One of the best places to visit in Mexico for scenery and culture is the Yucatan Peninsula, the lush outcrop which separates the Caribbean Sea from the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does it boast some of the best beaches in the country, you’ll also discover historic colonial towns that ooze character, such as Merida. Find plenty more ideas for your trip here.
Los Cabos is another of Mexico’s must visit places. Clinging like a very chic barnacle to the sunny southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, it is the jet set’s favourite playground.
Looking for more sunshiney seaside escapes? Check out our list of the 5 best beaches in Mexico without the tourists. Just try and keep them to yourself…
From gorgeous Oaxahaca, with its world famous food scene and intimate plazas, to the candy-coloured buildings of Merida, there are no shortage of cities to visit in Mexico. The capital, Mexico City, is a sprawling organism that’s swallowing up more and more of the valley it inhabits amid the great stone plateaus in the heart of the country. Expect Aztec canals, atmospheric cantinas and a clutch of excellent museums, including the Museo Nacional de Antropología.
Best Time to Visit Mexico
The best time of year to visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya is December to April, when you can enjoy temperatures in the high twenties without too much humidity, ideal for basking on the white sand beaches. If the odd afternoon shower doesn’t bother you, this is also a great place to visit in Mexico in July, when temperatures soar.
Wondering when to visit Mexico city? In March and April, the end of winter, temperatures are pleasant but not too hot, ideal for long strolls through the plazas. However, if you’re keen to catch Mexico’s famous butterfly migration, opt for January or March. The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is less than two hours drive from the city and during these months every year it disappears under a blanket of butterflies.
Tours and Deals
Does tasting your way around the tequila distilleries of Jalisco sound appealing, or spotting whales in the crystalline water of Baja California? How about a road trip through the Yucatan region or trekking through the north’s epic Copper Canyon? There are enough Mexico tours to choose from to last a lifetime, let alone a single trip.
A Mexico City walking tour is a fantastic way to uncover the stories behind this vibrant metropolis and Free Tour has some excellent itineraries to choose from. If you’re looking for a Mexico Adventure tour, check out World Journey’s trip into the mystical Chiapas Highlands, where you’ll stumble on the ruins of ancient temples lurking in the jungle.