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Mexico boasts a long and varied history, including influences from the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Mayans and Aztecs, the influx of Spanish settlers later on, and the more contemporary Mexican culture that has evolved from a combination of these sources.
Getting to Mexico couldn’t be easier – the country boasts a total of 1834 airports, including those at Mexico City, Cancun, Cozumel and Acapulco. Flights from the UK to Mexico will generally take somewhere in the region of 10-12 hours.
Your holiday to Mexico
Some of the top destinations for tourism in Mexico include Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Puebla and Santiago de Querétaro. At these cities you’ll find a great range of resort-style attractions, often including luxurious accommodations, beaches and some great local restaurants and tavernas – Mexican cuisine is popular throughout the world, and here you’ll be able to try the definitive article!
If you’re looking for a beach holiday in Mexico, then you will have the option of choosing between trips to the country’s Pacific or Caribbean coastline. Some of the most popular beach destinations are at Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Here you’ll find the famous golden sands, as well as some superb opportunities for water sports. Mexico is one of the best destinations in the world for exhilarating marine activities, and some of the sports on offer include paragliding, jet skiing and windsurfing. Scuba diving is also a popular Mexican pastime, and Cozumel in particular is renowned for its exceptional diving conditions – here you can enjoy underwater visibility up to a distance of 200ft, combined with some beautiful coral reefs, and a wide selection of other worldly marine life.
For a taste of contemporary culture, you might like to visit Guadalajara during your holiday to Mexico. This is the birthplace of many of the country’s most famous traditions, including mariachi music, tequila and the Mexican form of rodeo known as charros. Alternatively, visit the 16th century colonial resort of Monterrey. Here you’ll find a great range of galleries, as well as the superb Museum of Mexican History. Morelia in the state of Michoacán boasts an impressively elaborate downtown region mostly constructed in the 18th century, while at Chihuahua you will be able to visit the fascinating Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution.
For a look at the more indigenous culture of Mexico, there are plenty of places where you can trek out into the jungles, and admire the majestic temples and cities of ancient civilizations long departed.
Holidays in Mexico
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