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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Mexico Tourism Board – Wakefield House - 41 Trinity Square - London EC3N 4DJ - t 0207 488 9392 or 0800 11 11 22 66 (brochure request line) - www.visitmexico.com

Mexican Embassy – 16 St George Street - Hanover Square - London W1S 1LX - t 0207 499 8586 - www.sre.gob.mx/reinounido

Republic of Ireland

Mexican Embassy – 19 Raglan Road - Ballsbridge - Dublin - t 3531-260-0699 – www.embamex.ie

When to go

During the dry season (November to April), stay on the Pacific or Atlantic coasts and in the Chiapas (always hot and humid but less rainy at this time).

During the wet season (May to October), head for the Chiapas, as the Yucatán and coasts are frequently rainy. The temperatures are mild in the Yucatán and Caribbean coast and are cooler in the Chiapas mountains. During the cyclone season (July to September), head for the central villages.

Time difference

There are three standard time zones in Mexico. Mexico is on GMT-6, so when it is 12noon in London, it is 6am in Mexico City.


A valid passport, (electronic if entering via the United States). Keep the form you filled in on arrival until you leave.


Also see Practical A to Z.

Recommended vaccinations: DT-polio.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).

First aid kit

In addition to the usual basics and your own medication, take anti-diarrhoea medication, intestinal antiseptic and water purifying tablets.


www.visitmexico.com – Official tourist website

www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie – For travel advice issued by government bodies

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