Last updated April 9, 2021
A land of beautiful coastlines, stunning deserts and rich culture, Mexico is a great place to kick back and relax or join a fiesta! Whether your style is drinking a margarita on the beach or learning about ancient cultures, Mexico has something for you.
- Currency: Peso (MXN—see exchange rates)
- Weather: Tropical climate with a rainy season (May-September) a dry season (October-April) and a hurricane season (June-November)
- Must-Try Food: Tamales
- Most Common Language: Spanish
- Emergency Services Telephone Number: 065 for an Ambulance, 068 for Fire Department, 060 for the Police
Is travel insurance mandatory in Mexico?
While it’s not technically required, it’s strongly recommended that you purchase travel medical coverage for Mexico before your trip.
With a wide range of insurance plans on the market, it may be difficult to select one. To find the plan that's best for you, first assess the condition of your health. Then, take a look at your travel plans. From there, you can compare plans side by side with our compare tool. For travelers with pre-existing conditions, senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan is the best option. On the other hand, if you’re looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.