Mexico Packing List

Packing for a trip to Mexico might seem like a challenge. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a super detailed packing list so you know exactly what to bring. 

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In this free PDF download, we’ve provided packing check lists for everything from clothing and toiletries (for both women and men!) to what shoes to pack and extra medicines you may want to have on-hand just in case.

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Check out our other Mexico content…

We have lots more resources on travel in Mexico and destinations throughout the country. Check out our Ultimate Mexico Travel Guide for all the important travel information, or read some of our favorite articles below.

25 Best Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Mexican state of Oaxaca is full of stunning architecture, agave plants and some of the most delicious food (and mezcal!) in the country. As you plan your trip to this colorful Mexican destination, we’re breaking out the best things to do in Oaxaca City and beyond.

25 Adventurous Things to Do in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has an incredibly rich history and is blessed with more than just beaches. In this article, we’ve put together a list of the top things to do in the Yucatan, including everything you need to help you plan your trip.

31 Fun Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Whatever your reason for visiting, there are so many fun things to do in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding area that are sure to keep you busy and feed your adventurous spirit. We’re going over our top picks, plus all the information you need to help plan your trip...

Mexican Food Tours Review: Mexico City’s Best Foodie Experience

Mexican food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and there’s no better place to try it than in Mexico City. To sample all sorts of Mexican dishes, we took a food tour where we stopped in famous local hotspots as well as hole-in-the-wall shops. We tried...

El Chiflon Waterfall: Ultimate Guide + How to Get There

The El Chiflon waterfalls are stunning and well worth the day trip from San Cristobal if you are traveling in Chiapas, Mexico. We put together this ultimate guide to El Chiflon Chiapas with everything you need to know including exactly how to get there without a tour and how much...

Lucha Libre in Mexico City: How to Go Without a Tour

Witnessing a theatrical Lucha Libre wrestling match at Arena Mexico is a fun way to experience the cultural phenomenon. In this guide we’ll give you the full scoop on how to see Lucha Libre in Mexico City without a tour.

35 Incredible Things to Do in Mexico (that aren’t beaches!)

There are so many things to do in Mexico that are not beaches or all-inclusive resorts. Spend a couple weeks in Mexico, get off the beaten path and dig deeper than Señor Frogs, we’re here to introduce you to some amazing things to do. Hint: Not even one of them...

Hiking in Sierra Norte Oaxaca: Visiting the Pueblos Mancomunados

Hiking to the Pueblos Mancomunados in Sierra Norte, Oaxaca, Mexico is a unique experience to see a different side of Mexico most travelers don’t get to see. The trek involves visiting the indigenous villages and an overnight stay in a cozy cabin in the mountains. This guide walks you through...

20 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Bacalar, Mexico

With shockingly blue waters and lots of fun things to do, Bacalar Lagoon is well worth a spot on your Yucatan itinerary. In this guide to Bacalar, Mexico, we’re sharing all sorts of tips, where to eat, what tours to take & what you should absolutely NOT do.

Renting a Car in Mexico: Ultimate Guide + Tips

In this guide, we go over all the details of renting a car in Mexico—from the cost of insurance to money-saving tips—so you know exactly what to expect and only need to worry about having the best, stress-free experience on the road.

Best Time to Visit Mexico: When to Go & When to Avoid!

Thanks to its varied yet mild overall climate, there is no absolute best time to visit Mexico — it’s always a good time to go! However, there are still some variables you’ll want to keep in mind depending on where you plan to visit and what you want to do.

Cenote Azul, Playa del Carmen: ULTIMATE Guide + Tips

An open air swimming hole near Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Cenote Azul is a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. We put together this guide for what to expect when visiting Cenote Azul from our personal experience.

Cancun to Holbox: How to Get There + Tips

If you’re visiting the Yucatan Peninsula and you enjoy getting off the beaten path, there’s an excellent chance Isla Holbox is on your radar. Reaching the blissful island takes some effort and planning, so we created this guide detailing how to travel from Cancun to Holbox.

Isla Holbox: 27 Fun Things to Do on Mexico’s Island Oasis

Isla Holbox may just be Mexico’s best kept secret. With pristine beaches, a laid back vibe and just enough fun things to do, the island of Holbox is hard not to love. Before you pack your swimsuit, we’re sharing some essential things to know about Isla Holbox as well as...

Sian Ka’an Bio Reserve: How to Visit Without a Tour

The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is teeming with wildlife, and makes for an unforgettable day trip adventure. The diverse jungle ecosystem reserve offers one of the most unique experiences in the region. Here's everything you need to know on how to visit Sian Ka'an without a tour.

ADO Bus Service: The BEST Way to Get Around Mexico

The ADO bus service is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways for getting around Mexico. In this detailed guide, we give you the exact steps for riding with ADO Mexico including how to book and what to expect.

Cancun to Playa del Carmen: How to Get There + Tips

Getting from Cancun to Playa del Carmen requires road travel and involves some planning and logistics. There are several options to get there, so we’ve put together this guide with our suggestions.

20 Best Places to Visit in Mexico (from popular to underrated!)

There’s no shortage of hidden gems and new places to discover in this diverse Latin American country. Whether it’s culture, nature or beaches you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up our favorite underrated and off the beaten path destinations in this list of best places to visit in Mexico.

17 Delicious Foods in Mexico You Must-Try

There is so much more to traditional Mexican cuisine than just tacos and burritos. In this article, we’re taking you through the basics of Mexican cuisine; staple ingredients, must-try dishes and of course where to find the best food in Mexico.

25 Exciting Things to Do in Mexico City

This city completely exceeded our expectations and for good reason; there are actually tons of really exciting things to do in Mexico City! We’ve rounded up the top adventures, sights to see and culinary experiences so you can plan your time in CDMX according to what you want to do...

Perfect 3-Day Mexico City Itinerary

If you're planning a trip to Mexico City, we've got a perfect 3-day trip planned for you. This Mexico City itinerary is packed with information on where to eat, what major sights to see and off the beaten path ideas!

Cenotes in Mexico: 20 Hidden Gems & Must-Visit Spots

In this article we’re giving you the details for all the best cenotes in Mexico, organized by area so you can decide which ones to visit and what to expect. Because this natural phenomenon is so common here, you won’t want to miss the chance to explore one (or more!)...

7 Adventurous Things to Do in Chiapas, Mexico

With endless outdoor adventures and a rich cultural heritage, Chiapas is a place in Mexico that we consider a hidden gem among tourists. After visiting this unique corner of Mexico, we put together a list of the best things to do in Chiapas. In this article, you’ll find all sorts...

13 Fun Things to Do in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

This laid back mountain town in southern Mexico has a unique draw that often keeps travelers longer than expected. Stroll the colorful streets and peak into a few popular shops and cafes and it’s easy to see why. We have a list of the top things to do in San...

17 Best Airbnbs in Mexico for Every Type of Traveler

If your planning a trip south of the border, you’ll want to check out this highly curated list of the best Airbnbs in Mexico. We’re sharing our favorite stays to meet every need — from budget-friendly, to the most unique accommodation, to some seriously incredible properties!

15 Fun Things to Do in Mérida, Mexico

Mérida is often overlooked by tourists who flock to nearby Cancun and Tulum, meaning this exciting city has fewer crowds and offers a more authentic glimpse into the “real Mexico”. We’re sharing the top things to do in Mérida as well as where to eat and where to stay in...

Experiencing a Temazcal Ceremony in Mexico

We did little to no research before signing up for our first Temazcal ceremony, so what happened next was a big surprise. This ancient practice is essentially Mexico’s version of a “sweat lodge” with a few extra body cleansing rituals and interesting massages.

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