What is the time zone of Mexico?
Mexico is divided into four different time zones being Pacific, Mountain, Central and Eastern Time zone.
The central and eastern areas of Mexico are in the Central Time. This covers the majority of the country and includes the capital Mexico City. It also observes daylight savings.
- Central Standard Time (CST):– 6:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
- Central Daylight Time (CDT):– 5:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
The northwest area of Baja California bordering California is on the Pacific Time. It also observes daylight savings.
- Pacific Standard Time (PST):– 8:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
- Pacific Daylight Time (PDT):– 7:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
The west part covering the states of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora observe Mountain Time. It also observes daylight savings.
- Mountain Standard Time (MST):– 7:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
- Mountain Daylight Time (MDT):– 6:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
The most eastern state of Quintana Roo, including popular tourist places as Cancun and Playa del Carmen, is on the Eastern Time. It is also the only state without daylights savings time.
- Eastern Standard Time (EST):– 5:00 UTC/GMT (behind)
Time of neighboring islands and countries
Mexico Daylight Savings Time (DST)
There is no daylight savings time.
Other countries in Central America
You can check out information and maps of other Central American countries by clicking below links.