Mexico is ideal for group events as it provides fabulous options
for those wishing to combine business and leisure.
If we missed what you were looking for
In 2016, Mexico generated $25 billion in meetings and conventions. A few reasons why this is not surprising:
It’s very accessible with direct flights from most US major cities
Choice of a multitude of spectacular cultural, archeological, adventure, ecological and beach destinations to match your group's purpose and interest
A welcoming and friendly atmosphere coupled with impeccable service
Top local and international cuisine
World class resorts, spas and golf courses
State-of-the-art technology and connectivity
Fantastic value for your dollars
What are the entry requirements for Mexico?
VALID PASSPORT - U.S. and Canadian citizens, including minors, must hold a valid passport.
VISAS – Not required for U.S. and Canadian citizens. Non-U.S. citizens with valid U.S. visas may enter Mexico with the U.S. visa, and do not need a Mexican visa.
TOURIST CARDS – These are provided by airlines or by immigration authorities at all points of entry. Keep the card safe as you need to surrender it when leaving Mexico.
BUSINESS- Business travelers must submit an FM-N 30 Days form to do business, but not accept a job for 30 days.
When is the best time to go?
With tropical jungles, deserts, valleys, and snow capped mountains, what you encounter depends on where and when you go to Mexico.
High season (mid December - Easter) peaking Dec. 20 – Jan 1.
Shoulder season (Jun. - Aug.) Rates are mid-level but flight and hotel availability is low due to summer vacationers.
Low season is the remainder of the year with Sept. - early Nov. popular with groups. Rates and hotel occupancy are lower, and the climate is pleasantly cooler.
There are also Rainy (May to mid-Oct) and dry seasons (mid-Oct to April.) Rains can come suddenly but usually do not last long. Hurricane season (June – November) may affect the Cancun area and the Pacific coast.
When are the holidays in Mexico?
In Mexico there are three major types of public holidays:
Statutory holidays are observed nationwide. Most offices and schools are closed.
Civic holidays are observed nationwide, but employees are not entitled to a day off with pay.
Festivities are traditional celebrations and religious events.
Jan. 1 - Statutory. New Year
Jan. 6- Festivity. Epiphany
Feb. (1st Mon.) Statutory. Mexico Constitution Day
Feb. 2 - Festivity. Candlemas
Feb. 19 – Civic . Mexican Army Day
Feb. 24 – Civic . Flag Day
Mar. 18 - Civic . Oil Expropriation Anniversary
Mar.(3rd Mon.) Statutory - Juarez birthday
Late Mar. and early Apr – Festivity. Easter
Apr 21 - Civic . Heroic Defense of Veracruz
May 1 – Statutory . Labor Day
May 5 - Civic . Victory at Puebla
May 8 - Civic . Miguel Hidalgo’s birthday
Jun 1 - Civic . Maritime Day
Sep 13 - Civic . Boy Heroes
Sep 16 - Civic . Cry of Dolores
Sep 16 – Statutory . Independence Day
Sep 27 - Civic . End of Independence War
Sep. 30 - Civic . Morelos’ Birthday
Oct. 12 - Civic . Columbus Day
1 and 2 Nov.- Festivity. Day of the dead
Nov (3rd Mon.) – Statutory. Mexican Revolution Anniv.
November 23 - Civic . Mexican Navy Day
Dec. 1 – Statutory. Change of President (every 6 years)
Dec. 12 – Festivity. Virgin of Guadalupe.
Dec. 25 – Statutory. Christmas
How do I get pesos?
Credit cards are widely accepted in business establishments. If you need pesos for taxis, tipping and small purchases, here are your best options.
Exchange offices at international airports. The rate is displayed as buy or sell.
Banks: not all banks exchange money if you do not have an account with them. Inquire at your hotel for the nearest bank that does.
ATM: One of the most convenient ways to buy pesos. You often receive better exchange rates, although there may be a service charge.
Your hotel: will usually sell a small quantity of pesos. Do inquire about their exchange rates first.
What about an RFP?
Instead of filling hotel online RFPs, we recommend custom RFPs detailing your requirements to receive more attention and consideration plus save time.
First, ensure your preliminaries are clear:
What is your event’s purpose?
Identify your attendees
Decide if the planning will be in-house or outsourced
Have at least two or three separate dates for the event
Establish your preliminary day-by-day agenda
Then decide on the requirements:
Hotel category, facilities and location
Meeting rooms specifics per agenda
Guest rooms (singles and doubles)
Allocated budget, cost per head
With a comprehensive list, we can help prepare your RFPs. By submitting RFPs to hotels which fulfill your requirements you can compare prices and negotiate rates.