Mexico warmly welcomes travellers from every corner of
the globe, especially Americans, who come to sample a classic fusion of
rich history alongside the contrasting, frenetic towns like Mexico City
The beaches on the Caribbean coast are among the
finest in the world boasting the world's second largest coral reef which
Jacques Cousteau first brought to our attention.
To travel to Mexico and not retrace the steps of the
ancient civilisations would be an absolute crime - especially as so many
of the sites and ancient mysteries have survived for thousands of years.
The myths and secrets of the Aztecs and Mayans are as
dark as the jungle that shrouds them.
Note: Children under the age of 18 are subject to
specific rules for visiting the Dominican Republic; if the child is
travelling with only one parent, notarized consent must be obtained from
the other. If the child is travelling without either of their parents, notarized
permission must be obtained from both parents. Anyone failing
to provide the correct documentation may be refused entry.
Note: Tipping is a way of life which
starts as soon as you step off the plane
Note: Poverty can be seen in parts of
the cities and begging is not uncommon outside the tourist areas
- The beaches are patrolled by the police in 4-wheel drives. Many
hotels patrolled by armed security guards.
- Taxis are plentiful in the resorts; negotiate the cost of the
journey before getting in
- The sea temperature is pleasant throughout the year and hots up in
late August. The coolest time is December to March.
- The Caribbean weather is unpredictable. June to November is the
hurricane season and short sharp tropical storms occur most
- Heavy downpours often cause power cuts and poor road conditions.
Flight Time: 10 - 10� hours
Currency: Peso -take US dollars
and travellers' cheques
Time Difference: Summer: GMT -
6 hours. Winter: - 5 hours.
Weather: Tropical storms are
common especially between June and November. Most of the time they are
nothing more than heavy downpours, but occasionally one might develop
into a hurricane. Humidity is at its highest from August to October
||Enjoy Mexico with a good guide book
||Tulum - Mexico's most
photographed archaeological ruin thanks to its Caribbean
backdrop; it is visited by scores of tour buses every day and
can easily be viewed in a couple of hours. A recent addition
to the site's original 1200AD structure is a visitor centre
and a cafeteria.
- Chitchen Itza - the most popular
tourist attraction in the Yucatan covering 4-square miles. The
centre-piece is the Pyramid of Kulkulkan which is climbed by hordes of tourists every day.
- Xel - Ha - snorkeling at the
largest natural aquarium in the world, teeming with exotic and
stunning sealife. This trip is usually combined with the coach trip
- Wet and Wild Water Park - located
just outside Cancun, Wet 'n Wild is a family-focused theme
with thrill slides like the Kamikaze, a wave pool and the relaxing
'Lazy River'. For younger one there's an exciting playground.
- Xcaret - a purpose-built
'eco-archaeological' theme park which has been developed next to an
well-preserved ancient ruin. The tour includes swimming with
dolphins, dolphin shows, tropical birds, bat caves and snorkeling.
Allow at least one full-day.