Mexico Travel Guide - Travel Insights and Tips

Traveling to Mexico? Our detailed Mexico insights, blogs and travel tips will help you plan the best trip.

With its rich cultural heritage, world-class cuisine, epic landscapes, stunning architecture, fascinating cities, and a vast coastline with diverse marine life, Mexico is easily one of the most enjoyable tourist destinations in the world. If you are planning a trip to Mexico, our Mexico travel guide provides reliable insights to make your trip memorable.

We recommend starting with things to do in Mexico, then proceeding to the best time to visit Mexico and how many days to spend in Mexico. Would you rather visit Mexico in winter to enjoy the ultimate skiing experience? Or, prefer Mexico in December, when the weather is pleasant to hit the sun-kissed beaches?

Perhaps you are more of an inland person, in which case Mexico in October or Mexico in November may be just right for you. As this is the low tourist season, you will have plenty of time to marvel at ancient pyramids and modern street art, or simply enjoy sightseeing and food tours in some of the world's vibrant cities.

Does not matter when you visit, you will never run short of fun things to do and places to visit in Mexico. Plan your itinerary with our Mexico tours, and enjoy your holiday.

Top Destinations in Mexico

Discover the highlights of Mexico.

Explore the Vibrant Mexico City

Explore the Vibrant Mexico City

One of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City is a grand city in a true sense. It is a vibrant megapolis rich in art, history and gastronomy. Explore the world-famous tequila distilleries and artisanal markets in La Ciudadela on comfortable coaches; float through canals in Xochimilco, Mexico's Little Venice, on trajinera boats; and pay a visit to Frida Kahlo's residence to marvel at the captivating murals, jungle courtyard, and cobalt walls.

Enjoy the Lively City of Cancun

Enjoy the Lively City of Cancun

Pristine beaches with powdery-white sand, swaying palms, and exotic resorts await you on the Caribbean coast of Cancun. The scenery is stunning enough to make you want to spend the rest of your life lazing around beaches and admiring nature’s beauty. If you love history, you will also enjoy exploring Mayan ruins and cenotes. For adventure lovers, snorkeling and wildlife viewing in underwater sanctuaries should get your adrenaline pumping.

Visit the Coastal Town of Playa-del-Carmen

Visit the Coastal Town of Playa-del-Carmen

The Yucatan Peninsula's coast boasts lively reefs as well as the best of Caribbean calm. If you are an avid diver or snorkeler, you will enjoy riding the waves in the island’s blue waters. You can also explore fresh-water cenotes and enjoy a fun-filled day in a family-friendly nature park. Take a break from parks and beaches to visit Tulum and admire the Temple of the Frescoes and other archeological masterpieces. The Chichen Itza visit is a must.

When to visit Mexico

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Mexico.

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Best Time To Visit Mexico

Best Time To Visit Mexico

Mexico is home to some of the greatest things in the world - tequila, tacos, Frida Kahlo - the list goes on and on. The country has endless amounts of adventure to offer - from the ruins of the Aztecs to contemporary Spanish traditions. Plan a holiday thi...Read more

Mexico in January: Weather, Tips and More!

Mexico in January: Weather, Tips and More!

The weather in January makes a trip to Mexico one of the best places to visit in North America. January is part of the dry season, which means lots of sunshine along hundreds of miles of the country’s coastline and on its innumerable beaches. Strict...Read more

Mexico in February: Weather, Tips & More

Mexico in February: Weather, Tips & More

The weather in Mexico in February is warm and pleasant in most places. It is a great time to relax on the beach, indulge in some high-octane adventure sports, and explore the country’s cultural heritage. Since it is also one of the driest months of...Read more

Mexico in March: Weather, Urban Exploration & More!

Mexico in March: Weather, Urban Exploration & More!

March marks the end of the winter season in Mexico and sees a rush of tourists heading to popular party destinations to enjoy their spring break, especially students from the US who make a beeline to its beaches. However, besides beach parties, the count...Read more

Mexico in April: Weather, Great Outdoors and More!

Mexico in April: Weather, Great Outdoors and More!

With the rainy season still a month away, hot and dry weather conditions are the hallmarks of Mexico in April. The whole country is accessible at this time of year, offering you a potpourri of destinations to choose from. Relax on the powder sand beaches...Read more

Mexico in May: Weather, Tips & More

Mexico in May: Weather, Tips & More

The weather in Mexico in May is mostly hot and dry, but for some parts of the country, this is the beginning of the rainy season. From the point of view of tourists, May is a quiet month, which means you can cover the country’s top-rated destination...Read more

Mexico at a Glance

Quick facts about Mexico.

CAPITAL CITY

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. It is the largest and oldest city in North America and a global center for culture, tourism, education, and business.

SIZE

1,964,375 km2. The country is the 13th largest in the world, and the distance between key tourist destinations can be huge. Thankfully, the public transportation system is efficient and cost-effective. You can consider internal flights for some trips.

COUNTRY CODE

You may dial Mexico from another country by using the country code 52. An area code comes after the 52 dialing code for Mexico.

MAIN AIRPORT

The Mexican Nuevo Peso generally known as the Peso is the official currency of Mexico. The symbol is $ and the currency code is MXN. ATMs and currency exchange booths are available all over the country. Some Mexican service providers in popular tourist destinations do accept US dollars.

MAIN AIRPORT

The Mexico City International Airport is Mexico’s main international airport, serving local and international travelers. The airport is about 11km from the city center. CODE: MEX. Closest City: Mexico City.

VISAS

Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa before you can visit Mexico. We recommend checking your country’s travel advisories before booking a trip.

LANGUAGE

The official language of Mexico is Spanish, and it is spoken by over 90 percent of the citizens. However, the country has more than 68 other languages. English is widely spoken in major cities across the country. Learning a few words and phrases goes a long way. Start with Hola, a customary local greeting.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

911 is the national emergency number in Mexico. The number connects with all the relevant responders.

WHAT'S UNIQUE

Some tourist destinations will not grant you access if you are wearing a chemical sunscreen. To be on the safe side, invest in 100% biodegradable sunscreen.

How long to stay in Mexico

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Mexico.

Great Mexico Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Great Mexico Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

Where else can you explore Aztec and Mayan ruins one day and then party on the beach sipping margaritas the next? Mexico itineraries offer something unique for every kind of traveler, whether you want to climb to the top of Mayan pyramids in Cozumel, chow...Read more

One Week in Mexico: Top 2 Recommendations

One Week in Mexico: Top 2 Recommendations

Mexico’s size can be intimidating. However, one week in Mexico is plenty of time to tick off its major destinations since many of the country’s finest attractions are located together on the Yucatan Peninsula. Here you can discover the history...Read more

10 Days in Mexico: Top 3 Recommendations

10 Days in Mexico: Top 3 Recommendations

Mexico is a large country with high mountains, deep canyons, arid deserts, and dense rainforests. That’s not to mention its over 9000-kilometer-long coastline, lively cities, and ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins. So naturally, the question arises among...Read more

5 Days in Mexico: Top 3 Recommendations

5 Days in Mexico: Top 3 Recommendations

Discover the vibrant spirit of Mexico with our meticulously curated five-day itineraries, showcasing the best of the land of Mayans and Aztecs. From the bustling streets of Mexico City, filled with colonial charm and world-class museums, to the pre-Hispan...Read more

FAQs for Mexico

Read the most frequently asked questions and answer about traveling to Mexico below.

  • What do I need to travel to Mexico?
  • How many days should I spend in Mexico?
  • Do the people of Mexico speak English?
  • What is the best month is to visit Mexico?
  • Is Mexico a family-friendly destination?

Sustainable Travel – How to travel through Mexico responsibly

In line with Bookmundi's vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Mexico. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Mexico tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting efforts here.

Here's what you can do to travel through Mexico responsibly:

  • Carbon-offset your transport to Mexico via Singapore airlines. The moment your tour starts in Mexico, and if you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • You can also donate a small amount to Fondo Semillas a network for the conservation of sea turtles along the coast of Mexico.
  • Ensure you wear 100% biodegradable sunscreen when touring Mexico. Chemical sunscreens are dangerous to aquatic life and some destinations would not grant you access if you are wearing one.
  • Choose carbon-free transport options like cycling, walking, and kayaking whenever you can. And when you cannot, opt for public transportation.

Mexico travel tips and insights

  • Keep the bottom part of your Mexico tourist declaration form (FMM) safe and secure. You’ll be required to turn it in before leaving the country. You will be fined if you misplace it.
  • Mexican museums are typically closed on Mondays, and the traffic on weekends can be overwhelming. If you are planning to visit a museum, consider visiting during weekdays.
  • Agree on your taxi fare before boarding. Some drivers may want to charge extra because you are a tourist. Alternatively, you can stick with radio taxis, which are much safer and more convenient.
  • Monitor your country’s travel advisory for relevant safety information when traveling to Mexico. Although most parts of the country are safe, a few places may be dangerous for tourists and even locals.

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Ivana GasserTravel Expert in Mexico
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Sebastian MuñozTravel Expert in Mexico
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