Mexico is the perfect holiday destination for gorgeous beaches, spicy cuisine, and vibrant culture which captivates all travellers that pass through it. From the peaks and mountains where the ancient Mayans once lived, to the lively cities filled with culture, all the way to the balmy beaches near the Caribbean sea – Mexico holidays have so much for you to experience. Plus, you can either relax and unwind at an excellent all-inclusive resort, or adventure off to discover local culture, when exploring this exciting destination.
Live it up in the captivating destination of Cancun and make the most of the pristine beaches and blue lagoons here, or head to Mexico City to taste the best tacos you’ve ever had, while celebrating at local fiestas. Alternatively, snorkel with sea turtles in the ocean, adventure through the jungle, or backpack across some of the world’s most beautiful trails, all while enjoying the warm Mexican sun.
Mexico is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and this incredible site can’t be missed. At the ancient Myan city of Chichen Itza, you can find the temple of Kukulkan, and this glorious structure (devoted to a serpent god) is an iconic sight, with its towering steps leading all the way to the top.
Cenotes are incredible and unique sinkholes that you can find dotted all over Mexico, and these “sacred wells” are an amazing natural phenomenon to see. Cenote Dos Ojos is one of the most famous in Mexico, and you can swim in the clear blue waters here, providing a true haven for snorkelling and scuba diving. Or, simply relax and soak up the sun and the beautiful, sunny surroundings.
One of Mexico’s most famous holiday highlights has to be Día de Muertos; this fiesta is full of funky skeletons and vividly-bright colours, where you’ll get to celebrate life with the locals. Both Oaxaca and Merida are fantastic places to see the festivities spill out onto the streets from the candlelit cemeteries, all while feasting and drinking into the night.
Mexico is filled to the brim with exciting things to try, offering everything from the relaxed to the adventurous. There truly are endless adventures to discover in Mexico, explore the secret tunnels in Puebla, help out with turtle conservation, or perhaps try a spot of traditional tequila tasting. Travellers can even hike breathtaking volcanoes here, or base-jump off the largest cave shaft in the world.SEE ALL GUIDES
South America has many spectacular beaches to enjoy, and Mexico itself has countless golden sands to visit, offering prime sunbathing and relaxing palm trees swaying in the breeze. Head to the Riviera Maya, where you can discover magical sea turtles, revel in the laid back cultural town of Puerto Vallarta, or drop by Cancun, also known as the “Mexican Las Vegas”.SEE ALL GUIDES
The cuisine in Mexico is wonderfully varied and delicious; when you taste it, it’s as beautifully spiced and flavoursome as you expect. Tuck into tacos with fresh guacamole and lime, and make sure you try the classic dish – chiles en nogada during your getaway. Why not taste the glorious street food on every corner, or sit down in an open-air restaurant for authentic food, accompanied by soft, live music?SEE ALL GUIDES
Mexico is one of the world’s top coffee producers but it was not until a few years ago that the locals got to sample the produce, as its finest coffees were almost always exported. Today, it’s places like the Chiquitito Café that are helping Mexico City to increase its own unique speciality coffee scene.READ MORE
The varied natural landscape, colourful culture and fascinating history of revolution means there is a host of fascinating sights to discover in Mexico. From the Frida Kahlo Museum to the ancient Mayan temples, downtown skyscrapers and surrealist sculptures tucked away in the jungle, you can feast your eyes on the old and the new here, and everything in between.SEE ALL GUIDES