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Mexico General Information

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The Yucatan’s ancient Mayan culture and contrasting modern-resort glamour give way to the Colonial charms and colourful ambience of Mexico’s west coast. Still, these diverse destinations do have lots in common — fabulous shopping, dining and music. Now, the question becomes not whether to visit Mexico, but rather, which area suits you best. One thing is for certain, this country’s all-inclusive resorts are among the best to be found anywhere.
When you’ve decided which part of this vast country entices you most, contact your Maritime Travel counsellor to make sure you get the best vacation experience possible.

Read on and discover the exciting and multifaceted character of one of the most distinct and varied vacation hotspots on the planet.




Entering Mexico

To enter Mexico, Canadians require a valid passport and a tourist card.


Spanish, but English is widely spoken.


While Mexico has had a very liberal acceptance of US dollars for decades, with recent laws, the use of American Dollars (CASH) to make purchases in Mexico changed. Other payment methods such as credit cards of all types and all issuing banks, Travelers Checks, Mexican pesos and non-American foreign currencies (such as Euros or Canadian Dollars) are NOT affected

Please note:

  • Hotels and Exchange Booths, and Local Banks are able to change a maximum of $1,500 USD CASH per person per month into Mexican Pesos.
  • Businesses (including restaurants, shops, and DMC’s) only accept a maximum of $100 USD
    CASH per transaction – but the number of transactions per customer is not restricted.
  • Certain businesses may not be able to, or may choose not to accept American Dollars
    for any purchase at all (this may include shops, etc.), however they are still accepting
    Mexican Pesos.   
  • Airlines are advising that within Mexico, they will only accept Mexican Pesos and credit
    cards for any fees (including baggage fees).    
/_uploads/images/resorts/golf-bahiaprincipe.pngVacationers should never carry large amounts of American dollars with them abroad, but instead they should consider either using a Credit Card, taking or locally withdrawing Mexican Pesos from an ATM (very easy and convenient), or use Traveller’s Checks (of any currency). For more detailed information on vacationing in Mexico, talk to your Maritime Travel counsellor.

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