Having just returned from a month-long trip to Mexico, I’ve come home completely besotted – and desperate to go back. If you haven’t already taken any trips in Mexico, you should definitely add this amazing country to your list. Here are a few of my top reasons to travel to Mexico…
Forget Old El Paso kits! It’s time to re-learn everything you thought you knew about Mexican food.
Yes, you’ll find tacos in most restaurants, but they’re usually served in small, soft tortillas rather than the crunchy shells we’re used to. And alongside the better-known dishes, there are all kinds of local specialities to try.
In Yucatan, don’t miss sopa lima (a lime chicken soup), and try Machaca (salted beef) in Baja California.
From the white Caribbean beaches of the Riviera Maya to the golden sands and rugged cliffs around Cabo, Mexico has something for every beach lover.
Top choices include stunning Tulum, with its clear turquoise waters, and retro Acapulco, loved for its huge beaches. Surfers should head to Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca state for some of the best surfing trips in Mexico.
Before there were colonists and conquistadors, there were the Mayans and Aztecs. These seriously fascinating civilisations once ruled most of central America, and traces of their existence can be found across most of Mexico.
The southern states in particular are home to plenty of ruins – even whole cities – to explore. Visiting some of these sites can make your holidays in Mexico even more interesting!
Mexico is full of natural phenomena of all kinds. With desert, mountains, rainforest, and beaches, there’s so much to explore in every state.
Off the coast from Tulum starts the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, one of the largest reef systems in the world. The Yucatan Peninsula is well known for its Cenotes (sinkholes) and underground rivers, all of them fascinating to explore.
In Chihuahua state lies Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon), deep within the rugged Tarahumara mountain range. And in Chiapas state you’ll find waterfalls, rivers, forests, and the stunning Agua Azul – a vibrant blue natural pool.
There’s so much to explore – giving you plenty of reasons to travel to Mexico as soon as you can!