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Spring Break in Mexico FAQ

What you need to know about spring break in Mexico


Spring Break in Mexico
Photo by Guillermo Aldana, courtesy of the Mexican Tourism Board

When is spring break?

In spring, of course! Actually, spring break takes place before the official start of spring, mostly during the month of March. The dates of spring break vary from year to year, and different schools take their spring break at different times. Find out exactly when is spring break?

Do I need a passport for spring break in Mexico?

You will most likely need a passport to travel to Mexico for Spring Break. Find out how to get a passport and more information about Mexico entry requirements.

Where should I go for Spring break?

Mexico has plenty of great spring break destinations and its proximity to the US makes it a great spring break choice. Cancun, Acapulco and Los Cabos are the most popular spring break hot spots, but there are many other excellent places to spend your holiday. See the top destinations in Mexico.

Is it safe to travel to Mexico for spring break?

Whether or not you'll be safe depends a lot on your own actions. Although there has been increased violence, particularly along the border with the United States, and the US government recently updated a travel alert for Mexico, the violence that has occurred is mostly due to conflicts between Mexican authorities and drug cartels. Tourists have not been targeted, so as long as you practice common sense, and basic safety precautions, you should not be in danger. Also read: Is Cancun Safe?

What can I do to stay safe and healthy during spring break?

There's a lot you can do to make sure you stay safe and healthy during your spring break. Check out these tips for a safe spring break in Mexico.

What are the best spring break destinations?

That question and more are answered in our Mexico Spring Break Planning Guide.

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