Mexico Holidays

Holidays in Mexico combine ancient charm with modern pursuits. Mayan cities burst from lush jungles, and dazzling skyscrapers pierce the sky. City boardwalks and piers reach out into turquoise waters, and aquatic life thrives in colourful reefs.

Mexico is a country alive with art, culture and history. Marvel at towering temples and immerse yourself in a world of warring Aztec gods. Those still in search of a culture fix can explore the art deco museums of Mexico City, venerating paintings, murals and ceramics. Adventurous wildlife lovers can strap on a snorkel, going in search of whale sharks and entrances to magical underwater caves. Those yearning for rest and relaxation will find comfort in the warm hospitality of the Mexican people, whiling away hours on picture perfect sandy shores.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Visit Mayan cities
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • Stroll down the El Malecon boardwalk
  • Hit Cancun's white sand beaches for pure relaxation
  • Eat freshly caught fish in waterfront restaurants

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Unique Casita

Chablé Resort & Spa

Yucatan Peninsula

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£3,779 pp

Chablé Resort & Spa

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,749 pp

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya
Unique

Viceroy Los Cabos

Baja California

H&J Rating
Viceroy Los Cabos

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Mexico

H&J Rating
Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Time Zone

GMT -5 to -8 hours depending on region

Flight Time

Flight times vary dependent on the region of Mexico you are travelling to.

Currency

MXN - Mexican Peso

Visa Information

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

You get an incredible insight into the ancient world of the Americas when you visit Mexico. With over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the iconic Chichen Itza and its amazing light show is only the start. You’ll uncover vibrant street scenes and the baroque Catedral Metropolitana in Mexico City and – if you’re into diving – some amazing underwater treasures in Cozumel and Playa Mujeres.

  • Ancient Mayan History

    Mexico’s Mayan Riviera is home to one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’ – the mystical Chichen Itza. One of the most visited Yucatan Mayan sites, it’s been standing for over 1,000 years. Visit in spring or autumn to watch as shadows depict a snake slithering its way up the limestone steps to El Castillo. There’s also Tulum; what was once an important trading port is now a historic site open to the public. Wander the walled city, imagining the natives who once lived in the caste and worshipped in the temple.

  • Diver swimming with turtle

    Snorkel and dive down coral reefs

    There are just as many adventures to be had underwater as there are on land. Don your snorkelling gear and explore the coast, or join an organised trip to even deeper waters. On the shores of fishing village Puerto Morelos the coral reef is often a mere six feet below the surface. Keep your goggles clean to spot rays, barracudas and turtles. There are domed caves filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites to explore at Tak Be Ha and Hilario’s Well. The brave can even swim with whale sharks – the largest fish on the planet. During the summer hundreds inhabit in the warm waters near Cancun.

  • Explore the culture in coastal towns

    Puerto Vallarta is a bustling waterside community made up of charming cobblestone streets, elegant homes sitting atop steep hillsides, and beachside restaurants serving up the freshest ocean catches. You’ll get a real sense of Mexican culture as local vendors sell their handcrafted wares and street performers entertain passers bypassers-by. Visit El Malecon for the best shops and art galleries. Enjoy live music at the Los Archos amphitheatre and watch the spectacular sunset from the pier.

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
27ºC
105mm
Mexico City
21ºC
10mm
Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
25mm
Cozumel
27ºC
90mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
27ºC
50mm
Mexico City
22ºC
20mm
Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
7mm
Cozumel
26ºC
10mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
28ºC
46mm
Mexico City
24ºC
10mm
Puerto Vallarta
29ºC
6mm
Cozumel
26ºC
31mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
29ºC
29mm
Mexico City
25ºC
20mm
Puerto Vallarta
30ºC
7mm
Cozumel
27ºC
32mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
31ºC
89mm
Mexico City
25ºC
62mm
Puerto Vallarta
32ºC
11mm
Cozumel
28ºC
8mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
31ºC
141mm
Mexico City
22ºC
343mm
Puerto Vallarta
33ºC
210mm
Cozumel
28ºC
70mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
32ºC
70mm
Mexico City
22ºC
193mm
Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
362mm
Cozumel
28ºC
191mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
32ºC
88mm
Mexico City
23ºC
225mm
Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
315mm
Cozumel
29ºC
162mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
31ºC
184mm
Mexico City
23ºC
310mm
Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
360mm
Cozumel
29ºC
247mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
30ºC
282mm
Mexico City
23ºC
180mm
Puerto Vallarta
34ºC
120mm
Cozumel
29ºC
181mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
28ºC
128mm
Mexico City
22ºC
56mm
Puerto Vallarta
32ºC
13mm
Cozumel
28ºC
91mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Cancun
27ºC
90mm
Mexico City
20ºC
10mm
Puerto Vallarta
30ºC
19mm
Cozumel
27ºC
36mm
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    “Mexico’s Caribbean coast has dotted island gems along it. Board a ferry and head across to Isla Mujeres, Isla Holbox or Cozumel for a taste of authentic Mexico and a quieter pace of life either for a few nights or a day trip.”

  • Melody, Destination Specialist

    Mel

    Destination Specialist

    “Keep your eyes peeled for Mole Poblano when you’re eating out. This rich red sauce has 20 ingredients packed within, including chilli and chocolate, perfect for seasoning chicken.”

Our Mexico destinations

Mexico

Baja California

Baja California

Mexico

Cancun

Cancun

Mexico

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico

Yucatan Peninsula

Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico

Mexican Islands

Mexican Islands
Islas Marietas National Park

Mexico

Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast

Types of Mexico holidays

At Hayes & Jarvis we want to showcase just how diverse and varied Mexico is, which is why we have a selection of tours that highlight some of the best bits that Mexico has to offer.

Mexico Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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