Mexico has a bit of a bum rap when it comes to safety, as outside of a few pockets of high-crime and along the border with the U.S. the country is generally safe. If you travel with common sense, you have nothing to worry about. It is a beautiful country, combining rolling hills, vast mountains and dense jungles to create a scenic adventure when traveling. In addition, Mexico is a must-visit for history lovers and the archaeologist within each of us. Home to the Mayans and Aztecs, pyramids of former strongholds litter the beautiful landscape and provide a deep, cultural experience. Within Mexico are some of the kindest people in the world who simply want you to come, enjoy and appreciate their incredible heritage and culture.
Capital City: Mexico City
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN). MXN is currently 19 for 1 USD. In some parts of Mexico, such as the Yucatan Peninsula, USD can be taken in cash at a more favorable rate.
Power Adapter: In Mexico the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Crime & Safety: Crime along the U.S./Mexico border continues at an all-time high, with much of the crime happening within the activities of drug-dealing gangs. Large cities, such as Mexico City, have high crime but pose no direct threat to tourists who travel wisely. East in the country, in the Yucatan, crime is incredibly low which drives down the overall crime rate of the country. In general, stay in tourist-friendly areas outside of the Yucatan and generally avoid staying out too far past dark. In the Yucatan, safety shouldn't be a concern.
Emergency Number: 911