Mexico Country Info
Mexico is one of the most popular tourist countries on earth. With amazing history, beach resorts, rugged mountains, dessert, and tropical rainforest. Don’t forget busy Mexico City, or perhaps take a look into the Mayan ruins in Tulum.
Climate: Baja California, Mexico’s Pacific peninsula gets very little rain throughout the year. Winters are comfortable and summers are very hot.
Best time to dive: November to May – Socorro Island July to October – Guadalupe Island August to October- Sea of Cortez
What you can see: Socorro Island is well known for sighting some large manta rays and other large pelagics, where in Guadalupe you can encounter great white sharks. Near to Tulum the cenotes are excellent fresh water dives with incredible cavern formations.
Visibility: 8-28 m (25-90ft.), depends greatly on the time of year at which you travel
Water Temperature: 18-30°C (64-86°F)
Languages Spoken: Spanish and indigenous languages
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
ATM’s and Banks: Cash is always the preferred method of payment, although ATM’s can be found in all major cities. Credit cards are not as widely accepted as in Europe and the U.S.A.
Time Zone: GMT-8
Health Regulations: Please consult your doctor or nearest health authorities for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure.
Visa Requirements: Visas are not required by British, Australian, Canadian, American or other EU nationals, who can obtain a Blue Tourist Card for touristic purposes from their airline on direct flights, at port of entry, or from the Mexican Consulate before travelling, for 180 days.
The copper canyon offers one of the most spectacular train rides in the world. For the best views do the 13 hour trip from Los Mochis on the pacific coast to Chihuahua. If you have a day in Mexico City stop by Zocalo, the main city square. Capture some great images here of the first cathedral built in the new world, and one of the world’s largest; it dominates the square.