and neighboring cities, and not just the population within the city limits.

What is the ethnic mix of Mexico?

Mexico has a diverse ethnic mix, with the majority of the population identifying as Mestizo, which is a mix of European and Indigenous heritage. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), as of 2020, the ethnic composition of Mexico is:

  • Mestizo: 62%
  • Indigenous: 21%
  • White: 15%
  • Afro-Mexican and other groups: 2%

Indigenous groups in Mexico include Maya, Zapotec, Mixtec, Nahuatl, and many others. The Afro-Mexican population is mainly concentrated in the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, and Oaxaca.

What is the religion of Mexico?

Mexico is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, with approximately 82% of the population identifying as Catholic. However, there is also a growing population of Protestants and Evangelicals, which currently make up about 6% of the population. In addition, there are also small communities of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and other religions in Mexico.

What countries border Mexico?

Mexico shares a 3,152 km (1,954 mile) border with the United States to the north, a 193 km (120 mile) border with Belize to the southeast, and a 962 km (598 mile) border with Guatemala to the south.

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