By Admin | Last Updated August 30, 2019
Mexico is bordered to 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. The country has a varied landscape – swamps, desert, forests, high alpine vegetation, miles of gorgeous beaches, ancient Mayan civilization, ruins of the Aztec nightlife, adventures, unique culture, many UNESCO World Heritage sites, and great food. Mexico is a huge draw for tourists.
According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mexico received 35 million visitors in 2017, making the country the world’s 8th most popular country for tourists. Germany ranked 7th, while Thailand came in at 9th.
Mexico is the largest country in Central America. It is about three times as large as Texas. Mexico is shaped roughly like a wedge, widest in the north and tapering to the narrow Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south.
The climate of Mexico is highly varied as the Tropic of Cancer divides the country into temperate and tropical zones. North of the twenty-fourth parallel, the country sees lower temperatures in the winter. South of the twenty-fourth parallel, temperatures are fairly constant throughout the year. North Mexico generally receives less precipitation than the south.
|The south, both coastal plains and the Yucatán Peninsula, have a yearly median temperature between 24 and 28 °C (75.2 and 82.4 °F). Temperatures here remain high throughout the year.||Low-lying areas north of the 24th parallel are hot and humid in the summer. Lower yearly temperature averages in the winter.|
|Towns and cities south of the 24th parallel have constant, pleasant temperatures throughout the year. Northerly locations see seasonal variations.||At 2,300 meters (7,546 ft), Mexico City has a yearly median temperature of 15 °C (59 °F) with pleasant summers and mild winters.|
|Rainfall varies widely both by location and season. The Baja California Peninsula has arid or semi-arid conditions.||Parts of the northern Altiplano, highlands and high peaks in the Sierra Madres receive snow.|
|Rainy season from June to mid-October. February and July are the driest and wettest months.||Mexico is in the hurricane belt. All regions of both coasts see storms from June through November. Hurricanes on the Pacific coast are often less violent.|
September is the best time to visit Mexico, as the weather in Mexico is cooler this time of the year. There are fewer spells of rain. There is lush greenery. September also has fewer crowds, as kids go back to school. With fewer tourists, the prices have gone down too.
But honestly, there really is no bad time to visit Mexico. However, having said this, certain times of the year may appeal to different people. Also, some destinations and activities may be better at certain times of the year.
If the number of days given on your tourist permit is fewer than 180, its validity may be extended up to this maximum.
Free import of,
Any uncanned foodstuff (e.g. pork) and derivatives. Import of canned food is permitted, except for pork and derivatives.
Earth, plants, parts of them, flowers, fruits, seeds or materials of vegetable origin used as containers, packing or in the manufactured handicrafts. It is allowed to import seeds and plants of varieties and species that are beneficial to the nation,
Securing the authorization from the Ministry of Agriculture.Goods imported in addition to the categories above are dutiable, but exempt from import license.
The export of archeological materials.
Local currency (Mexican Peso-MXN) and foreign currencies: Up to USD 10,000. Higher amounts must be declared on arrival. Exchange into local currency is only allowed at authorized banks.
International Airport Departure Tax/Tourism Tax is levied on passengers departing from Mexico on international flights. This differs for each airport, but ranges between USD 18 and 29.
Mexico is the world’s 8th most popular country for tourists according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Mexico received 35 million visitors in 2017, just ahead of Thailand. Its island escapes, Caribbean coastline, cosmopolitan capital city, forests, and ancient ruins are a huge draw.
|1.||Beaches||Top beaches – Tulum, Akumal beach, the Playa Las Gatas, and the Cancún beach. You can simply relax on the sandy stretch, play beach volleyball, soccer, or go paddle boarding, fishing and kayaking. There is also diving, snorkeling, sailing, and whale-watching. Playa Norte on Isla Muyeres and Xpu Ha Beach are part of the Riviera Maya. Zipolite Beach, Playa del Amor and Playa de Tecolote are the busiest beaches. You will find many vendors selling marlin en escabencha and chocolate clams.|
|2.||Ancient Sites||Teotihuacán, Chichen-Itza and the circular pyramids of Guachimontones in Jalisco are all famous.|
|3.||UNESCO World Heritage Sites||Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco, Historic Centre of Puebla, Archaeological site of Monte Albán and the Historic Centre of Oaxaca, Palenque, Teotihuacán, Chichen-Itza, El Tajin, Zacatecas, Uxmal, Xochicalco, the Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque and many more. There are a total of 35 sites.|
|4.||Mexican Cuisine||It is vast. Mayan delicacies, the tortas and tacos are mouthwatering.|
|5.||Mexican Music||Truly diverse. The mariachi groups are excellent and shouldn't be overlooked.|
|6.||Friendly, welcoming people||The Mexicans will go out of the way to help you if you know Spanish.|
|7.||Diverse Landscape||There is something for everyone, from deserts to forests, turquoise sea to mountains and volcanoes.|
|8.||Unique Wildlife||Chance to see endangered species like Axolotl, cacomistle, Mexican prairie dog and the Vaquita Porpoise along the Caribbean coast.|
|9.||Drinks||In Mexico tequila, mezcal and pulque tastes better.|
|10.||Mexican Culture||Fascinating. Mexican culture is a collage of influences, from the Mesoamerican to the Spanish. Many speak local languages and dialects, and not Spanish at Oaxaca or the mountains of Jalisco and Chihuahua. Explore Spanish colonial history in Taxco, Querétaro and Guanajuato.|
|11.||Handicrafts||The country’s folk art and beautiful handicrafts is reason enough to visit Mexico. Collect woolen rugs, silver jewelry, Talavera pottery, hand-blown glass, baskets, hats, woodcarvings, and clothing.|
|12.||Affordable||The cost of travel and hotels is cheaper than many other places. Even though the prices are higher in the touristy areas like Cancún and Baja California, you’ll still get more bang for your buck.|
Mexico is a huge draw for a lot of tourists who seek extensive sunshine, stunning scenery, and beautiful sandy beaches. And of course, there are those UNESCO World Heritage sites and the Aztec and Mayan ruins.
Mexico for budget travelers – If you're a budget traveler, you're going to be surprised by how low your expenses in the country can be. Let's say you travel overland using public transport, stay primarily in hostels, and eat Mexican street food for three meals a day. In this situation, you can expect to average just $25 a day.
Mexico for mid-range travelers – If you're more of a mid-range traveler, you'll be looking to stay in a decent hotel, splurge on some nice restaurants, and occasionally take a domestic flight. In this case, you can expect to average $70 a day in Mexico.
Mexico for luxury travelers – If you're a luxury traveler, the sky's the limit! There's no real upper limit as to what you can spend here, so you could be looking at anywhere between $100 and $500 a day. And if you're a nomad that's looking to live in Mexico for a month or more, then your monthly costs will be even lower.