A true fiesta for the senses, Mexico delights visitors with its unwavering hospitality and lust for life. This sprawling central American country is as geographically diverse as they come. From the cactus-dotted Sonoran Desert in northern Baja California, to Chihuahua’s rolling Sierra Madre Occidental, down to the sun-kissed beaches of Yucatan and the great rainforests of south-eastern Chiapas. You could travel the country for months and still leave without having seen everything.
While taco stands are indeed common and tequila flows at discotecas (nightclubs), there’s much more to this Latin icon than the western stereotypes that surround it. Visit sites like Teotihuacán and Monte Albán to learn about pre-Columbian civilisations, get inspired at Frida Kahlo’s blue casa in Mexico City, and try regional fare in every city. If you make it to the foodie capital Oaxaca, indulging in barbacoa (marinated meat cooked underground) and glasses of mezcal (tequila’s smoky cousin) is compulsory.
Mexico’s most colourful celebration has a hallowed past In many cultures, death is taboo. Discussing mortality in most circumstances is frowned upon or at the very least, unusual. But in Mexico, death is simply a part of life; not only is it talked about freely – it’s celebrated. On the 1st and 2nd of November every...Read more
One of Latin America’s most influential nations is a delight for adventurous travellers Mexico is as vibrant and culturally diverse as they come. This central American giant captivates visitors from around the world with its colonial cities, mouth-watering food and fascinating ancient cultures, but those who’ve been at...Read more
Mexican food is so much more than westernised Tex-Mex – swap your burritos for enchiladas and prepare for a sensory fiesta Mexican food is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cuisines. While many of the dishes we consider ‘Mexican’ are relatively recent creations, with ingredients introduced during the Spanish conques...Read more