Flights to Mexico: practical information
Cheap airlines to Mexico
There is a lot on offer when you book flights to Mexico. Whether it's the beaches that a beckoning, the big and busy Mexico City, the historic colonial towns in the mountains, the ancient ruins or the culture, you can be sure you won't regret finding flights to Mexico. Air Canada, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, American Airlines and others offer cheap flights to Mexico all year-round. While direct flights are more convenient, it's sometimes cheaper to go with flights to Mexico with one stopover.
When to book flights to Mexico
If you want the cheapest flights to Mexico, consider visiting this central American country during the off-season. Due to the size of the country, low and peak seasons vary greatly around the country but generally flights are cheaper between May and October, during the rainy season.
- Peak season: Winter, from December to March.
- Low season: May to October, during the rainy season.
Direct flights to Mexico take around 10 hours from the UK.
Experience Mexico: what to see, what to do
Mexico's cities and coasts, ancient sites and of course the food will never stop attracting the Brits… another taco, anyone? The country has so many different sides to explore it's hard to choose just one. These ideas are only just the beginning but will no doubt spark your wanderlust to spend your holidays in Mexico.
Essentials in Mexico
Mexico City: The capital of Mexico is a sprawling mess but this is where all the fun is! It is one of the largest cities in the world and cannot be missed. It's all here: Aztec ruins, majestic parks, lush gardens, colonial architecture, grand museums, buzzing nightlife and the best Mexico food scene in the country.
Cancun: For beach time, Cancun is a popular choice. Its beaches are top-notch and the waters here are crystal blue and clear. There are lots of opportunities to go hiking, see some ruins and scuba dive. If you're not one for crowds of drunken Americans, avoid Cancun during Spring Break like the plague.
Chichen Itza: This UNESCO World Heritage Sight is home to the most famous Mayan ruins in Mexico. It is only a 100 miles away from Cancun in the Yucatan region, making it the perfect day trip to do with your Mexico car hire. Make sure you remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. There is very little shade on-site during mid-day so you'll be happy to be protected.
Find more information on Visit Mexico.
Accommodations in Mexico
There is no shortage of choice for hotels in Mexico, especially in popular tourist regions. Mexico offers a wide range of accommodation choices and plenty in every price range as well. Go budget and stay at a hostel or splurge and rent a beach-front guest houses for you and all your friends for the week.