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Mexico travel guide

Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Mexico in South America.

Mexico highlights

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Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City
The Zócalo, Museum of Anthropology, pyramids of Teotihuacan, floating gardens" of Xochimilco, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Mayan Riviera
Popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches and stunning coral reefs. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are very developed, but go south to escape the crowds.
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Palenque, Mexico
Ancient Mayan city hidden in the jungle close to the Guatemalan border.
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
San Cristobal de las Casas
The heart of Indian Mayan culture, located in highlands of Chiapas, popular place to learn Spanish
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Chichen Itza, Mexico
Chichen Itza
Another Mayan ruin in the middle of Yucatan peninsula, easy to get to on a day tour from the coast.
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Puebla, Mexico
Colonial town close to Mexico City known for its' amazing culture and arts scene. Many festivals go on here.
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Baja California, Mexico
Baja California
Amazing wildlife and beautiful nature.
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Holbox Island, Mexico
Holbox Island
Just north of Cancun this car free island is the best place to go snorkelling with whale sharks
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Oaxaca City, Mexico
Oaxaca City
Lovely colonial town with many markets and great day tours to places like Monte Alban ruins, Mitla, el Tule and Tlacolula.
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Paricutin volcano, Mexico
Paricutin volcano
Located just outside the city of Michoacan, about 200 miles west of Mexico City, Paricutin Volcano erupted out of a cornfield on February 20, 1943. The volcano derives its famous name from the village of Paricutin, which now lies buried under its lava. Visit the hustle and bustle of Mexico City and make a trip to the ferocious Paricutin volcano.
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Main travellers routes

Capital and main cities



Visas (always check with your embassy)

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Flights and accommodation

Tours and day trips in Mexico

This guide to travelling in Mexico was contributed by Mexico Travel Plan

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