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Cancun


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Climate

The average maximum and minimum temperatures are:

From January to March: 20°to 30°C (68° to 86°F)

From April to June: 22° to 32° C (71° to 89°F)

From July to September: 24° to 33°C (75° to 91°F)

From October to December: 20° to 31°C (68° to 87°F)

Attire

Resort casual attire is appropriate almost anywhere and includes slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts for gentlemen, sundresses, skirts, dress short or pants for ladies. Please note that some restaurants do not permit non-dress shorts or recreational sandals. Shorts, slacks, collared sports shirts, skirts, sundresses, jeans and swimsuits with cover-ups are all appropriate for daytime. You should also check the attire for your selected activities in case special items such as soft-soled shoes or hiking shoes are required. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for all excursions. On tours involving water activities bring along or wear a swimsuit and wear sunglasses, a sun hat or visor and sunscreen.

 

Infrastructure

+ 29,000 rooms. Cancun offers a complete and well-developed tourism infrastructure: Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs, Golf Courses, Marinas, Modern Shopping Malls and Handicraft Markets

 

Electricity

The electricity standard in Cancun is 110 Volts AC, the same as in the United States and Canada.

 

Telecommunications

Cancun telecommunications are modern and up to date. All main tourist areas have facilities such as fax and internet services and you will find wireless internet access in most hotels as well as in many restaurants and cafes. To make international calls from Mexico you dial access code 001 for the US and Canada and 00 + access code for the rest of the world. The cheapest way to make phone calls is with prepaid cards.

Making phone calls from your hotel room may be costly. If you wish to use your cell phone in Mexico contact your service provider before your vacation for more information. You can rent cellphones per day for local use.

 

Medical Care

Two major hospitals have opened Downtown Cancun, with one specializing in care of tourists. Staff in both facilities is bilingual, some even accept US insurance. At major resorts a doctor usually is on call 24 hours a day

 

Taxes

A 11% value-added tax (called IVA in spanish) is applied to most goods and services, allthough some items such as medications are exempt. Receipts are not required to itemize taxes separately, the taxes are usually included in the retail price of the goods.

 

Money

The official currency in Cancun is the Mexican peso but American dollars are also widely accepted. Banks open Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm. The majority of Money Exchange offices are open much later. Major credit and debit cards are accepted at most hotels, shops and restaurants. Your purchase is charged in Mexican pesos, your bank converts the ammount to the equivalent in dollars and charges it to your account. Keep in mind that some stores don't accept $100 US dollar bills. ATM's accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express and dispense money in Mexican pesos, the commission amount depends on your bank'

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