Mexico is a paradise for sunbathers, shopaholics and people fascinated by history. The country has something to offer for everyone and has a good mix of cultural, historical and religious attractions. The nightlife is excellent and most clubs and bars are open until late in the morning with people dancing all night. If you don’t know how to dance Latin American style you will definitely learn during your visit. The Mexican cuisine is known all over the world, so take the chance to taste a real fajita or enchiladas and of course, the local tequila.
The climate is hot all the year round but keep in mind that the wet season probably isn’t the best time for a visit. Heavy rainfalls are likely to occur during four months, from June until September, with an increasing amount of rain in July and August. The temperature along the coastline is often higher and more humid while it’s the opposite in the inlands.
Hurricane season is from June until November, with an increasing risk in August. In general the climate is warmer in the south and cooler in the north, so pack clothes with the destination and season in mind.
Mexico is a great country for travellers due to its many interesting cities and holiday destinations. Below are a few key places we recommend to visit:
Christianity is the main religion, and approximately 80% of the population is Catholic. The Mexicans are known to be open-minded and welcome tourists as long as you´re respectful to their traditions and culture. The importance of the family can’t be missed, as Mexicans love big family dinners with good food and dancing.
It doesn’t matter if your Spanish is poor, Mexicans appreciate when you try to speak their language. During Siesta (nap), between 2 pm and 5 pm, everything will be closed so don’t expect to do any shopping during this time.
The Australian Embassy is situated in Mexico City.
Ruben Dario 55, Col. Polanco, Mexico City 11580.
Telephone: (+52 55) 1101 2200 – Fax: 1101 2201
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Emergency number 066 for police, 065 for medical, 068 for fire
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any emergency
The electricity supply in Mexico is 127 V and 60 Hz. You have to bring an adapter since they use another plug than Australia.
Do you need travel insurance in Mexico? Here are some great reasons why you should InsureandGo: