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Over the last two decades, Mexico has made a massive investment in its road infrastructure in an effort to connect the country's main towns and cities with safe, fast and reliable roads. Although driving at night is often advised against, having the use of a car for travelling opens up areas no other mode of travel can reach in this remarkable country. As long as you are careful, obey the rules of the road, and plan your route in advance, then travelling with your Mexico car hire should be a good experience.
Currently, Mexico is divided into 4 standard time zones:
General: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -6
Baja California: GMT-8
Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit & Sinaloa: GMT-7
Please note that time zones in Mexico are volatile and continuously under review, meaning it is worth checking this information prior to travel.
The official language in Mexico is Spanish. Over 60 indigenous languages can also be found, but only 6% of Mexicans can speak any of them. English is fairly well-spoken by those living near the border, and by American and British immigrants.
Mexico's electricity system operates on 120 V, 60 Hz. Any electrical equipment that operates at the higher rate (240 V), such as hair dryers, will need to be dual-voltage. Most plugs in Mexico are the same as in the USA, two flat prongs.
Booking your cheap car hire in Mexico City is a great starting point for your holidays, but there are other details you should look into. For instance, exchange rates. The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). ATM can be found in the main cities and tourist areas.
When planning your holiday with a car hire in Cancun be sure to have a look at the following websites to find out Mexico tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling. For holiday ideas and advice visit the Mexico Tourist site.
British citizens planning a holiday with a car hire in Mexico do not need a visa but will need a tourist card (known as the "FMT"), which can be obtained by filling an immigration form available at border crossings or on-board flights to Mexico. Alternatively, these visas can also be obtained at any Mexican Consulate prior to travel. Your passport should be valid for at least six months from the intended date of entry. The British Embassy in Mexico is located in Mexico City. To know more about UK Embassies in Mexico and other information, visit the website provided.
Before you book your cheap car hire in Mexico, it's probably worth taking a look at the above essential Mexico travel information, which includes everything you need to know when planning your holiday, as well as all arrangements you need to make before travelling.
*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.