Journey back in time and visit Chichen Itza. Discover graphic mayan stone carvings, crumbling pillars and the towering step pyramids which dominate the skyline. Travel even further back to Monte Alban. Watching the sun set over this ancient ceremonial site is not to be missed. Explore Palenque in Chiapas and wander through ruins wreathed in verdant jungle. Finally, climb the mighty pyramids of Teotihuacan and take a seat at the top to let the history of the place sink in.
Make your way to Tulum for rest and relaxation and find the archetypal coastal paradise. Laze on white sands, plunge into the turquoise Caribbean Sea and sip on tequila cocktails as the balmy breeze takes the edge off the heat. Tulum is a world away from the busy beaches of Cancun, yet just an hour or so south in case you’re curious to visit them both. Head further north and dive and snorkel in the pristine waters around Isla Holbox to swim alongside whale sharks.
The Yucatan Peninsula is peppered with cenotes; ancient sinkholes filled with crystal clear water. Take a dip in one if you like to swim on the wild side or wander through the expansive caves to see these once sacred sites.
Wherever you go, you’ll find the most amazing food and drink. City streets are lined with stalls so dive into a world of freshly cooked tortas and tacos. Faint wafts of spice linger in the air and bustling food markets are awash with colour and scents to excite your senses. Ride the Tequila Express to the spiritual home of Mexico’s national drink. Journey through the spiky blue agave fields and enjoy a tipple at the world’s finest distilleries. However you spend your days, ending it with fresh, vibrant food and a reserve tequila is always a treat.
When to go
November to April are seen as the best months to visit for dry weather and pleasant temperatures all over.
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