Mexico Travel Destinations
“I never knew Mexico was so beautiful” is something I hear a lotttttt….
Truthfully, I didn’t know Mexico was so beautiful either — until I visited!
From beaches and mountains, to colonial cities and pueblos mágicos (magic towns), and even Mexico’s gorgeous cenotes, there’s really something for everyone in this country!
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Mexico City (CDMX)
North America’s biggest (and dare I say, coolest!) city. From hip neighborhoods, to Aztec history, to street art, and of course, delicious tacos, there’s nowhere on Earth that’s quite like CDMX.
It’s all in the Yucatán! Go from the beaches of Tulum + Holbox Island, to the colonial cities of Merida + Valladolid, to the Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza & Coba… and so much more.
Oaxaca: City + Beaches
Oaxaca City + Coastal Oaxaca are world’s apart! From world-class surfing in Puerto Escondido, to world-class eating in Oaxaca City, you can’t go wrong with Oaxaca.
Get your camera ready! Guanajuato is home to two of Mexico’s most picturesque destinations: San Miguel de Allende + Guanajuato City.
What everyone’s asking about
Is Mexico safe for travel?
I wish this question has an officially official answer, but it doesn’t. What I can definitively tell you is that I have been safe as a solo female traveler & so have countless other women! Check out my blog Mexico Solo Travel: How to be Safe and Crush It to see how I did it.
Is Mexico City safe for travel?
For the most part, Mexico City is quite safe. I lived there as a solo woman for almost a year, and encountered zero issues. However, I made my own safety a priority, and you should too! Check out Ep. 04 of my podcast, Janine’s Take On Solo Female Travel Safety in Mexico, where I spoke to a fellow solo female traveler about her take on Mexico travel safety.
When is the best time of year to visit Mexico?
Mexico is a large country, so this answer is dependant on which part of the country you’re headed to! As a general rule, the beaches are nicest from November-April; and quite hot/humid from May-October. The country’s rainy season is usually from about April-September; and it can rain quite a bit during those months. The busiest month for tourism is December.
Do I need a visa to visit Mexico?
You don’t need a visa! When you go through Customs/Immigration at the border, you’ll receive your FMM 180-Day (6 month) Tourist Visa at no charge. Be sure to keep track of this visa, as you’ll have give it back when you’re leaving the country. Check out my blog 5 Reasons Mexico is One of the Best First Time Solo Travel Destinations for more reasons Mexico is such a great option for U.S. visitors.
What are some Mexico off the beaten path destinations?
Off the beaten path destinations are kinda my thing! While I love so many parts of Mexico, it’s definitly easier to love places more when they aren’t as crowded… Amirite?! Download my free guide Venturing Off the Beaten Path: 10 Hidden Gems of Mexico to learn about my Top 10 favorite spots.
Do I need to speak Spanish to visit Mexico?
Realistically, you can visit many parts of Mexico and not speak Spanish at all. If you’re headed to any of the big beach destinations, you can get by with English only. However, as a general rule, you should know at least a few words of Spanish. Download my free Basic Spanish Words & Phrases list here! Pro Tip: Save it on your phone as an image, so you can have it handy even if you’re off-WiFi.
Mexico Travel Blogs
Planning a Merida to Campeche day trip? As a Merida local, find out why this is one of the best Merida day trips that I always recommend.
Planning your 4 days in Mexico City? You’ve come to the right guide — I lived there for about a year — and I have info to share with you!
Traveling to Bacalar Lagoon in Mexico? I’ve been twice now, and I’m sharing all the travel planning info you need to know in this blog.
Many Mexico blogs are now available as podcasts!
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