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Mexico Vacations and Tourism Guide

Mexico Tourism and Travel: online guide for vacations to Mexico

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3/7/2010
Overall rating: 8

Surface:The total land area of Mexico is around 1,923,040 sq km.

Population:  The population of Mexico is around 108,700,890. Mestizos comprise around 60%25 of the population; Amerindians, 30%25; Europeans, 9%25; others 1%25.

System of government: Mexico has a federal republic government that is representative and democratic.

Capital: Mexico City, with a population of around 9,000,000, is the capital.

Religion: A majority of the Mexican population is Roman Catholic.

Official Language: Spanish is the official language.

Government: Mexico has a federal republic government that is representative and democratic.

Climate: The climate varies from tropical to desert. Higher parts of Mexico have a dry climate, while the coastal plains are humid.

Units of measure and electricity: Mexico follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 127V, 60 Hz.

Time Zone: Most of Mexico uses Central Standard Time (GMT – 6). However, certain states follow different time zones.

Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN).

Travel documents required: Visas are necessary for travel to Mexico.


Denis 6/30/2013 At 03:02
Playa del Carmen 1
I find that vacationing here is not the same as living here. When I travel on extended vacations, I prefer to live in a place just like the local people, renting an apartment, not a vacation home. I found the local Mayan population in Playa not to be very friendly to foreigners. The typical one to two week vacation in an overpriced resort like hotel near the beach is not the same experience as living here in a typical apartment that rents for roughly $200/month. Of course if your like most visitors, you'll probably stick to friends that are also visiting. I prefer to live amongst the people to experience something new and to learn about their culture, this was not possible in PDC. Belize or Costa Rica would be a better choice, I didn't have any of these issues there.

Diana Simon 8/28/2012 At 15:32
Akumal 9
Akumal is laid back and more private than other areas on the Caribbean coast. Great scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing on a tropical fish filled reef. Location is great base for exploring Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches and jungle adventures. Car is recommended, but bikes and golf carts are alternative transportation. Villas and a number of low-rise condos are available to rent. A handful of good restaurants are within walking distance. Two of the best thatched-roof beach bars are the meetup destinations. Nightlife is sparse, but only 30 minutes drive to Puerto Avanturas, Playa del Carmen or Tulum for wilder entertainment.

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Travellers' choice

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Akumal
 Beaches (Puerto Morelos)
2
Anthropology Museum
 Museums (Mexico City)
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Anthropology museum
(Merida)
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Anthropology museum
 Museums (Merida)
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Beaches
 Beaches (Acapulco de Juárez)
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Bucerias
 Surroundings (Puerto Vallarta)
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Car Rental
 Getting around (Mazatlán)
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Cenotes
(Merida)
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Chedraui mall
 Stores and shopping malls (Chetumal)
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Diving
 Nature and sport (Tulum)
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Downtown
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Chihuahua City)
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Hernan Cortez Castle
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Cuernavaca)
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Malecon
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Puerto Vallarta)
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Mercado Liberdad
 Flea and street markets (Guadalajara)
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Metropolitan Cathedral
 Landmarks and Historic sites (Chihuahua City)
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MexiGo Tours
 Tours (Valladolid)
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Mining Museum
 Museums (Pachuca)
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On the sea side
 Food and wine (Chetumal)
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Paseo de la reforma
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods (Mexico City)
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Paseo Santa Lucia
(Monterrey)
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Plaza del Sol Shopping District
 Stores and shopping malls (Chihuahua City)
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PLAZA RIO
(Tijuana)
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(Akumal)
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Restaurants
(Akumal)
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