Planning a vacation to Mexico? Here’s everything you need to know!
Mexico is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for travelers who dream of the perfect vacation. And it’s easy to understand why. The combination of magical tropical beaches in blue and turquoise tones, lush nature full of jungles and ancient ruins, rich culture, non-stop nightlife, authentic markets, and unique and delicious food. All these make the vacation in Mexico a unique and unforgettable experience.
Still, before planning a trip to Mexico, there are many things you should know. Information that will allow you to enjoy the vacation of your dreams, will save you a lot of time and money, and will also help you return home safely. Here is the complete guide to traveling in Mexico.
The weather in Mexico – when is the best time to visit?
The best time to go to the Caribbean region of Mexico is between the months of February and the end of May. This is considered the dry season. In the summer months, June to August, this is already the wet season. These are the hottest months of the year, but are also considered rainier days.
From September to November the heat gradually decreases and so do the rainy days. This is a very unpredictable period in terms of weather. But the weather will still be warm and a lot of travelers come to Mexico during the holidays.
November to January is considered slightly cooler months (still hot during most of the day). But this is considered the most touristic season in Mexico.
For complete information click here – The Weather in Mexico
Smooth entry to Mexico – what to prepare in advance:
Before you go on vacation in Mexico, here are a number of things that are recommended to be prepared in advance.
- Photocopy of flight tickets
- Passport photo
- Travel Insurance
- Hotel reservation confirmations
- Mexico entry form: This form will be given to you to fill out on your flight to Mexico or it can also be filled out at the Cancun airport. Another option is to fill in through the internet site – for the link: Click here In the form itself, you will be asked to fill in personal details, the length of your stay in Mexico and the first address to which you are traveling from the airport/hotel name.
At the end of the process, you will receive a residence visa according to your period in Mexico (up to 180 days). Please note, it is important not to lose this form, you will need to present it again when leaving Mexico City. If you lost the form, you will be required to pay a $30 fine.
Safety in Mexico – is it dangerous in Mexico?
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and is often considered a very safe place to travel to.
Most of the local residents as well as the state and the criminal organizations make a lot of money from tourism, especially in the Caribbean region. Therefore, it is important for all parties to maintain security in the region. As long as you travel in the tourist areas of Mexico, it is considered a safe place. However, as in any foreign country, you should always be careful, pay attention and keep your valuables safe, and don’t walk around alone late at night. In general, Mexican residents are very welcoming and warm. You will get along very well with the locals and a smile is the best way to get to know them.
Accommodation in Mexico – where is the best place to sleep?
In terms of accommodation, in Mexico, you can find everything. From simple hostels, villas, and boutique hotels to luxury hotels on an all-inclusive route, at the highest level. It’s all a matter of budget and the type of trip you’re looking for. Our recommendation, in this case, is to always consult with an agent who will help you choose the accommodation option that suits you in each destination.
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Language in Mexico – what language do they use?
The official language spoken in the region is Spanish, sometimes referred to as “Castellano”. But there is nothing to worry about because most residents who live and work in tourist destinations and especially those who work in tour activities and hotels speak good English. In some rural areas, some people even only speak the Mayan language. As part of their culture, it is still commonly used in villages and is also taught in schools.
Money in Mexico – what do I need to know?
The local currency used by the people is the Mexican peso. The value of one US Dollar (USD) varies between 17-18 Mexican pesos (MXN). Our recommendation, take $1500 in cash with you and convert the money into pesos as soon as you arrive in Mexico. It is recommended to avoid changing the currency at the airport or hotel (fees are too expensive). The best place to do this is at a bank or regulated currency exchange service. If you need extra money during the trip, you can simply withdraw from ATMs using a credit card.
For complete information, click here – Handling Money in Mexico
Here you can check the current exchange rate of the peso against the dollar:
Destinations in Mexico – where is the best place to travel?
The Yucatan Peninsula – the Caribbean region of Mexico – has many special destinations and places to visit. Each destination and its uniqueness. The simple answer is, it’s up to you! The type and nature of the trip you are planning, and the things you like to do will also affect the destinations you want to visit. The most popular destinations in the region are divided into 2.
Transportation in Mexico – how is it best to get around?
The distances between the popular destinations in the Caribbean region are relatively close and do not require a flight or long trips. The distance between the main destinations ranges from one to two hours, and you can get around using any form of transportation – bus, taxi, collectivo, or car rental. In order to reach the surrounding islands you will have to sail by ferry.
If you have decided to travel to other regions of Mexico outside the Yucatan Peninsula, it is recommended to take a domestic flight.
For complete information, click – Transportation in Mexico
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For more information on the various destinations, click here. You can go on day trips to Bacalar Lagoon, the Pink Lakes, and Holbox Island through us. The trip leaves once a week from Playa del Carmen.