A forever destination, Mexico charms travelers with its inimitable mix of vibrant city breaks, Pacific coast grandeur and Caribbean beaches – all with a baseline of delicious regional cuisine and welcoming locals.
Mexico travel tips
Mexico travel is a wonderful kaleidoscope of culture colored by the sights, sounds and tastes of the country – and of course, its people. Mexico City blends the old with the new to create an electric energy that surprises and delights travelers – and keeps them coming back for more. The Yucatan Peninsula has some of the best Mexico vacation spots on the eastern coast that are easily reachable from the east coast of the US. Venture beyond Cancun to Tulum, the community of Mayakoba or Isla Holbox. On the Pacific coast, Los Cabos has some of the best beach resorts in the country. Oh, and we’d be remiss not to give honorable mentions to San Miguel de Allende, which you can easily combine with Mexico City, and Oaxaca, especially if you love art and culture.
The best place to start when planning a Mexico vacation is to think about the type of experience you want to have. For example, do you want to explore a vibrant city, unplug in a boho beach town or check in to one of the fabulous Mexico resorts and never leave? Once you decide on the type of experience, length of stay, and budget, your Fora advisor can make recommendations on the best accommodations, including Mexico all-inclusive resorts, for your Mexico trip. Your Fora advisor can also make specific recommendations tailored to Mexico honeymoons and Mexico family travel to make these trips as special and seamless as possible.
We love answering this question! Mexico travel has so much to offer beyond relaxing on the beach (but hey, we’ve also spent entire Mexico vacations in a beach chair, so no judgment here!) Foodies can tickle their taste buds with fresh seafood along the coast or take in the culinary scene of Mexico City. Surfers (both novice and pro) can catch the best waves in Sayulita or Todos Santos. History and archeological buffs can take a hot air balloon ride over the Teotihuacan pyramids in the capital or explore the Mayan ruins above the beaches of Tulum. Headed to Los Cabos? Whale watching is an incredible experience if you’re there during the season. Then if you’re in the Yucatan Peninsula, a Mexico trip wouldn’t be complete without swimming in the cenotes.
We’ve got some serious heart eyes for Mexico beaches and are more than happy to let you in on our faves. On the Pacific, Playa Los Cerritos in Todos Santos is a gorgeous stretch of beach that surfers have known about for years. It has far fewer crowds than you’ll find in Los Cabos and it’s one of the best (and most safe) spots for swimming. Whether you’ve known it or not, you’ve probably seen Tulum’s Playa Paraiso while scrolling on Instagram. Haters will say it’s photoshopped, but we can confirm that it’s actually that gorgeous IRL. And while you may not typically associate Mexico travel with islands, there’s a tiny island north of Cancun called Isla Holbox. Lucky for us, it still tends to fly under-the-radar so you get the feeling that you’re in on a secret when you arrive. Your feet will never want to leave the soft sand and turquoise waters.
Your Fora advisor can alert you to specific entry and exit requirements for Mexico travel and you can also check out official government websites for more information. Be sure to check your passport and make sure it’s valid for at least six months from your date of departure.