Planning a trip to Mexico? EVERYTHING You Need

Traveling. It sounds exciting - and it is. However, in order to fully enjoy your vacation – you need to come prepared. Yes, adventure awaits you, but, when it comes to traveling to a foreign country, being prepared for what's to come really is your best option. Let’s begin! How to choose the best time to visit Mexico?

Mexico is a large country, and the weather varies by region. So, before you try to figure out what the best time to visit is, you should choose a place you'd like to travel to. Checking the local forecast is your best bet, however – the best time to travel to Mexico is during the dry season.

The dry season in Mexico lasts for a few months, from December to April. And with virtually no rain, you will be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest.

On the other hand, this doesn't mean you should visit Mexico during the summer months. You can have fun in Mexico on any given day, and anybody who ever visited it will tell you the same thing. There are just so many things to do and see in this country, that you won’t even mind the weather.

And especially if you are coming from a place with a similar climate. Remember, you can always enjoy your time in Mexico by exploring its culture, cuisine, and other tourist attractions without even stepping a foot outside. There are many museums, restaurants, galleries, shopping malls, and clubs worth your while, so make sure to plan your trip accordingly. Don't let the bad weather destroy this trip for you.

Get close to nature and the historical part of Mexico, in contrast to the white sandy beaches. Not far from Playa Del Carmen are great hiking and caving with Maya for relics.

places to visit in Mexico

How to plan your trip to Mexico? When it comes to trip planning, you should definitely take your time before making any final calls. Here is what you'll need to do before traveling to Mexico:

  • Pick your destinations in Mexico
  • Decide the duration of your trip
  • Book flight, train or bus ticket and accommodation
  • Plan out your day-to-day activities
  • Pack
  • Ready, set, go!

1. Decide the duration of your trip to Mexico

Once you have chosen the destination, the second decision you must take to start budgeting in detail is the duration of the trip. Is it going to be a 10-day trip? Or a longer one? This aspect will affect every other decision you’ll make along the way.

2. Book flight, train or bus ticket and accommodation in Mexico

Booking your tickets and accommodation well in advance is an important step in organizing your visit to Mexico. Both of these things are subject to availability and price changes over time, and getting the booking done before your vacation comes knocking on your doors will help you avoid any additional costs.

Mexico is a culture-rich destination. For example, you can rent historic homes that are changed over into hotels, and the price is a lot less as compared to those at Cancun's prominent hotels.

3. Plan out your day-to-day activities in Mexico

Choosing the dates and your destination isn’t the end of planning your vacation. You will need to plan your daily activities as well. Explore the destination you choose for your trip to Mexico and learn what it has to offer. Make a list of things you’d like to do, see and try.

Located on the Caribbean coast of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen offers warm temperatures all year round , with an annual average of between 25 and 30 degrees and high humidity. June to November is the wettest season and most likely for tropical storms and hurricanes; while between December and May the dry season extends, with better weather.

The high season is distributed between Christmas, Easter and the months of April, July and August. Therefore, the best time to go is during the first days of December, January and May.

4. Mexico Packing List

Yes. It is time for you to pack your suitcases. Make a list of things you would like and need to take with you before you start packing and avoid confusion. Putting everything on a piece of paper will help stay organized and avoid mistakes that can cost you time, money and energy. Don't know where to start? You can visit websites such as and explore their blog. It’s rather easy to find many useful tips and tricks for packing, and perhaps even some suggestions on how to move to Mexico hassle-free if you happen to enjoy it during your trip!

5. Mexican food

Mexican food is its polar opposite in many ways. It’s an in-your-face attack to the senses; it’s rich and abundant; colorful in its vibration to the point of pulling the inner child out of you to play with the intense flavors; it’s the one true king when it comes to the use of chilies, corn and avocado, all which it has given to the world at large.

And just like it’s provided so many ingredients to the world, Mexico’s sheer variety makes any comparison meaningless. In addition, Mexican food is always changing and incorporating new things; it evolves so much faster. It’s both cheap and good, and people outside Mexico only scratch the surface of its greatness (incidentally, if you want expensive Mexican food, you can totally find it).

Molletes are delicious. It’s a loaf of bread with retried beans, melted cheese and Pico de Gallo salsa, usually spicy too. It has everything the body needs for the cheapest possible price at a place you can also do your work in peace. Some restaurants actually call them University Molletes or a variation of this on the menu itself because they know they’re popular among students.

Note this is not the cheapest you can eat in Mexico - taco stands can be even cheaper. Tacos is a way of eating, just as sandwiches are. You can eat meatball, rostisserie chicken sandwiches, among a lot of fillings. So you have traditional mexican recipes: Manchamanteles, Mole Poblano, Chiles Rellenos, Aporreadillo, Amarillito or whatever the dish is, you take a tortilla, you put some of the this on it, you roll up and start eating all along (you don't even need cutlery).

Ready, set, go!

There is not one single answer to your question about the best time to visit Mexico. This great country has so much to offer, and even if you pick the wrong dates – we are sure you'll have a lot of fun. And lots of it!
Kalyan Panja

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