Need we say more? But seriously, if you’re a foodie and love a good Mexican feast, you have come to the right place. From traditional tacos and tamales to burritos, nachos and chicharrónes, food is a big part of the country’s culture and it’s no surprise that the fragrant aromas wafting out of the pop-up market stalls and restaurants attract the locals just as much as travellers. Wash it all down with a local beer, a margarita or shot of tequila (or both!) for the authentic Mexican experience.
Blessed with warm year-round weather, a coastline that borders both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and 450 beaches, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to roll out your beach towel. In Mexico, a day at the beach can mean many things, from sailing to swimming, partying to surfing and relaxing. Whether you’re visiting the Baja Peninsula, the Pacific Coast or the Mexican Caribbean in the east, palm fringed shores, porcelain sands and crystal clear waters are guaranteed.
One thing is for sure, Mexico’s natural phenomena will leave you breathless. There is no shortage of unique things to see, whether it’s towering waterfalls, deep canyons, skies filled with butterflies, otherworldly volcanic landscapes, sinkholes you can swim in, dense jungles, stretching salt flats, unique rock formations or some of the globe’s largest underground caves. Bring a second camera.
As the sun goes down, Mexico’s daytime bliss transforms into a vibrant nightlife. After dark, the streets of Mexico come alive with music and you’ll find plenty of clubs, bars and venues to choose from. While you won’t have any issues finding an around the clock fiesta in Mexico, it’s hard to beat a night on the town in Cancun or Cabo San Lucas – the nightlife capitals.
History runs through Mexico’s veins. From the Aztecs to the ancient cities of the Maya, unbelievable ruins and awe-inspiring architecture, there are endless opportunities for travellers to step back in time. The national treasure and UNESCO World Heritage listed site, Teotihuacan, attracts around two million visitors every year. One of Mexico’s most significant sites at around 2,000 years old, you can walk through the 20 square kilometre abandoned city and discover sacred pyramids, temples and plazas.