Tips for your first trip to Mexico

usuario Alexia Arana
Mexico has it all. 
It is a very colorful country that, no matter where you go, you find something different in each state that will want return to know more. If you are thinking of traveling to Mexico you will surely ask yourself, where do I go first? 

The beaches of Cancun and Los Cabos are the perfect place to have fun, relax and enjoy nature, its incredible atmosphere and the multiple options in entertainment. Also, Mexico City is ideal to learn about its fascinating history and enrich the trip with an endless cultural offer. 

On the other hand, in Mexico you can witness unparalleled natural spectacles, proof of this is the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in El Rosario Michoacán or the Whale Sighting in Loreto. 

However, if this is the first time you are traveling to Mexico you will have doubts about what to bring, how to move, and what you need to avoid setbacks and be prepared so that you and your family have an unforgettable trip; Here we share the best tips for foreigners visiting Mexico for the first time. 

1. Get information before traveling 
Once you have decided where to vacation, investigate well the place where you are going to stay. Make sure you know the distances between tourist destinations and your accommodation, check the recommendations of other tourists, and ask about the capacity of people. You can have comfort and happiness at the same time. 

2. Change your money to Mexican pesos 
Yes, it is true that in many places in Mexico they accept dollars and even euros, however, the most convenient thing is to change to Mexican pesos, since if you pay with your currency, an unfavorable exchange rate may be applied. What we recommend in this situation is to make the change at an ATM, change your money at your bank before the trip or use a credit card without international commissions, avoid making currency exchange at the airport

3. Get out of the hotel as much as possible 
We know that there are all kinds of plans when it comes to vacationing and that you are surely looking for an all-inclusive hotel with an ocean view, but Mexico is magical because of the cultural richness in the streets, in its people, in its squares, and buildings. Dare to walk its avenues and discover its natural attractions. Mexico is characterized by the beauty of its beaches, but it also has a great variety of colonial cities, Magical Towns, destinations to enjoy ecotourism, adventure, and unparalleled gastronomic routes. 

4. Not all food is spicy 
How delicious is Mexican food! The culinary diversity is as great as the territory itself and although it is true that we like spicy, there are also delicious options that do not contain this exotic ingredient. You will surely enjoy the excellent Mexican gastronomy without regrets. 
5. The best season to travel to Mexico 
The variety of climates and ecosystems that Mexico has will surprise you, for example, the center, such as Mexico City or Cuernavaca in the State of Morelos, have a pleasant climate most of the year, although during the winter in December and January the temperature decrease. Tropical destinations such as beaches are characterized by warm temperatures in spring and summer. In the north of the country, in destinations like Durango or Chihuahua during the winter season, you can find wonderful snowy landscapes. We advise you to always check the destination and the time of year in which you want to travel. 

6. Join the festivities of Mexico 
As we have said, the cultural richness of Mexico is unmatched and its cheerful spirit is always present. The display of traditions, mysticism, and folklore of each of its traditional festivals will make you live unforgettable experiences. We recommend visiting the country during the Day of the Dead celebration, whose meaning is very important for Mexican people. Or get caught up in the joy of national holidays on Independence Day. 

We hope that these tips will be very useful for you to prepare your next adventure in Mexico.
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