Mexico is a land of extremes. From rainforests to vast deserts, tropical beaches to snow-covered volcanoes. This diversity, combined with a multitude of cultures, archaeological masterpieces, quaint villages, and rich history, makes Mexico the perfect destination for today’s traveller. The Mayaaren’t the only indigenous people of Mexico – the Olmec, Zapotec, Toltec and Aztec civilisations have all left their imprints on the modern face of this fascinating country with some 53 language groups still existing throughout the country.
When to go to Mexico?
– December to April are the driest months across the country and the best time to visit Mexico.
– The Riviera Maya, near Cancun, is best avoided during the North American Spring Break (around early March) and during the hurricane season (August to October).
– Day of the Dead celebrations occur every year between 30 October and 2 November; if you would like to experience the unique festivities, be sure to plan well in advance.
Our Expert’s Choice:
– See the ancient city of Teotihuacan from a hot air balloon at dawn.
– Get off the beaten track on the Yucatan Peninsula and explore hidden cenotes and ancient ruins with a rental car.
– Ride the Chepe Train through the Copper Canyon and enjoy some of Mexico’s most dramatic scenery.
– Explore the extraordinary sculpture gardens of eccentric surrealist Edward James at Las Pozas in Xilitla.
– Enjoy a hands-on cooking class in Merida or explore Oaxaca’s street food with a unique walking tour.
– Explore Guanajuato, San Cristobal de las Casas and San Miguel de Allende, just a few of the best-preserved colonial cities in Mexico.
Mexico City is a destination that overlaps folklore, mysticism, modernity and luxury. It will transport you through history from pre-hispanic ruins to modern architecture. Museums, traditional canteens, exiting nightlife, bohemian corners... this city has it all.
From towering pyramids to elaborate ancient cities, fascinating ruins are scattered throughout the country.
Step back in time as you explore the cobbled streets, bustling markets and beautifully preserved colonial buildings, rich Spanish art and architecture that ornate the Cathedrals of Oaxaca, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, to name just a few.
The Copper Canyon is four times larger than the Grand Canyon and an awe-inspiring region. The Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad carries passengers from sea level to an altitude of more than 2,400m, the scenery includes coastal plains, sub-tropical forests, wild rivers, towering waterfalls and snow-capped mountain peaks.
Campeche & Yucatan Peninsula
Yucatan Peninsula has a great concentration of famous and lesser-known sites including Chichen Itza, Tulum, Calakmul and Uxmal. Exuberant jungle and the amazing cenotes will make your trip even more magical.
Enjoy a boat ride along the Grijalva River to view the impressive Sumidero canyon, the colorful markets and the native villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, waterfalls and pyramids.