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Mexico travel guide

From Indiana Jones style ruins to turquoise Caribbean waters, bustling local markets to fiery regional cuisine - Mexico offers travelers raw adventure and sizzling displays of the exotic, wedged between blissful chill-out time and more culture than a vulture can take. For the perfect mix of the intrepid and the cool, these three will leave you aching for more!
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Languages spoken: 
Spanish is most common,
but there are over 60 
local and indigenous
languages in Mexico.
 
blue stacked coins icon Currency
Name: Mexican peso
Code: MXN
Symbol: $
blue clock icon Time Zone
Eastern (UTC-05:00)
Central (UTC-06:00)
Mountain (UTC-07:00)
Pacific (UTC-08:00)
A woman and a bike walking onto a palm tree lined sandy beach in Tulum
Eight females in swimwear sitting on the edge of a boat

Spring Break 2021

While we don't have a magical fast-forward button to get through the rest of 2020, we can start planning for next year! Check out the Spring Break 2021 options in Cancun and Cabo San Lucas with our partner STS Travel. 
The Great Blue Hole in Belize as seen from above

You better Belize it!

Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is a place to unwind and forget your troubles amidst friendly Caribbean vibes. Popular Placencia is a fun traveler hangout, with plenty of outdoor activities to try, and Caye Caulker Island is idyllically laid back with a cool Creole influence. Not forgetting the jungle interior, Belize is a place to see exotic nature at its best. Of course, you won't want to miss the sensational diving and perfect beaches!

Mexico's top hotels, hostels & resorts

The famous arc rock formation in the waters of the bay of Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

A bird eye view of the palacio de bellas artes in mexico city

Mexico City

The Malecon Arches and sea by Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Epic Mexico Journeys

From one of the biggest capitals on earth, Mexico City, and the fun-loving holiday hotspot of Cancún, to the colonial gems of Oaxaca and Puebla, and Yucatán's incredible Mayan ruins - Mexico truly caters to all tastes. Try the country's world-famous cuisine at its finest, uncover the mysteries of Mexico's fascinating past, swim in fluorescent blue waters, and so much more!

Mexico Adventure Tours

Colorful flags strung from the front of the Iglesia de San Francisco in Antigua Guatemala

Mayan Sun

Find your paradise somewhere between the blazing Yucatán sun and the cool Guatemalan highlands on this 16-day trip. Party in Playa del Carmen, do a homestay in Guatemala and swim in the Caribbean Sea in Belize.
16 Days
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A street of colorful colonial houses in Latin America

Yucatan Discovery: Cenotes & Seasides

This tour takes you through the very best of the Yucatán Peninsula's most colorful sites. Swim in an underground limestone cave through pools of crystal clear water and marvel at the blushing pink hue of the Playa de las Coloradas lake hidden in a biosphere reserve.
7 Days 
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Typical Mexican skull art

Mayan Adventure

From sunny beaches and lush jungles to the highlights of Chiapas, journey through Belize, Guatemala and Southern Mexico on this incredible journey. Snorkel with stingrays or simply slip into the reggae pace of life.
22 Days
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Explore More of Mexico

Painted skull art and sombrero from a dia de los muertos celebration

Bamba Bus Passes

There is so much to see so close to home! Discover all that our neighbors to the south have to offer. A hop-on hop-off bus pass is a great cost-effective way to explore Mexico and the rest of Latin America at your own pace.
The El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza archaeological site

Explore the Yucatán from Cancún

The Yucatán is so much than just beers and beaches! Check out the area's amazing ancient ruins and natural wonders like world-famous Chichen Itza, cool down with a swim in unique underwater cenotes, learn how to make the perfect Mexican dish and so much more!
The front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

Discover Mexico City

Mexico City truly has it all! Boasting the most museums in the Americans (and only second to London worldwide), you can spend weeks getting your culture on! With amazing shopping, delicious food everywhere, and a huge subway system to help you get around, it is easy to understand why so many love MC. Check out some of the day trips and activities in store for you. 

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