Your Mexico Holiday - Ancient Culture, Spicy and Colorful!
Mexico is one of our favourite places in the world. Where do you start – the food, the history, the beaches, the cities, the people……
Many Brits just end up visiting Cancun or Cozumel – don’t make the same mistake!
Scanning this page may encourage you to try something different….
Mexico City known as District Federal (DF)
One of the most populous cities in the world. There are houses built everywhere. Some of our favourite locations are:
UNESCO World Heritage site. Huge Aztec Pyramids at Teotihuacan. Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon
Officially known as Plaza de la Constitución, El Zócalo is the main public square and is also home to the national cathedral and palace
Bosque de Chapultepec is the main park in Mexico City and is a very popular place especially at weekends and public holidays
The National Museum of Anthropology holds artifacts from Mexico’s pre-Colonial era. One of the best museums in the world.
There are Mayan ruins spread out through the whole of Mexico – This is a holiday in itself. We recommend:
Palenque which is located in beautiful jungle surroundings and its impressive architecture makes this ruin special
Monte Albán in Oaxaca is one of the most culturally rich ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico, and it doubles as a fortification
Uxmal near Merida has very ornate structures and is in great condition. There is a very impressive lightshow every evening.
Chichen Itza is right on the Yucatán Peninsula sits one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico, close to Cancun for an easy day trip.
Not the easiest place to reach from the UK but a completely different experience to the Yucatán Peninsula. Don’t worry about the drug lords…
Puerto Vallarta (think Burton and Taylor) – bougainvillea-clad courtyards, a malecón, street vendors, and flea markets of Old Vallarta.
Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, is the new kid on the block. Luxury hotels abound and a top marina for the jet set
Acapulco was Mexico’s foremost beach destination from the 1950s with non-stop nightlife, great shopping centers, and restaurants don’t miss the iconic cliff divers
At Mazatlán visitors can experience an authentic mix of culture and history within a modern destination. Known worldwide as a sportfishing destination,
There are many world-class resorts on the Yucatán Peninsula. In our opinion, these are four of the best
Tulum has stunning white sand beaches flanked by lush jungle on one side and crystal-clear water on the other.
Playa del Carmen’s strategic on the Mayan Riviera means it’s the perfect base for day trips to explore all that the Yucatan has to offer.
Puerto Morelos is a quiet village just twenty minutes south of Cancun. It is the perfect destination for if you’re looking to get off the beaten path without having to go too far.
Cozumel may be best known as one of the most popular cruise ship destinations in the world, but it also offers some of the best diving in the world
Traveling Around Mexico
Driving a car in Mexico City is a terrible experience with mile after mile of traffic jams.
Outside of DF it is a different story with good roads and sensible driving. One note of caution, is to ensure that you have a working GPS as many of the exit signs seem to be after the junction with the next return point about 50 miles along the highway!