Mexico

Beautiful beaches, historic Spanish cities and archaeological sites of ancient cultures including the Mayans and Aztecs ensure Mexico will have you enthralled. Read more...

From ancient civilisations to modern-day dynasties, Mexico is home to a spread of cultures. Ancient ruins and treasured artefacts from bygone kingdoms are scattered across the country, shrouded by wild jungle, mountainous terrain and hot deserts. In major cities, urban shopping plazas, hip bars and colourful markets blend neatly into colonial architecture and impressive pyramids. When planning a visit to Mexico, visitors can expect the best of the old and new worlds.

History buffs can discover the ancient cultures of the Mayans and the Aztecs among ruins where their civilisations once thrived. Explore the intricate interpretations of art and politics, and the vast collections of pre-Hispanic artefacts in museums and galleries. Learn about indigenous culture through handicrafts and special healing rituals in the local markets.

Dive into the Mexico’s natural wonders. Take the plunge into the watery depths of one of the country’s thousands of cenotes (sinkholes). Dance in the streets to the incredible music of mariachi bands. Soak up the sun and snorkel among schools of fish in the Caribbean Sea.

In Mexico, what is old is new again, making this a destination to visit more than once in a lifetime.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the historic sights – the Shrine of Guadalupe, National Palace and Zocalo Square – of Mexico City.
  • Swim among coral reefs along the palm-lined beaches of Playa del Carmen.
  • Journey to Tequila, the birthplace of the heady drink, and tour the distilleries.
  • Discover the Mexico City home of the country’s most famous artist Frida Kahlo, now a museum.
  • Explore the Mayan archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula.