Things to Do in Mexico

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Between the international pier and Punta Langosta, this good-looking bar (with a crowd to match) sits right on the waterfront and is named for the... Read More

At this street wear-oriented store in Colonia Roma, most of the funky dresses, handbags, sweaters and shoes are limited edition pieces, and you’ll also... Read More

Connecting the airport’s two terminals, the Aerotrén, which runs on elevated tracks, is the first such train in Latin America. It is speedy... Read More

Get your fix of Mayan criollo chocolate—bitter and complex, with hints of fruit, smoke, and vanilla, a “food of the gods” that’s... Read More

This tiny beach town has earned fame as the perfect spot for snorkeling with sea turtles! Have lunch with an ocean view at Lol-Ha restaurant (calamari... Read More

Every year, thousands of excited kids (and let’s face it, excited parents, too) brave the cold and the crowds to hang out with Santa at this park in the... Read More

Historian Albert Coffee offers tours of the Cañada de la Virgen, a partially restored pyramid that's the most important pre-Hispanic site discovered in... Read More

Inspired by her home country, by stories, movies and books, this playful designer creates pieces that explore the girl vs. woman duality that all modern... Read More

Run by a group of Playa del Carmen adventurers dedicated to sustainable tourism, this company works with Mayan communities to preserve their heritage.... Read More

Snap up beach reads, bestsellers, classics, tomes on Maya culture, and local guidebooks and maps—the largest selection of (mostly used) English... Read More

Bargoers here, a short taxi ride from Mexico’s Playa del Carmen, descend by candle-lined stairs into a subterranean lounge, trying to recall the... Read More

Founded by a team that includes actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, this documentary film festival tours the country for three months every year.... Read More

Divers shouldn’t miss an excursion to see the first phase of artist Jason de Caires Taylor’s underwater sculptures series, a collection of... Read More

Tula, Hidalgo, is just an hour away from the city, and is home to the main archaeological site from the Toltec culture. Explore the temple of... Read More

Divers touring this reef can expect to find everything from endangered turtles to barracudas and elusive sharks. Located near the island of Isla Mujeres... Read More

The spectacular building, remodeled in the ‘80s by Teodoro González de León and Abraham Zabludovsky, has hosted countless of the city’s biggest shows,... Read More

The heart of Cancun recently got a facelift: Downtown Cancun’s main street, Avenida Tulum, was upgraded to feature wide pedestrian paths on either side,... Read More

This is one of downtown’s most famous streets. Yaxchilan is a small avenue in the heart of town, lined with traditional Cancun restaurants and bars.... Read More

To get to Espíritu Santo, sign up for a one- to five-day cruise. There are no hotels, but travelers can sleep in the small vessel’s eight... Read More

Technically, there are two basilicas in Plaza de las Américas: the first one, built between the 16th and 18th centuries near Tepeyac Hill, where a young... Read More

The spot to pick up local produce and blocks of Oaxaca’s famous cheese. Adventurous diners shouldn’t miss the food stalls in the meat market... Read More

Bici Burro is the premier mountain bike store in San Miguel and its owner, Alberto Martinez, leads fantastic bike tours throughout the countryside. His... Read More

Whenever I go to Blue Gecko, I always see tourists of all ages having a great time, from college students to retirees. This bar is known for its awesome... Read More

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