Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need immunizations/vaccinations?
We recommend following the CDC's guidelines regarding immunizations. Make sure you are at least up to date on routine vaccinations (measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot). Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccinations are suggested, as well.
Can I drink tap water in Mexico?
You should not drink tap water while in Mexico. Only use it to wash. Restaurants and grocery stores will all have bottled water for drinking. Always make sure the cap is sealed before opening and drinking bottled water.
Is the food safe in Mexico?
Food is generally safe in Mexico. We recommend that you do not consume any raw or rare meat, as our food storage standards may not be the same as your country's.
How should I get pesos?
Just to be safe, you can bring 1,000 pesos (around $50 USD) or so with you on your flight. If you don't, you will be able to find ATMs all over Querétaro. Your bank may charge a fee to withdraw money in Mexico, and some ATMs in Mexico may charge up to a few dollars (USD). Therefore, try not to withdraw money a lot. On the other hand, don't carry a lot of money around all the time.
What's the weather like in Querétaro?
Daytime is warm and nighttime is cool or cold, usually. You need rain gear if your stay is during the summer months. For more information, see here.
How should I get to Querétaro?
We'll pick you up at QRO airport (a few minutes away from us) or even at Mexico City Airport. You can also take a bus to one of Querétaro's stations, if you wish. We can pick you up there, too. Just share your travel details with us before departing your home.
If you travel though Mexico city, we urge you to prepare yourself to navigate through the airport. Websites such as this may help. Don't accept help from anyone unless you are certain they are an airport employee. You can find such employees at help desks in various locations.
Is Querétaro Safe?
Yes, it is one of the safest cities in Mexico. Our facilities and host families are located near the downtown area, which is also safe.
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