Mexico is a land of diversity, with snow-capped mountains, exotic beaches and scorching deserts, making it no surprise that it is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, receiving over 20 million visitors each year. The world-class resorts in Cancun, Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas see the majority of visitors, whilst other people, traveling via cruise ship, arrive at the ports along Baja California and the Yucatan Peninsula, and spend their time exploring the Mexican coast.
The best time of the year to visit Mexico would be in November, after the peak tourist season, as well as the rainy season, is over. The seasons to avoid are the peak of the summer, as the weather is uncomfortably hot, and the Easter holidays, as many resorts will be packed with students celebrating Spring Break.
Mexico has plenty of enchanting attractions, and you could spend days exploring the ancient Aztec and Mayan pyramids, as well as the many deserts, rainforests and swamps. There are 58 national parks in Mexico, many of which offer tours by bike, jeep, kayak and horseback, conserving a breathtaking array of flora and fauna varieties.
When it comes to diving, the island of Cozumel has the best diving spot in Mexico, and one of the top 5 diving spots in the world. Playa del Carmen is also great for reef diving, snorkeling and cave diving, whilst the Great Maya Reef is a chain of shallow patches where you can see hundreds of species of fish and sea turtles. There are many coastal areas where you can see humpback and blue whales from the shore, but the Sea of Cortez is their breeding ground, and there are many boat operators that take people out to sea to whale watch from close up.
Mexico’s cities are colorful, vibrant and cosmopolitan, with areas that have some gorgeous colonial architecture. For the best restaurants, shops, bars and clubs, Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, is the place to go, with the majority of the nightspots located on Avenida Insurgentes, the longest avenue in the city. The capital is also home to exciting shopping destinations such as the President Masaryk, the most fashionable street in Mexico City and home to a beautiful OROGOLD Store, Centro Santa Fe, Merced de la Cuddle and Paseo Interlomas Shopping Mall (also home to a luxurious OROGOLD Store). Acapulco, another Mexican city, has bars and nightclubs lining the streets throughout the year, giving it the reputation of ‘the city that never sleeps’.
Corn is the main ingredient in Mexican cuisine, so you will find that almost every meal that you have in Mexico will be accompanied by a basket of hot tortillas. Dishes such as tacos, flautas, tamales and quesadillas may seem familiar, but taste nothing like the versions you’ve likely tried at Mexican restaurants in other countries. The flavors used in local Mexican cooking are bold, intense and spicy, and some sauces, such as mole, are extremely complex to make, and use over 100 different ingredients.
Mexico is also the birthplace of tequila, and fans of the drink should visit the Tequila Trail, featuring some of the most well-known distilleries, located just outside of Guadalajara. While visiting Guadalajara, don’t forget to check out the OROGOLD store located in the Andares Shopping Mall. Mezcal, a drink similar to tequila, is also from Mexico, handcrafted in villages around Oaxaca. Many local families produce their own version of the drink, and will be happy to give you a tour of the distillation process. No matter where your interests may lie, the culture, nature, cosmopolitan buzz and delicious local cuisine of Mexico guarantees you an experience that you will always treasure.
Masaryk 360 Local 21A
Col. Polanco C.P. 11560.
Del. Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX
52 80 04 63
Av. Vialidad de la Barranca, Local N1-08,
Col. Ex Hacienda Jesús del Monte
C.P. 52787, Huixquilucan, CDMX
52 91 67 67
Av. Vallarta 6503 Local F 67
Col. Granja, Zapopan
Jalisco C.P. 45010
35 78 23 27
2510 Local 245-N
Col. Concepcion La Cruz
C.P. 72450 Puebla, Mexico
01(22) 22 25 75 55
Av. Acoxpa 430 Local L37A
Col. Ex Hacienda Coapa, C.P. 14300
Delegacion Tlalpan, CDMX
56 79 72 29
Periférico Carlos Pellicer Cámara 501 PB 25-B
Colina Plutarco Elias Calles
Villahermosa, Tabasco, C.P. 86170
01 (99) 32 53 53 70
230 Lote 001 manzana 031
Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen
Municipio de Solidaridad C.P. 77710
98 4688 5570
Av. Universidad 1778 Local PB 19
Col. Romero de Terreros C.P. 04310
Del. Coyoacán, CDMX
91 54 89 53
Av. Cuauhtemoc Num. 462 L-168
Col. Narvarte, C.P. 03020
Benito Juarez, CDMX
91 54 96 71
Anillo Perif. Blvd. Adolfo Lopez Mateos 4690
C.P. 04500 CDMX
34 88 80 45
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1310
Del Valle, Col del Valle Sur
55 5480 1300
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio 2479 Local PB 79
Zona Hotelera Norte Puerto Vallarta
Jalisco C.P. 48333
48 93 68 98