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Traveling in Mexico, Mexico City

 
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added on 22nd of February, 2006
Population: 104 million

Major Airports:

* Juarez International Airport, Mexico City - MEX

* Cancun International Airport - CUN

* Puerto Vallarta Ordaz - PVR

* Los Cabos International Airport - SJD

* Guadalajara Don Miguel Hidalgo International Airport - GDL

* Ixtapa International Airport - ZIH

* General Rafael Bueina International Airport, Mazatlan - MZT

* Cozumel Municipal - CZM

Currency: Peso - MXN ($1 US = $11.17 MEX)

Language: Spanish

Documents: Bring either a U.S. passport or a certified copy of a birth certificate and photo

identification.

When to Go: This is a year round destination, but to provide a few parameters, the rainy season is from May to November, you will be fairly safe from the rain in mid-November to May. Mid-summer is tourist season and whenever demand is high expect to pay more for hotel accommodations, but this could be avoided if you plan ahead of time. However, restaurants frequented by tourist will still remain expensive. Cabo and Cancun are top Spring Break destinations so expect a good party scene at this time and if your not the college crowd or not in to the party scene, you'll want to stay away.

Getting There: It's most convenient to arrive by air and a majority of flights will arrive in Mexico City. It is also common for flights arriving from the US to arrive in Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Guadalajara and Cancun.

Getting Around: If you are planning to visit several cities in Mexico do so via air. Although Mexico does offer first-class buses that are spacious, the service is professional, it is safe and is on schedule. There are also second-class buses for those on a budget, but they can be slower and less comfortable. Local buses and Micros (white and green mini buses) are available, but ride at your own risk as they are not safe as they are not regulated and people get packed in, but they are extremely cheap. Taxis are available and do use only official taxis that are link to 'Sitio' as they have been several reports of taxi related crimes. Driving in Mexico can be challenging, it is safe, but be alert and it requires numerous documentations that can be provided by the rental car company.
 

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Read about Mexico City in our travel-guide
Meinem Besuch in Mexiko
 
 
 
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Mexico City History

 Mexico City also had the honor to host the Olympic Games of 1968 and the FIFA World cup in 1970 and 1986. Mexico, with its mineral wealth and fertile plains, was the crown jewel of the Spanih colonies. The Monarchs and landlords in Mexico distributed the land in the form of encomiendas. The post-revolution history of Mexico is marked by a single political party the Partido Revolucionario Institutional.   Mexico City was completely destroyed in 1521. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established and the city was rebuilt. In the colonial age, the construction of many buildings and churches like the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for Mexico City

Meinem Besuch in Mexiko - Jul 30, 2009, by mary
Über Mexico Die Mexicaner sind sehr stolz auf ihre Traditionen. Sie haben überall Traditionen, wie zum Beispiel in der Kunst, im Kunsthandwerk, beim alltäglichen Leben, bei Festen, auf Märkten und in der Gastronomie.... Read more »

 
 

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