Nowhere captures the imagination quite like ancient, cultured and colourful Mexico.
Visit the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean coast and you’ll wonder why you even asked.
Beachy and sunny this is the area with exceptional resorts where you don’t have to travel far to find ancient history.
On the Pacific coast, head for Puerto Vallarta where the Sierra Madres supply adventure and kilometres of white sand does everything else from fantastic water sports to turtle watching.
And if you need cities in the mix: Oaxaca is home of one of Mexico’s most famous Dia de Los Muertos festivals, Mexico City is ridiculously exciting and Acapulco is the city of extreme water-sports and luxury lifestyles but with an extraordinarily eco-conscious heart.
There are direct flights from London to Cancun and Mexico City.
Over 60 native languages exist in Mexico today – only India has more.
Mexico traces its roots back to Mayan and Aztec civilisations, has more World Heritage sites than anywhere in the Americas and even the country’s traditional cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status.
Grey Whales, Whale Sharks and Monarch Butterflies all migrate through Mexico annually. The country is one of the world’s top-five most bio-diverse with almost 3000 native bird and animal species and 30,000 indigenous plant species.
Mexico’s amazingly rich landscape is made for outdoor adventure whether it’s white water rafting in jungle forests or diving and surfing on the coast.
Flights from the UK aren’t cheap but the cost is balanced by Mexico’s good value accommodation, activities, food and travel. If money is no object, Mexico has 14 Five-Diamond resorts – more than Canada, the Caribbean and Hawaii combined.
How you decide to travel around when you arrive in Mexico really depends on what type of holiday you’re having. Most resorts will have regular transport to main attractions or be able to organise reliable and inexpensive taxis. If you want to tour independently, car hire is convenient and easy to arrange. Make sure you know the area you’re driving around, have a paper map as well as GPS and keep your phone charged. Always carry water and snacks in the car, even on short journeys. Before you travel in Mexico look at the UK Government Travel Information site for up to date advice.