About Mexico City
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico as well as the most populous city in North America. Aside from being the political, financial, and administrative center of the country, the city is also a major medical tourism center. Thanks to its affordable medical care, many JCI-accredited health care facilities, almost no waiting times, and well-qualified doctors, the city attracts medical tourists from all over the world. Patients can save between 50% to 70% for various treatments compared to other countries. The most popular procedures are Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic, Dental Treatments, Cardiology, and Fertility treatments. There are many medical facilities to choose from, including Hospital Angeles and Hospital Espagnol. Most of the medical centers offer a high standard of nursing care with modern facilities.
Mexico City has the second-highest number of museums in the world, the oldest forest in the Americas, and thousands of exceptional restaurants. One of the most famous museums is Museo Frida Kahlo, which is the place where Frida Kahlo was born in, lived, and died in and the house (known as Casa Azul) is the perfect place to gain a deeper understanding of the renowned artist as it is filled with her personal belonging. Another popular museum is Museo Nacional de Antropología, a world-class museum exhibiting the country’s pre-Columbian heritage, such as the Stone of the Sun and the Aztec Xochipilli statue. Other attractions that visitors should explore is Palacio Nacional, Templo Mayor, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, and Secretaría de Educación Pública.
Benito Juárez International Airport is the busiest airport in Mexico. It serves domestic and international flights to many parts of the world. To travel inside the city, tourists can choose the metro system, the downtown rail, light rail, normal buses, BRT, trolleybuses, and minibusses. Taxis and Uber are also available.
All visitors who wish to visit Mexico need to obtain a visa, except for citizens of the 67 visa exemption countries. The visa should be used within 90 days of issue and is valid for six months.
The weather in Mexico City is mild and pleasant all year round, due to its tropical location and high elevation. The average annual temperature is around 12 to 16 °C. May is the warmest month in the city, while January is the coldest. The rainy season starts in June and ends in September. The dry season is from January to April and November to December.
- Local Currency: Mexican Peso is the official currency; the exchange rate from 1 USD is 19 MXN.
- Money & Payments: Tourists can exchange their currency at any banks or money exchange bureaus. ATMs are plentiful throughout the city, and credit cards are accepted in many places.
- Local Language: Spanish is the most widely spoken language. Many people will speak English.
- Local Culture and Religion: More than 80% of the population follows Christianity.
- Public holidays: The city celebrates Constitution Day, Benito Juarez Day, Navidad (Christmas), and numerous other holidays.