Mexico is a fascinating country filled with diverse landscapes that range from delicate cloud forests to barren, desert terrain. It’s a tourist haven with white beaches and an azure sea.
Things Not to Miss in Mexico
- Chichén Itzá – The most famous and best restored of the Yucatán Maya sites, Chichén Itzá , while tremendously overcrowded – every gawker and his or her grandmother is trying to check off the new seven wonders of the world – will still impress even the most jaded visitor. Many mysteries of the Maya astronomical calendar are made clear when one understands the design of the ‘time temples’ here. Other than a few minor passageways, climbing on the structures is not allowed.
- Take a Ride on the Copper Canyon Railway – The Copper Canyon is a network of canyons, combined are several times larger than the Grand Canyon. The most popular way to explore the Copper Canyon is on the “Chihuahua al Pacifico” Railway. The track passes over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 7,900 feet above sea level featuring spectacular views of the canyons below.
- Tulum – Situated on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, Tulum once served as the major port of the Mayan city of Coba. The tropical beach backdrop makes this a stunning top attraction.
- Mexican Beaches – You could easily spend your entire vacation sunbathing on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Mexico. With coastlines on the Caribbean, Pacific, and Sea of Cortez, Mexico offers many varieties of perfection from powdery white sand to rocky shores or calm swimming bays to massive surf breaks.
- Yucatan Cenotes – The Yucatan cenotes, natural swimming holes formed by the collapse of porous limestone bedrock, offer a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.
- Xplor Adventure Park – Xplor is an exciting, high energy adventure park in Riviera Maya. Activities include: ziplining, venturing through the jungle on amphibious vehicles, and swimming through underground cenote caves.
- The Coco Bongo Club – The world famous Coco Bongo Club is a popular party spot for young people enjoying their Spring Break vacations, but it’s also a great venue for anyone just looking for a night out on their vacation. The club is located in two different locations with venues in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
Language – Mexico has 68 recognized languages, but Spanish is the main one.
Money Matters – The currency of Mexico is the peso (MXN). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Mexico. As in the rest of North America, Visa and MasterCard are universally accepted and American Express is less widely accepted. In Mexico, tipping is not only customary; it is expected and appreciated in return for good service.
Legal Drinking Age – The legal minimum drinking age in Mexico is 18.
Electricity – Mexico’s electricity system is the same as that of the USA: 120 V; 60 Hz.