Driving: Driving is very similar to what you would expect in the United States, but be prepared for some hassles and possibly the need to purchase additional rental car insurance when arriving. It’s also not uncommon to be stopped at police or roadside check points by soldiers carrying machine guns. It’s for your protection, and they are usually quite friendly and easy going, but it can be a bit surprising to a first time visitor.
Language: The official language is Spanish, but given the large amount of tourism in the area, many people will be able to speak or understand at least some English. It never hurts to practice a bit of Spanish though as it can come in handy, especially if visiting anywhere off the beaten path.
Currency: The Mexican Peso is the official currency, but some places in very touristy areas may accept other currencies. To check the latest conversion, visit XE.com.
Outlets/Voltage: Type A/B, 127V, so Americans, you shouldn’t have any problems. Traveling from outside North America? Check out our favorite all-in-one converter and adaptor here.