The home of Aztecs, Sombreros, Tacos and Tequila
One of the world’s great civilizations, Mexico offers a tantalizing blend of Mesoamerican cultures, Spanish traditions and Contemporary arts. Its landscapes range from the shimmering blue coastline of Baja California and the iconic cactus-strewn deserts of the North, to the Maya villages and gorgeous palm-smothered beaches of the South. You can climb volcanoes, watch whales and tour agave farms. And sprinkled throughout you’ll find richly adorned colonial churches, giant pyramids and a sophisticated cuisine.
Cruising Waters : Gulf of California , Gulf of Mexico
Cruising Region : Western Coast
Capital : Mexico City
Area : 1.964 million sqkm
Population : 12.75 Crores (2016)
Time Zone : The Northwest Zone (GMT - 8), The Pacific Zone (GMT - 7), The Central Zone & The Southeastern Zone (GMT - 6)
Local Language : Spanish is the official language and widely spoken, however English is also spoken and understood
Major Airport : Mexico City International Airport
Currency : 1 Mexican Peso = INR 3.68 Approx
Visa : Anyone holding valid USA, Canada, UK and Schenegen Visa can enter in Mexico
Best Time to Visit : Weather in Mexico is different as per region and season, however October - March are considered suitable months to visit.
With its scenic coastline extending around the Baja Peninsula, Western Mexico consists of three states and a petite grouping of islands. An experience on Mexico's Gold Coast may include lounging on the beach, kayaking a sandbar, exploring Mayan ruins or dancing in trendy nightclubs. Mazatlan offers a more traditional cultural experience, while Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas are especially accommodating to cruisers looking to shop or head to local restaurant and bars.