Country Info: Mexico

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Mexico vacations and guided tours are some of the best options for families, groups or individuals because of the country’s tropical coastal climates and beautiful beaches. With Traveous, you’ll have your choice of vacation, guided tours to magical Mexican destinations  from Baja California to the Yucatán Peninsula.  Whether you want  to visit archaeological wonders, participate in a cultural event, enjoy beaches or scuba diving, Mexico is the best option for you.

There are many things to explore in Mexico by private tours, Here are some of exciting things to do in Mexico.

LOCAL TIME

Mexico uses four main time zones since February 2015.[1] Most of the country observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).

  1. Zona Sureste ('Southeast Zone') covers the state of Quintana Roo is UTC-05:00 year-round. It is the equivalent of U.S. Eastern Standard Time.
  2. Zona Centro ('Central Zone') covers the eastern three-fourths of Mexico, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey. For most of the year, it is the equivalent of U.S. Central Time.
  3. Zona Pacífico ('Pacific Zone') covers the states of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora. For most of the year, it is the equivalent of U.S. Mountain Time. The state of Sonora, like the adjacent U.S. state of Arizona, does not observe DST.
  4. Zona Noroeste ('Northwest Zone') covers the state of Baja California. It is identical to U.S. Pacific Time, including the DST schedule.
    For economic reasons, some metropolitan areas next to the U.S. border follow the U.S. Daylight Saving Time schedule instead of the Mexican schedule, resulting in them being an hour off from the rest of their state for a few weeks out of the year.

Mexican law dictates that all remote island territories (Guadalupe Island and Revillagigedo Islands) fall within the time zone corresponding to their geographic location.

POPULATION

The estimated population of Mexico is 126,014,024

LANGUAGE

The official language of Mexico is Spanish; however, there are 68 indigenous languages ​​with 364 variants.

RELIGION:

Catholic Christianity is the dominant religion in Mexico, representing about 82.7% of the total population as of 2010. In recent decades the share of Catholics has been declining, due to the growth of other Christian denominations – especially various Protestant churches, Jehovah's Witness and Mormonism – which now constitute 9.7% of the population, and non-Christian religions. Conversion to non-Catholic denominations has been considerably lower than in Central America, and central Mexico remains one of the most Catholic areas in the world.

CURRENCY

The Mexican peso is the official currency of Mexico. Foreign tourists can change dollars in cash and / or traveler's checks to pesos at banks in a maximum amount of $ 1,500 dollars per month. It is recommended to use Mexican pesos in establishments and shops, since not all locations accept dollars as a means of payment. However, most service providers will accept credit cards.

CAPITAL

Mexico City

GOVERNMENT

Federal presidential representative democratic republic

PHONE

Area Codes
In the three largest cities of Mexico (Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey), the area code is two digits and phone numbers are eight digits, whereas in the rest of the country, area codes are three digits and phone numbers are seven digits.

These are the area codes for Mexico's three largest cities:

Mexico City 55

Guadalajara 33

Monterrey 81

WATER

As a rule, you should not drink tap water in Mexico. Generally, the water is purified at the source, but the distribution system may allow the water to be contaminated en route to the tap. 

ELECTRICITY

Mexico operates on a 127V supply voltage and 60Hz.

SAFETY

 

WEATHER 

Mexico is a vast country and has different types of climate, however, it is generally arid on the west coast and in the central-northern highlands, it is moderately rainy in the mountain ranges and in the southern plateaus, while it's very rainy in some tropical southern areas. Summer is the rainiest season almost everywhere.
The temperature increases gradually from north to south, to the point that the south has a purely tropical climate. Altitude plays an important role as well: there are many cities located at high altitude, including the capital, where the climate is cooler.
During winter, the "Norte", a cold wind from the United States, able to cause sudden drops in temperature, can blow, especially in the center-north. Because of this wind, the northern inland areas (and a little less the northern coastal areas), during winter may experience cold waves, especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

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