Currency Spring break vacation
-Mexican peso. The rate of exchange against the US dollar fluctuates daily.
Languages Spring Break vacation
-Spanish, but English is spoken in most areas.
-Semi-tropical with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Average daily maximum and minimum temperatures for Cancún: January-March, 68-86°F (20-30°C); April-June, 71-89°F (22-32°C); July-September, 75-91°F (24-33°C); October-December, 68-87°F (20-31°C).
-Declaration forms must be completed upon arrival.
Documentation spring break vacation
-U.S. citizens need a valid passport, or a birth certificate plus driver·s license or other official photo I.D.; a visa is not necessary.
Any person under 18 years of age is considered a minor. Very strict regulations govern travel by minors into Mexico.If traveling alone, the minor must have a notarized consent form signed by both parents.If traveling with only one parent, the minor must have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent not traveling. If traveling with only one parent and the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof.
-The legal drinking age is 18..
Drugs spring break vacation
-Bring prescription drugs in their original containers. If possible, pack a copy of the original prescription with the generic name of the drug. Electricity
-110 volts, the same as in the U.S.
-Central Standard year round.
Banks and Currency Exchange Facilities Spring Break Vacation
-US Dollars are easily exchanged into pesos in banks, major hotels, airports and exchange houses. Mexican banks are generally open from 9 am to 2:30 pm weekdays only. Exchange houses are open longer and offer quicker service. Most credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels and travel agencies. Major purchases are best made with a credit card. You automatically receive the bank rate of exchange, which is higher than the rates given in town or at the hotels.
-Most stores are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily in the Hotel Zone. Stores downtown may close between 2 pm and 4 pm for the traditional "siesta" and on Sundays.
-Mexico has a nationalized healthcare system and almost every town and city has either a national hospital or medical clinic. Most hotel have a 24-hour doctor on call. No vaccinations are need to enter Mexico from the US or Canada. Below is a list of local hospitals and clinics.
15 Viento Street, SM4
Yaxchilan Avenue, SM21
84-1092, 84-8116 (24-hours)
5 Claveles Street, SM22
-Most five star and Gran Turismo hotels are wheel chair accessible. Check with individual hotels for specific requirements.
-From North America to Cancún: dial 011 (int'l access code) + 52 (Mexico's country code) + 98 (Cancún's area code) + the local number. From Cancún calling North America, dial 00+1+area code+local number. Many US long-distance phone companies have access numbers that you can dial in order to use your phone card, usually through the Mexican telephone company public phones, Using LADATEL or TelMex calling cards may be less expensive than direct-dialed calls from your hotel room. (Check with your hotel for surcharges BEFORE calling.)
Public Transportation Spring Break Vacation
-City buses and taxis run through the hotel zone and downtown. Local urban bus companies service the hotel zone. They stop by all hotels during the day. Taxi fares to most destinations are posted in hotel lobby's. It is recommended to establish you fare prior to entering taxi.
Getting Married in Cancún
-Due to Cancún's popularity as a honeymoon destination, most major hotels are happy to arrange a wedding for a visiting couple, and will likely have a wedding coordinator on-site, or be able to refer you to a local company that provides those services. Consult with your travel agent or directly with your hotel about those arrangements. The LEGAL requirements for marriage in Cancún are as follows: Certified copies of both parties' birth certificates or valid passports Blood tests from their doctors taken within 15 days of their wedding date;
tests for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, a copy of their tourist permits (see "Documentation" above) or visas if required for entry and four witnesses.
If previously married the parties will need to show the divorce decree or a certified copy of spouse's death certificate, if widowed.