Lost City Marathon

22 Feb 2025

Destination Guide

Here you will find important background information and helpful tips on traveling in Mexico

If you do not find the answer you're seeking, feel free to contact us with your question.



Capital City

Mexico City




Roman Catholicism


Mexican Peso (MXN)


1.973 million km²

Special Dietary Requirements

We understand that allergies and special diets are a common concern among our guests. We do our very best to accommodate any diet for medical, allergy or religious needs; however, we cannot guarantee that all dining establishments can fulfill special requests. As a result, we encourage our guests to take all necessary precautions during their travel. 

Guests with special dietary requirements should inform their server upon arriving at the location. 

If you require a special diet during your travel, please add it in the "Special diet request" field in the booking form. 

Please note: Requests for special diet must be received by us no later than 30 days before your tour begins.


There is no official language in Mexico, though Spanish is the de facto national language spoken by the vast majority of the population. Mexico recognizes 69 national languages, 63 of which are indigenous.  


In Mexico the power plug sockets are of type A and B. A two-narrow pronged plug mainly used in North/Central America, China and Japan. 

In Mexico the standard voltage is 127 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.(As in US, Canada and most South American countries). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia), you need a voltage converter in Mexico. You can find voltage converters online.  Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages. 


Telephone & Internet

The international country code for Mexico is +52.  Please check with your mobile provider for specific options and fees. 

WiFi spots are widely available across Mexico, and you'll find them even in some of the country's (semi)rural areas.

Some require you to have an account or service, but many remain open to the public at no charge.

It is easily available to purchase SIM cards with roaming internet anywhere in Mexico.  

Drinking Water

As a precaution you should not drink tap water in Mexico even if it's purified at the source. Most resorts and hotels provide bottled water or large jugs of purified water for you to refill your bottle.


What to Pack?

Mexico in February is dry and warm with temperatures hovering between a comfortable 22 - 26 degrees Celsius (72 - 79F)

Pack light comfortable clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen for those hot sunny days. Though an extra sweater is always useful as it can get chilly out quite rapidly when the sun goes down.

The water temperature is pleasant so a swimsuit is a must when you want a cooling dip in the afternoon.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is very important in Mexico, where staff generally earn more from gratuities than their wages. 

It is acceptable to tip in either Dollars or Pesos, though Pesos are more practical for the person on the receiving end. If using Dollars, do not use coins as they cannot be exchanged into Pesos. 

The recommended standard is 10 - 20%.


Mexico's currency is the Mexican Peso (MXN). However the US Dollar is widely accepted across Mexico especially in the more touristic places.

Note that Mexico also use the $-sign for pesos. If the price is stated in US Dollars it will typically be written as: US$

Medical Facilities

Albatros Adventure Marathons will ensure that an English-speaking doctor/medical team is available for participants of our marathon events.

Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel insurance. 

Medical assistance during the marathon event

A team of English-speaking Danish doctors and paramedics will be present during the race. The medical team is ready in case of injury or severe exhaustion.

Albatros Adventure Marathons™️ will ensure that an English-speaking doctor/medical team is available for participants of our marathon events. If any treatment is unable to be carried out by the doctor and it is necessary to refer a participant to local medical facilities, the doctor/medical team and travel agency will not be held liable for any treatment carried out by staff from local medical facilities.

Passport & Visas

Please note that it is each traveler’s responsibility to check visa and passport requirements and ensure that they comply. Obtaining a passport and, if required, a visa, is solely the responsibility of each traveler. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after returning from your destination. 

Citizens of the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and most EU countries do not need visas to enter Mexico as tourists for less than 180 days. Other Europeans can stay for ninety days. Non-US citizens travelling via the US, however, may need a US visa. However, all visitors, regardless of nationality, need a valid passport and a tourist card (FMM – Forma Migratoria Múltiple) Please note that visa requirements can change and it is the traveler's responsibility to make sure entry requisites are met before departure. 

Please contact your local embassy for further details. We draw your attention to the fact that the processing of visa may take several weeks. The travel agency cannot be held responsible for travelers who, for whatever reason, may be denied entry at a border. Furthermore, the travel agency cannot be held responsible for the denial of visa prior to departure.