Almost any time of the year is fine for a visit. Mid-December through April is the driest time of year, but July and August are the busiest months for tourists from abroad. Nights in the interior highlands can be quite chilly. About June through October/November is when hurricanes are most likely to form.
Airports on a global scale
Benito Juarez Airport (MEX) is located 13 kilometers outside of Mexico City, while the Cancun Airport (CUN) is located only 14 kilometers away from the city of Cancun.
Transportation in Mexico
The excellent road system in Mexico is utilized by both luxury inter-city coaches and more basic buses. You can get around by renting a car, but be prepared for traffic chaos.Ferries run between Baja California and the Mexican mainland.There are only a few tourist-oriented train routes that
operate. Long distance travel is facilitated by domestic flights. If you’re short on time but still want to see a lot of Mexico, the Mexipass airpass is your best bet.
Lodging in Mexico
The only places in Mexico where it can be difficult to find a hotel room during high season are coastal resorts and cities hosting major celebrations. Hostels are plentiful for those on a tighter budget, with the exception of places like Cancn, where expensive resort hotels with private beaches are the norm. Few designated camping areas exist. There needs to be a publicly posted rate for hotels.
Consumables from Mexico
If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, you should know that the food is so good that you may have trouble getting up from the table. Regional Mexican cuisine is vastly different from what you’ll find at so-called “Mexican” restaurants outside of Mexico. Corn, tortillas, chili, and beans are staple ingredients that will be lovingly prepared wherever you go. Indulge in mole poblano, a rich sauce made of chocolate, chilies, and nuts that is traditionally served with chicken. Delicious pork marinated in spices, garlic, and the terrifying habanero pepper can be found in the dish cochinita pibil, which is typical of the Yucatán. Drinking tequila is a must on any trip to central Mexico, but only the most daring will try the chapulines in Oaxaca, which are grasshoppers fried in chili and lime.The’vegetarian’ special should not include fish or chicken because many Mexicans mistakenly believe vegetarians only eat white meat.
Safety and health in Mexico
It’s best to ease into the delights of Mexican food, as the food may contain bacteria that could upset your stomach. Eat freshly prepared meals and avoid salads, unpeeled fruit, and raw seafood, at least for the first few days.
The crime rate in Mexico is high, but you can avoid harm by keeping your wits about you and taking some common sense precautions. The most common forms of crime, especially in urban areas, are petty theft and pickpocketing. Instead of taking a taxi from the curb or waiting for one outside a restaurant or bar in Mexico City, call a taxi service (sitio).