Places to visit in Mexico

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.

Baja California

Baja California

Experience year-round sunshine, sugary white-sand beaches and translucent seas teeming with marine life, including schools of gray and humpback whales.

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Riviera Maya

Caribbean coast: Riviera Maya and Holbox

Mexico's Caribbean Riviera Maya offers family-friendly holidays on golden beaches with watersports and Mayan ruined temples. Book with Journey Latin America.

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Palenque

Chiapas, San Cristobal and Palenque

This stronghold of indigenous lifestyle boasts jungles, rivers, canyons and lakes as backdrop to traditional settlements and some fine pre-Columbian ruined temples.

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Colonial and silver towns

Visit former silver mining towns set among starkly beautiful hills, which share a heritage of baroque churches, leafy squares and pastel-washed houses.

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Copper Canyon

The seemingly endless Copper Canyon cuts a swathe through the barren desert, offering views of some of the continent's most spectacular mountain scenery.

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Uxmal

Mérida, Chichén Itzá and the Yucatan

Explore pretty colonial towns, soft white-sand beaches and sacred Mayan temples hidden in lush, tangled jungles

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Mexico City

Mexico City is one of the world's greatest cities with endless sights to explore. Wander through secretive lanes to the city’s colonial heart, admire the arty colonial quarter of Coyoacán, and relax in the shady Chapultepec Park.

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Visit Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s most diverse regions, and explore distinctive indigenous cultures, colonial churches and Zapotec ruins.

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Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Situated on the curve of the Pacific coast’s Bahia de Banderas is the busy town of Puerto Vallarta, overlooked by jungle-clad mountains and flanked by dozens of golden sand beaches.

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Southern Pacific Coast

The Sierra Madre mountains lend a dramatic backdrop to the southern Pacific coast of Mexico, where white-sand surfer beaches, lively seaside towns and world class resorts combine to make this a favourite winter retreat.

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    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

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    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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