MEXICO

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Mexico is a country of rich traditions, iconic cultures, and contrasting landscapes. A land of snow-capped peaks, expansive deserts, cool cloud forests, and the splendor of two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

With over 200,000 different species, Mexico is home of 10–12% of the world's biodiversity, and is considered one of the most mega-diverse countries of the world. Mexico ranks 1st in biodiversity in reptiles with 707 known species, 2nd in mammals with 438 species, 4th in amphibians with 290 species, and 4th  in flora, with 26,000 different species. It excels in levels of endemism as well, Mexico occupies the 4th place in vertebrates and third in endemic plants. The main threats to biodiversity in the country, are fragmentation and loss of habitat due to changes in land use, urban sprawl, invasive species, forest fires, natural resource overexploitation, and climate change.

Weather in Puebla

July is wet season in Puebla. During the year, the wet season is warm and overcast and the dry season is comfortable and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 6°C (43°F) to 26° C (79°F) and is rarely below 3°C (37°F) or above 30°C (85°F). 

We recommend having an umbrella at hand, Puebla is a very rainy city at this time of year.

Staying healthy in Mexico

Here are some important health tips to follow to avoid getting ill:

  • The following vaccinations are recommended, although not mandatory, for travelers to Mexico:

    • Typhoid

    • Hepatitis A

    • Hepatitis B

    • Rabies

  • Traveler’s diarrhea is not uncommon when visiting Mexico, it is recommended to bring necessary medication in case you need them. Be sure to practice good personal hygiene and take precautions with where and what you eat.

  • It is recommended to drink bottled or treated water.

Safety in Mexico

While Puebla is considered one of the safest places in Mexico, it's still important to keep safety in mind.  Here are some important safety tips about traveling in Puebla and the rest of Mexico:

  • Use registered taxis or ride apps. Many hotels offer free transportation or can also call a cab for you.

  • Don’t wear valuable watches or jewelry. In addition, keep your tech gadgets in your bag or pocket.

  • Be careful when using your card during payment processing.

  • Stay alert and know your surroundings.

  • Carry a little bit of local cash with you. If you do get money from an ATM stay alert and put it away quickly.

  • Keep your important documents in your hotel, keep copies with you.

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