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Mexico is a big country with a variety of landscapes, climates and traditions to match. The deserts, mountains and jungles have been the stage for a turbulent history. Flick your way through the pages of its story on the ground and you find the vestiges of the Aztec and Mayan empires, with magnificent ruined pyramids and temples on well-ordered archaeological sites, and graceful colonial towns and haciendas, while a timeless indigenous life continues in the villages and markets.

The countryside is stunning too: there’s a spine of rippling barren mountains, studded with armies of cacti, while much of the coastline is enveloped in dripping rainforest. All this is fringed by sugary beaches and aquamarine seas.

But Mexico is a modern country with a robust emerging economy. Its huge capital is one of the world’s greatest cities, and there’s an efficient road and air network linking Mexico’s major attractions.

Our holidays to Mexico

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Mestizo dancers in Merida.

Value Mexico: Mayan Yucatan and coast

8 days from £992pp

Mexico colonial towns road

Self-drive Mexico: Colonial cities to Pacific coast

12 days from £2542pp

Cooking Class in Oaxaca

A Taste of Mexico

14 days from £3786pp

Ruins at Tulum on the Caribbean coast.

Self-drive Mexico: Discover the Yucatán Peninsula

13 days from £1363pp

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Essential information

Language

Spanish and indigenous languages.

Time difference

GMT -6 hrs and -7 hrs in Southern Baja California and the Copper Canyon. 

Key events

Independence Day
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

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Our insider tips for Mexico

Folksy, arty, colonial Coyoacán, the Anthropology Museum and a gondola ride in the city’s kitchen garden, Xochimilco
Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

Exploring the ruined cities, pyramids and temples of the country’s Mayan and Aztec  heritage.

Alex Walker

Alexandra Walker

Sunset tequilas on the glittering beaches of the Riviera Maya.

Jack

Jack Brooker

Kayaking the crystal clear waters around Espíritu Santo Island, in the desert peninsula of Baja California.
Adam Calladine

Adam Calladine

What our experts say

You definitely can't do justice to Mexico in one visit. Where you go (first) will depend on your interests: history and archaeology, jungle wildlife; active sports, Caribbean beaches... I suggest combining Mexico City with the colonial cities of the heartland and the Pacific coast for a beach relax. Another trip takes you to the Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula and the colonial haciendas; a third on an active holiday to Copper Canyon and Baja California.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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