Traveling to Mexico? Here’s your General Travel Guide
With high mountains, deep canyons, sweeping deserts, and dense rainforests, you can definitely call Mexico a land of extremes. It’s also the land of top vacation destinations! In this country, you’ll find the Yucatan Peninsula which is one of the most visited regions of Mexico.
The Yucatan Peninsula attracts millions of visitors each year. From backpackers to daring explorers and adventurers, luxury seekers, and nature lovers, everyone wants to experience the beauty of the area.
In this travel guide, we will be sharing the basic essential information that you’ll need to know if you plan to spend your vacation on the island.
Basic Details About the Area
The entire region that includes the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo is called the Yucatan Peninsula. Quintana Roo is more widely known for its very popular tourist destinations – Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is the Caribbean coast of Mexico that goes from Puerto Morelos down to Punta Allen, right past Tulum all along with the Carretera Federal, the Federal Highway.
Currency and Money Exchange
The local currency that the people here use is the Mexican Peso. One US Dollar (USD) is equivalent to approximately 20-21 Mexican Pesos (MXN). As much as possible, you should avoid exchanging your currency at the airport or in your hotel. The best place to do it is in a bank or an exchange bureau.
Here you can check the latest updated exchange rate of the Mexican Peso:
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the top tourist destinations and is generally a very safe place to travel to. All the touristy areas in Mexico are not dangerous and on the contrary, the locals are really nice people. Everyone is welcome but it is important that you should always follow the rules and avoid getting into trouble. Generally, Mexican people are very hospitable and warm. They love to smile and communicate with gestures that anyone could easily understand. You will be able to get along very well with locals and a smile is the best way to get to know them.
The official language spoken in the area is Spanish, sometimes referred to as “Castellano”. But it is nothing to worry about since they live in a tourist destination, most people, especially those who work in tour activities and hotels speak good English. In some rural areas, some people even speak only Mayan language. As part of their culture, it is still commonly used in villages and also taught at school.
Best Time to Travel
Being in a tropical country, Mexico primarily has only 2 seasons, wet and dry but the climate is very similar for both. It can be generally warm and sunny most of the time all year round, but summers are much hotter and more humid. In August through October, there are a bit more rainy days and the occasional chance for a hurricane. December through March is the dry season which calls for the milder temperatures, lower humidity and less chance of rain.