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Mexico - tourist guide for holidays

Mexico is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Mexico is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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Mexico - the best places to see

Mexico If you compare Mexico with other countries of the world, you will see it is rather large country. And you will find here a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • Mexico City (Zocalo square + cathedral + presidential palace + National Museum of Anthropology)
  • archeological zone Chichen Itza with pyramids
  • Teotihuacan (pyramids of Sun and Moon + old palace ruins)
  • Taxco - picturesque city of silver
  • sea resort of Acapulco (with pirate history)
  • Oaxaca (city center + Monte Alban)
  • quiet coast around Puerto Angel
  • San Cristobal de Las Casas - colonial style city (+ tribal villages)
  • archeological zone Palenque
  • picturesque coast in Tulum with Mayan ruins
  • Mexico's Caribbean coast is a very affordable travel destination. Surfing + diving and Kayaking are some of the popular activities.

Mexico - useful information

Religion:
~ Roman Catholic: 75 %
~ Protestant: 6 %
~ unspecified: 14 %
~ no religion: 5 %
Religion - Mexico
Mexico: flagCapital: Mexico City
Area: 1,972,550 km2
Number of inhabitants: 113,724,000
Currency: Mexican peso, MXN, $
Language: Spanish
Time zone: GMT-8 – -6 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +52
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: English in tourist places
Serious travel risk: malaria in some areas
Voltage in electric network: 127 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Mexico

Mexico - Travellers Forum

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  Chichen Itza Light show
Chichen Itza is a magical place during the day, but it is great in the evenings - and even in the night as well. The Chichen Itza light and sound show is really interresting. You can see there for example the stone snake (at the stairs) moving - which is an optical ilusion gnerated by Sun on some da
  Nevado de Toluca
Kousek od Mexico City (dá se tam dojet busem) leží město Toluca (je i tady na mapě). A nad ním Nevado de Toluca, kopec, který fakt stojí za to. Na vrcholu sopečné jezero (kam místní jezdí na pikniky, ale ne nějak masově, nebudete na místě přecpaném turisty) a jsou tu krásné výhledy do krajiny. Pod N
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Mexico - the map and typical itinerary

Mexico - map
Itinerary 1: Mexico City (Zocalo square + cathedral + presidential palace + National Museum of Anthropology) + day trip - Teotihuacan (pyramids of Sun and Moon + old palace ruins) - days: 2, Taxco - picturesque city of silver - days: 1, sea resort of Acapulco (with pirate history) - relaxation at sea - days: 4, Mexico City (Zocalo square + cathedral + presidential palace + National Museum of Anthropology)
Itinerary 2: Mexico City (Zocalo square + cathedral + presidential palace + National Museum of Anthropology) + day trip - Teotihuacan (pyramids of Sun and Moon + old palace ruins) - days: 2, Taxco - picturesque city of silver - days: 1, Oaxaca (city center + Monte Alban) - days: 2, quiet coast around Puerto Angel - relaxation at sea - days: 3, San Cristobal de Las Casas - colonial style city (+ tribal villages) - days: 2, archeological zone Palenque - days: 1, archeological zone Chichen Itza with pyramids - days: 2, picturesque coast in Tulum with Mayan ruins - relaxation at sea - days: 3, Cancún
Itinerary 3: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolMexico offers medium level of prices. It is hardly a destination for very cheap holidays, but for reasonable prices you can get reasonable quality. If you want cheap holidays, we recommend you to go to some countries in south-eastern Asia.
  • Cheap accommodation: $10
  • Medium accommodation: $35
  • Expensive accommodation: $100
  • Cheap meal: $2
  • Medium meal: $8
  • Expensive meal: $28
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Mexico on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Mexico may have different names in different languages. For example Mexiko, Mexiko, Le Mexique, México. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

The United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos), or commonly Mexico (Spanish: México Spanish pronunciation: [mexiko]), is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the North Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. The United Mexican States is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a federal district, the capital Mexico City, whose metropolitan area is one of the world's most populous. Covering almost 2 million square kilometers, Mexico is the fifth-largest country in the Americas by total area and the 14th largest in the world. With an estimated population of 109 million, it is the 11th most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. As a regional power and the only Latin American member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 1994, Mexico is firmly established as an upper middle-income country. Mexico is the 12th largest economy in the world by GDP by purchasing power parity. The economy is strongly linked to those of its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners. Despite being considered an emerging world power, the country's social and security problems keep it from being effective. Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time that an opposition party won the presidency from the Institutional Revolutionary Party ("Partido Revolucionario Institucional" : PRI) which had held it since 1929, culminating the political alternation at the federal level, which had begun at the local level during the 1980s.
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The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON.
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