Bursting with colourful colonial towns, white sand beaches, a mouth-watering cuisine, a thriving Indian culture, plunging canyons, baking deserts and ancient ruins lost in the jungle, Mexico is a country that has it all. This land of the Aztecs, Mayas, Olmecs and Toltecs is a country that repays repeated visits, and is a wonderful destination for families of all ages, as well as honeymooners and adventurers. You can go whale-watching off Baja California, scuba dive in the turquoise Caribbean waters of the Yucatan, stroll along the cobbled streets of picturesque colonial silver-mining towns, barter for hand woven textiles at bustling Indian markets, hop from hacienda to hacienda as you uncover the secrets of the Mayas, climb smoking volcanoes, catch wave after wave along the Pacific coast, and explore old pirate haunts on the Gulf of Mexico. Whatever you choose, Mexico promises the holiday of a lifetime. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Mexico:
- Visit the extraordinary ancient sites of Chichen Itza, Palenque or Teotihuacan, incredible tributes to the pre-Columbian civilisations that have lived here for thousands of years.
- Relax on the white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya, with its opportunities to snorkel and swim with dolphins.
- Explore the amazing culture and food by going shopping and dining in Mexico's beautiful colonial cities, from Oaxaca to Patzcuaro.