Mexico Travel Planning Tips
Explore This Travel Guide to Mexico
Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially for those living in North America. This travel guide contains all of our Mexico travel planning tips you need to help you plan your vacation to Mexico.
Find top vacation destinations in Mexico are and browse connected blog posts.
Essential information and Mexico travel tips including currency, transportation, climate & safety.
Accommodation ideas as well as our own personal tips and recommendations regarding top activities to do in Mexico!
Tools & Resources
Download sample itineraries for Mexico and access booking tools for flights, hotels, and pre-purchase tickets for popular activities.
Top Mexico Travel Destinations & Planning Tips
Popular destinations for travelers to Mexico include the Yucatan peninsula or Maya Riviera which borders the Gulf of Mexico and is home to towns such as Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and even Cozumel (a popular cruise ship port). While visitors to the west coast typically travel to resort towns like Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta.
These popular tourist destinations in Mexico are well-traveled and quite safe.
Visitors to Mexico can experience world-class resorts, gorgeous beaches, and activities — such as scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, caving, etc. But there are also charming villages, vibrant culture, colonial towns, ancient ruins, and delicious food!
Definitely check out our interactive map and sample itineraries for Mexico as well on this page. This combined with reading our blog posts for tips from our own experiences in Mexico will help you to plan an awesome trip!
Yucatan, Mexico Travel Tips
While we have visited the west coast of Mexico before, our top recommended destination for visitors to Mexico is actually the Yucatan. This is because of affordable flights, safety, and sheer abundance of things to do in the area. And then there’s also the incredible white sand beaches, blue water…and famous Mayan ruins. In fact, the Yucatan is one of our favorite travel destinations!
What’s Your Ideal Mexico Vacation?
If you are looking to plop yourself at a beach resort and relax, then you will have no problem finding some amazing hotels anywhere along the coast between Cancun and Tulum. You could also do an all-inclusive resort if you want to keep things easy. However if you are active travelers like us and want to get out there and see more of the area outside the resort, then our top Yucatan, Mexico travel planning tip is to rent a car in Cancun so you have the freedom to drive around and explore!
Renting a Car & Driving in the Yucatan
We even did a road trip around the Yucatan a few years back and it was really one of our most memorable trips to Mexico. Beginning in Cancun, we drove to visit the famous Chichen Itza and stayed onsite at one of the most memorable hotels we’ve stayed. We also swam in some magical cenotes before heading to the coast and exploring an underwater cave system! The coastal community in Paa Mul is also where we went scuba diving for the first time (and we even saved a baby turtle that just hatched!).
Mexico & Yucatan Blog Posts
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