What you should know before traveling to Mexico
Nicknamed the “Land of Enchantment,” Mexico is one of the most popular and exotic vacation destinations in the world. Visitors can mingle with the country’s natural beauty and friendly local people, as well as enjoy the delight of the daily siesta, festive costumes and hats, music and dancing, exotic food, fine Mexican beer, and world-famous tequila. Do you dare to learn more? Let’s take a deeper look at what you should know before planning your trip to Mexico!
Main reasons to visit Mexico
The beautiful mountains and sandy beaches of Cancun and Cabo San Lucas, exciting nightlife, traditional mariachi musicians, delicious tacos, burritos, tortillas and Mexican chocolate treats, interesting birds and animals, and must-see Mayan ruins make of Mexico a fascinating destination to share. with the whole family. There is excellent marine diving, marine life, boating, and adventure and water sports to make your visit even more exciting. Local art old and new can be found in Mexico’s museums and art galleries and there is plenty of family entertainment at amusement parks and adventure spots.
🍫 Did you know: Mexico is also the land where chocolate was discovered for the first time?
Mexico is famous for its flavorful, often spicy cuisine that incorporates succulent beef, fish, and chicken, accompanied by rice, tortillas, a multitude of corn dishes, and other traditional vegetables. Chilaquiles – A breakfast dish made with deep-fried tortilla chips, simmered in a flavorful sauce, is served almost everywhere in Mexico. Pozole, enchiladas, tostada, and elote are other famous Mexican dishes. There are hundreds of Mayan ruins in Mexico and the most famous are located in the Yucatan peninsula. Chichén Itzá is the architectural marvel of Mexico and home to El Castillo, the Great Ball Court and the Temple of the Warriors built by the ancient Mayan tribes. Mexico is world-renowned for its high-quality, highly potent tequilas and the Day of the Dead festival that honors dead relatives in street processions throughout the country.
Exciting attractions in Mexico
The huge ancient city of Chichén Itzá and the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan was once the center of political, military, cultural and religious activities for the Mayan people and used to be home to tens of thousands. This UNESCO site is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and you can wander through the ruins for hours and not see everything. The nearby Xtoloc cenote, a freshwater spring, formed the center around which the city was built. Copper Canyon is the Mexican equivalent of the Grand Canyon and is located in the Sierra Madre mountains. Puerto Vallarta has a boardwalk, bars, and beautiful beach hotels to enjoy.
What cities should I visit when I go to Mexico?
Cancun is a pristine coastal area on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that is well known for its water sports and nightlife. The Riviera Maya is a stretch of coastline and sandy beach that attracts celebrities, locals, and tourists alike. The hotels in the area are the best in the country. Puerto Vallarta is another beach resort where boutique hotels take center stage and you’ll find a more ethnic vibe. Mexico City is a must-see for its National Museum of Anthropology, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace, and Chapultepec Park.
When is the best time to visit?
The dry season between December and April is the best time to visit. During these months it does not rain and the weather is warm, but not too much. Of these months the coolest are from December to February. Starting in May, the rainy season begins in southern Mexico and lasts until October. In Mexico, “Día de Muertos” is celebrated on “All Saints’ Day” and “Día de los Difuntos” on the first two days of November and celebrates the lives of deceased loved ones with costumes, parties, music and meal.
Things to know when traveling to Mexico
In addition to the current Covid-19 travel regulations and documents that the traveler must prepare before arriving in Mexico, you will need an up-to-date passport and entry permit. It is recommended that your passport be valid for six months or more from the date of arrival. You can pay for almost everything in Mexico with a credit card, but you should take a few pesos with you when you visit, for certain purchases or tips. Service is not included in all restaurants, so it is customary to tip at least 10%. At a bar, you can tip 10 to 20 pesos for each drink and 10 to 20% of the bill. Getting a local SIM card when you arrive is a good way to ensure your mobile phone service is reliable and uninterrupted. Tap water in Mexico is not drinkable, so you will need to buy bottled water to stay hydrated. There are plenty of fun and interesting places outside of the local tourist spots, so don’t be afraid to go beyond the beaten path in search of unique adventures! Don’t miss the local street markets where you can buy gifts, bags, sweets and jewelry.
Learn more about Mexico!
Mexico City is the oldest city in North America! The country is a mixed landscape with high mountains and low beaches, deserts, canyons, and tropical jungles in the south. The Río Grande and the Yaqui are the two main and very large rivers in the region. His real name is “United Mexican States”, but no one really calls him that. The native language in Mexico is Spanish. The people of Mexico are very artistic and have always produced sculptures, handicrafts, wall paintings, amulets, and jewelry.