Destination Overview

Mexico

Mexico is a country offering natural views, cosmopolitan cities, colonial places, and archaeological zones. Every corner of its vast territory offers unique experiences, the recipe for a typical dish, a new landscape, or the route that leads to remote settlements and ancient civilizations. Mexican beaches are unique, and the country’s history offers visitors a wealth of options. Its gastronomy and cultural diversity invite travellers to experience its history and indulge in its cuisine.

Capital

Mexico City

Time

GMT -5

Currency

Mexican peso

Language

Spanish

Religion

Catholicism

Population

131 Million

International Airports

Mexico City, Cancun, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Los Cabos

Weather

Mexico is a vast country and has different types of climate, however, it is generally arid on the west coast and in the central-northern highlands, it is moderately rainy in the mountain ranges and in the southern plateaus, while it's very rainy in some tropical southern areas. Summer is the rainiest season almost everywhere. The temperature increases gradually from north to south, to the point that the south has a purely tropical climate. Altitude plays an important role as well: there are many cities located at high altitude, including the capital, where the climate is cooler.

Top Highlights

Chichen Itza

Delve into the Mayan culture at The Archaeological Site of Chichén Itzá, the city whose name means “On the Edge of the Well of the Itzaes” and believed to be the link between the land of the living and the spiritual world. This complex which has the UNESCO recognition as a World Heritage Site and is one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” allows from its entrance a majestic view of the Templo de Kukulkan.

Tequila

The Magical Town of Tequila is located in the state of Jalisco, one hour from Guadalajara. If you want to enjoy a good shot of tequila this is the perfect place to do it. Mexico is recognized worldwide for this iconic drink and in Tequila is where the best samples are made. Visiting the main square is a must, it’s a peaceful place where you can relax while enjoying an ice-cream or a classic glass of tequila.

Cancun

Cancun is recognized worldwide for its spectacular beaches of fine white sand, it’s fascinating turquoise blue sea and unparalleled weather, as well as excellent air and land connectivity, and a first-class hotel infrastructure that places it as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It offers outdoor activities, adventure tourism, archaeological sites, Mayan culture and history, a variety of gastronomic experiences, spectacular shopping centres, and seductive entertainment offers.

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Top Places to Visit

Isla Mujeres

An island where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet, just 13 kilometres off the coast of Cancún. Isla Mujeres is known for dreamlike white sand beaches and calm crystal clear turquoise waters. Life here mainly takes place in the north at Playa Norte (Playa los Cocos) and in Downtown, the largest island town. Also, one can swim with whale sharks at this island paradise.

Mexico City

If there is something that amazes locals and travellers, it's the Historical Center of Mexico City. With the Palacio Nacional or the Metropolitan Cathedral and in the background, the vestiges of the Aztec Empire (Templo Mayor Museum). Also, it is one of the metropolises with the largest number of museums in the world. Here is where the traditional cuisine of all of Mexico converges; yet it is also the site of cutting-edge options.

Taxco City

Nestled between mountains, the city will amaze you with its landscapes of white houses and red roofs and the cobbled streets that you can walk in the company of your friends or family. There is plenty sites with great stories in Taxco, all of them will transport you back to the historical past of its temples and squares. This town was declared a National Heritage Site for its historical monuments.

Palenque

One of the most beautiful of all Mayan cities lies amid dense jungle at Palenque, whose principal constructions date from the Classic period. The site is famed for its ball court and aqueduct, but above all for its temples and palaces that are still in quite good condition. The Templo de las Inscriptions is considered the archaeological zone’s most important structure and is also the largest.

Oaxaca

Oaxaca de Juárez is one of the most important destinations in Mexico, owing to its cultural, artistic, and culinary legacies. A walk through its historical centre - designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and called the Verde Antequera on account of the majestic green quarry structures - is all that's necessary in order to understand its popularity.

Cancún

The darling of beach tourism in Mexico, par excellence. Its blue water that changes in tone as it gets deeper, its incomparable soft white sand and its nightlife and shopping have made Cancún an international reference for anyone looking for a few days of sun and sea. Cancún also boasts the best culinary selection in Mexico, with three five-AAA diamond restaurants.

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