Mexico is situated south of the United States of America between the gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. A country so diverse which offers something for every visitor, from the north of Mexico with its rugged mountains, deserts and extreme weather. In Central Mexico your will find a taste of the real Mexico with it’s colonial cities and pretty towns offering character and colour. In Southern Mexico and the gulf of Mexico a wide range of out door activities and adventure can be found, with it’s mangroves, marshes and forests. The Yucatan peninsula is the gate way to the Mayan world and also the worlds second largest coral reef where you can snorkel. The Pacific coast offers beaches as well as towns and cities with rich cultural offerings. The Baja California Peninsula offers world class hotels, golf courses and wonderful dive sites as well as watch the migration of the Gray whale if you are ther at the right time of year.
Best time to visit Mexico
Due to the size of Mexico the weather can be varied and temperatures can be very different at sea level and in the higher grounds. As a rule if visiting the beach, the best time is between October and May, however hurricane season is from June to October and temperatures during this time can be hot and humid. If visiting higher ground beware the coldest months are between November and January.
Hotels, Accommodation Mexico
Mexico accommodation is varied like the country from small guest houses to large luxury all inclusive resorts. Cancun one of the most popular beach destinations offers over 21000 hotel rooms from cheap and friendly to large and luxury. Time share is also popular in this area as well as apartments for self catering. Golf and Spa resorts offer something for all the family as well as eco friendly resorts and adults only hotels. There really is something for everyone. If you want true luxury beach accommodation then head out to Baja California which is popular chill out destination for American Celebrities.
Honeymoons in Mexico
Mexico as a honeymoon destination can provide good all inclusive well priced hotels or a full itinerary with a variety of places to visit and experience the culture and warmth of this country. Popular itineraries include visits to the vibrant Mexico City, the world heritage site of Chichén Itzá finished off with a stay at the beaches of Cancun or the river Maya.
Weddings in Mexico
Cancun or the Playa del Carmen and the River Maya area is the most popular area for getting married in Mexico. Minimum residency is 3 to 5 days before you can marry and the regular documents are required such as; 10 year passport, birth Certificates, Decree absolute if married before and Death certificate if widowed. Adoption certificate if adopted and deed poll certificate if your name has been changed. Minimum age is 18 years old. Witnesses may not be related to the bride or groom and a blood test is mandatory in the resort. Translation costs will be incurred for local documents such as the marriage application and certificate.
Things to do and See in Mexico
Mexico has become a firm favourite for its wonderful beaches and year round climate. the beaches of the Yucatan are what we all dream of with white sands and crystal clear waters, added to this wonderful coral reefs to explore by snorkel or enjoy the vast selection of water sports.
If you want to see a little more a visit to the ancient Mayan ruins will delight and inspire you as there are over 14,000 ancient sites with the most commonly known Chichen Itza and Tulum close at hand. or take a trip into the jungle and see the many exotic animals and wonderful jungle backdrop and unearthed cities covered in vines and twisting trees.
Car hire Mexico and Driving tips in Mexico
Driving is on the right hand side as in America. Do not use head lights through the day as other drivers will flash at you thinking that you have left your lights on. Do not drive at night as there are lots of live stock that can suddenly appear in front of you. You cannot drive in Mexico City on certain days, depending on the last number of your license plate.
Traffic cops are more honest than you have been led to believe, but there are some in towns who are looking for bribes, especially in Mexico City. When this happens, stand firm and tell them you want to go to the comandancia. Speed limits in Urban areas are 40KPH and between 90KPH and 100KPH. Road signs are in Spanish and English
Essential Facts on Mexico
Capital City – Mexico City
Language – Spanish
Currency – Mexican Peso
Driving on the right hand side
Flight timme – Average from London 11 – 12 hours
Time Difference – Between GMT -5 and -8
For more detailed information you can visit the official Mexico Tourist Board
|Languages spoken||Spanish English|
|Visa requirements||None for UK passport holders. Tourist card purchased on arrival. Passport must be valid for 6 months|