FAQS

Index of Mexico FAQ’S

  1. How is the weather in Mexico?
  2. What should I bring?
  3. What else should I bring besides my basic luggage?
  4. Is the medical service good?
  5. What should I do if an emergency occurs?
  6. Can I drink the water?
  7. Can I buy food on the streets?
  8. What currency should I bring?
  9. Is Mexico a safe country?
  10. How can I call home?
  11. What documents are required to entry Mexico?

1. How is the weather in Mexico?
Mexico is a big country and temperatures are different at every place. In the Yucatan Peninsula , Acapulco and other resort areas the weather is warm-humid. Average temperatures are 83 to 96 Fahrenheit . Temperature descends to an average of 74 Fahrenheit during winter. In Mexico City and around weather is slightly colder and dry. Average temperature during summer is 82 Fahrenheit and 64 F during winter .
Be careful with the wind factor, it could make you feel cold even in warm temperatures.

2. What should I bring?
It depends on the kind of trip you choose. Consider wearing shorts, t-shirts and sandals during the day and something nice for night activities. A jacket is never unnecessary.
Important: If you are a woman, we recommend you don’t use mini skirts or very short shirts in downtowns.

3. What else should I bring besides my basic luggage?
You should bring sun screen, mosquito or insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, backpack, swimsuit, a beach towel, a cap, a credit/debit card for ATM machines, and a Spanish/Your Language dictionary.

4. Is the medical service good?
In the unfortunate case you need assistance; Medical service is excellent in big cities in Mexico . It’s very important you bring your own insurance. It normally works in a reimbursement basis: you pay by a credit card then your insurance company gives you the money back once you’re in your country. Contact your insurance company prior your trip to know the exact procedure in case you have to use it.

5. What should I do if an emergency occurs?
While you are in Mexico , you will be given an emergency 24/7 phone number from Adventures Mexico. However, during the scheduled activities, a guide will be always accompanying the group to solve any unexpected situation.

6. Can I drink the water?
We recommend you always drink bottled water. Tap water is drinkable at most places; however, its mineral composition could be different from your country. We try to prevent any stomach problem, so bottled water is always the best option.

7. Can I buy food in the streets?
We again recommend being as cautious as possible. Feel safe when going to a restaurant, but don’t stop by to eat tacos or hot-dogs on the streets. Despite all precautions, you will have changes in your food habits, and that may probably cause you any sort of stomachache. Bring any syrup or anti-diarrhea product to prevent TD. Regional cuisine in Mexico could be very spicy; however it is worth to try it!

8. What currency should I bring?
Bring American dollars AND a debit card. Some banks accept to change other currencies, but it can result in a more expensive exchange rate or an additional fee. Cards for ATM machines are very safe and useful, as they normally give you a good exchange rate.

9. Is Mexico a safe country?
We will always ask you to use common sense precautions. Mexico City could be dangerous when walking alone or when using the subway. As we’ll always be as a group, walking or in our motorcoach, safety is not really a big issue. Additionally, our host families and hotels are always located in the safest places of the cities. Just take normal precautions and never expose yourself to a risk situation.

10. How can I call home?
Public telephone service in Mexico is made thru pre-paid cards bought in Mexico and by coins . It’s your choice if you want to bring phone cards from your country, but we won’t guarantee they will work.
If you stay with a family, we ask you to use the public service anyway, since phone is not included in our agreement with the host families.

11. What documents are required to entry Mexico?
If you are a citizen from United States of America, Canada, France, Great Britain and other 40 countries*, you will be able to enter to Mexico without using a visa. You will only need your passport and the required forms given in the airplane. If you come from another country, you have to go to the Mexican Embassy in your country to know the exact requirements to obtain your visa -they are different depending on the country you are from. Visit http://www.inm.gob.mx/ for detailed information.