Mexico Travel Information

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Area: 1,958,201 sq km (756,066 sq. miles)

Population: 109,955,400

Capital: Mexico City

Language: Spanish

Religion: 97% Roman Catholic

Time Zone: GMT-6, GMT-7, GMT-8

Electricity: 110V AC, 60Hz

Passport: Required by all except U.S. and Canadian citizens (national ID)

Currency: Nuevo Peso (NS)=100 cents

Health: Malaria risk in some rural areas

Climate: Coastal areas and lowlands are hot and humid; the central plateau is temperate.

International Dialling Code: 011+52

Geography of Mexico:

Mexico is at the southern extremity of North America, and is bounded in the north by the USA, northwest by the Gulf of California, west by the Pacific, south by Guatemala and Belize, and east by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Geographical features range from swamp to desert, and from tropical lowland jungle to high alpine vegetation.

Over half of the country has an altitude above 1000m (3300ft). The northern area is arid and thinly populated; the southern area is the heart of Mexico and where almost half of the population lives.Mexico is a travellers delight.Don't be put off by what you hear in the media about drug wars and gangs.Mexico is as safe as the US.Read more about the mexico culture here

There are plenty of first class accommodation in Mexico.Stay at one of the many luxury resorts in Mexico.And why not visit La Paz while you are there? This undiscovered gem sits on the Sea of Cortez and offers travelers the warmth and charm of a small Mexican village with friendly, enthusiastic local people. La Paz is a naturalists delight. You can swim right beside sea lions, or scuba dive through azure waters beaming with colorful sea life and there is spectacular whale watching. The white sandy beaches of La Paz, as opposed to the other beaches in Mexico and the Baja, are safe for swimming and have pristine waters.

Map of Mexico