Information & Facts
The coastal areas are hottest and the humidity highest between
June and August, although temperatures rarely go above 90°F (32°C).
The rainy season is from May to mid-October, with brief late
afternoon tropical showers particularly along the southern Pacific
coastal areas, including Acapulco. Hurricane season affects the
southern Pacific coast from June to October, although in the
absence of hurricanes the cool winds can make it the perfect time
There are frequent first and second bus services along the
Pacific coast connecting the main towns and resorts. Local buses
service the beaches in and around the main towns. Taxis are readily
available in the resort areas. Acapulco, Mazatlan and Puerto
Vallarta have ports with ferries and cruise ship dockings.
Spanish is the official language in Mexico. Some English
is spoken in tourist regions.
Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100
centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa,
MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally
accepted, but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are available in
most cities and towns and are the most convenient way to get money,
but for safety reasons they should only be used during business
hours. Although most businesses will accept foreign currency it is
best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many
casas de cambio(exchange houses), which have longer hours
and offer a quicker service than the banks.