With fabulous beaches, ancient ruins, alluring culture, dynamic cities brimming with colonial architecture, and feisty mouthwatering cuisine, Mexico truly is a tropical treasure trove. Mexico is a destination that has something special for everyone.
We have just listed some of our favourites to help you, if you do decide to visit:
The mysterious Mayan pyramids rarely fail to awe even the most experienced of travelers. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is listed as one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World,' is home to towering temples, sacred sinkholes, and curious Mayan ballcourts.
The undoubted highlight is The Pyramid of Kukulcan – or El Castillo – which is the site’s most famous landmark. The hulking temple’s stone terraces dominate Chichen Itza and were ingeniously constructed to give the illusion of serpents crawling down the side of the pyramid.
Tulum, found on the Yucatán Peninsula, is not only home to great beaches, but has lush jungles, Mayan ruins, cenotes (caves or sinkholes filled with crystal-clear waters), gorgeous lagoons and upscale nightlife.
Teotihuacan is home to some of the largest and most awe-inspiring pyramids on Earth. While its origins and the identity of its founders are shrouded in mystery, the city later became one of the most impressive and influential cities in the Americas.
Cancun is recognised worldwide for its spectacular beaches of fine white sand, its fascinating turquoise blue sea and unparalleled weather, as well as excellent air and land connectivity, and a first-class hotel infrastructure that places it as one of the best destinations tourist in the world.
From Cancun you can also discovering the Mayan ruins and pristine jungle habitats of nearby Coba or the more distant Chichen Itza.
Mexico's capital is one of the liveliest and largest cities in the world, with a renowned arts and culture scene (an entire district was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site) The city boasts tremendous cultural activities, including the much-visited National Museum of Anthropology, the University Museum of Contemporary Art, and more unusual centres like the Museum of Light, the Chocolate Museum and the Tattoo Museum, with exhibitions to suit all tastes.
The way of life in Guanajuato creates the sensation of taking a trip through two cities: the historic one, with its streets and monuments that treasure the passages of the Independence of Mexico, and the festive and bustling, with its infinity of cultural offerings like festivals, theaters and gardens.
Guanajuato quickly became famous for its gold and silver mines.
Some of the mines can be visited today; this includes La Valencia, one of the richest silver mines in the world. Next to the mine is the Church of San Cayetano, lavishly adorned with silver and gold. The city is a good place to enjoy traditional mariachi music.
With spectacular beaches, beautiful nature, top-notch food, great nightlife around and there are also other Mayan ruins that are lesser known that you can visit without the tourist crowds Playa Del Carmen, Mexico is one of the coolest destinations on the Mayan Riviera. (It is a popular destination due to its proximity to Cancun and Cozumel.)
The Copper Canyon is a network of six canyons that combined measures larger than the Grand Canyon in the United States. Located in the Sierra Madre of the state of Chihuahua, this canyon system offers some of Mexico’s most extraordinary scenery. There are many ways to explore Copper Canyon, but the most outstanding way is by the Chihuahua-Pacific Railway, commonly called “El Chepe.” The track passes over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 2,400 meter (7,900 feet) above sea level featuring some of the Copper Canyon’s most spectacular scenery. The train makes several vista stops such as the popular one at Divisadero where travelers can enjoy breathtaking views and purchase foods and handicrafts from the Tarahumaran people.
Puerto Vallarta is a stunning resort town located on Mexico's Pacific coast in Jalisco state.
Known for its spectacular beaches, marine life, water sports, and local resorts, Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.
Mayan temples and palaces sit crumbling amidst the dense forest and humidity as the shriek of howler monkeys surrounds it all. A visit to Palenque is a truly unique experience, as you confront both history and nature in equal measure.
The most arresting structure is the Temple of Inscriptions which is a funerary monument to Hanab-Pakal – Palenque’s most famous ruler. Its elaborate carvings document and depict events and rituals of centuries gone by, and a splendid sarcophagus and death mask were found within the tomb.