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Mexico! A Place you will never forget

Overview
Mexico is a land of bountiful sunshine, great food and ancient cultures. It’s also growing into one of the most popular medical destinations for medical travelers from the United States and Canada. Why not, when in addition to great medical care, you can vacation on the beach in Mazatlán, climb ancient Aztec temples or go scuba diving in Cancun? Mexico is a place of tradition that reaches back thousands of years.

Mexico is a place of varied and sometimes extreme weather patterns and conditions, which range from snow in the north to hot, humid and tropical in the south. Bordered on both sides by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico offers both land and water excursions, entertainment and fun for singles, couples and families. Whether you want to spend your vacation sunning on the beach in Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlán, or want to go deep-sea fishing off Veracruz or Cancun, Mexico has something for everyone to enjoy. Each of Mexico’s 32 states has popular tourist destinations.

Mexico Basics:

  • Currency – Mexican Peso
  • Language: Spanish
  • Climate: In northern Mexico, temperatures average between 68ºF – 75ºF, and in southern Mexico, between 75ºF – 82ºF
  • Capital: Mexico City

Electrical
Mexico is 127 Volts. It is suggested that, if traveling to any part of Mexico with a device that doesn’t accept 127 Volts at 60 Hertz, you should bring along a voltage converter.

Visa Requirements
A Mexican tourist visa is not required for U.S. citizens planning a stay in Mexico of less than 180 days. Travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following departure date from Mexico. Always travel with at least 6 months validity on your passport.

Money
The peso is the major currency in Mexico. Peso denominations for travelers are recommended in $1, $2, $5, and $10 denominations. A variety of businesses and ATMs throughout Mexico take credit cards, the most common of which include American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

Airlines Serving Mexico
Major airlines from around the world serve Mexico’s international airports, which include Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, the Cancun International Airport in Cancun, and the Juan N. Alvarez International Airport in Acapulco, to name a few.

Specific airlines that fly to Mexico include:

  • American Airlines
  • China Southern, China Airlines and Air China
  • Air Asia
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Quantas
  • Air France
  • KLM
  • EL AL Israel Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines

Mexico Country Dialing Code
Country Code [52] + city code + telephone number

Embassies in Mexico
Australian Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
Ruben Dario 55, Col. Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico DF
City: Mexico City
Phone: +52-55-11012200
Fax: +52-55-1101-2201
Website: http://www.mexico.embassy.gov.au/
Email: embaustmex@yahoo.com.mx
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8.30 h – 17.15 h

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Mexico City, Mexico
Avenida Virreyes N 1015
(Lomas de Chapultepec)
Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo
11000 Mexico, D. F.
City: Mexico City
Phone: 5540-4109
Fax: 5540-1366
Website: http://www.azembassy.org.mx/
Email: imukhtarov@yahoo.com

Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
calle Schiller No. 529, Colonia Polanco
11580 Mexico, D.F.
City: Mexico City
Phone: (011 52) 55 57.24-79.00
Fax: (011 52) 55 57.24-79.43
Website: http://www.mexico.gc.ca
Email: embassy@canada.org.mx,mxicocs@international.gc.ca
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 8 :45 to 17: 15

Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Mexico City, Mexico
Avenida Revolucion 1358, Guadalupe Inn.
Delegacion Alvaro Obregon
Mexico D.F. 01020
Mexico
City: Mexico City
Phone: +52 55 56 60 4897
Fax: +52 55 55 93 5739
Email: delcamposteta@yahoo.com

Embassy of Germany in Mexico City, Mexico
Lord Byron No. 737, Col. Polanco Chapultepec, 11560 México, D.F.
P.O Box M-10792, 0600 México, D.F. Mexico
City: Mexico City
Phone: (01 55) 5283 22 00
Fax: (01 55) 5281 25 88
Website: http://www.mexiko.diplo.de
Email: info@embajada-alemana.org.mx

American Consulate General
Ave. Tapachula # 96
Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
City: Tijuana
Phone: (664) 622-7400
Fax: 664) 622-7625
Website: http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/
Email: TijuanaInfo@state.gov; ACSTijuana@state.gov

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 – 16:45 hrs except official U.S. and Mexican holidays
(Note – There are dozens of American consulates located throughout states in Mexico. Copy the address of the consulate/s closest to your intended areas of travel)

10 Fun Things to Do in Mexico

  • Go scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas or Cozumel
  • Shop native arts and crafts in Guadalajara
  • Enjoy the Hot Springs of Mexico City
  • Ride the Chihuahua Pacific Railway (aka the Copper Canyon Railway)
  • Visit Popocatépetl Volcano
  • Snorkel along the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Climb ancient Aztec Ruins
  • Go horseback riding in Puerto Vallarta
  • Take in the wonder of the Basilica de Guadalupe
  • Visit the National Palace
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