Business Travel in Mexico
- Passport and Visa Service
Visas for foreigners
- Diplomatic Representations
List of Mexican Embassies
Organizing Your Trip
Means of Transport Recommended in Town
- Traffic circulation in Mexico City is very heavy as well as in the other major cities, especially in the downtown areas. There is a lot of road work as well. The use of seat belts is mandatory.
It is recommended to use public transportation, but the conditions of city buses are not too good and these are driven recklessly.
The subway, called Metro, circulates all over the city and it is very inexpensive.
Taxis are available in all major avenues, however, it is better to use authorized taxis (a directory can be found in: taxis ) which will guarantee a safe ride and rapid access at a fair price. Currently, there is also a suburban train which connects the main cities in the state of Mexico with the capital (D.F.), and in only 15 minutes travels 20 km.
- Maps of Urban Networks
UT Library on line
Transportation From Airport to City Centre:
|Mexico City Intl (MEX)||12 km / 7 miles||USD 17-25 / 45 min||USD 0.20 / 40 min||-||Available|
|Guadalajara (GDL)||17 km / 12 miles||USD 12-18||USD 10 / 35 min||-||Available|
Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country
- The bus is the most popular type of transportation to travel around the Mexican territory. Prices are inexpensive and the conditions are, in general, good.
There are 57 international airports in the country which allow traveling in a short time. Fifteen companies manage the airlines market. They offer several itineraries and frequent flight connections in between the capital and the major cities. In the last few years, airlines companies called "low cost" have integrated the market, increasing the use of airplane transportation in the country. The fares can be high if the reservations are not booked in advance.
- Rail Companies
|Name||Type||Domestic Flights||International Flights|
|Aviacsa||Low Cost||Yes||Yes (Las Vegas)|
You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Traveling By Yourself
- Roads are asphalted, well kept and functional in most parts of the country. The toll highways guarantee safety.
International insurances are not valid, therefore it is necessary to obtain auto insurance in Mexico.
In Mexico City, an alternating traffic system has been established in order to fight environmental pollution (it is based on the vehicle plate's number). Vehicles with a foreign plate cannot circulate on Fridays.
- Road Maps
Guide to Roji-Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey
Travel by Mexico - Road maps
Road map - Ministry of Tourism
- Find an Itinerary
Different Forms of Tourism
- In Mexico City and its surroundings: The Templo Mayor, the historic city center district,& The Museum of Anthropology and History, the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Taxco, Morelia, Tula. In the center of the country: Guanajuato, Guadalajara,San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro In the south of Mexico: Palenque and Chichen Itzá, la Riviera Maya.
- The Metropolitan Cathedral, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Craftsmanship in Morelia, Gastronomy in Puebla, Ruta del Tequila en Jalisco, Festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Contemporary architecture in Tijuana
- La Peña de Bernal, Querétaro;; El Chico National Park, Hidalgo; , Michoacán; Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes, The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Michoacán; Ecotourism, Yucatán, Kayak, Veracruz.
- The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Basilica of Oulr Lady of Guadalupe, The Sanctuary of Christ the King, Cerro del Cubilete.
- Baja California, Hidalgo, Chihuahua.
- Mexico has many beaches on the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans' coasts. For further information, visit the website of the Mexican Ministry of Tourism.
- Winter Sports
- No tourist activities have been developed for this type of sport.
- Outdoor Activities
- Diving, camping, canoeing, fishing, surfing... Mexico offers an endless list of activities. Consult the website VISIT MEXICO
- In the Mexican state capitals, there are shopping centers, markets and stores where one can obtain folkloric and odd articles.
- Tourism Organizations
Ministry of Tourism
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
- A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers aged six months or older if they are arriving from an infected area.
There is a high risk related to the geographical altitude and air pollution in the Mexico City area.
It is advised not to drink tap water. Avoid consuming ice creams and sherbets, as well as ice cubes.
In order to prevent gastrointestinal diseases, very common in tourists, it is advised to avoid consuming high risk foods, reheated meals, seafood and fish, undercooked meats and raw vegetables, as well as fruits with their peel.
- International Hospitals
Centro Médico ABC
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
Center for control and prevention of diseases
Health and prevention information from the WHO
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
Information about Mexico - US Department of State
|Emergencies: police, fire department, ambulances, civil protection||066|
|Mexican Red Cross||065|
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
- It is %T:%M %A In Mexico City (GMT-6 in winter, GMT-5 in summer)
It is %T:%M %A In Culiacán (GMT-7 in winter, GMT-6 in summer)
It is %T:%M %A In Tijuana (GMT-8 in winter, GMT-7 in summer)
- Summer Time Period
- Summer season is from April to October.
Map of the Time Zone
- Type of Climate
- Considering that the Mexican territory is very vast, it presents a wide diversity in its climate.
In the north, the weather is extreme and dry ( -20ºC in winter, 45ºC in summer)
In the central zone, the temperature is fair, it can range from 10ºC up to 25ºC during the day.
In the southern area, the weather is humid and tropical with strong precipitations. The temperature can range in between 16ºC and 45ºC.
The best time to visit the country is from April to June.
- For Further Information
National Meteorological Service
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
- Recognized all over the world for its cultural wealth and its flavor blending, Mexican cuisine varies as much as the ingredients that compose it.
Some typical dishes are:
-Guacamole: mashed avocados with tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers.
-Mole poblano: chicken and rice covered with a sauce prepared with a variety of peppers and chocolate.
-Tamales: Corn flour with chicken or vegetables, cooked inside plantain or corn leaves.
- Typical Mexican alcoholic drinks are tequila, mescal and pulque.
Mexicans usually accompany their meals with a beer or a "flavored water", based on fruit juice concentrates.
- Dietary Restrictions
- There are no dietary restrictions in the country.
- Domestic Currency
- Mexican Peso
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
- The currency is the Mexican peso; it is issued in bills of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 pesos. You can obtain Mexican pesos at the exchange desks at the international airports.
- Possible Means of Payment
- Dollars and euros are accepted as a means of payment in shops in tourist areas. Credit cards are frequently used (Visa, Mastercard).
- Official Language
- Other Languages Spoken
- Many Mexicans also speak English. In some rural areas, native dialects are spoken.
- Business Language
- Spanish and English
- Getting Some Knowledge
- Use the Spanicity service.
- Free Translation Tools
Systran : Free English-Spanish-English translation of texts and web pages
- To Find an Accommodation
Hoteles Resorts en México
- To Find an Apartment
- To Find a Job
Mexican Job Offers
Any Comments About This Content? Report It to Us.
Internationalization Consulting, BrazilHow2Go specializes in bilateral internationalization of companies from Europe and America, formed by a team of...