Mexico

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How to Get There

Plane: Given that Mexico City is a hot spot for the sun vacationers, many travelers will get there by plane.

Public Transportation: The cheapest way to get through town is the Metro transport. Easy to follow and more than 8 Euros per person.

Taxis and Cars: Mexico driving is much different than driving in a Western city like Toronto. If possible, look into taxi rentals instead of driving yourself around. In Mexico City you’re very likely to stay put where you are and enjoy what your immediate surroundings have to offer including the warm and sunny beaches.

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Landmarks

Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi: This is the place to see what Mexico is all about. Enjoy their lifestyle and culture through food and drink on this long strip of bars and restaurants.

Autodromo Hermanos Rodrigues: For the auto fans of the world, this is Mexico’s nicest racing track where they hold NASCAR annually. A great place to get a rush of adrenaline and energy.

Plaza de la Constitucion: One of the first places all tourists will visit in Mexico City is the central square. Considered to be among the largest in the world, the square includes all the governmental buildings.

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Weather

Dry Season: This season can offer a shortage of rain for quite a while but can be absolutely splendid for travelers to enjoy their beach vacations. Dry seasons runs between May and October. Please note, hurricane season often runs anytime between June and November and can be quite detrimental to your safety. Take precautions when visiting during these months and pack accordingly.

Rainy Season: For those of you who don’t mind a little rain, this can be one of the most beautiful times to visit Mexico City. All the plants are in full bloom and forests are ready to be explored. Temperatures year round average to about 23 degrees Celsius.

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Life Style

The Mexican lifestyle is similar to a Western lifestyle, family and religious values are high. They enjoy the outdoors and will be heavily involved in community activities with locals and tourists.

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Eat and Drink

Mexican food is all the hype in the Western world so this is your chance to get a real taste for this cuisine. Indulge in tacos, burritos, nachos, rice, meat and delicious Mexican spices. Mexico City is also well known for their fruity cocktails and spirits which will offer you days of taste testing and exploring.

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Rest and Relaxation

Low Budget: Hostels in the area are somewhere between $40 – $80 USD a night. In this atmosphere and comparably speaking to the high budget hotels, it may be worth your while to splurge an extra 20 or 30 USD and get a 5 star hotel.

High Budget: Go all out in Mexico City! The prices are excellent so take advantage of the luxurious resorts, spas and fitness centres. 5 star hotels average between $95 to $160 USD a night.

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Travel Tips

Stay away from illegal activities in Mexico City, though because of the population there are a lot of officers constantly on patrol, if you get caught over intoxicated or taking part in illegal activities it can be difficult to get out of it. Language barriers can cause a huge issue here so ensure you are on your best behavior.

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