Plan an amazing trip to Mexico
Thinking about going to Mexico for your next holiday? Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or with family and friends, a trip to Mexico will leave you with colourful and fond memories. Take a look at our tips and offers to help you plan and get the most out of your trip: from a stay in Yucatan to an all-inclusive tour of the country. Great prices guaranteed!
A country of myths and legends, Mexico is a great example of a land of contrasts. Forests and deserts, fireworks, Mayan and Aztec archaeological sites, lively and bustling cities such as Mexico City, typical Latin America lost cities, colonial citadels and pueblos, beach resorts, ancient traditions, modernism, a western lifestyle and timeless village markets; Mexico is, without doubt, a fantastic and exotic travel destination! Visiting Mexico will you give you the opportunity to uncover a diverse and open culture, shaped by the richness of its history. Travelling to Mexico is great, so give in to temptation and book your stay now!
Best time to go to Mexico
To effectively plan your visit to Mexico, think about the best time to go, taking into account the tourist seasons and climate.
Mexico benefits from a hot and humid climate all year round, especially to the south of the Tropic. The mountainous regions, however, have a temperate and dry climate with very cool winters. The best time to visit the country is from October to April, during the dry season, when tourist numbers are at their lowest.
When you decide to come will largely influence what you need to bring with you. Summer clothes or rainwear, parasols or umbrellas, it’s advisable to check the weather forecast to best decide what to pack in your suitcase.
What to see and what to do in Mexico
Answers to your most frequently asked questions
- The safety issues in larger towns and cities
- Mexico City, one of the most polluted and overpopulated cities in Latin America
- The traditional ‘Day of the Dead’ Mexican holiday
- The sites of Yucatan
- Raw Amerindian culture, which can be seen in Chiapas
- Its hidden beaches
If you are looking for authentic Mexican souvenirs to take home, then visit the Decomex shop in Guadalajara, which sells a range of traditional clothes, hammocks, antique pieces, upholstery and pottery. Consider buying mariachi musical instruments, a sombrero and a good bottle of tequila.
In Mexico, whatever the time of day or night, you can always be sure to find a restaurant open and at a price to suit you. If you want to try Mexican cuisine, try the local street vendors, market restaurants (available in in all towns and villages) or bistros offering fixed price traditional fayre. And don’t forget the chain and traditional restaurants that offer a range of international cuisine (Italian, French, Japanese) as well as "new Mexican cuisine", pizzas and fast food. Now you know where to eat, you need to know what to eat! Why not try the really spicy Poblano or Tabasco peppers; or a tortilla (a corn or wheat flatbread) which can be topped with meat to make a taco; or filled with chicken, cheese and a spicy sauce to make an enchilada; fried or cooked on a hot plate with a cheese, mushroom courgette and brain topping to make a quesadilla; fried with grated cheese, crème fraîche and chilli to make chilaquiles or even topped with chopped meat, salad, avocado and crème fraîche to make a tostada. Once seated at your table, you can enjoy one of the famous Mexican beers, such as Corona or la Sol, a refresco (fizzy drink) or a glass of agua fresca, a mix of cold water and fruit. If you fancy something alcoholic, don’t forget to try tequila, mezcal and pulque, or enjoy a coco loco, cucaracha, piña colada or margarita cocktail.