Mexico – What to Bring

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