As Mexico is such a popular destination, travelling from the US to Mexico is incredibly easy. Indeed, there are flights to Mexico from most major cities. Flights to Mexico tend to be cheaper and more frequent from cities in the west or south such as Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston.
Most travelers going to Mexico will arrive at one of the following airports: Benito Juárez International Airport which serves Mexico City, Cancun International Airport or Guadalajara International Airport which serves Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, and is a major hub for Aeroméxico and VivaAerobus. On average, you can expect a flight from New York to Mexico City to take 5 hours and 40 minutes while flight from New York to Cancun will take just over 4 hours.
Following the bankruptcy of its competitor, Mexicana, back in 2010, Aeroméxico is Mexico’s major international airline. Aeroméxico offers dozens of direct flights from the US to Mexico as well as connections. In addition, some of Mexico’s budget domestic airlines offer cheap flights from specific locations in the US. For example, VivaAerobus offer flights to Mexico from Houston and Las Vegas while Volaris has runs flights to Mexico from Chicago and LA.
Delta, American Airlines, United and a number of other large US airlines also offer flights from US cities to popular destinations in Mexico, such as Mexico City.
While flights to Mexico City and less touristy locations in Mexico are relatively stable throughout the year, travelers will find the flight prices to coast resorts fluctuate throughout the year. Indeed, flight prices to touristy locations are at their highest around Christmas and from Easter to mid-June. Therefore, if you are planning on visiting Mexico during these times, make sure that you book your flights well in advance to ensure that you are getting the very best deal. On the other hand, some great bargains can be had if you choose to visit one of Mexico’s touristy locations out of season.
Top Things to Do in Mexico
With diverse landscapes and a rich and fascinating history, there are plenty of fun things to see and do while on vacation in Mexico. Some of the country’s best attractions are outlined below.
As mentioned in the introduction, Mexico is a fantastic destination for a relaxing beach holiday. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to be found on both of Mexico’s coasts. The Baja California Peninsula is especially popular with holidaymakers as it is home to one of Mexico’s best beach resorts: Cabo San Lucas. There are plenty of great beach destinations on the eastern side of Mexico too, such as Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and Mexico’s second most-visited historic attraction, Chichén Itzá Is not to be missed. Chichén Itzá was a pre-Columbian city in Tinum. The Kukulkan Pyramid is the most-famous building at the site. Indeed, the Kukulkan Pyramid, called ‘El Castillo’ is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The pyramid stands exactly 24 meters tall and dates back as early as 300 AD. The site has a number of other interesting buildings to visit including the Great Ball Court and El Caracol, a Maya observatory.
There a number of world-class museums and galleries to visit while on holiday in Mexico. Two of the most famous are the National Museum of Anthropology and the Palacio de Bellas Artes, both of which are situated in Mexico City. The National Museum of Anthropology spans across almost 20 acres and is home to an impressive collection of artefacts from Mexico’s pre-Columbian past. One of the museum’s most important relics is the Stone of the Sun.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes is housed in a beautiful white-marble palace and features a capacious arts center as well as a concert hall. The museum is famous for its stunning murals which cover the top and ground floors of the building.