Cheap flights to Mexico
Cheapest price to Mexico
(from London Heathrow)
Cheapest price to Mexico
(from London Heathrow)
How many travellers have found their advance checked by a rain spell? It is not unusual to find beach lovers complaining about an unexpected rainfall or hurricane killing their most ambitious of beach trips. And rightfully so! June to September is not only the hottest period in Mexican climate but also the wettest one. But prices go down during the low-season. Not many people are interested in visiting Mexico City or Cancún beaches during storms which is why airlines and hotels give special discounts to fill the vacuum. This is the perfect time for those daredevils who are high on adrenaline but low on cash to take that leap of faith. A good bed & breakfast will cost just as much as a low-cost hostel.
Also known as Benito Juárez International Airport, this is the main airport serving Greater Mexico City. The bulk of international flights to and from Mexico are operated from this airport. The busiest airport of Mexico has an IATA code MEX and it is home to the flag-carrying airline of the country – Aeromexico. From downtown Mexico City, it is only a 20-minute drive (7.3 kilometres) to the airport.Cancún International Airport:
The second most important as well as the second busiest airport in Mexico is the Cancún International Airport. A half an hour drive from central Cancún (17.6 kilometres), this is the default airport for international flights to and from the Yukatán Peninsula. Its IATA code is CUN.Other International Airports:
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Guadalajara International Airport, Monterrey International Airport, Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport and Tijuana International Airport serving Guadalajara, Nuevo León, Puerto Vallarta, and Tijuana region respectively are other major airports. These airports mainly serve budget and chartered airlines whereas other international flights are mostly code-shared.
At present, British nationals have no need for a visa. British passport holders can enter and stay in Mexico as tourists for a total period of 180 days. However, tourists are required to fill an immigration form and produce it when demanded by relevant authorities (at airports, for instance). This form can be downloaded online from the official website of National Institute of Immigration. But immigration forms can also be had on arrival. They are available at airports. Still, travellers are advised to keep their passports with them. It is their only identity that is recognized internationally.
Visiting Mexico anywhere between December and March is going to give tourists a running start in their travels. Apart from a few individual trekkers and adventurers, most families prefer travelling and sightseeing under clear skies with lots of daily sunshine hours. From the beginning of March to the end of May, Mexico City is dry and warm. No need to watch weather forecasts for expected rain during this time of the year. The average daytime temperature is 17 °C with little to no humidity.
The majority of people visiting Cancún are beach lovers. So dry weather is a must! From February to April, the weather is dry and the average temperature is 26 °C. The perceived temperature is rendered milder by the arrival of cooler sea breezes during these months.
Chichen Itza: A huge fraction of tourists have this on top of their sights-to-see list. Relics from the past, these architectural ruins form a heritage complex that gives insight into the life of Mayans who dominated this land in ancient times. El Castillo, the step-pyramid, is considered as the Mayan counterpart of the Egyptian pyramids.
Teotihuacan: A bigger archaeological complex featuring two major summits: the pyramid of the sun and the pyramid of the moon. Not a departure from the rest of the Mayan ruins, this site is always crowded with archaeological enthusiasts and history lovers.
Xcaret Park: No ebb and flow of tourists here. This is a theme-park directed towards ecotourism. A growing number of visitors marks it as yet another emerging attraction.
Agua Azul: Grand waterfalls, scenic beauty, fast-food stalls and what not. Water is literally blue here. This is the ideal place for family picnics and photography.
Copper Canyon: Good news for hikers and climbers! Up north is a series of canyons and ravines that are as magnificent as they are challenging. For those not wanting to read a book by the beachside, this is the place they must head to. These giant rocks are copper-coloured and the view from their summits is amazing.
Mexico is not Mexico without the beaches. For many, the coastline is the only reason they visit the country. The most popular beaches are:
Connecting one major hub with another, this rapid transit system regulates the dense population of Mexico City commuters and the surrounding suburbs. From five in the morning to midnight, these trains are circulating the metropolitan area of Mexico City with 195 stations at their disposal. There are 12 lines each serving a separate route. Both paper-tickets and swipe cards are pre-paid. Travel light since suitcases are not allowed inside the train, especially during rush-hours. Also, the first two carriages of each train are off-limits to gents.Metro Bus:
These buses run on separate feeder routes designed exclusively for mass transit. These buses are relatively cheaper than other modes of transportation with fewer stops than metro rail. There are also separate buses for women that run on a daily basis.Miscellaneous:
And last, but certainly not the least, taxis are in abundance and provide that same personal experience that has come to be associated with the word. Look for registered cabs with working meters. There are also tuk-tuks, rental cars and jeeps for hire. Road widening work is still underway across the country and many more services will be seen in the near future.
There is great diversity from city to city. Nowadays, hotels and restaurants cater to a new generation of tourists who expect their hotels to be unique but also resonate with global standards. There should be something to look forward to without getting homesick. 4-5 star hotels have king-size beds, attentive room service, spa, restaurants from all corners of the world and the like amenities. Drop a star or two and you get nearer to the true Mexican spirit. The best hotels are those that provide value for money and not entirely insulate the traveller from exotic experiences. Some of the major 4 star hotels are:
Some of the popular 3-star hotels are: