Mexico is Central America at its most spellbinding, with an ever-changing landscape that veers from arid desert to lush rainforest, from the madness of Mexico City to the luxury resorts of the Riviera Maya. Jungle-choked ruins give clues to ancient civilisations, and no tour of Mexico is complete without visiting the magnificent pre-Columbian sites of Palenque, Chichén Itzá and Teotihuacán. Spend time exploring sleepy Spanish colonial towns, delve into the indigenous culture of Chiapas and Oaxaca, and light up your tastebuds with Mexico’s famously flavoursome cuisine.
Mexico is also rich in natural wonders, including dramatic canyons, labyrinthine cave systems and extraordinary underground rivers. You can swim in a cenote, snorkel on the world’s second largest barrier reef or cruise around the whale watching wonderland of the Sea of Cortez. Mexico is sometimes overlooked as a wildlife destination, but you can expect to see everything from shimmering quetzals to prowling ocelots to the bizarre axolotl, an endangered species of salamander that is only found here.