Head For The Beach
Fed up of the cold and dreary winter? Would you love the idea of going on holidays to Mexico to see its stunning beaches with your family? Mexico is the perfect destination for a beach holiday; the country is surrounded by 10,000 km of coast strung with sandy beaches and wildlife-rich lagoons. So, believe it or not, there is much more to Mexico than Cancun and Acapulco!
Start to explore and you will discover that there are in fact more than 450 beaches in the country, which means that you are spoiled for choice, even as a budget traveler. From B&Bs on Playa Norte on the Isla Mujeres, to vacation rentals on Akumal beach, there is an abundance of white sand and clear blue water to enjoy on the Mexican coast.
Fill Your Belly
Like beaches, food is abundant at all budget levels in Mexico, whether you eat at a trendy gourmet restaurant with the latest international fusion food or in abuela’s kitchen at a bustling market comedor.
The basic ingredients of street food are native to Mexico, including corn, beans and chili peppers.
Mexican cuisine is one of the most diverse and delicious in the world, and probably the most widely eaten. It is the product of a mixture of Spanish, indigenous and immigrant gastronomies, and includes tacos, tortas (which can be translated simply as sandwiches, but that doesn't do them justice), tamales, enchiladas, quesadillas and a variety of desserts.
Attractions Not To Be Missed
Beyond the beaches and food, Mexico is home to some incredible ruins, unique festivities, and natural wonders. Do not miss the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated at the end of October all over Mexico, although Oaxaca has one of the largest celebrations.
In terms of archaeology, Palenque is one of the most impressive examples of Mayan architecture dating back to 100BC. Finally, Copper Canyon is a magnificent network of canyons, which when combined they are bigger than the American Grand Canyon. A must-see!