When traveling in a large group, it is helpful to either tie the same brightly colored ribbon or affix a brightly colored piece of tape on every piece of luggage. This aids in being able to spot each other's luggage at all times.|
Experience the Tortuga Liberation!
Every year hundreds of baby Green Sea Turtles emerge from the sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera and head into the vast ocean.
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
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.|
THINGS TO DO IN THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
What you can do depends on where you stay. So it is a good idea to have a general idea of where things are so you can make your decision.
The following is a list of things you can do and where they are located:
|ATV Jungle Tours||Maya Riviera|
|Art Galleries||Cancun Merida|
|Bird-Watching||Maya Riviera Costa Maya Merida|
|Boating/Sailing||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Butterfly Park||Maya Riviera|
|Bicycling||Cancun Playa del Carmen Cozumel Merida|
|Dance Lessons||Cancun Playa del Carmen Cozumel Maya Riviera|
|Deep-Sea Fishing||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Diving||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Golf||Cancun Maya Riviera|
|Hair Braiding||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Hammas||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Horseback Riding||Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Jet Skiing||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera|
|Kayak/Canoe||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Live Mexican Music||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Merida Campeche|
|Colonial Architecture||Merida Campeche|
|Martial Arts||Cancun Playa del Carmen Merida|
|Maya Ballcourt||Maya Riviera|
|Motorcycling||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Museums||Cancun Merida Campeche|
|Parasailing||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Party||Cancun Playa del Carmen Cozumel|
|Ruin Sites||Maya Riviera Costa Maya Merida Campeche|
|Snorkeling||Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Skydiving||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Spelunking||Maya Riviera Costa Maya Merida|
|Swim with Dolphins||Cancun Maya Riviera|
|Swimming/Beaches||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Swimming/Cenotes||Maya Riviera Costa Maya Merida|
|Tattoos||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
|Tennis||Cancun Playa del Carmen Cozumel Maya Riviera|
|Water Theme Parks||Maya Riviera|
|Water Skiing||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Windsurfing||Cancun Cozumel Maya Riviera Costa Maya|
|Weight Train||Cancun Playa del Carmen|
In Mexico they speak: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.
90% of Mexicans age 15 and over can read and write.
Mexico Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)
Mexico has a population of: 100,349,766 (July 2000 est.)
There is 61,000 sq km of irrigated land. (1993 est.)
Mexico's natural resources are: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber.
There is 9,330 km of coastline.
The life expectancy is: male 68.47 years,
female 74.66 years. (2000 est.)
The geographic coordinates are: 23 00 N, 102 00 W
Mexico had 38.6 million people in the labor force in 1999.