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Mexico travel guide
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Mexico
So much more…for everyone!
Discover the diversity, vibrancy and exuberance of Mexico and you’ll experience a unique and unforgettable vacation. Combine culture with pleasure by exploring the beautiful beaches, colonial cities and archaeological sites. Visit the colourful Mexican markets, revel in the rhythms of the Mariachi music or enjoy the wonderful golf courses, water sports, restaurants, crafts, spas - and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, laid-back holiday or an active adventurous one, there is something for everyone in Mexico.
Mexico destinations
Riviera Nayarit Puerto Vallarta Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Acapulco Puerto Escondido Huatulco Cozumel Riviera Maya Cancun Los Cabos
Acapulco
This vibrant, legendary Pacific resort has one of the world’s most amazing bays and beaches, as well as world-class golf, spas, hotels, restaurants and incredible nightlife.
Cancun
The island-city offers spectacular eco-tours, water sports, golf, horseback riding and fishing. Luxurious hotels line its sandy white beach strip, and its vibrating nightlife includes all kinds of clubs, discotheques and restaurants.
Cozumel
This utopian island is home to the world’s second-largest coral reef and its warm, clear waters are perfect for divers and snorkellers. Don’t miss the stunning white beaches, water sports and spa treatments.
Huatulco
Famous for its “nine bays”, powdery white beaches and lush vegetation, this paradise offers activities for all ages, including golf, discotheques, sea excursions, horseback riding, dune buggies, coral reef diving, water skiing and sailing.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo
Hotels line Ixtapa’s wide, golden sand beach. Nearby attractions include world-class golf, water sports, scuba diving and surfing. Head for the sleepy fishing village of Zihuatanejo, and go deep-sea fishing for sailfish, marlin and yellow-fin tuna.
Manzanillo
This bustling, active resort area boasts 350 days of sunshine per year, sparkling blue waters, world-renowned deep sea fishing, and activities and attractions galore. The charming beaches, old town and the hotel zone promise non-stop fun and entertainment.
Los Cabos
The history of Los Cabos is as rich as the landscape that defines the region. One of the oldest parts of the southern Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos translates into "The Capes," and brings a lasting history to this unequaled corner of the world.
Mazatlan
In the state of Sinaloa, Mazatlan Mexico offers visitors a glimpse of real a Mexican town. Mazatlan beaches are world renowned, as well as downtown Mazatlan where local attractions are equally charming.
Michoacan
Michoacan State, is unique and one-of-a-kind, the perfect fusion of unspoiled landscape, forests, mountains, lakes and uncrowded beaches picturesque towns, art and history. To visit Michoacán is to discover and learn what is the soul of México.
Oaxaca City
Oaxaca is constantly changing. It's colorful, bustling, vibrating with life from early morning until late at night. It's also reserved, formal, and mysterious--hiding its most intriguing features behind high stone walls, weathered doors, and the gracious manners of its citizens.
Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido is a traditional Mexican fishing village located 280 km south of the city of Oaxaca and 110 km west of Huatulco Bay in an area known as the Emerald Coast for its magnificent jade-green waters.
Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, with its postcard-perfect beach, offers several distinct destinations rolled into one. The old part of town features steep and narrow cobbled streets and the famous oceanfront maleçon with its art works and photo-ops.
Riviera Maya
The Riviera Maya, from Cancun to Tulum, boasts powdery beaches, Mayan archaeological sites and fascinating eco-tours. The sparkling beaches are magnificent and the waters with multi-coloured corals, tropical fish, dolphins and turtles. Playa del Carmen is the place for trendy shopping and restaurants.
Riviera Nayarit
Nayarit, located slightly north of Vallarta, is famous for its fabulously beautiful sunsets. Yucatan
Yucatan is to the southeast of the Mexican Republic. Located in the central part of the Yucatan Peninsula, it is contiguous to the north with the Gulf of Mexico, to the southeast and east with Quintana Roo and to the west and southwest with Campeche.
Mexico travel tips
 
Mexico travel tips
Language spoken in Mexico
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Mexico
The Mexican Peso is the local currency, although Canadian dollars are recommended. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site. US dollars can be exchanged in banks only. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards. ATM's are not easy to find and the Cirrus system is not compatible everywhere.
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
Voltage in Mexico
110V
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Documentation required to visit Mexico
Documentation needed to visit Mexico
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Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Mexican consulate or embassy for information.
Fun facts
First built by the Aztecs in 1325…Mexico City is now one of the world’s largest cities, with over 20 million inhabitants.
Mexico is the world’s largest spanish speaking country, with more than 106 million people & 60 different dialects.
Salma Hayek is the 1st Mexican movie star to achieve stardom in Hollywood since Delores Del Rio in the 1920’s.
The Mexican War of Independence against Spain lasted from 1810 to 1821. Of course, the Mexicans (finally) won!
Writing’s on the wall! The Olmec tribe in pre-Spanish Mexico is often credited with creating…writing!
Map of Mexico