Things to do in Mexico

One of the most exciting things to do in Mexico is visit Chichén Itzá, a pre-Columbian city located in the Yucatan. The ruins used to make up one of the largest Mayan cities and have since become a World Heritage Site. The site’s Temple of Kukulkan has 365 steps that each represents a day of the year.

The country’s capital is home to the National Palace, a structure that serves as a government building. The baroque façade is hard to miss. Step inside, and you’ll find courtyards, fountains and even one of Diego Rivera’s murals.

History buffs wondering what to do in Mexico should head to Teotihuacan where the Pyramid of the Sun rests. The pyramid is the third largest in the world. Built by hand, the famed pyramid is one of the world’s greatest mysteries. The structure reaches 200 feet and is built over a cave that is over 100 yards long and features four chambers.

The Guadalajara Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in Renaissance style. Originally built in 1568, the cathedral has endured considerable damage over the years and is in a constant state of reconstruction. The cathedral features two large towers which dominate the city’s skyline.

Shop for handicrafts from San Miguel de Allende at this colorful spot.

As of February 2014, you’ll be able to swim with a school of giant bluefin tuna offshore.

A 20-foot-high natural marine geyser.

Conaculta, Mexico’s National Council for Culture and Arts, publishes handsome books on Mexican history, art, archaeology, anthropology, and architecture, and Librería Educal is the place for books with the Conaculta imprint.

New students are admitted every Monday. Classes run for 50 minutes, with 10-minute breaks in between. In the virtually unvarying Cuernavacan sunlight, breaks are spent either around the school’s small swimming pool or at the little outdoor cafeteria.

Open weekends only

These makers will arrange to take visitors through the entire process, from harvest to bottling.

Here, you'll find two floors of well-priced T-shirts and Mexican vanilla, Mexican dolls and Xtabentum, a smooth-as-brandy Mayan liqueur that is flavored with anise and honey. If you need a break, grab a bite at the snack bar on the second level.

Once the most powerful Mayan city-state in the northeastern Yucatán, this 26-square-mile site, crisscrossed by raised limestone roads called sacbéob and home to three pyramids, remains relatively untouched by excavators’ hammers and tourist traffic.