Travel to Mexico

Mexico is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and we have a selection of authentic holidays, travel packages and activities where you can do more than just sunbathing. From exploring ancient temples to relaxing on gorgeous beaches deciding to go to Mexico will turn out to be a very good decision. Our trips are for people looking to take a meaningful vacation and escape the tourist resorts doing something a lot more benefical than sunbathing. 


 
 

Things to Do, Travel Ideas & Holidays in Mexico

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Mexico.

Mexico Holidays

Mexico Travel Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Mexico.

  • Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) £1 = 20MXN / $1 = 12MXN (approx)
  • Capital: Mexico City (9,000,000 approx)
  • Area: 2,000,000 sq km (approx)
  • Population: 108,000,000 (approx)
  • Language: Predominantly Spanish, whilst also some Mayan and over 50 local languages
  • International Calling Code +52
  • Climate: Mexico enjoys a warm climate nearly all year round
  • Transport: Mexico has a relible bus service connecting the whole country. Mexico is a large country so flying can be a good option, most airports in Mexico are connected via worldwide flights
  • Visa: You will not need to apply for a visa prior to arriving in Mexico if you are a British Citizen and the tourist visa they grant you on arrival means you can stay and travel in Mexico for upto 180 days. Also unlike other countries you do not need to provide proof of funds in your bank account or show an outbound ticket.
  • Accommodation: You can find lots of cheap hotels and hostels in Mexico, with most programs this is usually included in the price you pay and you will stay in a shared house or homestay. When backpacking Mexico is a cheap country stay in, a dorm bed costs around £5 ($10) although in more popular destination you could pay more around £10 ($15) per night. You can stay in a private room in a guesthouse or a hotel for around £15 - £25 ($20 - $30) per night. 
  • Food & Drink: In our view Mexico has some of the most tasty food in the world, there are also lots of cheap options so eating out doesn't have to cost too much. You can eat street food in Mexico cheaply around £1 - £2 ($2 - $3) or if you eat out at a normal restaurant you can expect to pay around £5 - £15 ($7 - $18). Alcohol like wine and beer can almost cost as much as the food. Mexico is a very touristy destination and you can find Western food in a lot of restaurants, fast food outlets are everywhere too.
  • Health & Safety: Mexico is a safe country to visit, they have a lot of problems and social issues like many countries have but as long as you are careful you shouldn't have many problems. Its advised to avoid some of the towns in the North of the country near the border with the USA and its always advised to travel in a group or with others. Before departing check latest travel advice and always ask locals / other travelers for their recommendations. Crime is something which you should be aware of, certain areas should be avoid around the border with the USA whilst take extra caution in large cities like Mexico City. On the East Coast in places like Cancun and Play del Carmen there is hardy any crime. Always try to keep an eye on your belongings and take some small padlocks to keep your belongings safe on buses and in accommodation. 

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Mexico 

If you just want to see as much as possible we have activities and incredible travel experiences. Here are some of the best things to do in Mexico...

  • Visiting the colonial city of Oaxaca and getting up close to the mysterious pryamids in Teotihuacán
  • Seeing Chicken Itza, photographs do not do this temple justice when you get close it is really impressive
  • Relaxing on white sandy beaches, Mexico has great beaches on both the East and West coast
  • Exploring Mexico City, one of the best cities in the world for history, culture and tradition
  • Visiting the jungle Maya temples in Palenque
  • Kick back and relax in El Panchán
  • Catch a luchador match or for shopping visit Mercado Insurgentes in Mexico City
  • If you enjoy nightlife and dancing the night away head to Cancun or Playa Del Carmen (stay away if you are seeking to get off the beaten track)
  • Try to see a football game at the huge Stadium Azteca or watch wrestling, one of the local passions - you could even buy a mask
  • Puerto Escondido is a small town on the coast where you can go surfing
  • You might feel a bit ruin'd out after visiting Mexico but you will enjoy every single one of them - all are different and offer an insight into a fascinating past
  • You could relax in the coastal town of Puerto Escondido
  • Take part in adventure sports like kayaking in Baja California
  • Enjoy an affordable Mexico cruise 
  • Palenque is a must if you are interested in history and ancient civilisations. Its quite far to visit and hidden in jungle but its like a lost city which you can explore ruins and get amazing pictures

 

 

      

 

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