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General Mexico Tourist Information

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This is general tourists information for traveling to Mexico. For Tourists information for a paticular city in Mexico visit our Mexico Destination Directory and select the city you are traveling to for furthe information. The city guides will have information on post offices, tourism boards, airline and airport information as well as othe tourist services.
Taxis in mexico Getting Around in Mexico
Taxis - are affordable and government-regulated, but it is wise to ask the taxi driver before getting into a cab what the charge will be as rates are not listed on the outside of the cab. In Mexico City, taxis (except for a hotel's shuttle taxi) are the most tightly regulated - and they are required by law to have a working meter.

Rental Cars - are available from the major rental companies. To rent a car, you must be at least 25 years of age, hold a valid driver's license, and a major credit card. In order to get the lowest rates, and to ensure that a car is available, we highly recommend that you reserve your vehicle and rate before leaving home. Call your travel agent or the rental car company in your country direct.

Buses - Buses are an important mode of travel in Mexico and the country has a number of excellent long-distance bus lines with service between major cities as well as many smaller local bus lines that will take you into the smallest and remotest communities.
Rental cars in Mexico
using buses in Mexico
Calling Mexico
Mexico has one of the most modern and efficient telephone systems in the country. Prepaid long distance calling cards are available and can be purchased at the airport and at many commercial establishments. If you are calling from the US you will have to dial 011 for an international line, then dial country code of 52 followed by the seven digit local Mexicali phone number. The area code. See also: Mexico Phones and Area codes
Telephones in Mexico
Currency (ATM, Credit Cards)
The currency in Mexico is the Mexican peso. U.S. dollars are widely accepted. Canadian currency and traveller's cheques are not widely accepted worldwide. and credit cards are taken at most major restaurants, shops and hotels. There are also ATM machines in most towns. They accept Visa and Mastercard and dispense bills in pesos. If you prefer to use pesos during your stay, you'll also find several banks and money-exchange houses in the area where you can make money exchanges. See also: Currency in Mexico
Money in mexico
Restaurants Hours
Restaurant hours vary depending on the type of restaurant, but generally, they are open from Noon to Half Past Midnight, except for those serving breakfast, which open at 7 in the morning.
Store Hours
Most stores are open from 10 in the morning to 9 at night, and almost all are open on Sundays.
Restaurants and store hours in Mexico
Shopping in Mexico Shopping in Mexico
Shopping is a major reason why some people travel to Mexico. Haggling is a common practice in Mexico, and in most cases, if you offer to pay about 40% less than the asking price, you'll end up paying somewhere between the initial amount and your counter offer. The only rule of the game is to maintain mutual respect while wavering between impulse and indifference. If you go to an upscale department store the prices will be set and haggling will be frowned upon. See also: Shopping in Mexico
The electrical system in Mexico is 110 volts, 60 cycles, as in the United States and Canada. Normally, the electrical outlets are designed to accept two prongs plugs, so you´ll need an adaptor for using any modern electrical apparatus that has an enlarged end on one prong or plugs with 3 prongs. You can find the three-holed outlets in some places but it´s always better to carry your own adaptor.
Mexico electricity
Mexico shipping Shipping Information
The best way to get everything home safely is to use a shipping companyThe cheapest way to transport your goods is to have them packed securely so that you can check them as extra baggage on your flight home. Another way is to ship them. Many stores will pack and ship their own merchandise but not other stores' goods.
The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to Mexico: hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Rabies, Typhoid vaccine, Yellow fever. Vaccinations really depends on where you will be traveling in Mexico. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need. For the lastest warnigs visit the CDC Center for Disease Control
Vaccinations in Mexico
Water in mexico Drinking Water
As opposed to mainland Mexico, Baja's water is from wells and has been considered safe for years. In addition, there is a Mexican federal law stating that restaurants must serve purified, "drinkable" water, tested free of contaminants both for drinking and for ice. Use common sense, drink bootled waterunless it is an emergency. Remember unless it is bagged ice most likely it is just frozen tap water, and it could make you sick.

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