Mexico's essence is the same as that of the heaped dishes of food served up by the locals: very colourful, full of unique flavour, and deliciously spicy. Help yourself to the sparkling waters of Cancún or the lush vegetation of Mexico's tropical rainforests.
If your tastes run to history Mexico has ancient Mayan ruins to plunder dating back to 500 B.C and for those with a more adventurous palate try Copper Canyon, this picturesque destination, where the background and the sunset melt into one, is ripe for exploring on horseback or on foot (or using your hands, hanging off the red rock canyon itself.). After hot days of red scenery, jungles and spices wash the dust and sand away with a frozen margarita and be re-energised by perky music as Mexico's nightlife takes over.
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Mexico is vast and its climate and landscape vary accordingly. The weather is most moderate between October and May, before the uncivilised hot, wet season. Most visitors choose to…
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Scenes from the bright, bold murals on display in public buildings can be found on the streets, both enacted in real life and for sale: Mexico City is a colourful, cultural, tasty city break.
There's no doubt that the lush jungles of the Mayan Riviera hide many treasures, but while some people covert the ancient Mayan temples hidden in the jungle' depths, some visitors dream of the perfect Caribbean beaches that the jungles fringe.
Visit the Yucatán Peninsula for the ancient Mayan ruins, the Caribbean style beaches, the diving, adventures in the jungle, or for the culture - there are almost too many reasons.
From orange deserts to lush jungles fringing white beaches, Mexico is very varied – and that's just the terrain. There's more variety in the cultures that have lent their influence, and built their monuments here and the pace of life you can holiday at.
Explore the ancient ruins of Mexico