With sunshine almost every day, a rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and fast-paced, exciting cities, Mexico is an engaging fusion of diverse cultures, landscapes and influences. Whether you go to Mexico to follow the trail of the Aztecs and Mayans or to enjoy watersports in the coastal resorts of Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the country delivers sensational experiences.
History which pre-dates the Spanish occupation of the country abounds. Teotihuacan, Oaxaca, Chichen-Itza and Paquime Casas Grande are all sites where ancient cultures thrived. Even now, they have a timeless ambience which makes it easy to imagine the lives of local people many centuries before Europeans set foot in Mexico.
A trip to Mexico City offers the opportunity to browse priceless Mayan artefacts at the Museo Nacional de Antropologia or visit the Palace of Fine Arts. Like the colour yellow? A trip to Izamal is a must – not only is every house in the town the same sunshine shade, but there are some intriguing Mayan ruins in the centre. Cosmopolitan travellers will want to spend a night or two in Acapulco, now a thriving city with a formidable reputation for fine dining and excellent nightlife.
With hundreds of kilometres of beaches, it’s little surprise that water sports and marine wildlife abound. Amethyst waters are an almost irresistible draw for divers and snorkelling; and who could resist a visit to Akumal, where thousands of sea turtles journey each year to lay their eggs? Travel inland for an impressive landscape of canyons, mountains and desert. Trekking, biking and hiking are great ways to take in the rugged hills and sweeping plains of the interior or enjoy the luxury of a train trip through breath-taking scenery.
A beautiful country with a hint of mystery, Mexico is a location people return to over and over again.