Agent Tools & Info - Mexico


Time Zone - Match with US time zones
Pacific Time (Baja California etc) is 17 hours behind AEST - observe daylight saving (April-October)
Mountain Time (Mexico City etc) is 16 hours behind AEST - observe daylight saving (April-October)
Central Time (Yacutan etc) is 15 hours behind AEST - observe daylight saving (April-October)

Seasons - 

Peak Travel Seasons - January, July, August

Key Booking Period - January, February, October

Average Length of Stay
Cancun - 5 Nights
Los Cabo - 6 Nights
Mexico City - 3 Nights
Rivera Maya - 6 Nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa exempt for a stay of up to 180 days

Events to note - Dias de Muertos: Day of the dead (November), Dia de la Indepencia: Day of Independence (September), Semana Santa: Easter Holy Week (April)

Key Airlines - Qantas, Virgin, American, Delta

Top selling properties
Cancun - Grand Oasis Cancun, Secrets The Vine Cancun, Riu Cancun
Los Cabo - Riu Palace Cab San Lucas, Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Resort
Mexico City - Hilton Mexico City Reforma, Fiesta Americana Reforma, Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City - Centro Historic
Rivera Maya - Paradisus La Perla, Paradisus La Esmeralda, Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa


There are 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mexico - from the famous Chichen Itza (a day-trip from Cancun) to the colonial city of San Miguel de Allende

Bathroom doors marked with an 'M' are often women's (Mujeres in Spanish), look for 'H' for Hombres or 'C' for Caballeros before entering the wrong baño

Mexico has a comprehensive bus system that is cheap and safe, the first-class (Primero) and platinum (Platino) buses are nicer than your typical Greyhound!

If you are in the Yacutan Peninsula (The Eastern side of Mexico containing Cancun) take a day-trip to visit a Cenote, a natural swimming holes formed in the limestone bedrock