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.


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


Top Travel Tips

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

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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 New Zealand Travellers

The safety of our travellers is of prime importance and we closely monitor current travel advice on Mexico. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.

Flying to Mexico from New Zealand:

The average flight time between New Zealand and Mexico is around 20 hours though it ultimately depends on where in New Zealand you're departing from and, sometimes, which day of the week you're flying as flight schedules vary. Most of our tours start or end in Cancun with one itinerary that starts in Mexico City - both cities are home to international airports with good flight options from New Zealand. From Auckland to either Cancun or Mexico City the fastest flight options are with United Airlines via Houston and American Airlines via Los Angeles. If you're flying from Christchurch then there will be two transit stops made en route, connecting in Auckland for the flight onto Mexico. You can search on Expedia for flight deals from New Zealand to Mexico.

Useful Online Resources:

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