Mexico – What to Bring

Plan with peace of mind

Our list of what to bring to Mexico. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge. We advise bringing a photocopy of your passport and carrying it with you, as it is a legal requirement in Latin America and you may need it when using credit cards.

General packing list

  • Long pants or skirts
  • Short pants
  • T-shirts and sleeved tops
  • Waterproof/windproof (gortex or other suitable fabric) jacket with hood
  • Casual clothes for nights out and dinners. If you are eating out in Mexico City, you may want to bring some smarter clothes
  • Bandana
  • Comfortable lightweight walking shoes or sneakers (well broken-in)
  • Sweater or fleece. In the higher altitude regions, the temperature does drop in the evening so it’s worth taking a couple of layers
  • Wide brimmed sun hat or visor
  • Swimsuit
  • Water bottles to refill and carry with you
  • Camera and spare battery or charger
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Small towel
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • Daypack to carry water bottle, snacks, camera, swimsuit, rain jacket etc
  • Cash for meals, souvenirs, spending money and tips

What to bring in the rainy season (May to October)

  • Rain coat with hood
  • Umbrella
  • Quick drying layers

What not to bring

  • Many types of fruit are illegal to bring into Mexico. If you tend to pack snacks for a flight, make sure you leave fruit at home
  • Leave any valuable or sentimental jewellery at home
  • Avoid packing too many warm clothes. Concentrate more on packing for heat and potential rain