Chichen Itza, Mexico – Image courtesy of calxibe.com
Nowhere else but Mexico can you discover ancient Aztec and Mayan cities surrounded by dense jungle teeming with exotic wildlife, within easy reach of some of the world’s best surfing, rafting, diving and hiking adventures. It's the perfect destination for adventurous honeymoon couples and romantic getaway twosomes.
Mexico’s diverse landscape of semi-desert in the north, tropical rainforest to the south, volcanic mountains in the centre and a stunning coastline that embraces both the Pacific and the Caribbean seas, hosts a variety of year-round adventures.
Things to do and see in Mexico
Clamber over the 2000-year-old pyramids at Chichén Itzá, Copan and Uxmal; dive into the cool refreshing waters of a cenote (sinkhole) at Aktun-Chen; horseback ride, hike or mountain bike the 2000m-high gorges of Copper Canyon; climb the 5286m-high volcano of Ixtaccmhuatl near Mexico City; or cool off with a refreshing swim in the Caribbean beneath the famous Mayan fortress city of Tulum.
Surf the famous ‘Mexican Pipeline’ at Puerto Escondido, paddle alongside seals and dolphins off the Baja coast, tackle class V rapids along the Filobobos River in Veracruz or scuba dive the waters off Cozumel Island, one Mexico's premier diving destinations.
Along the way, spot jaguars at the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, migrating humpback whales in Banderas Bay, millions of monarch butterflies at Michoacán and pink flamingos at Celestun Biosphere Reserve.
Discover Mexico’s easy-going ways with a margarita or two or a glass of red wine as you savour the delicious Mexican cuisine; try chiles en nogada (pork or chicken stewed in chiles) or mixiotes (spiced rabbit, lamb or chicken wrapped and steamed in a sauce).
Shop for bargains in the local markets or perhaps stumble into one of Mexico’s many lively village fiestas.
Best time to visit Mexico?
Ideally visit Mexico in November, after the rainy season and before the peak tourist season in December. Plan to visit the highlands in summer and the coast in winter for the best weather conditions.
Read more about Mexico's climate. . .