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No Time Change in Mexico Yet

By March 13, 2012

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Time Confusion In the United States and Canada, Daylight Saving Time began this past Sunday, March 11. In Mexico we've still got another three weeks to go before we "spring forward" on April 1st. This three week lag can cause a fair amount of confusion for travelers.There are three time zones in Mexico: most of the country is usually on Central Standard Time, but Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sonora, Sinaloa and Baja California Sur states correspond to Mountain Standard Time, and Baja California is on Pacific Standard Time. The three weeks in the spring before Daylight Saving Time begins in Mexico, and one week in the fall after Daylight Saving Time ends, Mexico is one hour out of sync with the corresponding U.S. time zones. Keep these time differences in mind when making your Mexico travel plans.

More about Daylight Saving Time in Mexico.

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March 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm
(1) mike says:

You sure about this. In Baja Norte, Ensenada area, I think we’re with the US on daylight saving time already.

March 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm
(2) Suzanne Barbezat / Mexico Travel says:

Hi Mike,
Thanks for bringing that up – just to make it more confusing, some places along the border change their clocks at the same time as they do in the U.S. If you click the link to more info about Daylight Saving Time in Mexico: “As of 2010, Daylight Saving Time has been extended in some municipalities along the border in order to coincide with the observation of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. “

March 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm
(3) Luigi says:

That just goes to show how stupid the mexican congress can get. Wouldn’t it have been much easier to just put the whole country in line with the US instead of just the border and therefore making this mess? yes it would. But they just refuse to do it. I’ve been waiting 7 years now in hopes that they react and make the change.

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