Why Canadian snowbirds choose Mexico as their winter home

After the U.S., Mexico is the most popular destination for Canadian snowbirds.

Canadians have been wintering in Mexico for decades, taking advantage of several different climate zones – all of them warm - and a very favourable exchange rate for the Canadian dollar.

Mexico has so much to offer geographically, whether it’s beaches, rugged mountains or charming colonial towns.

There are several destinations within Mexico that appeal to snowbirds, including Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific Coast; the Mayan Riviera south of Cancun; interior towns like San Miguel de Allende, Lake Chapala and Cuernavaca and the Baja California region in the Northwest.  

Getting to many of these destinations is easy from Canada with many charter flights going into the various tourist resorts on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, as well as scheduled flights and connections into Mexico City and other major centers from several Canadian gateways such as Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.