Insider's Guide to Mexico

Use our insider’s guide to Mexico to help in planning your next trip south of the border!


Riviera Maya

  • Don’t Miss: swimming in the cenotes

  • Stay: Andaz Mayakoba, Belmond Maroma


  • Don’t Miss: Art walk in San Jose del Cabo

  • Stay: One&Only Palmilla, Las Ventanas

Mexico City

  • Don’t Miss: exploring San Angel, cocktails at Gin Gin

  • Stay: Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel

San Miguel de Allende

  • Don’t Miss: La Parroquia, art classes at Belles Artes

  • Stay: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada

Punta Mita

  • Don’t Miss: Whale watching, tequila tasting, art shopping in nearby Puerto Vallarta

  • Stay: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort


  • Don’t Miss: day trips to Chitchen Itza and Tulum

  • Stay: NIZUC Resort & Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Cancun


  • Dining: 10-15%

  • Hotel: Maids $1-2/night, porters $1/bag

  • Private Guide: $5-10/person for a half day tour, $10-20/person for full day tour

When to Go

  • October – April

  • January – March: whale-watching on West Coast


What to eat:

  • Flautas

  • Tostados

  • Mole

  • Elote

  • Chilaquiles

  • Tamales

  • Churros

  • Flan

  • Mezcal

Insider Tips

  • Avoid” Montezuma’s Revenge” by drinking plenty of purified or bottled water, being cautious of where you eat, and washing your hands.

  • Mexican silver, sarapes (woven blankets), huipiles (embroidered dresses), charro hats, and blown glass make great souvenirs.

  • Arrange taxis with your hotel to assure they are official taxis.

Packing Tips

  • Dress is more relaxed and informal, especially in the beach areas.

  • Pack lightweight, natural fabrics

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