An Unforgettable Trip to Mexico

Everything you need to know before going to Mexico

Do you fancy going to Mexico? It's an incredible destination, but to make it an unforgettable trip, here are some important things to know before you go.

Tips for a first trip to Mexico
1. Entry formalities: Check out whether you need a visa to visit Mexico or not. American nationals do not need a visa for a tourist stay of less than 180 days in Mexico. However, you must complete an online authorization request (FMM or Formulario Migratorio Múltiple) before your departure.

2. Health and Safety: Before traveling to Mexico, make sure you are up to date with your vaccinations and take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquito-borne illnesses. Regarding security, it is recommended to follow the travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to remain vigilant in regions which are considered to be sensitive.

3. Best time to visit: Mexico enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, but certain seasons are more favorable in different regions. For example, November to April is generally considered the best time to visit the Pacific coastal regions and archaeological sites. The summer months can be very hot and humid, especially in tropical regions.

4. Top Tourist Attractions: Mexico is full of amazing places to visit. Here are some of the most popular: the pyramids of Teotihuacan near Mexico City, the colonial city of Guanajuato, the Mayan site of Chichen Itza, the beaches of Cancún and the Mayan Riviera, the colonial cities of Oaxaca and San Miguel de Allende, as well as the Yucatan Peninsula with its cenotes (deep water wells) and nature reserves.

5. Mexican cuisine: Mexican cuisine is renowned throughout the world. You cannot leave Mexico without having first tasted the tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fresh guacamole an, made from the vibrant avocado, and of course the famous Mexican salsa. Don't forget to also try regional specialties like tamales, mole poblano and cochinita pibil.

There is so much to discover in Mexico, from stunning landscapes to colonial cities to fascinating archaeological sites. Enjoy your trip!