Mexico Southern Pacific Coast

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When is the best time to visit the Southern Pacific Coast?

It’s hot and humid all the year round. Most rain falls Jun-Sep when the vegetation wakes up in a carpet of lush verdure. The landscape is pretty parched by March. The high season for tourism is mid-Dec to mid-Jan and Jul-Aug.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken on the Southern Pacific Coast?

The main language spoken on the Southern Pacific Coast is Spanish.

What currency do I need on the Southern Pacific Coast?

The Mexican peso is the main currency used on the Southern Pacific Coast. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in the major resorts using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts may be lower than in the UK.

What is the time difference between the Southern Pacific Coast and the UK?

The time difference between the Southern Pacific Coast and the UK is GMT -6 hrs.

What does a visit to the Southern Pacific Coast combine well with?

The luxury hotels around Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo In the southeast, west of Mexico City, are within easy reach of the colonial cities of Guadalajara, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende; the low-key resorts around Huatulco and Puerto Escondido are easily accessible from Oaxaca by air (40mins) or winding road (3.5hrs).

How do I get to the Southern Pacific Coast?

There are short flights from Mexico City or from Oaxaca (40mins)to Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Puerto Escondido and Huatulco.

What key events are there on the Southern Pacific Coast?

Fiesta del Mar: Huatulco, first week of Apr.
Festival Costeño de la Danza: Puerto Escondido, mid-Nov.  Folk dancing. There are other events in the town in the same month including a surfing tournament.  

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