The Congress of Mexico passed legislation in December 2009 which allowed the ten border cities to adopt a Daylight Saving Time pattern consistent with the United States. Don’t forget to arrive at the right time for your Sunday activities. In most parts of Mexico, you will have to remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit is all set to gain an hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, October 26, 2014, by turning back clocks to Central Standard Time. The majority of the remainder of the world that observes Daylight Saving Time (DST) will turn their clocks back on Sunday, November 2, at 2:00 am.

According to In 2010, ten Mexico municipalities which share a border with the United States began Daylight Saving Time three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

Previously all of Mexico, with the exception of the state of Sonora which does not observe Daylight Saving Time, began and ended DST at the same time. The ten municipalities which are now permitted by law to observe DST consistent with the United States are:
  • Acuna, Coahuila
  • Anahuac, Nuevo Leon
  • Juarez, Chihuahua
  • Matamoros, Tamaulipas
  • Mexicali, Baja California
  • Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
  • Ojinaga, Chihuahua
  • Piedras Negras, Coahuila
  • Reynosa, Tamaulipas
  • Tijuana, Baja California

Keep these time differences in mind when making your Mexico travel plans. Adjust your watch and enjoy Mexican pleasures uninterrupted