Mexico officially known as the United Mexican States is a federal constitutional republic in North America. Mexico like Canada shares a large border with the United States.
It is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world and has a total area of two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi) and is the 5th largest country in the Americas (about three times the size of Texas).
It has been bordered by the USA on the north and Pacific Ocean on the south. It is one of the largest urban centers in the world is the capital. Mexico's economy is rapidly developing and is currently ranked fourteenth globally in size according to the International Monetary Fund.
Travel Health Insurance
The US Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens to consult with their domestic medical insurance provider before traveling abroad to confirm whether their current policy provides cover overseas and particularly if it will cover emergency expenses for medical evacuation.
Medicare coverage is very limited outside the United States and does not provide cover for hospital or medical costs while in Mexico.
If your domestic insurance coverage is not adequate, it is strongly recommended that you purchase travel medical insurance.
Tips for Americans Traveling to Mexico
Research the destination you are visiting and the information about the safety issued for travelers.
Be careful while taking valuables, reduce what you carry with you, if possible and leave them at home.
Scan your passport and other travel documents and email to your ID. In case of loss of documents you can always refer to your email.
Collect your bank or credit card's international telephone number and keep it while traveling.
Along with credit cards also carry travelers cheque or small amount of cash.
Buy travel medical insurance coverage for your overseas journey.
Things to do in Mexico
Popular beaches and nightlife are primary attractions for many Cancun vacationers. The Yucatan peninsula also has several cultural activities like the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza and the turtle farms of Isla Mujeres. The area's golf greens are very attractive, among the popular ones is the Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok.
Museo Templo Mayor and the Templo Mayor archaeological site showcase the famous Pyramid of Huitzilopochtli which was unearthed in 1976 and since restored. Those interested in studying the pre Colombian Mayan history can find this site in Mexico City.
This is the main park in Mexico City which was once a temporary home of the Aztec empire after its citizens migrated during 13th century to modern day Mexico City. The park consists current presidential residence, the former presidential palace, several museums, many large lakes, and a zoo.
Central University City Campus
This is the National University of Mexico and includes 40 academic institutions, the Mexican Olympic stadium, a Mexican cultural center, a nature preserve and the city's Central Library. This campus was designed by some of the Mexico's famous architects.
This is one of the many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region. This place has some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. There are also popular constructions, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures.
This place is officially known as Plaza de la Constitucion and it is the main public square and is a popular place in Mexico. The site also hosts annual, widely attended religious events during Holy Week and for Corpus Christi. There are several historical buildings, like the cathedral, that border the square.
National Museum of Anthropology
This museum is located within the Chapultepec Forest and holds artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian epochs, including the famous Piedra del Sol, the famous Aztec Calendar Stone, as well as the famed 16th-century statue of Xochipilli, the Aztec god of art, games, beauty, dance.
Added to all these amazing destinations, Mexico offers so much more. The cuisine is not to be missed as well as beautiful beaches, wildlife areas, other cultural and archeological sites, and extreme sports to enjoy. Your adventure can start now in lovely Mexico! ¡ Viva Mexico!