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Useful Facts

weather.gif (1472 bytes)Weather
In general, Mexico City enjoys spring weather year-round, with the evenings somewhat cooler, especially in winter. June to September is the rainy season, which is typified by short and heavy showers in the afternoons.

Fall - Mid 70s throughout the day, down to 60s at night. Early fall is still considered the rainy season, and you can expect daily rainfalls in the afternoons.

Winter - Mid 70s throughout the day, down to 50s at night. Dry.

Spring - Mid 70s throughout the day, down to 60s at night. Dry.

Summer - Low 80s throughout the day, down to 70s or cooler at night.   This is the rainy season, and afternoon showers are the norm.

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Air - International flights arrive at Benito Juarez International Airport, which is about 25 minutes from downtown. The major carriers are: Mexicana, Aeromexico, American Airlines, United, Delta, Northwest, Continental, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Lan Chile, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Taca, Copa, Avensa, Aviateca, Varig, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroCaribe, Taesa, and Iberia. Taxis from the airport to down- town are relatively inexpensive. It is recommended to use the authorized airport taxis, purchasing your ticket in the main terminals and baggage claim areas. Prices will vary depending on the area of the city where you are going.

The domestic airport is Toluca (about 40 minutes outside the city), but it is used for charters or private aircrafts only.

Taxis - Varied taxi system. Cabs can be obtained at stands, via radio, or on the streets. .

Subway - Mexico City has an excellent subway system covering the entire metro- politan area.

bankicon.jpg (3619 bytes)   Banks in Town

  • Banamex
  • Bancomer
  • Banco Serfin
  • Banco Santander
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya
  • Citibank

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Mexico City has several private hospitals with excellent service such as ABC, Hospital Espanol, Los Angeles, Humana, and Medica Sur. There is also the Red Cross, which is the first to be called to an accident. The ambulance service as well as the emergency service has no set fee and you pay it on a totally voluntary basis. The ambulance will take you to whatever hospital you wish or, depending on your status, they'll take you to their own base hospital.

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