Mexico

Information about Mexico

How to rent a car in Mexico

Traveling to Mexico can be a lot of fun and it is very popular to travel through Mexico while having a rent a car. In this article you will learn everything that you want to know about renting a car in Mexico and more.

How to rent a car in Mexico

If you are looking to rent a car in Mexico it is very easy, if you are flying into Mexico you will be able to rent a car at the airport. Several rent a car locations are located inside the airport while other comanies will be able to pick you up with a shuttle and take you to their rental car location. Off Airport locations are usally have cheaper becuase they do not have to pay rent to the airport for having their station in the airport.

Popular Rental Car Companies in Mexico

Kristen and Bernard

For my senior trip, my dad wanted to do something sort of crazy and exciting. At first, we had decided on a road trip across America visiting historical, bucket list places such as Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, etc. Then he heard about how some people are daring to drive across THE Americas, as in North, Central, and South America. So this summer, that's what we're doing. It's the ultimate bucket list experience.

Name and age
Kristen - 18
Bernard - 52

Hometown
Augusta, GA

When did you leave and from where?
We're leaving in June 2012!

Reason for taking this trip?
Kristen is graduating so we decided to do this as an exciting, adventurous experience before she goes off to college.

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Day hike from Downtown Guanajuato

Every morning spent in Guanajuato began as we watched the sun crest over Santa Cruz. Being the highest peak within the town’s vicinity we could only imagine the view one must have looking down on the valley floor. But since our grasp of the native language is extremely limited we kept putting the task off not knowing whether or not we should look for a trailhead. We eventually learned that once a year in the fall, the entire town migrates up the hill as part of a celebration. Therefore, a trail had to exist. We began by simply walking up hill, and with a little help from a woman whose property we trespassed on we found the trail. We took some pictures and posted them below, hopefully helping anyone else who wishes to get a bit of exercise while visiting Guanajuato. The hike only took a total of 3 hours, roundtrip, with ½ hour spent on the summit. It’s absolutely worth it.

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Additional Mexico Border Crossing Information

People entering and exiting Mexico may have different experiences at the borders depending on location.  Included here are the details of specific border crossing experiences.

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Mexico-Roads and Driving

The quality of the roads in Mexico are much lower than found in the United States or Canada. Many roads have large potholes, washouts, or fallen debris blocking part of the road. Never assume any of these things will be blocked off or well marked. Many drivers on the road will be driving at dangerous speeds, consider driving slower than other traffic.  Read more about roads and driving in Mexico.  

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Mexico-Camping and Hotels

You will find many options for RV and tent camping in Mexico. If you plan to do a lot of camping, especially if you have an RV, you may find the Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping book useful. Most of the tourist destinations will have a selection of RV campgrounds with hookups.  Learn more about camping and hotels here. 

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Mexico-Border Crossing Information

While many people may know Mexico best for its beach destinations of Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, or Cancun, it has much more to offer. Gorgeous beaches in Baja California and the Pacific coast, the spectacular canyons of Barranca del Cobre, the reawakening ghost town of Real de Catorce in the Northern Central Highlands, thriving colonial era cities like Zacatecas, San Miguel Allende, ruins from Monte Alban, Palenque, Yaxchilan, and Tulum, culture and arts in Oaxaca and San Cristobal de la Casas, you could spend months traveling Mexico and leave knowing there's still much more to see.  Read more about border crossing here. 

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