So much more…for everyone!
Discover the diversity, vibrancy and exuberance of Mexico and you’ll experience
a unique and unforgettable vacation. Combine culture with pleasure by exploring
the beautiful beaches, colonial cities and archaeological sites. Visit the colourful
Mexican markets, revel in the rhythms of the Mariachi music or enjoy the wonderful
golf courses, water sports, restaurants, crafts, spas - and so much more. Whether
you’re looking for a quiet, laid-back holiday or an active adventurous one, there
is something for everyone in Mexico.
Acapulco This vibrant, legendary Pacific resort has one of the
world’s most amazing bays and beaches, as well as world-class golf, spas, hotels,
restaurants and incredible nightlife.
Cancun The island-city offers spectacular eco-tours, water
sports, golf, horseback riding and fishing. Luxurious hotels line its sandy white
beach strip, and its vibrating nightlife includes all kinds of clubs, discotheques
Cozumel This utopian island is home to the world’s second-largest
coral reef and its warm, clear waters are perfect for divers and snorkellers. Don’t
miss the stunning white beaches, water sports and spa treatments.
Huatulco Famous for its “nine bays”, powdery white beaches and
lush vegetation, this paradise offers activities for all ages, including golf, discotheques,
sea excursions, horseback riding, dune buggies, coral reef diving, water skiing
Isla Holbox As part of the Yum Balam Natural Reserve, visits to Isla Holbox offer the chance to truly escape from it all. It's a protected area set at a distance from the major tourist hotspots, leaving the island somewhat untouched and pristine.
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Hotels line Ixtapa’s wide, golden sand beach. Nearby
attractions include world-class golf, water sports, scuba diving and surfing. Head
for the sleepy fishing village of Zihuatanejo, and go deep-sea fishing for sailfish,
marlin and yellow-fin tuna.
Manzanillo This bustling, active resort area boasts 350 days of
sunshine per year, sparkling blue waters, world-renowned deep sea fishing, and activities
and attractions galore. The charming beaches, old town and the hotel zone promise
non-stop fun and entertainment.
Cabos The history of Los Cabos is as rich as the landscape
that defines the region. One of the oldest parts of the southern Baja Peninsula,
Los Cabos translates into "The Capes," and brings a lasting history to this unequaled
corner of the world.
Mazatlan In the state of Sinaloa, Mazatlan Mexico offers visitors
a glimpse of real a Mexican town. Mazatlan beaches are world renowned, as well as
downtown Mazatlan where local attractions are equally charming.
Michoacan Michoacan State, is unique and one-of-a-kind, the perfect
fusion of unspoiled landscape, forests, mountains, lakes and uncrowded beaches picturesque
towns, art and history. To visit Michoacán is to discover and learn what is the
soul of México.
Oaxaca City Oaxaca is constantly changing. It's colorful, bustling,
vibrating with life from early morning until late at night. It's also reserved,
formal, and mysterious--hiding its most intriguing features behind high stone walls,
weathered doors, and the gracious manners of its citizens.
Puerto Escondido Puerto Escondido is a traditional Mexican fishing village
located 280 km south of the city of Oaxaca and 110 km west of Huatulco Bay in an
area known as the Emerald Coast for its magnificent jade-green waters.
Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, with its postcard-perfect beach, offers
several distinct destinations rolled into one. The old part of town features steep
and narrow cobbled streets and the famous oceanfront maleçon with its art works
Riviera Maya The Riviera Maya, from Cancun to Tulum, boasts powdery
beaches, Mayan archaeological sites and fascinating eco-tours. The sparkling beaches
are magnificent and the waters with multi-coloured corals, tropical fish, dolphins
and turtles. Playa del Carmen is the place for trendy shopping and restaurants.
Nayarit Nayarit, located slightly north of Vallarta, is famous
for its fabulously beautiful sunsets.Yucatan Yucatan is to the southeast of the Mexican Republic.
Located in the central part of the Yucatan Peninsula, it is contiguous to the north
with the Gulf of Mexico, to the southeast and east with Quintana Roo and to the
west and southwest with Campeche.
Language spoken in Mexico Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Mexico
The Mexican Peso is the local currency, although Canadian dollars are recommended.
Most hotels have a money exchange office on site. US dollars can be exchanged in
banks only. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards. ATM's
are not easy to find and the Cirrus system is not compatible everywhere.
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can
only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD
or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service
in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
Voltage in Mexico
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While on vacation in Mexico
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Mexico
to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Resort Check-in Information
Please have your Sunwing hotel voucher ready for check-in at the hotel's reception.
Based upon your arrival and check-in time, it is possible that your room may not
be ready. Pack your bathing suit, shorts and sunscreen in your carry-on so that
you can enjoy the facilities until your room is available.
Our welcome briefing provides valuable information on Mexico, your hotel services,
money exchange, shopping, and excursions. We will also inform you about the departure
procedure and answer any questions you may have. Make sure to attend yours.
Help in Destination
Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in Mexico should you
require assistance. Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders
located in your hotel for a schedule of when your Sunwing destination representative
It is recommended that you drink bottled water while in Mexico. Most hotels offer
bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's shop and
in grocery stores. The ice and drinking water served in the hotels are generally
made from purified water.
Long Distance Calls
Long distance telephone charges in Mexico can be quite expensive. It is recommended
to make a collect call or use your calling card. Service charges may apply when
calling from your hotel room.
Safety Deposit Boxes
Please use your safety deposit box for all your valuables, cash and travel documents.
Some hotels in Mexico provide safety deposit boxes free of charge while others may
require a nominal fee. You will be required to pay a penalty fee if you lose the
Traveling to foreign destinations can be very exhilarating. Tourists must be aware
that potential problems and risks to your personal safety could exist anywhere.
Please use the same personal safety precautions and common sense on your vacation
that you would at home e.g. apply sunscreen frequently, do not swim alone and do
not display cash. Avoid venturing out alone and beware of dark or isolated areas.
Taxes and Tipping
Generally, taxes are automatically added to purchases. The tipping percentage is
similar to that at home. If you receive good service, please express your gratitude
and offer a tip.
Your Flight Home
Please check the Sunwing Vacations information boards or binders located in your
hotel to reconfirm your flight from Mexico and its departure time. As a friendly
reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication, or any
articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage. Seat
selection is on a first come, first serve basis at the airport, unless previously
booked and paid for prior to your departure.
Documentation needed to visit Mexico Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport Canadian Citizens please click here Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Mexico consulate
or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.
First built by the Aztecs in 1325…Mexico City is now one of the world’s largest
cities, with over 20 million inhabitants.
Mexico is the world’s largest spanish speaking country, with more than 106 million
people & 60 different dialects.
Salma Hayek is the 1st Mexican movie star to achieve stardom in Hollywood since
Delores Del Rio in the 1920’s.
The Mexican War of Independence against Spain lasted from 1810 to 1821. Of course,
the Mexicans (finally) won!
Writing’s on the wall! The Olmec tribe in pre-Spanish Mexico is often credited with