Mexico Travel Guide

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.

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

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

A 20-foot-high natural marine geyser.

Sure, you could book shiatsu, but this spa’s specialty is heavenly Mayan-inspired treatments. Everyone’s visit begins with an outdoor steam-cleansing ritual using resin from the revered copal tree.

Mexican artists including Gabriel Orozco

Over 150 families in this carpet-weaving village earn their living by "painting on wool." Their technique, which uses only natural dyes, dates from the pre-Hispanic era.

Tangle with a snake, feed a peccary, walk through a crocodile den, and be accosted by an affectionate spider monkey at this 150-acre nature reserve, home to reptiles and mammals indigenous to the Yucatán, all rescued from the wild or from illegal owners.

Humble shop selling local cheese, wine, honey, olives, and jams.