WHAT TO PACK
Mexico has a pleasant climate year-round, with temperatures rarely falling below 50°F or going above 90°F. But temperatures vary widely depending on region and elevation.
The coastal areas tend to be warmer throughout the year, while the mountainous highlands can get very cold at night and in the early mornings, especially during the winter. So you’ll always want layers wherever you go.
Sunscreen, insect repellant, and head protection from the sun are must-bring items. Most towns and cities have uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks, so bring comfortable shoes with good traction. If you’re here during the rainy season (May – November), always have a raincoat with you.
If you’re doing any treks or hikes, make sure you have any specialized clothing or equipment you might need.
Electrical outlets in Mexico are Types A and B. So if you’re from the U.S., you won’t need an outlet adaptor. But British, European, and other travelers will need an adaptor.
What To Wear
Mexico’s coastal cities are very casual and informal. So for the beach towns, you’ll want swimsuits, coverups, shorts, t-shirts, rompers, and sandals.
Inland Mexico is more conservative. Women will want to wear pants, dresses, and skirts that cover their knees and blouses that don’t show cleavage. Avoid crop tops, shorts, mini-skirts, and showing off too much skin.
Men will want to wear pants (not shorts) and casual-nice shirts.
You can wear sleeveless shirts, but many churches and historical sites require you to cover your shoulders, so have a scarf or layer with you to cover up.
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