Mexico - Attractions
Over 1,000 years ago the ceremonial city of Chichén-Itzá was built.
Museo Nacional de Antropología
The National Museum of Anthropology covers 20,000 years of human life. Visits to Mexico's pre-Colombian include a 3,000-year-old Tlatilco Acrobat.
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre you will find the chic colonial-style, town of Puebla. Church domes and house walls are covered in talavera, colourful glazed tiles that are produced by the town's artisans.
Pyramids of the Sun
The Pyramid of the Sun is the fourth largest in the world. Located 48km northeast of Mexico City, that boasts the ruins of an imperial centre that matched ancient Rome and peaked around the same time.
Off Mexico's other coast, grey whales can be spotted at the Parque Natural de la Ballena Gris. This Pacific reserve is where they come to breed between November and March.
Tepoztlán ('place of copper') is a pyramid dedicated to Tepoztécatl, God of the Harvest. In the centre, the imposing Convent of the Nativity dating from 1580 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The ornate silver jewellery produced in Taxco is a joy to behold.
The professionals can be caught in action at the rodeo (charreada) in Guadalajara, held in October each year. The famous ‘Mexican Hat Dance' called the jarabe Tapatio originated in Guadalajara.
Monte Albán, a sacred prehistoric city and centre of the Zapotec culture, which flourished 2,000 years ago, and is an unbelievable sight. The Central Plaza, the Ball Court, and many of the tombs are open to the public.
Catedral Metropolitana looks over the gigantic main square in the capital – The cathedral is one of the biggest churches on the planet and the first to be built in the ‘new world'.
Distant cousins of the elephant, manatees like to live in warm shallows. The manatees abound in Chetumal Bay in the Gulf of Mexico..
Seeing the sunrise over the Mayan ruins of Tulum, near Playa del Carme is a must see. Explore in peace and take an early morning dip in the turquoise sea - the ruins are located near the beach.
In Hierve el Agua you can witness a frozen waterfall and boiling water that can be seen at the mineral springs, near San Lorenzo Albarradas.