Enter the world of the Mayans, colourful ponchos, sizzling burritos and tequila, where visitors can enjoy an array of exciting things to do in Mexico. Immerse yourself in an exotic blend of Spanish and Mesoamerican culture where you can find modern cities sitting quite comfortably alongside ancient architecture. Sun-kissed deserts in the north give way to white, powdery sands and Mayan temples in the south.
Places to Go
Love diving? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place to discover the exotic marine life in Mexico. One of the top Mexico things to do is visit the Mayan Riviera, which alongside its exquisite beaches, is home to the second largest Barrier Reef in the world. Swim in the same warm, clear waters as the local sea turtles and dolphins, or go diving with a kaleidoscope of fish and beautiful corals to the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks in their submarine cavern. If you prefer to stay dry then witness the tropical sea life from a glass-bottomed boat.
With 6000 miles of coastline, it’s no surprise that stunning beaches are a must on any attractions in Mexico list. Cancun in the Mayan Riviera is renowned as being one of the most beautiful in the world, while Puerto Vallarta attracts visitors to its pristine, white sands lapped by clear, azure waters. Swanky Los Cabos is a favourite with celebrities. Away from the beaches, you’ll discover the beautiful Oaxaca frozen waterfall and take a dip in the manmade pools perched above. Chiapas’ Agua Azul is another top tourist destination, thanks to its dazzling blue rapids.
One of the most popular places to visit in Mexico is the world famous UNESCO Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza. Travel back in time through passages, columned arcades and temples and visit the sacred cenotes for an unforgettable and inspiring experience. Colonial Guanajuato and the ancient city of Tulum with its fortified fortress are also not to be missed.
Away from exploring the archaic ruins, you can discover the outstanding natural beauty of Copper Canyon, Mexico’s Grand Canyon bordering the US. Enjoy a scenic rail trip, or if you’re more adventurous you can hike, cycle or go on horseback. Another unique excursion is to paddle in the fascinating Las Coloradas pink salt lakes.
The whole family will enjoy visiting Xplor Park where you can indulge in a jungle adventure. Fly on fun zip lines, climb aboard amphibious vehicles, explore underground rivers, and enjoy a rafting experience for all ages.
Places to Visit
Unmissable places to visit in Mexico include the exciting capital, Mexico City. Visit world-class museums such as the National Museum of Anthropology, alongside designer shopping and art galleries. Be sure not to miss the stunning historic centre with impressive colonial architecture dating back to the 16th century. Highlights include the bustling Plaza de la Constitucion, the spectacular Catedral Metropolitana, the National Palace and the Aztec relics at Temple Mayor. Add to this a visit to the majestic volcanic mountains of Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl, providing a dramatic backdrop to the city and plenty of opportunities for adventure in the scenic highlands. Take a look at some of our other favourite things to do in Mexico below