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Inspired Mexico

Vibrant Mexico is a heady cocktail of white-sand beaches, mouth-watering food, meticulously preserved monuments and a capital city chock-full of cultural curiosities.

Whether you fancy the flamboyance of a Mexican wrestling match, want to experience the thrill of riding white-water rapids or crave quality time with the family, Mexico has it covered.

Key Sights

Key Sights

Human history has made a striking mark on the Mexican landscape - first through the ancient architecture of the Aztecs and then via its Spanish invaders.

Surrender to the sheer scale of the twin pyramids of Teotihuacán (one erected for the sun, the other the moon), walk the sacred abandoned city of Monte Albán (Oaxaca) and visit the El Castillo temple at Chichén-Itzá (Yucatán) with it’s serpent-sided steps.

Beaches

Thanks to its pristine white sands lapped by magnificent sapphire seas, Mexico is one of the finest beach destinations in the world.

Calm and family friendly waters make north Cancún brilliant for bathing, while to its west surfers delight in energetic waves. Pretty Parque Punta Sur (Carretera Sur), with its tall, white lighthouse and eco-park setting, is not to be missed - an unspoiled paradise of reefs, lagoons and scuba diving opportunities. 

Beaches
Cities

Cities

Mexico’s buzzing capital is a dazzling fiesta with nightlife raging around the clock - districts such as the fashionable La Condesa and Colonia awash with lively cafés and trendy hangouts.

For real colonial-era gems travel to Puebla and walk the Artist’s Quarter (Barrio del Artista) where beautiful, Islamic-inspired talavera tiles adorn the walls. Green refuge can be sought in the city’s parks, such as the expansive Bosque de Chapultepec - one of the largest city parks in the world.

Culture

Mexican culture is a creative and colourful affair, from its exuberant wrestling traditions to its world-famous artistic heritage.

The works of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are simply not to be missed. Rivera’s murals depicting the pre-Hispanic era can be seen amid the grandeur of  Mexico City’s National Palace on Plaza de la Constitución, while the Frida Kahlo Museum is a window in to the life and soul of this fascinating character.

Culture
Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Mexican food is celebrated for its bright ingredients and zingy flavours, and there’s nothing quite like a fresh masa taco from one of the capital’s street vendors.

Along the coast, fresh fish and shellfish are the stars of the show, as well as a rainbow of exotic fruit in all shapes and sizes. Taste tequila in the traditional way - neat and on a bar stool in a Cantina - or sit in the sun with one of the many tequila-based cocktails you're sure to stumble upon.

Best for Families

Snorkelling, swimming, sailing and sand-castle building: the Yucatán Peninsula is the ideal family getaway.

Make the most of the warm waters at Xel-Há (Hwy Chetumal-Puerto Juárez) eco-park where snorkelling, rope swings and a dedicated children’s area provide fun for all ages. For an entertaining introduction to Mexico’s ancient culture, visit Xcaret Park (Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez) where reconstructed Mayan villages bring ancient traditions alive.

Best for families
Best for Adventure

Best for Adventure

Venture deep into the jungle, fly across sand dunes on a desert buggy and delve into ancient caves beneath the waves: Mexico is an adrenaline junkie's playground.

The vast swathes of coastline are fantastic for watersports; ride the waves on jet skis, waterskis and wakeboards, or head beneath the blue and experience Mexico’s world-famous cave diving. On dry land, daring mountain bikers can’t miss the Oaxaca Flume, famed for its devilish descents, and the Riviera Maya Expedition is a full on 150km kayaking and camping adventure that paddles through the ‘Lagoon of Seven Colours’ and Calakmul Biosphere Reserve before meeting the Caribbean Sea.

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