Most people in Mexico are being told to set their clocks ahead one hour before heading to bed on the first Sunday of April.
The old saying, “spring ahead” and “fall back,” applies here and everywhere clocks are re-set twice a year.
The time change officially happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, April 7. Daylight Saving Time (not Savings Time, mind you) began in U.S. and Canada on March 10. Everyone loses an hour during the spring time change.
The states of Quintana Roo and Sonora do not observe Daylight Saving Time, maintaining a single time zone throughout the year. Sonora aligns its clocks with neighboring Arizona, which also ignores DST.
Quintana Roo stays on Eastern Standard Time to match the clocks in other Caribbean tourist destinations that compete with the Riviera Maya.
When Yucatan enters DST, its clocks will match Quintana Roo’s until the last Sunday of October, when clocks in Yucatan retreat an hour again.
We get that lost hour back when DST ends in the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, Nov. 3 and in most of Mexico on Sunday, Oct. 27.