A large Spanish speaking country in North America bordering USA to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a country in North America, lying between the to the north, and and to the southeast.

Many legacy and discount carriers offer daily service to Mexico from North America (Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, WestJet, and Southwest Airlines). Also to be considered is the Mexican discount carrier Volaris, which currently operates from several major US cities (including Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Oakland, and Orlando) through their hubs in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

US visitors have the option of land crossing by car or bus (Note that Mexico doesn't recognize US car insurance)

There are direct flights to Mexico City (IATA: MEX) from Europe (Paris, London Heathrow Airport, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt) and to Cancun specially during summer season.


UTC-10 (Baja California)
UTC-9 (Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora)
UTC-8 (The rest of the country, except Quintana Roo)
UTC-7 (Quintana Roo)


Mexico recognizes nearly 70 indigenous languages, many of which are still in active use. Spanish, however, is the de facto national language. Spanish is used by virtually the whole population and all public communications are conducted in the language. Bilingual signs in Spanish and English might be available in popular tourist destinations.

English is understood by many in Mexico City as well as by some tourist workers in popular tourist places, but nevertheless, most Mexicans don't speak English. Educated Mexicans, especially younger ones, and professional businessmen are the people most likely to speak some English.

See also:

(Mexico City International Airport, also known as Benito Juárez International Airport.)

Useful info:

US visitors should note Mexico uses the Metric system
The currency is the peso (MXN)
Tipping is similar to the United States, usually from 10 to 15%.
Mexico WikiVoyage

Note on flying:
- As with both the United States and Canada, you will have to clear immigration and customs at your first Mexican port of entry, even though that airport may not be your final destination. You will then have to re-check your bags and possibly go through security again to proceed to your next flight segment.
- Make sure to have a good look at visas beforehand - even just for transit you might need something for USA, and if you get a visa waiver, they treat Mexico as part of the ESTA/VW, meaning if you stay longer than 90 days in Mexico, you will need to travel further south before returning to USA.