Weather: Mexico City has pleasant summers and mild winters, with an annual average temperature of 64 °F (18 °C). Seasonal variations in temperature are small, but May is the warmest month of the year, and January the coldest, when night frosts are possible. Mexico City has a high average annual rainfall, most falling in summer, the wettest month being July, and the driest month February.
Immigration: United States citizens need a passport and a return ticket to enter the country.
Insurance: Most air carriers’ responsibility for lost passenger baggage is very limited. You may wish to consult your insurance agent.
Medication: Always carry medication with you or secure it in your in-room safe. Prescription medication should remain in its original container.
Time zones: When it is 12 noon in New York, it is 11:00 am in Cancun.
Electricity: Mexico’s electrical current is 110 volts AC – the same as the U.S.
Metric conversions 1 kilometer = .62 miles
1 liter (liquid) = 1.057 quart
1 kilo = 2.2046 pounds
Gratuities:The general rule is 15% for an excellent service. It is customary to tip all services..
Currency:The Mexican currency is the "Peso" and it is indicated by $ symbol. The U.S. dollar is widely accepted, as are most major credit cards. Banking hours in Mexico are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. There are also ATM machines all around in case you run short of cash. Money can be exchanged at Banks or “Casas de Cambio” of which some remain open throughout the day and are located in the downtown area and other convenient places.
Language:Spanish is the native language, though fluent English is spoken in most tourist facilities.
Entry Requirement: Valid passport.