Standard electrical service in Mexico is 110 volts. Some electrical sockets do not accept three-prong or polarized plugs. It is recommended that you bring your own adapter.
Do not accept torn or damaged pesos bills. Mexican currency, damaged in any way will not be accepted by any merchants, money exchanges or banks.
It is advisable to carry lots of small bills and change because merchants never have change.
ATMs dispense pesos and receipts are in pesos.
There is a sales tax of 15%. The tax applies to the purchase of most items and is paid by residents and visitors alike. Often this tax is hidden in the total cost of restaurant bills, store purchases, and tours.
Costa Maya's time is six hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Savings Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.
The country code for Mexico is 52. The area code for Mahahual is 983 and all phone numbers are 7 digits. So, if you are calling Mahahual from the United States or Canada you would dial: 011 [International code] 52 [country code] 983 [area code] and the 7 digit phone number.
Most if not all of hotels/resorts in Costa Maya have an Internet Wi-Fi connection. Sometimes Internet Wi-Fi is NOT included in the hotel package and you must pay separate.
However Yucatan and Costa Maya abounds of Internet cafes.
NOTE: "ALT+64" gives you the "@" on a Mexcian computer keyboard.
A visitor may enter Mexico with 2 cats or dogs. A letter from a veterinarian stating that they have received a rabies vaccination and a distemper vaccination is required..
Most countries have a consulate stationned in Cancún. Should you need assistance and your Consulate is not listed below, please contact your foreign affairs office.
You can purchase bottled water everywhere you go in the Yucatan. Any road to any attraction, or ruin site will have stores along the way.
Usaully the Hotel and Resort uses a water purifier. Almost every resort and hotel offer 1 or 2 bottles of water per room per day. If not you can purchase it in the resort/hotel store or in a nearby store.
The ice that is provided to most restaurants and bars is produced in ice factories using purified water. Hotels and restaurants that use ice machines also use purified water.