Blue skies, white sands and warm Caribbean waters are just the beginning of your Mexican holiday. Famed for its delicious food and vibrant culture, Mexico has something to suit everyone; from Playa Mujeres’ secluded hideaway hotels and Mexico City’s gastronomic treats to Cancun’s nightlife and Puerto Vallarta’s fantastic fishing opportunities.
We recommend sampling authentic Mexico on a guided tour where you can stay in traditional haciendas and explore the mysterious Mayan ruins, teeming with history and brimming with rich heritage. If you fancy extending your travels, head to Los Cabos with a stop in glamorous Los Angeles for a truly unique experience; from LA’s bright lights and shopping to Los Cabos’ tranquil beaches.
With its historic architecture, party atmosphere and stunning landscapes, Mexico ticks every box and bursts with flavour.
There are two main carriers offering flights to Cancun with two more going via the States, and one main carrier to Mexico City with another going via the States.
Direct Carriers: Direct carriers from the UK are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick to Cancun and British Airways from London Heathrow to Mexico City. Thomson also offer a direct charter service to Cancun from most regional airports from May to December.
Indirect Carriers: British Airways offer flights from most other regional airports such as Glasgow and Edinburgh with a connection via London Gatwick or London Heathrow. United Airlines offer indirect service to both Cancun and Mexico City via the states from most regional airports, and American Airlines offers an indirect service to Cancun via the States, making flying out on your Mexico holidays flexible and convenient.
Please note: Exit Tax approx 42 pounds per person (720 pesos) payable locally on departure.
In Mexico, a tip is always appreciated as a reward for good service. Many workers rely on your tips to supplement their basic pay, so it’s a good idea to keep some loose change in your pockets. In restaurants, 10 to 15 percent is normal. In taxis, it is customary to round up to the nearest five to 10 Mexican Pesos. In your hotel, it is nice to tip the bellboys around five to 15 Mexican Pesos per bag.
Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid immunisation and malaria tablets are recommended.
None for British citizens
The official Mexican currency is the Peso. You can buy Mexican Pesos before you leave the UK. If you need cash when you're there, go to a currency exchange (known as a Casas de Cambio), bank, or large hotel.
UK debit and credit cards are widely accepted and can be used at most cash machines. When paying smaller businesses, though, you may need to pay in cash. Travellers' cheques can be converted at currency exchanges throughout Mexico. Although the Peso is Mexico's national currency, many tourist establishments quote prices in US Dollars. You'll see the abbreviation DLLS used for Dollars and MN or MXP for Mexican Pesos.