The heart of Maya culture
From Teotihuacan near Mexico City, to Palenque's rainforest, not forgetting the impressive Chichén Itzá and Tulum, Mexico is awash with amazingly well-preserved Mayan ruins. For this reason alone Mexico is worth a visit. A wonderful, vibrant history
Stunning colonial towns
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas, Campeche, Merida - the list is infinite
. Each one as pretty as the next, they all have unique characters and stories to tell.
Some of the best beaches in the world
Cancun and Acapulco may be the best known tourist hubs, but you'll find plenty of other beautiful resorts along both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. With fewer tourists, a 'Mexican' feel and cheaper prices than gringo hotspots
, it's worth checking out places where mass tourism has not yet got a grip.
Do you remember your New Year's resolution? The one that involves healthy eating and weight loss? Well, you can throw that one out the window as soon as you start your trip to Mexico
. The food here is famously delicious. Tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chilaquiles - you must try them all.
Mexico City, a culturally rich melting potMexico City is a giant, expanding, all-consuming, multi-cultural hub
...it's hard to put this city into words. Apart from being huge, Mexico City is also highly entertaining and you'll never get bored. From the Zocalo
to quieter plazas, cathedrals, churches, colonial facades, museums...it's a capital packed full of interesting places to see.