Mexico Travel

Mexico is one of the most visited countries in the world. In all of North and South America, Mexico is second only to the United States as a tourism destination. Most tourists come to Mexico from the United States and Mexico. Nevertheless, Mexico's colonial cities, ancient ruins, as well as popular beaches and resorts are attractive tourists from around the world.

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Moscow
Mexico Travel

What direction would you travel to go from Moscow to Mexico city?

Since the Earth is spherical (shaped like a ball), you can start out from Moscow

in many different directions and wind up in Mexico City. If you're pressed for time

and need to travel the shortest possible route, then you must leave Moscow

toward the northwest, and you arrive in Mexico City after only 6,670 miles.

Besides offering the shortest possible trip, this route has two additional obvious

characteristics: It is both paradoxical and counterintuitive, in our Mercator-based

consciousness. So the next time you have an opportunity to stand next to a

globe of the world, stretch a rubber band between Moscow and Mexico City.

A rubber band obviously takes the shortest route, and you'll see immediately

what route that is, and why.

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Mexico Travel

What are names of Mexican resorts?

There are thousands of them. You should be more specific with regard of the city or area you want to know about. Some examples include:

  • Hotel Casa Maya (Cancun)
  • Presidente InterContinental Resort & Spa (Cozumel)
  • Villa del Arco Beach Resort (Los Cabos)
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort (Puerto Vallarta)


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What are some fun things to do in Mexico City?

Mexico City is the Mexican version of New York, London or Paris: by virtue of being the economic, political and cultural capital of the country, and boasting a population of 21.16 million in the greater metropolitan area, you can expect to find all kinds of people, places and things to do. Some attractions to visit include:

Downtown Mexico City, filled with historical buildings and landmarks, such as the Aztec Main Temple, the Mexico City Cathedral, the Fine Arts Palace Museum, the Plaza Garibaldi (home of several mariachi bands) and the Plaza de la Constitucion or Zocalo.

Going to the Chapultepec Park, which includes the Zoo, the National History Museum atop the Chapultepec hill, and has both the National Anthropology Museum as well as the Modern Art Museum close by.

The Xochimilco Park, which has all that remains of the ancient Xochimilco lake. You can hire a trajinera(vividly-colored boat) where you can also eat and drink.

Coyoacan, which is a historic Colonial Arts district, home to Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, and Diego Rivera, amongst other Mexican and foreign artists. It includes several museums, as well as a "colonial town" feel, with cafés and restaurants much favored by tourists.

If you are more interested in sports and spectacles, you can go to the Estadio Azteca, home to the America Eagles team; the Arena Ciudad de Mexico hosts several indoor sports and concerts, as well as shows, festivals and expos. On the other hand, the Arena Mexico is where "lucha libre" (Mexican free wrestling) occurs every week. The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is where NASCAR and F1 races are run.

If shopping is your thing, there are also many shopping districts, including Polanco, Altavista and Condesa, with streets lined up with upscale shops, restaurants and cafés. Shopping centers (malls) would include Reforma 222, Parque Delta, Centro Comercial Santa Fe, Antara or Plaza Universidad; these however can sell expensive brands that are cheaper in the United States or Europe. Arts and crafts, as well as flea and antique markets can be found in Zona Rosa, Mercado Alvaro Obregon, or the Bazar del Sabado in the San Angel district.

One thing you have to do in Mexico city, is to taste the Mexican cuisine, which has nothing to do with the Mexican food found outside of Mexico. Some places to visit include El Cardenal, Café Tacuba, San Angel Inn, Los Girasoles or Izote. You should try tacos al pastor, enchiladas suizas, pozole, arrachera, alambre, gringas and tortas.

For drinking an club dancing, your best bets include Polanco, Zona Rosa and Condesa districts, with many types of bars, restaurants and dance clubs; Zona Rosa is known to cater the LGBT community. Note that drinking age is 18 and it is illegal to consume in public ("open container").

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Mexico Travel

How many hotels does Mexico have?

Thousands. In Mexico you could find a hotel at any town or city; even small villages have some sort of accommodation, such as hostels or posadas (inns). Most larger cities and tourist resorts have hospitality options for all budgets; from hostels up to 5-star hotels, depending on how touristy is the city in question.

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Mexico Travel

Why should we travel to Mexico?

Cheap fares, friendly people, beautiful landscapes and tasty food would be some of the reasons to travel to Mexico.

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Is travel to Mexico a bargain right now?

Yes. With an exchange rate of more than 18 Mexican pesos per dollar, most travel destinations within Mexico are at bargain prices (May 2017).

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Borders and Boundaries
Mexico Travel
United States

True or false state department travel warnings should be consulted prior to taking trips across the us-Mexican border?

True. The current war on drugs fought by Mexico on behalf of American interests has had as consequence, a spike in violence throughout several ports of entry, as well as major routes of transport and distribution of drugs into the United States.

Department Travel Warnings can help you determine which areas of the country are prone to these outbursts of violence, and avoid as necessary. Some (current) examples include the resort city of Acapulco, or the border cities of Nuevo Laredo and Juarez.

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Cancun
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Distance from Georgia to Cancun Mexico?

Road distance is 4100 kilometers (2600 miles) over a 45-hour drive. Air distance is 1420 kilometers (950 miles) over a 2-hour and 20-minutes flight.

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Mexican Culture
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What is the name of the first most important tourist site in Mexico?

In terms of annual visitors and income produced, that would be the Cancun-Tulum corridor, known as the Mayan Riviera: 10.6 million international tourists and 3.8 million cruise passengers visited the area, generating an income of US$8.6 billion throughout 2015.

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Mexican Culture
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What is the name of the second most important tourist site in Mexico?

The Mayan Riviera is the most important tourist destination, with 10.6 million international visitors and 3.8 cruise passengers for 2015.

Mexico City is a distant second, with 2.7 million international tourists, generating an income of US$1.05 billion for 2015.

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Passport Requirements
Mexico Travel

Where can I get an emergency Mexican passport to travel to Mexico Death in the family?

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Airlines
Mexico Travel

Why did Mexicana Airlines go bankrupt?

It all started in 2005 when the government sold Mexicana to the hotel chain Grupo Posadas at a value of 165 million dollars. This sale did not include payment of its debt, which ascended to 796 million dollars.

In 2009, with the world economic crisis, and the Swine Flu scare that heavily hit air transportation in and out of Mexico during that year, Mexicana acquired additional passives for up to 75 million dollars (a debt increase of almost 10%). This harmed Mexicana´s finances so much, that by 2010 it had to declare bankruptcy.

By 2014, the company was declared completely broke, and by 2016 all its remaining actives were being auctioned.

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Flight Times
Mexico Travel

How many hours does it take to fly from Ontario airport to Cancun Mexico?

There are no direct flights between Ontario, Canada and Cancun, Mexico. Common connections include San Francisco, Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth. Most flights take between 6 and 10 hours, but flights with two or more stops can take 14 or more hours to be completed.

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Passport Requirements
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What ID is needed to travel to Mexico from US?

Your passport would be the best document to bring with you when you travel to Mexico from the US; either to board a plane (which will be required, actually) or when driving or walking into Mexico. It isn't as important to enter Mexico -- because it will not be asked for by Mexican immigration officers -- but it will become paramount went returning back to the United States.

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How many Canadians travel to Mexico year?

According to the World Tourism Organization 1,748,530 Canadian tourists visited Mexico during 2015, representing an increase of 9.3% from the previous year.

Canadians are the second-largest group of international tourists reaching Mexico, after Americans.

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Medication and Drugs
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Where can I get mushrooms the drug?

Consult one of the shamans, or curanderas, of Oaxaca, Mexico; perhaps they will include you in their next velada.

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Hotels and Lodging
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How many hotel rooms are in Mexico?

Literally, hundreds of thousands. A more specific answer would require a more specific question (i.e. how many hotel rooms does the Four Seasons have in Mexico City).

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Visas - Document
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Do you need a visa to travel to Mexico from US?

It you are an American citizen, you don't need any document besides your passport, which is actually needed for your return into the United States.

If you are not American and are reaching Mexico through the United States, you would need the American visa to enter Mexico; then you will have to request a Mexican visa that can be provided on the spot by the immigration agents.

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Oceans and Seas
Mexico Travel

What Ocean do you pass flying from England to Mexico?

When flying from England to Mexico, you would fly over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Can a US citizen with a DWI travel to Mexico?

Yes, as long as you don't have any standing warrants or are actively sought by the authorities. In these cases, you may and will be deported back to the United States.

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Where is the best place to stay in Mexico in January?

It depends on your own tastes and preferences. If you are looking for a warm beach, Cancun, Cozumel, the Mayan Riviera, Los Cabos or Puerto Vallarta would be your best choice. If you look for small towns with a Bohemian style, San Miguel de Allende, Chapala and Ocotlan would be there for you. If you want to know more about Mexico and its culture, Mexico City is the place to go.

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Crime
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Where are the safest places in Mexico 2015?

Using the murder rate (intentional homicides per 100,000 people) you can find the safest places in Mexico. For 2015, some of those regions would include, with murder rate:

  • Yucatan (Merida, Puerto Progreso) - 3 (as safe as Laredo, TX)
  • Quintana Roo (Cancun, Cozumel) - 9 (as safe as Columbus, OH)
  • Mexico City - 12 (as safe as Orlando, FL)
  • Jalisco (Puerto Vallarta) - 15 (as safe as Buffalo, NY)
  • Baja California Sur (Los Cabos) - 23 (as safe as Kansas City, MO)


On the other hand the most dangerous places include


  • Chihuahua (Ciudad Juarez) - 31 (as unsafe as Newark, NJ)
  • Sinaloa (Mazatlan, Culiacan) - 36 (as unsafe as New Orleans, LA)
  • Colima (Colima) - 42 (as unsafe as Detroit, MI)
  • Guerrero (Acapulco) - 67 (as unsafe as St. Louis, MO)
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Flight Times
Mexico Travel

How long to Mexico from England in plane?

it takes about 21 minutes

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Mexican Culture
Mexico Travel

What do most Mexicans think about this kind of tourists?

Most Mexicans have a general opinion on foreign tourists:

The young, partying kids known as spring breakers who travel to Mexico for the sake of alcohol, wild sex, and sometimes, drugs. Most Mexicans disapprove such behavior and think of them as reckless, spoiled brats. However, these kids bring dollars to the economy and as such, they are tolerated.

The young adults who travel to Mexico looking for relaxation at the many resort cities along the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. These are the bulk of tourists who arrive into Mexico, and are pretty much welcomed.

The more mature tourists who try to know more about Mexico and its culture and history, and are often seen on interior cities such as Mexico City, Queretaro or Guanajuato. These tourists are usually more culturally advanced, and they are much more respected by the local population.

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What was one reason William Becknell's route to Mexico became popular?

It didn't go through hostile territory.

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