Collected by Meryem Amrani
Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Tulum is one of the most awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the Mayan Riviera. It’s the only fortified Mayan city built on the coast and boasts stunning cliff-top views of the Caribbean. This Post-Classic city, occupied up to the arrival of...
Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Isla Holbox sits at the point where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Caribbean, creating a unique environment renowned for its biodiversity. Manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles can be found swimming in the waters off of the island while if you visit...
Reforma s/n, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
The itinerary to Oaxaca designed by Katie Cadar of TravelStore, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council, includes not just cultural and culinary highlights, but some natural ones too. For an excursion to the unusual geological attraction of...
Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06066 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico's Palacio Nacional (National Palace) is full of history, both inside and out. The site itself dates back to the age of the Aztecs, with some of the building materials literally as old as Montezuma. It's a grand building, both in scale and...
Insurgentes Sur 701, Benito Juárez, Nápoles, 03810 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City is a rabbit hole for architecture enthusiasts: one could get lost for days—if not weeks—exploring just one era's edifices: the pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary among them. There are buildings the likes of which you won't find...
Calle del Mercado 133, San Jerónimo, 16420 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Xochimilco was originally on a lake with a causeway to the ancient city of Tenochtitlan. Now a day trip outside Mexico City, it is known for its flower market. Climb aboard one of these lovely trajineras and spend the afternoon floating among the...
Historic center of Mexico City, Centro, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
A long layover in an exciting city, like Mexico City, can actually become an unanticipated highlight of your trip. I had a long layover in Mexico City, but the flight got there early in the morning and I went ahead and had a cab drop me off at the...
Plaza de la Constitución S/N, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Set atop an ancient Aztec site, the spires of the Metropolitan Cathedral can be seen from miles around. Construction began in the 1500's and it took around two centuries to build. While the building is impressive from any vantage point, it is the...
Y GANDHI, Paseo de la Reforma S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Londres 247, Del Carmen, Coyoacán, 04100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
You can't go to Mexico City and not know who Frida Kahlo is. My friend suggested I read up on her before she comes up in conversation. Locals are very proud of their talented artist, Frida Kahlo. I didn't make it inside because there was a long...
Dr. Lavista 189, Doctores, 06720 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Experience the Mexican WWE—Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre! As the world's oldest pro wrestling promotion, a CMLL match at Arena México is almost a cultural institution and an unmissable event. Watch luchadores do acrobatic stunts in...
Ignacio Allende, s/n, Coyoácan, Del Carmen, 04100 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Mercado de Coyoacán, located in southwest Mexico City, has an orderly beauty and a sleepy country market vibe. The produce vendors exhibit ingredients that you won't see at most restaurants: piles of mamey—which resemble oblong cantaloupes and...
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