Spanish is the national and official language of Mexico. Spanish is a Romance language and listed 2nd in line with number of native speakers (340 million million).Mexico maintains a number of domestic and international Airports with numerous Mexican airline carriers along with other international airlines travelling to domestic and international airports.Airport terminals in Mexico generally have banks, airport hotels, airport rental-car agencies, airport taxi services, convention facilities, foreign currency bureaus, duty-free outlets, post offices, medical facilities and places to eat.

  • Airport Name: Mexico City International Airport.
  • Airport Location: 8mls/13kms East of Mexico City.
  • Airport Address: Av. Capitan Carlos Leon S/N Col. Penon de los Banos, C.P. 15620, Mexico City.
  • Airport Telephone Number: +52 55 571 3600 ext 2328/2260.
  • Airport Fax Number: +52 55 726 0107.
  • Airport Website: mexico-city-url.
  • Airport Terminals: Two.
  • Airlines: Aero California, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, AVIACSA, Avianca, bmi british midland, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Cubanan, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, Japan Airlines International, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, LACSA, Lan Airlines, Lan Peru, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mexicana de Aviacion, Northwest Airlines, OceanAir, Qantas Airways, Taca International Airlines, Transportes Aeromar, United Airlines, US Airways, Varig.

Mexico has a population of nearly 112.3 million million people and positioned in North America. It is formally named United Mexican States and is also locally called as Mexico. Mexico shares its border with Belize, Guatemala and USThe area of Mexico encompasses 1,958,201 square kilometres and has a varies from tropical to desert climate.The landscape in Mexico is high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert.

Climate

When planning your trip, we recommend that you find out about the weather in the state you will be visiting, in order to know what clothes to pack. Many people assume that the climate is always warm in Mexico; but the reality is that it may vary greatly from one destination to the next.

The weather in Mexico is as varied as its geography: there are tropical forests, arid desserts, fertile valleys and snow covered mountain peaks. The coasts are generally warm throughout the year, although it is very rainy during some months. In Mexico City, the weather is quite pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. In the central highlands, the weather is cool, as well as in the mountainous areas. In some northern states, such as Monterrey and Chihuahua, it is very hot in summer and extremely cold in winter. Before traveling to Mexican beaches, make sure it is not hurricane season.

Coasts: Hot and humid
Inland at Altitude: Warm, Spring like year-round, although it can become cooler during December thru March.
Hottest Months: The hottest months are April & May in the South, and July to September on Pacific Coast (Including Baja), and extremely hot in the Yucatan May to September.
Coolest Months: Vary by region, but generally December, January, February; the Yucatan can still experience hot weather even in the coolest months.
Rainy Season in Mexico: Mexico’s Rainy season runs from May to September (sometimes extends to October) each year. Most regions south of the Tropic of Cancer (near Mazatlan) are affected. Rain storms usually arrive in the late afternoon accompanied by thunder and lightning, creating torrential downpours before passing and leaving the evenings dry and cooled off.

Visa

If you’re visiting Mexico as a tourist and having a British passport then you don’t need a visa, ( Other passport holders kindly check with the Mexico Embassy) but you do need a tourist card, which you can get on arrival by completing an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico.
If you’re crossing the border into Mexico from the US, there won’t be an immigration officer at the port of entry, but you’ll need to identify the nearest immigration office and clear your immigration status before you continue your journey into Mexico. The immigration office can usually be found close to the border area, and customs officials at the border should be able to tell you where to find it. If you fail to clear immigration at this point, it is often more complicated to do so once you have left the border area.
You need a tourist card to leave the country. If you lose your tourist card you can get it replaced at the immigration office at any international airport in Mexico. The cost of a replacement is $295 Mexican Pesos, which is payable at a bank.
There have been reports of bogus immigration officers operating within international airports. You should always refuse offers of help and head directly to the immigration office.
Tourists are not allowed to undertake voluntary (including human rights) work, or activity, or any form of paid employment. If you wish to carry out this type of work you must get the correct visa from the Mexican Embassy before you travel.
You may need a visa to undertake certain adventure or eco-tourism activities like caving, potholing or entomology, especially if they involve any scientific or technological research. The Mexican authorities may define scientific or technological research activities far more broadly than other countries. If you’re in any doubt, check with the Mexican Embassy in London well in advance of your visit and ask for written confirmation if necessary.
It is no longer possible to switch immigration status in-country. You can’t enter Mexico on a tourist visa and then change it for a work visa. You must apply at the Mexican Consulate of your normal place of residence in plenty of time before you are due to travel.
Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Mexico.
The Mexican authorities have confirmed they will accept British passports extended by 12 months by British Embassies and Consulates under additional measures put in place in mid-2014.
Yellow fever
Yellow Fever vaccination is required for travellers who are arriving from, or have transited through, countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
Travelling with children
The Mexican authorities have suspended the rules which came into effect in May 2011 requiring children under 18 years of age travelling alone, or accompanied by an adult who is not the parent or legal guardian, to apply for a special permit to leave the country. These rules now only apply to Mexican nationals or foreigners with dual Mexican nationality. The accompanying adult may, however, be asked to provide evidence of his or her relationship with the child.
Although there is currently no specific requirement for authorisation by an absent parent, single parents who are not, or who appear not to be, the child’s parent (eg if they have a different family name) may be asked to show evidence of their relationship with the child and the reason why they are travelling with the child. This evidence could include a birth or adoption certificate, divorce or marriage certificates, or a Parental Responsibility Order.
Travelling to Mexico via the US
If you’re travelling to Mexico via the US, even if you’re only transiting, check the US entry requirements with the US Embassy in London. If you don’t have the correct authorisation you will not be allowed to travel to or transit through the US.
Further information can be found on the FCO’s US Travel Advice.
Importing meat or dairy products
You can’t bring meat or dairy products into Mexico from the EU.
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Mexico and are accepted for entry, airside transit and exit from Mexico.

Tax Refund

Tax refund for tourists : If you make purchases in Mexico, you may be able request a refund of your money. To do this, you must make your purchases at businesses affiliated with the tax refund program and you must spend at least 200 Mexican pesos on Mexican goods. There is no refund on services; therefore you will not be able to recover the money invested in lodging and meals.
The procedure is simple. On the day you leave the country, you should visit one of the tax refund kiosks located at certain airports nationwide. There, you must submit a completed form, your bank details, immigration form, plane ticket, purchase receipts and the merchandise you purchased. You will receive a refund of 50% in cash and the other 50% will be transferred to you account within the next 40 days.

Dress Code

Clothes to wear when travelling to Mexico:Lightweight cottons and linens are worn between March and September,although warmer clothes may occasionally be necessary in spring andautumn and on cooler evenings. A light raincoat is advisable for winter.

Tips

Tips : It is customary to leave a tip to thank waiters, valets, gas station employees, bellboys and other service providers. At restaurants, bars and coffee shops, it is customary to leave 10% of the total amount of the bill; if the service was very good, you may wish to leave up to 15%. Some restaurants and bars include the tip in the final bill, so be sure to check this in order not to overpay. Not tipping is frowned upon.

Sports

Mexico is loaded with remarkable travel spots, in which one could very easily spend a lot hours enjoying the nightlife which can be found in major cities of Mexico.

Food & Drink

The Food delights offered in Mexico are usually as vibrant and diverse as the history and culture of Mexico’s people. At the same time, the regional food that you can appreciate depends on which region you are in.Dining in Mexico is an enjoyable and rich experience. Food in Mexico boasts distinct styles along with thousands of excellent dining places in all the main metropolitan areas and towns of Mexico.

Furthermore, meals in Mexico City and other Mexican holiday resorts are not confined to typical Mexican delights. Food from all is available in Mexico, such as Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and other international tastes. A considerable amonut of Mexico entertainment, clubs, dancing clubs, dinning establishments and movie theaters in Mexico City, Cancun, Acapulco, Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta is accessible from this website.

Bars & Cafes

Currently there are various bars, cafes and clubs throughout Mexico. Mexico City and tourist venues in Mexico hava an array of well-known clubs in the country. Just about any sort of bar or club you are interested in, you will unearth it in Mexico.