Mexico, a captivating and diverse country, borders the United States to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south. Its compelling mix of cultures, unique traditions, vibrant festivals, mouthwatering cuisine, and stunning landscapes make it an incredible travel destination. If you are wondering how to get there, what to do, and what to see, this guide will provide you with some inspiration for a memorable adventure in Mexico.

From its sun-kissed beaches, ancient ruins, and colourful festivals to its world-class cuisine and warm hospitality, Mexico offers an unforgettable travel experience. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a food lover, an adventurer, or a beach bum, Mexico has something unique for everyone. Prepare yourself for a vibrant journey into the heart of this beautiful country.

Mexico City is a buzzing town with many old buildings and a hyper-modern city centre. The city is home to every thing from small restaurants to international banks and brokers. Many Mexican brokers have their headquarters in the finance district of Mexico city.


Mexico is a large country with a varied topography, and the climate varies across Mexico´s vast landscapes – from the tall and rugged mountain peaks in the interiror to the sunny beach resorts dotted along the Mexican Gulf. Mexico is home to everything from deserts in the north to rainforest in the south.

What to Do

Mexico abounds in activities that cater to many different tastes. Adventure-seekers can explore the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum or hike up the Popocatepetl Volcano. Beach lovers can lounge on the pristine beaches of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Puerto Vallarta. Foodies can indulge in a gastronomic adventure, sampling authentic Mexican cuisine like enchiladas, tacos, and churros.

For history buffs, visiting the historic centers of Mexico City and Guanajuato would be a delight. The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is a must-visit. The stunning seaside archaeological site of Tulum is another gem. The historic city centers of Puebla and Oaxaca, with their beautifully preserved colonial architecture, are worth exploring. In Mexico City, check out the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace.

If you’re a nature lover, do not miss the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For natural beauty, visit the stunning Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas and the mesmerizing cenotes (natural sinkholes) in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Cultural Experiences

Mexico’s rich cultural tapestry is another reason to visit. Witness the Day of the Dead celebrations, an important event in the Mexican calendar where families remember their departed loved ones with festivities. Experience the vibrant carnival of Veracruz, the folk dances of Jalisco, or the Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca. Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City or attend a traditional Mariachi performance in Guadalajara.

Examples of notable celebrations in Mexico

  • Jan 6: Tres Magos
  • Feb 2: Candelaria 
  • Feb 5: Constitution Day (since 1917)
  • March – April: Easter is celebrated for a week in March or April, in accordance with the Catholic calender. This week is known as Semana Santa.
  • May 1: Worker´s Day
  • May 5: Commemoration of the Battle of Puebla.
  • May 10: Mother´s Day
  • September 1: Día del Informe. On this day, the President will address the Nation.
  • September 15: Grito de Dolores
  • September 16: Independence Day
  • November 2: In late October and early November, the dead are commemorated in various ways throughout Mexico, with November 2 being the most important of these days.
  • November 20: Commemoration of the 1910 Revolution
  • December 12: Virgin Mary of Guadalupe
  • December 24 and 25: Christmas Eve and Christmad Day
  • December 31: New Year´s Eve

Getting There

Mexico is accessible via air, road, and sea. Its major international airports – including Mexico City International Airport, Cancun International Airport, and Guadalajara International Airport – are well-connected with major cities around the world. Numerous airlines offer direct and one-stop flights to Mexico.

For those near the northern or southern border, driving into Mexico is also an option. Make sure you have all the necessary travel documents for the car before you start the journey.

Marinas are available along both coasts and on some of the islands. Here are a few examples from various parts of Mexico:

  • Puerto Salina La Marina — Tijuana
  • Marina Coral — Ensenada
  • Marina Cabo San Lucas — Cabo San Lucas (Southern Coastal Baja)
  • Marina Costa Baja — La Paz
  • Marina Puerto Escondido — Loreto (Sea of Cortez)
  • Marina Fonatur Mazatlan — Mazatlan
  • Paradise Village Marina — Nuevo Vallarta (Banderas Bay)
  • Marina Ixtapa — lxtapa
  • Club de Yates Acapulco — Acapulco
  • Marina Chahue — Huatulco
  • Marina Chiapas — Puerto Chiapas