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Book a trip to Mexico and experience one of Central America's most popular destinations. Enjoy beautiful beaches in the Mayan Riviera and crumbling Aztec and Mayan ruins in Tulum, Teotihuacan and the Yucatán.
Renowned for its sunny climate, the Baja Peninsula often experiences no rainfall at all in a year. The stretch of coast between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas is lined with one beautiful beach after another.
Barrancas and Divisadero are two tiny hamlets situated two miles apart along the Copper Canyon's ridge.
The excavated part of the lost city of Bonampak is relatively small and the main attraction is without doubt 'The Temple of the Frescoes'. Located inside are three carefully-restored frescoes depicting Mayan lords performing various rituals.
Once a small fishing village Cancun is now a sprawling city full of all-inclusive chain hotels and shopping malls.
The village of Cerocahui is on the edge of Urique Canyon, with a small population of 900. It is a lovely village where one can avoid group tourists and explore the beauty of the region.
Economically, Chiapas may be Mexico’s poorest state but it boasts long sandy Pacific beaches, steamy tropical jungle, rugged mountains and wonderful Mayan ruins, as well as a rich indigenous culture that is still very much alive.
The ruins at Chichén Itzá have most recently become one of the seven new wonders of the world. This ancient Mayan capital is the most famous of the archaeological zones in the Yucatan.
The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua with a population of around 825,327.
The beautiful Maya site of Coba literally means "water stirred by wind". These ruins are unique in that they have been barely restored, merely cleared. Only a few of its estimated 6,500 structures have been uncovered, but the ones that have been are graceful and impressive.
The Colonial Cities
During Mexico’s colonial era the mines of its central heartland produced much of the world’s silver, gold and precious stones. As a result, the colonial cities were born. Many are now important industrial centres, but have generally retained their charming historic hearts.
Copper Canyon Area
In the north of Mexico lies the beautiful, remote, rugged canyon system, generically-known as the Copper Canyon. The best way to see the Copper Canyon is by the famous Chihuahua al Pacifico train.
Mexico's stunning Costalegre stretches from Bahia de Chamela in the north to Barra de Navidad (Christmas Bay) in the South. Some of Mexico's best and most secluded hotels can be found along this coastline.
The capital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca is a quaint colonial city surrounded by undulating hills, situated about an hour and a half south of Mexico City.
El Fuerte is a quaint Hispanic Colonial town that was founded in 1564, and a great place to base yourself before embarking on your Copper Canyon journey.
Guanajuato, its name deriving from the Tarascan Quanax-Huato, meaning "Place of Frogs", is situated in a narrow gorge surrounded by stunning scenery.
Huatulco consists of nine bays and is located on Oaxaca's Coast, at the end of the Southern Sierra Madre.
The tiny relatively undeveloped island of Holbox (pronounced Hol-Bosh) is just 25kms long and 3kms wide, located 2 hours north of Cancun.
The name Isla Mujeres comes from the large number of clay female idols found on the island by the Spaniards in the 16th Century and today it boasts the only known Maya shrine to a female deity, the goddess of the moon and fertility.
Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo are sister destinations located in the State of Guerrero on the Pacific Coast in the area known as the Mexican Riviera or Costa Grande.
The ruins of Kabah are situated to the South of Merida, near glorious Uxmal, to which it was connected by a stone causeway or "sac-be".
Located on a large bay on the Sea of Cortes, La Paz is 137 miles by road north of the southern tip of the baja peninsula.
The lovely colonial town of Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula.
The Mayan Riviera
The stretch of Caribbean coast known as the Mayan Riviera is a delightful area of beautiful white sandy beaches and warm turquoise seas.
Merida was built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city.
Merida & Around
Built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city, Mérida is the social and economic centre, as well as the capital, of the state of Yucatán.
Mexico City & Around
The buzzing metropolis that is Mexico City is a fascinating contrast of old and new, grey and green, rich and poor; a place to love or loathe. Founded by the Aztecs in the 14th century on the site of a great lake, the city now stretches right across a vast valley.
Morelia, with its outdoor cafes, plazas and 17th century mansions is so reminiscent of Spain that you could be forgiven for forgetting you are in Mexico.
One of Mexico’s most delightful and popular cities, easily reached by plane from Mexico City, Oaxaca lies in a high valley in the south of the country and is surrounded by fascinating Zapotec ruins and traditional villages.
Mexico’s Pacific coast winds down from the borders of the USA all the way to Guatemala. It’s a perfect place to relax but the more active can also explore forest canopy walkways, spot dolphins, walk or mountain bike.
Mystical, jungle-clad Palenque is the largest and most famous of the Mayan sites, which once commanded an area stretching across the coastal plain as far as the Gulf of Mexico.
Playa del Carmen
Once a delightful little fishing village, Playa del Carmen has over the years been extensively developed and is now the second largest town along the Mayan Riviera after Cancun. Despite its size and popularity, it still preserves a certain bohemian charm that makes it a pleasure to visit.
One of the oldest colonial cities on the continent, Puebla is located 110 kilometres from Mexico City in the Valley of Puebla at an altitude of around 2,200 metres.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the Pacific coast's major tourist attractions, and yet it has managed to retain some of its small town Mexican charm.
Just over two hours from Mexico City, Queretaro, meaning "rocky place", has a beautiful colonial centre with magnificent mansions and impressive ecclesiastical architecture.
San Cristobal de las Casas
The charming colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, formally known as the 'Ciudad Real', or the 'Royal City', was formed in 1528 by Spanish Conquistadors, led by Diego de Mazariegos after a four year battle to pacify a hostile indigenous population.
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo is a charming town with a lovely colonial centre and some fantastic restaurants.
San Miguel de Allende
Founded in 1542, San Miguel de Allende is located 160 miles north of Mexico City.
Tapachula & Around
The Tapachula region, a fabulous untouched corner of Mexico, lies in the Sierra Madre, in the southern part of the country.
Located in the hills between Acapulco and about 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, Taxco in the state of Guerrero is one of the oldest mining sites located in the Americas.
Teotihuacan is a magnificent ancient Toltec city best known for its 2 main towering pyramids.
The archaeological site of Tulum is spectacularly situated on a cliff top, majestically overlooking a palm-fringed beach and the turquoise Caribbean sea.
The ruins of Uxmal are situated to the South of Merida. Uxmal was an important city; probably build around 700AD, although inhabitants are thought to have lived in the area as far back as 800 BC - nearly 1,000 years before the city was built.
Slightly off the beaten track on the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Veracruz is known for its deep caves, high mountains, fast rapids, fertile lush plantations and a diverse bird population.
Yaxchilan really is a lost city, still surrounded by jungle and vines. Your visit will be accompanied by the guttural growls of local howler monkeys, and toucans will be observing you from a distance.
The Yucatán is rich in culture, history and natural scenery. From the well known archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal to the lesser-visited ruins, such as Kabáh and Cobá along the Puuc route, you can take a step back in time and discover the ancient Mayan culture and traditions that were once such an integral part of this fascinating land.