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Instead of lugging bulky, breakable perfume bottles, soak some cotton balls in your favorite scent and stuff them into empty film canisters. The airtight canisters keep the fragrance fresh! To get wet clothes dry overnight, hang them on a coat hanger and hang them in the bathroom - Leave the light on.

Mexico peso (Mex$) = 100 centavos

In 1998 there were 9.6 million telephones main lines in use.

There are 31,048 km of railways in Mexico.

Females are allowed to volunteer for military service.

In 1997 Mexico had 31 million radios in use.

Mexico's exports partners: US 89.3%, Canada 1.7%, Spain 0.6%, Japan 0.5%, Venezuela 0.3%, Chile 0.3%, Brazil 0.3%.

Mexico produced 176.055 billion kWh of electricity in 1998.

The main industries are: food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.

The Mexican name for the Atlantic coastal region of the Yucatan Peninsula is Riviera Maya. The English use is either Maya Riviera or Mayan Riviera. It is used all three ways in this web site.

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Mexico now has
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Most 5 star hotels have a doctor or nurse in-house. Any hotel or even a taxi driver can recommend to you a source for medical advice or care. The Mexican health system is a 5-tier program. Most doctors or services will require you to pay cash, some accept credit cards. Keep all receipts for your reimbursement if you have medical insurance.

There are medical services available at:


The American Medical Care Center
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 8 [beside Plaza Quetzal]
Tel: 883-10-01
Tel: 883-01-13

American Hospital [24hr]
15 Viento St. [downtown]
Tel: 884-60-68
Tel: 884-61-33

Hospital Total Assist
Claveles 22 [next to Hotel Antillano]
Tel: 884-10-92
Tel: 884-81-16

Centro de IMSS
Avenida Coba west of Avenida Tulum


International Medical Services
35 Av. Between 2nd St. and Privada 2 north
Tel: (9) 873-04-93
Tel: (9) 873-13-44
Fax: (9) 873-13-43

Red Cross [Cruz Roja]
Juarez & 25th Ave. North
Tel: 98-731-233

Integral Hospital
Juarez & 15th South
Tel: 987-30-314

30th [between 4 + 6 North]
Tel: 987-30-284

1st Ave. South [20 + 25]
Tel: 987-30-326


Red Cross [Cruz Roja]
Tel: 987-2-10-58


Medical Services
Tel: 987-43915
Tel: 987-80710


Hospital O'Horan
Avenida de los Itzes [near the Parque Zoologico Centenario]
Tel: 924-41-00

Red Cross [Cruz Roja]
Tel: 924-98-13

Hospital costs are generally inexpensive for common problems [dysentery, diarrhea] and minor treatments such as stitches.

If surgery is suggested, if at all possible, wait until you get home and get a second opinion.

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