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Travel Guide for Mexico

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Mexico that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Mexico Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: Estados Unidos Mexicanos ( United Mexican States)
Country Name in other languages: Dutch: Mexico, Finnish: Meksiko, French: Mexique, Italian: Messico, Hindi: Maxico.
Capital: Mexico City (Mexico Distrito Federal or D.F. in Spanish)
Population: 108,700,000 hab(2006 estimate)
Telephone Code: +52
Time Zone: GMT-06:00 (Most of Mexico is on Central Standard Time in Winter) GMT -7 (Sonora, Baja California Sur ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Mexico City: third largest metropoli in the world, colonial places, shopping malls, museums, Aztec ruins, and Salsa clubs.
Top 10: Zocalo(Cathedral, Aztec ruins, hotels); Chapultepec(Museums, etc.), Coyoacan(colonial, relaxed), Colonia Condesa(cafes, bar, restaurants); Zona Rosa and Reforma(wearing the BIG T); Xochimilco(boat riding); Ciudad Universitaria(University Campus); San Angel(Arts shops, specially every saturday); Tlalpan Town(students); Teotihuacan(pyramids 30min from the ... more


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Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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Getting there and away From Mexico City Airport there is chance to use the subway, that depends on how heavy you are with your luggage
, Getting around by Air, Train, Bus, Car, Motorcycle, Boat, Hitchhiking, Bicycle ... (phone info 57290707) CHEAP FLIGHTS ! www.volar ... more


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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants, Supermarkets, Street Food, Local Specialties ...

Money and Costs

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Currency, Exchanging Money, Credit Cards, Tipping, Bargaining, Costs...

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Visas: Citizens of many countries - including the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Chile and virtually all western European countries - do not require visas to enter Mexico as tourists. For more than 72 hours, a government tourist card is compulsory and valid for 180 days (a fee of 20 pesos is charged when you return the tourist card)

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.


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Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Tepotzotlan

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...

Population and People

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Language(s): Spanish, and about 50 Prehispanic Languages such as Nahuatl, Mayan, Mixe-Zoque, etc..
Ethnic Groups: Approximately 60% mestizo or Latino (mixed Hispanic and Amerindian descent), 30% Amerindian (indígena - including Mayan, Aztec, Toltec, Huichol, Zapotec, Mixtec, Tarahumara, Zoque, Cora, Mayo, Otomi, Totonac, Tarascos or Purépecha), and 10% other

Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia

Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - The 3 Wise Kings Day
February 5 - Constitution Day
February 24 - Day of the Flag
March 21 - Anniversary of Benito Juárez's birth
March/April - Good Friday-Easter Sunday
April 30 - Children's day
May 1 - Labor Day
May 5 - "Cinco de Mayo" 1862 war victory celebration
May 10 - Mother's Day
May 15 - Teacher's Day
June, 3rth Sunday - Father's Day
September 16 - Independence Day
October 12 - Dia de ... more

Climate and When to Go

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Government and Politics

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...


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Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 6% Protestant, 4% other

Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Books and Further Reading

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Mexico Travel Guide (L) 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico (L)

Other Information

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Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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