Mexico's Best Kept Secrets
With a history to rival any nation, Mexico is home to some of the most renowned archaeological sites in the world, from Palenque's Mayan temples to the ancient city at Teotihuacan . Its past as a hub of Spanish colonialism is obvious at every turn, from its haciendas to its town squares and churches.
No need to head to the Amazon for your fair share of monkeys, toucans, boa constrictors and jaguars, they're all in Palenque !
For those keener on the modern day, Mexico City is one of the western hemisphere's most vital metropolises, with world-class museums and vibrant nightlife.
Its beaches, whether it's Tulum in the Caribbean or Manzanillo on the Pacific, are laid back and beautiful, but it might be worthwhile going a little further north to experience the beaches of Puerto Penasco . It is a splendid destination on the Sea of Cortez that Jacques Cousteau called the world's aquarium'.