When people think of Mexico, they usually picture long, white sand beaches or the enormous churches and chaotic fiestas of Mexico City, both of which should absolutely be part of any visit this amazing country. However, what many people don’t realize is just how big Mexico is (it covers considerably more area than France, Spain and Germany combined) or how diverse.
Affordable internal flights can take you from the windswept beauty of the Baja deserts to the thick, humid jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula within hours. The central highlands feature dozens of picturesque former mining cities, their narrow, maze-like streets lined with extravagant colonial churches. You can snorkel or scuba dive in gorgeous water-filled caves known as cenotés, visit world-famous Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza and Palenque, or explore the majestic Copper Canyon, which is technically longer and deeper than the much more famous Grand Canyon.
Mexican food is among the world’s best, from intricate local delicacies to the humblest street taco. Traveling in Mexico will cost just a fraction of what you would spend in North America or Europe and, oh, did we mention all those incredible beaches?
Excerpt by Routinely Nomadic
Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Mexico! So what are you waiting for?
CURRENCY: Mexican peso
GUIDES, ITINERARIES & ATTRACTIONS
A Guanajuato State of Mind (Routinely Nomadic)
Charming San Miguel de Allenda, Mexico (My Darling Passport)
Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to Oaxaca, Mexico (Year of the Monkey)
20 Best Ruins in Mexico You Must Visit (The Road Affair)
Explore Musa: The Underwater Museum in Cancun Mexico (Jen on a Jet Plane)
Tulum Riviera Maya Travel Guide: Two Days in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (Year of the Monkey)
10 Tips to Experience Cancun on A Budget (The Sunny Side of This)
Cancun Mexico: How Expensive Is It Really? (The Road Affair)
The Mermaid Hostel Beach, Cancun Mexico: A Review (Tales of a Backpacker)
10 Best Hotels in Tulum, Mexico (The Road Affair)
Mexico 2017 (Contradiction of Sorts)
Day Trips From Merida: Izamal -The Yellow City (Mexico Cassie)
Cenote Diving in Tulum Mexico with Ko’ox Diving (Tales of a Backpacker)
10 Things you Didn’t Know About Señora, Mexico (The Sunny Side of This)
Finding Fun For Kids In Merida (Mexico Cassie)
Food Tour in Mexico City: Sabores Mexico Review (Tales of a Backpacker)
Eat Like a Local in Mexico with a Taco Tour of Downtown Cancun (Jen on a Jet Plane)
Seven Useful Phrases For Eating Out With Small Kids In Mexico (Mexico Cassie)