Mexico Holidays

An aerial photo of the Ik Kill Cenote in Mexico
Ik Kil Cenote

The best places to visit in Mexico

Fringed by white sand beaches and rich oceans filled with psychedelic marine life; dotted with bustling cities and ancient Mayan monuments including the world-famous pyramids of Chichen Itza, Mexico is a sun-drenched land of fun-filled fiestas, steamy jungles and active volcanoes. Not to mention the odd cactus. So grab a cool Margarita, order yourself a taco or two and start exploring with the help of our Expert. To start planning your Mexico holiday, check out our recommendations below or chat to one of our Mexico holiday Experts.

Mexico City skyline Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City

Lively capital city
Mexico City stretches across a vast valley brimming with ancient ruins and colonial buildings. We recommend spending at least a day or two wandering the cobbled streets of Centro Historico, admiring its architecture and browsing its museums as well as the Zocalo, one of the largest city squares in the world. Extend your stay further to include a day trip to Teotihuacan, a pre Colombian city home to the huge Pyramids of the Sun and Moon.
Oaxaca building ruins Oaxaca



Colonial foodie city
Pretty, leafy Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-ca) is filled with vibrant markets selling fresh fruit and traditional textiles, and is one of the best places in Mexico to try an indulgent spiced hot chocolate made from locally produced cacao beans. Oaxaca’s colonial buildings and peaceful streets are great for a relaxing stroll, or come during the annual Day of the Dead celebrations for fiestas aplenty.
The Mayay ruins of Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza Mexico ruins

Chichen Itza Mexico ruins

Ancient Mayan city
Chichen Itza, once one of the largest Mayan cities in existence, consists of numerous ancient structures in various states of preservation and restoration. These include El Castillo, a 25-metre-tall pyramid and the site’s most recognised landmark. Tour the temples and learn the history of this fascinating World Heritage site which is easily accessible as a day trip from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
A sandy and turquoise water beach at Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

Caribbean beach paradise
After touring the temples and hiking the jungles, a spot of relaxation is in order. While Mexico has no shortage of tranquil beach spots, the white sands of Playa del Carmen are the cream of the crop. Spend lazy days swimming and snorkelling in the impossibly clear seas and watch the sun set over the ocean with a Margarita before discovering the vibrant beachside nightlife.

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Round the World Expert Toby Clinton

Playa Del Carmen and Cancun are great for accommodation but I recommend taking a day trip to the nearby city of Merida where you can enjoy a more authentic experience with whitewash buildings and cobbled streets.

- Toby Clinton, Expert
Snorkelling next to a turtle in Mexico
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