Best time to go to Cancun

There’s no bad time to go on holiday to Cancun. It’s sunny and warm year-round on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Even in winter, it’s rare for the temps to drop below 20˚C. It’s hottest from May to September, but the short bursts of rain that come around this time tend to cool things down a bit.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Mexico, but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

When travelling to Mexico, visitors are required to pay three different taxes. Departure tax is the largest and this has already been included in the cost of your holiday. The Environmental Tax and Tourist Tax must be paid locally before you travel home. If you are travelling to Puerto Vallarta you will not be required to pay these additional two taxes. Environmental Tax should be paid at the hotel when checking in or checking out and costs between 30-70 MXN per room, per night. You should pay the Tourist Tax through the official website and currently this costs 271 MXN per person, including all children and infants. Please only use this website as it has been reported that fraudulent sites are active. Proof of payment must be given at the airport, so once you've paid the tax please download and take a screenshot of the QR confirmation to minimise delays when travelling home.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Compensation Policies

We have agreed specific compensation policies with the Mexican Federal Consumer Protection Agency (PROFECO) that apply to passengers on flights operated by TUI Airways Limited originating in Mexico. Please see the compensation policies provided in Spanish and in English.

Further Reading

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  • Travel Aware

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    Travel Aware – Staying Safe and Healthy Abroad
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