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Mexico is a huge, colourful country of diverse cultures, scenery and traditions. With everything from humid jungles to snow-topped volcanoes to cactus-rich deserts and miles of sand beaches and azure seas, Mexico is somewhere you’ll never forget. Perfect for any family or couples vacation, you’ll enjoy an outdoors style of living and the opportunity to swim and dive with some of the most stunning sea life you can think of. Or, if dry land is more your thing, why not take a fascinating hike through Oaxaca's mountain rainforests or visit some of the many wildlife sanctuaries and conservation areas.
When it comes to ancient architecture, Mexico's pre-Hispanic civilizations built some of the world’s most historic archaeological monuments, including Teotihuacán’s imposing pyramids and the divine Mayan temples of Tulum and Chichen Itza. You’ll also find world-class museums and galleries which tell the tale of the country's amazing history and tenacity. Leisure time and night life are also important to the people of Mexico, from the thriving dance clubs and entertainment venues of Mexico City to the exquisite craftwork made by the hands of the remote indigenous population.
You’ll also never be short of places to eat in Mexico. From beautiful seafront restaurants serving the freshest seafood you can imagine to traditional taquerías where tortillas are stuffed with a range of tasty fillings and drizzled with delicious homemade salsas, there really is something for everyone.
Here are five things you may not have known about Mexico, which you’ll want to make note of before packing your bags:Time Difference: UTC -5 hoursCurrency: Mexican PesosNative Language: Spanish
Weather: Mexico City (primarily highland oceanic climate) has a yearly median temperature of 15 °C (59 °F) with pleasant summers and mild winters. The Caribbean and Pacific sides of Mexico however are tropical, and therefore around 30 °C all year round. Wet season here however lasts from May to October.Sales Tax: 16%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know about flying to Mexico from Canada, including flight times and entry requirements.
Flights from Canada to Mexico generally take around five hours, with direct flights available from Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax.
Flights from other cities in Canada which are less populated will require you to take an indirect route, which may take a little longer.
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not need a visa to enter Mexico for stays under 90 days. You simply need a valid passport which has at least 6 months validity beyond the end of your stay.
The following airlines offer direct flights from Canada to Mexico:
- Air Canada
- United Airlines
- American Airlines
- Air Transat
- Sunwing Airlines
If you’ve never visited Mexico before and are wondering what the ‘must-see’ sights and attractions are, here are our top ten:
- Chichen Itza
- Akumal Beach
- Tulum Ruins
- Xcaret Park
- Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan
- Guadalupe Sanctuary
- Cozumel Pearl Farm
- National Park of Palenque
- Puerto Vallarta's El Malecon Boardwalk
- National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)
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