Mexico is a fascinating country, full of color, culture, history, beautiful beaches, amazing food and music. Its proximity to the US and Canada makes the Mexican Caribbean a top choice for winter getaways. For these and other reasons Mexico is still one of the top destinations for travelers all around the world.
AN ESCAPE FROM WINTER
Now that fall has left and winter is arriving up north, we are all dreaming of warm climates and there is no better place to get away from the white and freezing snow to the never ending warmth of the beautiful Mexican beach destinations. The Mexican Caribbean is one of the most desired vacations spots for winter getaways offering pristine beaches, soothing palm trees, powdery sand and crystalline waters from Cancun to Tulum and everywhere in between.
Mexico offers fabulous beaches, stunning archaeological sites, amazing culture, undeniable hospitality and great food, and it’salso one of the most affordable countries to visit.
You can explore and visit a wide range of regions, cultures and landscapes. From cosmopolitan cities like Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, to pristine beaches, impressive mountains and spectacular islands. You will also find a wide range of lodging options for every need and budget, from large all inclusive resorts to small boutique hotels.
The same goes for amazing food and restaurants, from gourmet options to street tacos, tours and attractions, handcraft shopping and souvenirs.
LOW COST NON STOP FLIGHTS
Mexico is just one short plane ride from most main US and Canadian cities with many low cost international airlines offering hundreds of flights and many destinations to choose from.
In 2021, more than one million passengers traveled from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Cancun, which made it the most demanded air route from or to Mexico that year.
There are more flights from Canada to Cancun this 2022 winter than any other year. Canadian tourists can choose from up to 27 non-stop routes to Cancun. The high season, (from November until April) is the busiest season for the Mexican Caribbean, welcoming with open arms millions of North Americans in search of warm weather and stunning tropical beaches.
Cancun International Airport receives an average of 320 flights a day and is a swift 90 minute drive from the beaches of Tulum. If you are thinking of a quick winter getaway to soak in some sun, you can hop on a plane and have your feet in the sand in just a few hours. Just to mention a couple, NYC to Cancun is just a 3.30 hour flight, Denver is just 4 hours. You can book a flight and a last minute hotel deal in a few clicks and recharge at the beach.
TIME ZONES AND TIME CHANGES IN MEXICO
As of October of 2022 the Mexican government approved a law that ended daylight savings time in most states of the country except for the 33 northern border municipalities which will continue to change clocks simultaneously with the U.S. border neighboring states. The other two exceptions are the state of Quintana Roo, and Sonora.
The Mexican Caribbean is located in the state of Quintana Roo, which includes world known destinations like Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal and Tulum as well as its beautiful tropical islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel. The Mexican Caribbean has established its own time zone aligned with US EST.
Here you can find a chart with Mexican time zones
Another great advantage for North American travelers is that Mexico does not require a visa. As you arrive at any Mexican airport, Immigration Authorities at the port of entry will hand you a temporary tourist visa valid for 180 days which allows you to travel anywhere in Mexico and discover all the wonders and distinct cultures that every region has to offer.
Mexico has so much to offer, from great food, Mexican beer, tequila and mezcal, stunning archaeological sites, breathtaking beach destinations, colonial cobblestone towns and cosmopolitan cities, culture, music, and our distinct Mexican hospitality.
Mexico waits for you with all its wonders and it’s just a short flight away.