Security: Visiting Mexico, and Guadalajara, is a wonderful experience. According to the most recent survey from ASI Group World Watch (carried out in August, 2010), Guadalajara is in the same level in terms of security with cities like New York, Paris, Dallas, Chicago and London, and under Latin American cities like Bogota, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires.
Weather: Mexico enjoys a wonderful climate, even in winter. The average is 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F). It is warm between May and September (especially on the coast) and slightly cold from October to May.
Visas: To apply for a visa or passport, you can consult the Mexican Embassy’s website at www.sre.gob.mx. You can also consult Immigration Services at www.migracion.gob.mx.
Currency: Bills come in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos. Coins are issued in denominations of five, 10, 20 and 50 cents, and one, two, five, 10 and 20 pesos. The US dollar is accepted at all money exchange bureaus across the country; it is also possible to exchange such currencies as the euro and the Canadian dollar.
Banking: All banks in Mexico have ATMs, where you can draw cash from your personal bank account. You are advised to follow the safety precautions recommended all over the world for any ATM point.
Electricity: Electric current throughout Mexico is 110 volts (the same as in the US and Canada). Many hotels and business centers offer 220 volts installations. Also, you can buy a current converter.
Internet Access: Mexico offers plenty of Internet cafes and public sites with high-speed Internet connections.
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