Mexico travel guide



Mexico Travel Guide

Getting Around Mexico

Mexico By Plane Mexico has several modern airports throughout the country, and flying is efficient and secure; The two main airlines are Aeromexico (tel. 01-800/021-4000 toll-free in Mexico) and Mexicana (tel. 01-800/366-5400 toll-free in Mexico).

Mexico bill an airport tax on all departures. Passengers leaving the country on international flights pay USD$ 18; a common practice is to include this departure tax in your ticket value, but check two times to make sure about it. Taxes on each domestic departure inside Mexico are around $13, unless you are on a connecting flight and have before paid at the start of the flight.

There are some minor, independent airlines operating in Mexico, their routes and schedules inclined to be limited though, and you may be forced to take Aeromexico or Mexicana to get where you want to go, particularly if your journey is short.

Mexico By Car

If you want to drive in Mexico there are some important thing that you have to know, most of Mexican roads are not up to U.S. standards, During the last decade and a half, Mexico has invested huge amounts of money to upgrade its interstate road network.

Obviously, driving at night is dangerous, rarely the roads are lit; all of Mexico's new interstate roads are tolled and the tolls are moderately expensive in comparison to toll roads in the USA, for instance. On the other hand, they are well maintained, dual carriageway (except in very rugged mountainous stretches where it is almost impossible to build an ample road), and provide a fast, safe and effective way to travel by road from a place to another.

In Mexico there are two types of gas in Mexico: magna, 87-octane unleaded gas, and premium 93 octane. In Mexico, fuel and oil are sold by the liter, which is a little more than a quart (40 liters equals about 11 gal).

Car Rentals in Mexico

Rent a Car is not difficult, but some requirements are necessary, for example: a valid driver's license, and passport with, be 25 years old or over and a mayor credit card; if ou do not have credit card you must leave a cash deposit, generally expensive and Car rental companies frequently write credit-card charges in U.S. dollars.

Cars in Mexico are not cheap; consequently the charges of Car rental are elevated; Rates differ depending on the time of rental, site and how many miles you will drive; quotes regularly omit sales tax (IVA), currently 15% in Mexico. Over the years the condition of rental cars has improved significantly, and clean new cars are the standard.

Obviously, you have to ask to the Car rental Company of your preference about the insurances and its conditions, what include and make sure you are covered; finally, you have to examine the car that you rented carefully, over, inside and underneath, and report absolutely all damages, also the smalls or insignificants, do not forget it.

Mexico By Taxi

If you do not want to drive in Mexico, this is a comfortable and suitable option. Many taxi drivers speak at least some English or maybe your hotel can help you with the arrangements; however, to avoid troubles you need to speak some Spanish outside of the main tourist centers to get by.

Getting around by Taxi Cab is reasonably cheap in Mexico; tariffs for short journeys within towns are generally preset by zone, and are quite reasonable compared with U.S. rates, your price will fluctuate depending on which zone you are in and which zone you want to go. Meters are checked and calibrated every twelve months as part of the taxi's license and you can be sure that the price you see metered is the right one for your trip.

Mexico By Bus

Diverse companies operate diverse routes, generally by region, are readily available, and can get you to almost everywhere you want to go. The buses are frequently the only way to get from large cities to other proximate cities and little villages.

There are principally two classes of bus, first (primera) and second (segunda), however there are some differences. First-class buses have numbered, videos, reserved seats and air conditioning, nevertheless progressively several second-class lines have all these, too. The most important differences will be in the fares and the quantity of stops; contrarily, the second-class buses call at more destinations, and therefore take longer to get where they are going.

A lot of people prefer first class for any significantly long distance and second class for short trips or if the destination is too small for first class buses to stop, but you should definitely not be put off second class if it seems more due; also you must consider that the air conditioning is not necessarily an advantage, there is nothing more uncomfortable than a bus with sealed windows and a broken air conditioner. The bus companies that operate these first class services are really professional and the staffs are always perfectly dressed in uniform and very polite; the buses run punctual, and are direct.

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