Mexico Travel Guide

Before you can relax on the tropical beaches of Cancun or explore the incredible Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, there's some necessary holiday preparation you'll need to do first and here's a good place to start. Our Mexico travel guide covers everything from when to go and what to see, to what visas you'll need and tips on health, currency, voltage and more. You can also see what multi-country touring options we offer that include Mexico and learn more about the style of our tours to the land that gave us tequila, sombreros and mariachis.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't miss these top attractions from the capital city to the country's world wonder

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Best Time to Visit

Plan the perfect time to go with our guide to the seasons and festivals taking place

Currency

Top Travel Tips

All the essentials are covered here from vaccinations to currency, food to voltage

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Mexico and information on getting your tourist visa

Get to know Mexico

Recommended Reading

  • The Labyrinth of Solitude
    by Octavio Paz
  • The Years with Laura Diaz
    by Carlos Fuentes
  • Mexico: Democracy Interrupted
    by Jo Tuckman
Did you know...?

Facts about Mexico

  • In San Luis Potosi there is a dish called el zacahuil, which is a 3ft tamale weighing 150 pounds.
  • Hot chocolate was originally the drink of the Gods and was introduced to the rest of the world by Mexico.
  • Back in 1913 during the space of just one single day, Mexico had three different presidents.

Mexico Travel Advice for Australian Travellers

Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of current travel guidance on Mexico. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Smart Traveller when planning your trip.

Flying to Mexico from Australia:

The flight time from Australia to Mexico can vary from 20-25 hours depending on which city you depart from and which day of the week you fly. Most of our Mexico group tours start at the beach resort of Cancun, which is home to an international airport. One tour also starts in Mexico City, the capital and main international transport hub. From Melbourne airlines that fly to both Cancun and Mexico City include United and American Airlines with just one stop in Los Angeles en route. From Sydney the quicker route to Mexico City is offered by Qantas in conjunction with American Airlines via Dallas while to Cancun the fastest option is United via San Francisco. If you're flying from Perth then two transit stops are made en route to Mexico, usually elsewhere in Australia and somewhere in the USA. The average flight time is around 30 hours and Delta offers one of the quicker journeys. You can use Skyscanner to search for flight deals from Australia to Mexico.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Mexico Tourist Organisation site and the latest Mexico Weather Updates from the BBC.