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Mexico Travel Guide

Mexico Online Travel Guide & Tourist Information

So, you have decided to spend your vacation in Mexico, and want to get acquainted with this beautiful and enormous country, but don’t know where to begin from? Are you interested in cultural sights, adventures, beach resorts, or big cities?

Mexico is often associated with spring-breaking holidays and all-in beach resorts in Cancún or Cabo, but there is so much more to it.

MexicanRoutes will help you to plan your trip and help you to see Mexico you could never see on your own. This Mexico travel guide will help you plan your vacation and choose the best routes that allow you to enjoy the interests you have based on the time that you have.

This Mexico travel guide will help you to choose the best places to visit, making your travel experiences breathtaking and memory-making.

What is “Mexican Routes” about?

MexicanRoutes is the most complete Mexico online travel guide, it is the best solution for a backpacking trip, for a road trip around Mexico and just to have an idea about where to move and what to see.

All necessary tourist information: historical facts, tourist points of interest, how to get there, travel recommendations, local traditions, holidays and festivals, cuisine, and much more.

Everything you need to know about Mexico

  • More than 250 Mexican destinations: towns and villages
  • More than 100 archaeological zones
  • Suggested travel routes for your visit to Mexico

Search by category or by state, to read about more than 500 Mexican destinations: towns, villages, resorts, archeological sites, protected natural areas, history facts, tourist attractions, how to get there, getting around, and things to do.

We plan travel routes based on the custom choices you have made. This saves you time and allows you to maximize your precious vacation hours. Just go to the travel routes section and choose the best route for you. All routes are free.

Mexico quick facts

  • Mexico is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
  • The official name of Mexico is the United Mexican States.
  • Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area.
  • National Day: 16th September.
  • The national symbol of Mexico is the golden eagle which features prominently on the coat of arms.
  • The national language of Mexico is Spanish.
  • Mexico uses the Mexican peso, 1 USD = 21 MXN (2022)

Administrative division of Mexico

  • Mexico is divided into 31 states + Mexico City.
  • Each state is divided into municipalities.
  • There are 2448 municipalities in Mexico, not including the 16 boroughs of Mexico City.

Mexico City is a special political division that belongs to the federation as a whole and not to a particular state. Before 2016 was known as the Federal District, its autonomy was previously limited relative to that of the states.

Mexico City is divided into 16 boroughs.

What Mexico is famous for?

Places to visit in Mexico:

Mexico has much to offer as a vacation destination, including good value, rich cultural heritage, and stunning scenery. There are many must-see places in Mexico: nearly two million square miles of coastline, desert, rainforest, mountains, and fertile plains.

Mexico is a land of beauty and history, with high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north, and dense rain forests in the south. Mexico is the product of a rich Indian heritage and three centuries of Spanish rule.

Mexican culture is rich in history and traditions.

Mexico is also known by:

  • Pre-Columbian archaeological zones
  • Resorts & Beaches
  • Natural areas
  • Mexican street food
  • Mayan ancient ruins & pyramids
  • Mariachi & musica ranchera
  • The Day of the Dead
  • Mexico is home to Tequila, Mezcal, and Corona beer

What is the best time to visit Mexico?

The optimum time to visit is generally between December and April when there is virtually no rain.

The coolest months are between December and February, while the wet season begins in the south in May and lasts until October. A heavy shower during this period usually clears the increased humidity before it builds up again.

The Caribbean coast can be affected by the hurricane season, which runs from June to November. The official hurricane season in Mexico arises at the start of June and at the end of November and the highest risk of hurricanes is between September and October.

The coolest months in Mexico tend to vary by region, but as a general rule of thumb, the rainy season runs from May to September.

Is Mexico safe for travel?

Mexico is a very large country, and there are many areas that are safe to visit. Hundreds of thousands of travelers visit Mexico every year, and the vast majority of these visitors never become crime victims.

In most parts of Mexico, tourists need only exercise the caution that they would in any vacation spot – pay attention to its surroundings, wear a money belt, and avoid dark and deserted areas – to avoid becoming crime victims.

Street crime is an issue in many parts of Mexico. Take standard precautions, such as wearing a money belt or neck pouch, to safeguard your travel money, passport, and credit cards.

You better must use apps like Lyft or Uber or order taxis at government-regulated taxi stands to obtain on-demand transportation services, and they are forbidden to travel from one city to another by road at night.

In light of escalating drug-related crime in Mexico’s big border cities, you better avoid Ciudad Juarez, Nogales, and Tijuana.

The US State Department has classified five regions of Mexico as unsafe for tourists: Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas.

But despite these warns, the same US State Department’s website has classified Mexico in general as Country Level 2, the same level that has been awarded to countries such as France, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Plan an itinerary that skips known trouble spots, and be aware of your surroundings during your trip.

Mexican travel routes & destinations

  • The Mystery & Origin of the Maya Culture
  • Colonial experience
  • The fascinating encounter between history & modern-day Mexico

Suggested travel routes:

Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers

You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.

Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.

You can also request information at SECTUR

Emergency numbers

General Information: 040 (not free)

National Emergency Service: 911

Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089

Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074

Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700

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