Mexico City Holidays

Aztec ruins and gleaming skyscrapers

A fascinating mix of old and new, Mexico City is home to both thousand year-old ruins and gleaming skyscrapers: ancient grandeur meets edgy modernity.

To see the city’s layered history, take a stroll through Zócalo, the world’s second largest public square, bordered by the baroque Catedral Metropolitana. Or, visit the Aztec ruins of Templo Mayer to discover artefacts discovered 450 years after the temple’s demise. We also recommend taking a boat down the historic canals, the perfect way to soak up the city’s beauty and bustle.

Contrast your visit to Mexico City by heading to the Yucutan Peninsula for some pure fun in the sun. Or, for a mix of history and sunshine, head to the Pacific Coast where you’ll find Mayan ruins right by the beach. 

Destination Highlights
  • Visit Xochimlco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Uncover history at the National Museum of Anthropology
  • Head to Mercado Roma, a popular hot spot for street food and a great atmosphere
  • Blend in with the locals at traditional cantinas
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -5 hours
  • 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, with English widely spoken and understood
  • Flight Time Approx 11 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"If you are a culture lover, Mexico City is the perfect place. Museum hop across the city from the National Museum of Anthropology to the Frida Kahlo Museum". 


Destination Specialist

"Walking the streets of any city can be exhausting after a few days, so after your stay in Mexico City head to one of the stunning Mexican beach resorts in either Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos or Cancun". 

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.

Zocalo Central

Mexico City

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Zocalo Central

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