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What to see in Mexico

Mexico Attractions


With enchanting attractions offering plenty of sightseeing opportunities, Mexico has consistently proven to be one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world and for many a good reason. With its exotic sandy beaches, blue waters and warm climate, extraordinary history and diverse landscapes, there is something for just about every kind of traveller in this vibrant and colourful country. With so much to see and do, it would take a few months, if not years, to explore and discover all that this magical country has to offer.

Spend a few days wandering round the ancient Mayan and Aztec pyramids and ruins, explore the deserts and swamps, marvel at the rainforests and discover a few of the 176 species of orchid along the way, or navigate an eco-tour by mountain bike, jeep, kayak or horseback. The 58 National Parks conserving indigenous fauna and flora are enough to keep any eco-warrior dazzled and, boasting the most species of birds in the whole of North America, Mexico is a bird-watcher's paradise. Marine life is in abundance off these tropical shores and the Parque Natural de la Ballena Gris (Gray Whale National Park) is a must for whale watchers. Beach resort cities such as Acapulco, Cancun and those of the Baja California region are considered to be a slice of heaven. The cities display wonderfully unique architecture and evidence of European colonial rule still exists, while El Zócalo in Mexico City, the second largest city square in the world, is where it all happens and is the best place to experience some real Mexican flavour!

Most domestic travel throughout Mexico can be done by bus with several dozen companies operating by region. Passenger train transportation between cities is limited but flying domestically is considered the most efficient and safest mode of transport in Mexico.


Bosque de Chapultepec

Bosque de Chapultepec is Mexico City's largest and most popular park, covering an enormous area containing lakes, a zoo…

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Chichen Itza

The Mayan people are most well known for their advanced knowledge and brilliance regarding astrology, as well as for…

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Creel

The rustic logging town of Creel is a popular tourist centre for visitors to the region and is the gateway to the Copper…

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El Zocalo

In the middle of the Mexico City's historic centre is the enormous paved Plaza de la Constitucion, or Zocalo, the second…

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Guanajuato

Guanajuato is considered to be one of Mexico's colonial gems, founded around the rich silver deposits discovered by the…

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Palenque

The setting for this spectacular ancient Mayan city is splendid, a hauntingly beautiful site engulfed in the endless…

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San Angel

Formerly a separate village, San Angel is one of the more charming of Mexico's suburbs, an exclusive neighbourhood with…

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Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve

The Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, located in the mountains south of La Paz, provides a rugged home for an incredible…

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Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor (Great Temple) was the principal temple of the Aztecs, believed to mark the centre of the universe. It was…

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Teotihuacan

Situated 31 miles (50km) from Mexico City, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Teotihuacan is the site of Mexico's largest…

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