Singles Holidays to Mexico
Mexico boasts a diverse array of landscapes from rich green jungles to breathtaking mountains and golden stretches of arid desert land. From rugged coastlines to tranquil palm-lined beaches, sites of archaeological interest to bustling cities, luxury hotels to vibrant markets; Mexico has plenty to offer, which is why it is such a perfect choice for a singles holiday. Whether you are interested in traditional cultures in the form of fiestas, carnivals and delicious street food or the rich Mayan and Aztec history, that is beautifully preserved in much of the architecture. Whether you favour luxury hotels and exquisite dining experiences or have an adventurous spirit that takes you out on the rapids in a kayak or exploring the forest canopies of the mangroves. Mexico has something for everyone and Cancun is the ideal location to enjoy the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea, the serenity of the golden beaches, the vibrancy of the culture, the fascinating history and the natural beauty of Mexico. Mexico is the perfect location to get to know other single travellers from your party in a relaxed way, while sharing beautiful memories.
Located in Central America, Mexico is a large country with varied terrain, from arid deserts, mountainous areas, tropical forests and the Caribbean coastline, therefore its weather can differ greatly from one area to another, however on the whole most of Mexico has sunny weather for the large majority of the year.
As with most countries that lie within Central America, Mexico’s climate is split into two distinct seasons, the dry season and the wet season.
As a rule of thumb, the wet season runs from May into October where rain is plentiful, whilst the months June through to November sees Mexico affected by an annual hurricane season. Don’t let this put you off, as on average May is the hottest month in the year, and you can usually plan your day around escaping a downpour, as it often only falls late in the afternoon or in the evenings. The rain also brings a new lease of life to what is otherwise dry land, with an abundance of lush greenery brightening up the landscape. Temperatures remain hot and humidity levels are high. The wet season is more persistent in the South and Central areas of Mexico and is less persistent in North Mexico and the Baja Peninsula.
The most popular time to visit Mexico is during the dry season, which lasts from October through to April, where the sun is plentiful, the heat is consistent and there is significantly less rain, with February seen as the driest month.
Mexicans have a reputation for being warm, welcoming and always smiling! Family is an extremely important value within the Mexican culture, with frequent family gatherings and celebrations ingrained within their culture and traditionals.
Keep in mind that the mid day sun and humidity is extremely hot, therefore most Mexicans take a break around this time of day, simply to escape it. In addition to this it gives them the opportunity to enjoy the largest meal of the day with family, whilst enjoying valuable time to interact with them
Greeting people in Mexico is rather formal, rather than shake hands, women simply pat each other on the right shoulder or forearm. Until they get to know each other well, men firstly shake hands before moving onto a more warming hug and manly slap on the back.
Tipping: In almost all cases in Mexico you should tip as though you are in Europe, with the general rule of thumb being after you have received a service you tip 10% to 15%. It is expected that you tip petrol service and car park attendants, only small change though - a few pesos will suffice.
Greetings & Language
If you’re looking to socialise or greet your fellow Mexicans whilst away on holiday, here are a few handy phrases to help you on your travels. Spanish is the most commonly spoken language.
To say hello, it’s ‘hola’, before lunch say ‘Buenos días’ which means good morning, whilst ‘Buenos tardes’ is good night.
Be sure not to forget your please and thank yous, to say please it’s ‘Por Favor’ and thank you is ‘gracias’.
Finally if you’re wanting to order a drink, a cooling margarita for example, seeming as though we are in Mexico, its ‘Por favor puedo pedir una margarita’ which translates to ‘please may I order a margarita.