Why Mexico: A treasure trove of pre-Colombian archaeological sites, from mysterious unknown civilizations to Aztec and Mayan, this unique country also offers sophisticated modern cities, a rich Spanish colonial heritage, a vibrant contemporary music and dining scene.
Culture: From art to music, fashion and food, Mexican culture is a reflection of the country’s colourful history, with indigenous influences from Mayan, Aztec and many other Amerindian groups, as well as Spanish customs and traditions.
When to Go: Mexico’s climate varies depending on altitude. December to April are the driest months – the best time to visit. May and June are usually the hottest months while the summer months (May-October), are also the wettest with September-October being peak hurricane season.
Combine With: Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Alternatively go further afield to Colombia or Venezuela.
Getting There: More than 30 Mexican airports receive direct flights from the USA. Mexico City, Cancún, Guadalajara and Monterrey are Mexico’s busiest international airports.