Mexico

Where is Mexico?

  1. Approximate Population of Mexico: 126,014,024


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Mexico City is the capital of Mexico

Mexico City has an approximate population of around 9,209,944 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.70p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Mexico City is without a doubt the densest, most urbanized city of Mexico. It is well known for its metropolitan temple, Palacio Nacional (the oldest municipal cathedral of Mexico), the Baroque Catedral Metropolitan of the Spanish conquists and the historic Palacio Nacional which houses many important murals by Diego Rivera

The cuisine of Mexico City can be best described as authentic, spicy and chili-loaded. There is a variety of local and regional cuisine such as Gallo Pinto, Tex-Mex, Tex-Peguamo and Tacos. Mexican cuisine is highly spiced and some people would liken it to Central America because of the high number of chilli peppers used. Other native ingredients and secret cooking techniques are also used.

Another great attraction of Mexico City is its exciting nightlife. Mexico City truly has something for everyone, especially for the music lover. There are live clubs such as Radio Cocaine, Cafe Metro, Cocks n' Hoes and Tonic Restaurant that play a wide selection of old and new music. There are bars and discos as well that play all types of music and offer a variety of cocktails, wines and beers. Some of these bars and discos also have karaoke machines and other forms of entertainment for an enjoyable night out.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Mexico

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Mexico are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico?

For up to date information around safety and security in Mexico read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Mexico.

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Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Mexico is during the dry season between December and April, when there is virtually no rain. The coolest months are between December and February, although temperatures can still reach averages of 28°C during the dry season. The wet season begins in the south in May and lasts until October.

Festivals in Mexico

If you're visiting Mexico in the summer, one of the best ways to make the most of your time is to attend one of the many festivals the country offers. Festivals in Mexico can take place all year long, but if you're looking for something that's unique to the country, try a whale shark festival. The state of Jalisco is home to mariachi music, and its capital city, Guadalajara, holds a large mariachi music festival each August. There are several gala performances, but tickets are necessary.

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The day before New Year's Day is celebrated as Ano Nuevo in Mexico. The day is national and most businesses will be closed, except for museums and archeological sites. The day itself is filled with rituals and festivities, with sugar skulls and food offerings. It's also a great opportunity for you to meet locals and see the country's colorful and vibrant culture. You'll also find plenty of opportunities to meet new people during the festival.

For New Years, Mexicans celebrate with a large family meal, traditionally turkey and mole. On this night, a festive street party goes on, where children will frolic and sing. In addition, the celebrations in Mexico continue for several days. The Epiphany is celebrated in the fall and concludes the Christmas celebrations. In the summer, there are numerous other festivals to celebrate the new year. If you're looking for festivals to attend in Mexico, you've come to the right place. You'll enjoy the many fun festivals throughout the year.

The most famous of these festivals is the Oaxaca Film Festival. This festival attracts Hollywood movie makers from around the world and offers an insider look at the film industry. The focus of the Oaxaca Film Festival is international films, with big names like Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese appearing alongside independent Mexican films. But the festival also includes many more unique and independent films from Mexico. This year, there are three major celebrations in Mexico.

In Mexico, there are many festivals to attend. Some of the most popular festivals are the Papantla Carnival and the Night of the Radishes in Oaxaca. During the holidays, many local families opt to spend their holiday at the beach. As a result, these festivals are very popular and are the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful nation of Mexico. There are also many other fun and exciting events to enjoy.

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Do I need a Visa?

Citizens of the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and most EU countries do not need visas to enter Mexico as tourists for less than 180 days.

See which forms you may need for entry into Mexico.

What currency do i need for Mexico?

The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Mexico you can grab amazing Mexican Peso deals via Wise.com (GBP to MXN).

What wildlife live in Mexico?

Mexico is home to amazing mammal species and wide array of birds, Most of the animals are critically endangered species and the region is biodiversity hotspot. Amazing wildlife and animals of Mexico includes Fox Squirrel, Lowland paca, spider monkey,porcupine,Jackrabbit,Mexican spinytail iguana, Jaguar,Jaguarundi,peccary and Pronghorn.

What is the traditional food of Mexico?

Spanish food? Mole sauce, which has dozens of varieties across the Republic, is seen as a symbol of Mexicanidad and is considered Mexico's national dish.

What Languages are spoken in Mexico?

Spanish is the official language in the country; other languages that are somewhat common are English and German. However, even though the Spanish language is the most widespread in Mexico, there are many other indigenous (native) languages spoken in the country to this day. You can learn some basic Spanish before you travel to Mexico and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Mexico?

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (At restaurants tipping between 10% and 15% is expected for good service. It's best to tip in cash, in the country's currency (peso). If the service is good, tip around 15%, or around 20% if the service is exceptional.).

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