Top 7 things to know for your first trip to Mexico


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Mexico is a country that has it all. No matter where you are headed, you will find something different in each state that will make you want more. If you are planning to travel to Mexico, you are probably wondering where to start.

Top destinations in Mexico

Cancun and Los Cabos are incredible beach destinations to relax, have fun, and enjoy nature and outdoor activities; they have an amazing vibe and endless entertainment options. On the other hand, you have Mexico City, a great place to learn about its fascinating history. Your trip will be enriched with an endless cultural experience. You will be able to attend incomparable natural spectacles, like the Monarch butterfly biosphere Book in El Rosario, Michoacan, or go whale watching in Loreto, Baja California. If this is your first time traveling to Mexico, you will probably be asking yourself a lot of questions, what to pack, how to transport yourself, or what to know to avoid failure. If you want a pleasant experience for you and your fellow travelers, we suggest that you plan ahead and educate yourself, especially if this is your first time traveling here.

Before you leave

Once you’ve decided where you want to go, find out where you want to stay. From all-inclusive destinations to accommodation platforms like Airbnb, the possibilities are endless. Check the reviews of other travelers and always make sure that the room or accommodation site will accommodate the number of travelers in your party. Mexico offers accommodation for all budgets; you just need to do some research to find the best place that will make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Currency exchange

The legal tender is the Mexican pesos, and the US dollar is accepted almost everywhere. However, to avoid unfavorable exchange rates, you can purchase a small amount of pesos at the airport upon arrival in Mexico to pay for small expenses. You can also withdraw funds from any ATM machine, but check with your bank to see if they charge you a commission or fees for international transactions. You can also exchange money through your bank before your trip. The best recommendation is to use your debit or credit card to pay for your travel and expenses to avoid the hassle of converting to pesos.

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Plan activities outside of your hotel

While there are all kinds of plans to go on vacation, and you’ll probably be looking for an all-inclusive hotel with a perfect ocean view, Mexico is a magical place that offers so much more. You should plan to visit its people, squares and historic buildings, these treasured sites of the rich culture of its streets. Come explore its streets and avenues and discover all the natural attractions. Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has a variety of colonial towns, magical towns, ecotourism destinations, adventures to discover, not to mention its unparalleled gastronomic routes.

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Not all foods are spicy

Mexican food is delicious! Its culinary diversity is as huge as its territory, and most enjoy spicy food. Still, the truth is, many other options don’t include this exotic ingredient. Mexican cuisine has a strong European influence that dates back to colonization. You will surely enjoy Mexican cuisine without remorse or fear of spice.

Best time of year to travel

You will be amazed at the number of climates and ecosystems in Mexico. For example, central Mexico, Mexico City or Cuernavaca City in Morelos enjoy excellent weather all year round and the coolest winter months are December and January. Tropical destinations like beaches have the hottest temperatures in spring and summer. Durango and Chihuahua, the northern part of the country, have impressive snow landscapes during the winter. Always check your destination and the season you plan to travel to know what to expect.

Join the Mexican festivities

Mexico’s cultural heritage and diversity are unmatched and its joyful spirit is ever present. Rich in traditions, mysticism and folklore, each traditional festival will give you an unforgettable experience. One of the most honored traditions is the The day of the Dead, with a strong meaning for the Mexican people. The September patriotic festivities for the celebration of Independence Day are sure to bring you happiness and pleasure.

Prepare for your next trip to one of the world’s most incredible counties. Mexico will delight you and always surprise you. So come on for your next adventure, you won’t be disappointed.

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