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Explore The Best Of Family Travel In Mexico

From the famed Mayan ruin of Chichen Itza to the beautiful waterfront of the Mayan Riviera, Mexico is chock full of beautiful destinations, quaint towns, historic churches and so much more. And let’s not forget their legendary food, music, and festivals such as Dia de Los Muertes! Travel to Mexico gives you the opportunity to explore the amazing culture and incredible destinations.

Tips For Family Travel in Mexico

There are many misconceptions about family travel to Mexico. Although many people worry that travel to Mexico is dangerous, it is actually on par with the United States in terms of safety. There are certainly areas of Mexico that are best avoided. And there are activities you should not partake in while in the country in order to maintain maximum security. But most areas of Mexico are very safe and incredible for family travel.

Our family travel to Mexico guide will help you with what you need to know when traveling to Mexico with kids. If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Currency
    • Mexico uses the Mexican Peso. It averages about $0.058 USD. You can check the current rate of the Mexican Peso here.
  • Capital
    • The Capital of Mexico is Mexico City. This sprawling city of over 10 million people is home to incredible ruins, such as Teotihuacan, amazing museums, restaurants, and so much more.
  • Electricity
    • Power sockets in Mexico are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V, and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Mexico has a wide network of cellular towers. Cellular access is available in most rural and urban areas. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads, Driving, and Public Transit
    • Driving in most areas of Mexico is safe. Be aware of pedestrians and avoid driving at night due to hard-to-see pedestrian and animal traffic.
    • Mexico really likes their speed bumps. Take them seriously, as they are often large enough to send you off your seat if you don’t
    • If driving a car across the border from the USA or Canada into Mexico, you MUST purchase a Mexican insurance policy. Most insurance policies will not cover a car from these countries being driven in Mexico.
    • For more information about driving in Mexico, read this.
  • Mexico with Kids
    • Most of Mexico is safe for families and children. Tourist areas especially are popular family travel destinations. Be aware if traveling near US/Mexico border areas as drug cartels may be operating in the vicinity. Check local and international safety news for details.

Important Words And Phrases To Know When Traveling In Mexico

Like most of Central and South America, the main language in Mexico is Spanish. English is spoken in many of the larger cities and by most tour guides, however, in most neighborhoods and communities, it might be challenging to find locals who speak English.

It’s always helpful to know a few words in the local language whenever you travel to a new destination. So here are a few important Spanish words to know before you visit.

Important Spanish Words To Know:

Yes: Si

No: N

Thank You: Gracias

Thank You Very Much: Muchas Gracias

You’re Welcome:  De nada (It’s nothing)

Please: Por favor

Excuse Me: Perdóneme

Hello: Ola

Goodbye: Adiós

Bathroom: Baño

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Mexico

Most major cities throughout Mexico and Central America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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