Cuernavaca is located at 5,200 feet above sea level and blessed with an almost perfect climate. In fact it is called the City of Eternal Spring! Lightweight clothes are suggested for most of the year. From December through February the weather is cooler so bring slightly heavier clothes and a sweater or jacket. May through September is the rainy season in Mexico, with showers in the evening, so a raincoat and/or umbrella are necessities. It’s quite warm in April and May before the rainy season begins.
Mexican men tend to dress in slacks and button-down shirts. Women tend to wear dresses, skirts, and slacks. In Mexico people don’t leave their homes unless their clothes are impeccably ironed.
We suggest that you dress modestly in Mexico. Around the school and with your host family shorts are fine, but around town you are better off in slacks or dresses/skirts. Short shorts or revealing tops are out of place.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Two pairs are even better.
Laundry facilities are available in the neighborhood. Some host families have clothes washing facilities at their house.
Items we suggest you pack: