• The Castle of Chapultepec

    The Castle of Chapultepec in Mexico City is considered the only castle in America. Visit it and discover all the treasures it houses.

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  • New Year’s Desserts

    End the year doing what you love the most: traveling and enjoying sweet delicacies your palate will adore!

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  • Photography Tips for Archaeological Sites

    Follow these photography tips for archaeological architecture at one of the most famous destinations in the world: the Mayan region in Southeast Mexico.

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  • Downtown Tlalpan

    Discover culture in Mexico City by visiting Downtown Tlalpan, a former town rich in tradition that was devoured by the city.

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  • Fundidora Park

    Every city has a mind-blowing park as part of their attractions and Monterrey is not an exception with Fundidora Park.

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  • Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

    Visit the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve to enjoy an eco touristic vacation and an archaeological adventure along one of the most important Mayan cities in Mexico.

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  • Turtle Releasing

    Live in harmony and solidarity with nature by experiencing turtle releasing in your next trip to the beach.

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  • Travel Southern Mexico

    The adventure continues as we visit new sites where culture, nature and history blend together.

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  • Coffee from Veracruz

    Visit Cordoba, a city that’s rich in coffee-making tradition, modernity and history.

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  • Mexican Street Art

    A city’s magic becomes more remarkable when we find works of art on its streets. Follow this Street Art route with DINKtravelers and fall in love with Mexico City.

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  • Route Across Southeast Mexico

    Follow the Route Across Southeast Mexico designed by DINKtravelers and discover the roads that lead to a past submerged in a natural stage.

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  • Characteristics of New Spanish Architecture

    Learn to decipher the secrets of New Spanish architecture and discover its unique features.

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  • Marquelia Destination Guide

    Tourism in Marquelia invites us to restructure our idea of luxury as it offers us a different perspective of natural and environmental wealth.

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  • What do wine labels mean

    Wine tasting is a great experience that springs from the moment you discover its personality as described through its label.

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  • Eating in Mexico

    Discover the best traveler-friendly Mexican dishes with this advice and enjoy each bite with your all senses!

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  • Banamex Cultural Palace Museum

    The palace of an emperor turned hotel and then museum is, without doubt, a touristic landmark worth visiting in Mexico City.

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  • Obsidian Artwork

    An obsidian figurine is magical, beautiful, healing and plush. Mesoamerican cultures knew it centuries ago!

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  • Best of Puerto Vallarta

    At the Puerto Vallarta pier you’ll find an open-air gallery, romantic landscapes and a festive nightlife that has the sea breeze as inspiration.

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  • Visit San Miguel de Allende

    In San Miguel de Allende the landscape seems to have been suspended in time.

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  • 8 Tips for Visiting Museums

    Follow our advice and make the best out of your visits to museums. Are you ready?

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  • Visit the Archeological Site El Lagartero

    The Lagartero in Chiapas, Mexico, houses an archaeological site you can’t miss the chance to visit. Discover it with DINKtravelers.

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  • Offerings in Mexico

    In order to live the tradition of All Saints Day offerings in Mexico, you only need to follow DINKtravelers’ advice.

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  • Teotihuacan Archaeological Site

    Learn how the latest in 3D technology is applied at the archaeological site of Teotihuacan and walk the Avenue of the Dead before climbing up to the Sun and the Moon pyramids.

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  • Mezcal from Oaxaca

    Mezcal is known as the “drink from the heavens”. Give a toast with this alcoholic beverage on your next trip to Mexico.

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  • Grape Stomping in Mexico

    Grape harvesting is one of the main processes in wine-making; it involves grape picking in vineyards around the world.

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  • Excursions in Cozumel

    The Island of Cozumel has something for all tastes, from cultural attractions to an adventure rally, diving in coral reefs and visiting a chocolate factory.

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  • Cosmovitral Botanical Garden

    Soothe your senses by visiting the Cosmovitral Botanical Garden in Toluca and fill your vacation with color, nature and art.

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  • Refreshing Beer with Latin Rhythms

    Enjoy the varied choices of Latin American beer and drink to joy!

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  • Mexican Wine

    In Mexico there are close to 120 wineries and over 1,000 national labels. Try them all in your next vacation!

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  • Teotenango, Museum and Archaeological Site

    Stimulate your imagination and travel in time by visiting the archaeological site of Teotenango in Tenango del Valle, Mexico.

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  • Hacienda de San Antonio Chautla

    At Ex Hacienda Chautla, an hacienda and a XIXth-century British castle that’s surrounded by lakes welcome you to a historic and natural setting.

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  • Tourism in Palenque

    Immerse in the jungle, on a foothill, lies Palenque, a site declared World Cultural Heritage that coexists in perfect communion with nature.

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  • El Tajin Archaeological Site

    El Tajin, capital of the Totonaca culture in Veracruz, is as grand as other Mesoamerican cities like Teotihuacan and Palenque. ¡Visit it now!

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  • The Picturesque Town of Valle de Bravo

    Valle de Bravo is a picturesque town in Mexico where you can visit many attractions and enjoy different water sports.

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  • A Day at La Marquesa

    La Marquesa is a very popular national park that’s only half an hour away from Mexico City. Visit it and practice outdoors activities in a green environment.

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  • Coffee Tourism

    Love for coffee has left its mark on different destinations around the world. Visit them with DINKtravelers.

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  • 3 Days in Aguascalientes

    Discover the cultural and gastronomic heritage of Mexico with this 3-day route in Aguascalientes.

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  • Cenote Trail in Yucatan

    Submerge in nature and swim in deep blue, crystalline and fresh waters like the ones you’ll find in the cenotes in Yucatan.

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  • Mountaineering Tourism

    Follow these expert tips and go mountaineering around the world. It’s your chance to get in touch with the natural world.

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  • Padre Tembleque Aqueduct

    Travel to discover the Padre Tembleque Aqueduct in Mexico, and learn how humankind has conquered an element that grants us life: water.

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  • Magical Neighborhood of San Angel

    San Ángel keeps a colonial charm that transports you to the past, although it also houses modern commodities and gourmet luxuries.

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  • Veracruz Coffee Lovers

    Coatepec is not only a Pueblo Magico but also a very important town for coffee-growers in Mexico.

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  • A Walk Along Chiapanecan Coffee

    Combine the delight of a cup of coffee with a harmonious tour around San Cristobal’s main cultural attractions.

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  • The Majestic Fine Arts Palace

    Visiting the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City is a matter of paying attention to detail.

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  • Petrified Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua

    They say that the springs in Hierve el Agua were a sacred site for the Zapotec culture. Visit them!

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  • Tours to See Monarch Butterflies

    Monarch butterflies are part of the Mexican natural royal landscape.

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  • The Tecozautla Tower

    The Torreón is the iconic identitary symbol of the town of Tecozautla. Did you know it holds a replica of England’s Big Ben?

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  • El Chepe in Copper Canyon

    If you have a passion for trains and landscapes, your next destination is in the state of Chihuahua

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  • The Bernal Crag

    ¡Peña de Bernal is the third biggest monolith in the world! Discover it in your next trip to Mexico.

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  • Tule Tree

    El Tule es uno de los árboles conocidos más viejos del mundo, además de ser uno de los más anchos con sus 58 metros de grosor y 42 metros de altura.

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  • Tulum Archaeological Site

    In Tulum, surrounded by the remains of a Prehispanic past that echoes through time, you’ll see first-hand how life might have been for the Mayan culture.

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  • Latinoamericana Tower

    The incredible heights of the Torre Latinoamericana together with its innovations in engineering make it Mexico’s titan, brave survivor of two earthquakes.

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  • The Agave Plant and Its Products

    More than 250 agave species are used in the elaboration of textiles and alcoholic beverages such as pulque, tequila and mezcal.

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  • Miracles in a Mining Town

    Tlalpujahua is a mining town whose urban landscape serves as a monument dedicated to its history, and its history inspired people to believe in miracles.

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  • Hot Springs in Hidalgo

    Geysers are a spectacular phenomenon found only in a few destinations around the world and they offer many health benefits!

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  • Yaxchilan Archaeological Site

    In Yaxchilán, which means “broken heavens”, they believe that celestial jaguars will make the legend about the end of the world come true.

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  • Huapango Mexican Music

    The huapango is a musical genre that is typical of the Mexican Huasteca region, and that combines prehispanic dances with Flamenco and Fandangos.

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  • The Best Places to Visit in Acapulco

    Allow yourself to be pampered by the symbiosis between luxury and relaxed atmosphere of both faces of Acapulco.

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  • The Postal Palace in Mexico

    The Palacio de Correos in Mexico City safeguards in its architecture a message written in stone. Come and find it!

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  • An Excursion to Xico

    The Texolo Fall possesses natural beauty, an intense flow and a breath-taking height of over 165 feet.

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  • Cochinita Pibil

    Cochinita pibil finds its origin in the fusion between Mayan cuisine and the European tradition introduced by the Spaniards.

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  • Mexican Style Fashion

    The rebozo is a fashion star, a luxurious souvenir, and a canvass of identity.

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  • The Castle of Sir Edward James

    Prince Eduard James built a castle in Xilitla whose endless stairways guarantee its perpetual existence in time and space.

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  • Marquetry Art

    Marquetry is an ancient technique that is still in vogue thanks to its timeless elegance. Find it in your next trip to Puebla.

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  • Santa Fe Business District

    Santa Fe is one of the main engines of the Mexican economy, a canvass of modern architecture and a gigantic mall.

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  • Polyforum Siqueiros Galleries

    Did you know that Mexico City possesses a diamond whose interior you can visit? Come and prove it at the Polyforum Siqueiros.

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  • Movies and Travel

    From Harry Potter to Amélie, cinematographic sets have always been a good reason to visit new destinations.

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  • Montebello National Park

    Turquoise hues, navy blue and light blue, all in one place: the Lakes of Montebello.

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  • Monte Alban Archaeological Site

    Visit Monte Alban and discover the archaeological history of Oaxaca.

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  • Marietas Islands Close to the Public

    Read about Marietas Islands and discover why its our responsibility to protect their ecosystem.

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  • World Breakfast Tour

    There are so many varieties of breakfast in this world! Try them in Japan, Paris and Mexico.

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  • Puebla Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Puebla is a complex and rich building that is an essential part of the Historic Center of the city, considered World Heritage.

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  • Sailing on a Trajinera

    In Xochimilco you’ll find colorful boats, sailing mariachis and cute amphibians while enjoying thrilling performances of a spooky legend.

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  • Taste Good Coffee

    The experience of coffee tasting can be enthralling and intense. Enjoy it while you travel to all the coffee regions in the world.

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  • Mexican Landscape Art

    Plan your trip to Mexico City following the steps of two great painters and travelers, and discover unique landscapes that were immortalized through art.

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  • Coyoacan Travel

    DINKtravelers has the perfect plan to discover Coyoacán, the favorite getaway spot for the inhabitants of Mexico City.

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  • Desierto de los Leones National Park

    At the Desierto de los Leones, in México, you’ll discover unspoken truths in the Chamber of Secrets as well as a colonial treasure.

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  • Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco

    Astronomy, architecture, art, spas, sports… there’s something interesting for a wide variety of tastes in the archaeological site of Xochicalco.

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  • Real del Monte Tours

    Real del Monte is famous for its paved streets, its location in the mountains and its mining tradition.

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  • The Legend of Callejon del Beso

    El Callejón del Beso (Kissing Alley) in Guanajuato separates the houses of two lovers who suffered a tragic story during the 18th century.

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  • La Venta Olmec Archaeological Park

    Visit La Venta to see the Colossal Heads distributed throughout a museum in situ inhabited by coatis and alligators.

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  • The Best Places to Visit in Campeche

    Campeche still keeps its colonial architecture with picturesque façades, authentic bastions and an impenetrable wall.

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  • 3 Wonders of Querétaro

    Visit Querétaro, and enjoy the historical, cultural, and gastronomical wonders this destination has to offer.

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  • The Convent of Huejotzingo

    The Monastery of Huejotzingo in Puebla is one more of the Mexican treasures declared World Heritage.

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  • Barro Negro Pottery

    Works in black clay have acquired world prestige due to their delicate elaboration process. Discover this deluxe souvenir craft.

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  • Jesus Nazareno Sanctuary in Atotonilco

    Visit Mexico’s Sistine Chapel and relive some of the most striking scenes of the Mexican War of Independence.

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  • Chichen Itza, One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

    Chichen Itza is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, visit it and learn more about the most famous Mayan city in the World and the second most visited archeological site in Mexico.

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  • Learn Something New

    Oaxaca is also known as the gastronomical capital of Mexico, so take a 1-day cooking class with the locals and learn how to prepare delicious recipes.

  • Make a Toast with Mezcal

    At shops where they sell mezcal they’ll offer you tastings of its different flavors, but take into account that this beverage has an alcohol content of 60º.

  • Choose the Best Travel Season

    We recommend visiting Marquelia in December and January when the weather is hot and the ocean water is warm.

  • Travel Green

    If you travel to Guerrero in December, don’t miss the chance to liberate turtles at the beaches of Marquelia.

  • Relax Without Crowds

    Visit Marquelia any time of the year and you’ll find a tourist-free relaxing vacation spot.

  • Chilena Music

    One of the attractions you’ll find in Guerrero is “chilena” music. It’ll make you dance!

  • Visits in Exchange for Wine-Tastings

    In most vineyards, when you visit the wineries they offer you a wine-tasting experience.

  • Drink Wine With an Exclusive Style

    Although tasting wine is done practically the same everywhere, follow the steps they teach you at each vineyard.

  • Don’t Mix Aromas

    It’s advisable not to wear any perfume on the day you’ll go on a wine-tasting tour. This way, external scents won’t mix with the wine’s aroma.

  • Buy Quality Wine

    In order to identify a wine’s quality, take into account these 4 elements: the weather, the type of grape, the elaboration process and its aging time.

  • Offer a Special Gift

    A good gift for a friend can be a bottle of wine whose production has a interesting or cultural history

  • Toast with Sherry

    As a recommendation, follow the route of Marco de Jerez in Spain. The architecture, monuments and the history behind this route will inspire you to taste Jerez, internationally known as “Sherry”.

  • Try Something Delish

    Make the most of your visit to Campeche by trying the region’s typical dishes including dogfish bread, chicken with peanut sauce and black beans with pork meat.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Remember that chili pepper is frequently used in Mexican cuisine, so before you order a dish, ask your waiter whether or not it’s spicy.

  • Enjoy Good Eats

    Try a freshly made corn tortilla filled with avocado, a pinch of salt and a few drops of hot sauce.

  • Beware of Cultural Perspectives!

    When a Mexican says that something is “a little bit spicy” consider that it’s three times as spicy as he says.

  • Try Something Delish

    When you travel to Tecozautla ask where they sell aniseed bread, a local specialty.

  • Eat Without Worries

    There’s Mexican food that’s prepared without chili, so don’t worry if you’re not used to spicy dishes and you’re traveling to this country.

  • Forget About Your Diet

    You mustn’t forget that many Mexican dishes have a high colorie content, so prepare to gain some weight during your trip.

  • Eat Well and Save

    Look for local markets where you can try authentic Mexican food and save.

  • Try Typical Dishes

    Try the typical dishes at each Mexican state. You’ll be fascinated by the diverse flavors and varieties of récipes you’ll find in this country.

  • Dining in Palenque

    When you dine at the restaurants located on the way to Palenque, try the local specialty: Chaya soup, a fine example of the Mayan culinary inheritance.

  • Gorditas

    Corn patties, known as gorditas, filled with different stews are the typical dish in the area close to Peña de Bernal.

  • Take Your Time

    You won’t need more than 4 hours to visit the Palace of Iturbide. Include it as part of a route and make the most out of your visit to Downtown Mexico.

  • Wear the Right Outfit

    The Palace of Iturbide is located at Madero Corridor; so wear comfortable shoes in order to walk the whole street.

  • Choose the Best Hotel Location

    Stay at one of the hotels located in Mexico City’s Historic Downtown. This way you’ll be very close to many touristic attractions.

  • Visit a Historic Museum

    Visit the National Museum of Slavery in Angola. It’s located in the Casa Grande Chapel, the place where slaves were baptized before being shipped to America.

  • Find Art Everywhere

    Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts in Argentina. It has the biggest collection of the country’s Artistic Heritage .

  • Cultural Berlin

    Berlin has 170 museums, but if you’re not a big fan of these sites, at least include the Pergamon Museum in your route.

  • The Ideal Spa Day

    If you want to get a massage during your trip to Cozumel, get it on the first day of your trip, when you’re still not suffering from sunburn and your skin is not sensible.

  • Protect the Blue Crab of Cozumel

    The blue crab is a threatened species. Help protect it by not speeding around the island because most of them are run over by drivers. If you see one in the middle of a street, ask a local to assist you in helping it cross the road safely.

  • Serve the Perfect Angle

    When pouring a beer remember you have to do it at an angle of 45 degrees. This way you won’t produce too much foam and you’ll achieve the perfect texture.

  • Try Mole from Puebla

    When you visit Puebla you must try its famous mole. Just try to avoid drinking a glass of water when having it because you might get heartburn.

  • Arrive Early

    The Ex Hacienda de Chautla is a place where you can practice many activities, so arrive early in order to profit daylight.

  • Plan Your Lunch

    Buy groceries before visiting the Ex Hacienda de Chautla. Remember they have grills where you can organize a barbecue.

  • Fish or Shop

    At Ex Hacienda de Chautla you can practice sport fishing at the lake, but if you want to have a trout for lunch, you can either fish it or buy it there.

  • Try to Prevent

    If you visit Palenque during rain season, wear insect repellent to avoid mosquito bites.

  • Visit El Tajin in 2 Days

    Consider that the archaeological site of El Tajin and its On-Site Museum are quite big. Spend 2 days at this destination so that you can really cover all the area and even take a guided tour.

  • Visit Valle de Bravo on Foot

    In Valle de Bravo it’s best to leave your car in a parking lot and tour the town on foot. Apart from visiting more places, you’ll avoid traffic.

  • A Cultural Activity in La Marquesa

    When you visit La Marquesa go to El Zarco fish farm. The colonial building which houses it used to be part of the Hacienda de las Cruces.

  • Enjoy a Cup of Java

    Visit the great coffee grower haciendas that make Coatepec such an ideal destination for coffee lovers.

  • Coffee Tasting

    If you order a coffee after lunch and it gets cold, then you’ll know if it’s a good variety, because quality coffee tastes great even cold

  • Order Coffee and Chocolate

    Order a coffee with dark chocolate. It enhances the taste of coffee.

  • Practice Ecotourism in Aguascalientes

    Visit the town of San Jose de Gracias, a place where you’ll find many hanging bridges and ziplines surrounded by immense forests.

  • Travel to Yucatan between December and February

    Between December and February you’ll find less heat and scarce rains in Yucatan. March and April are also good options, although temperatures are higher during those months.

  • Mountaineering With Experts

    Equipment failure, fatigue and inadequate technique are part of the hazards mountain climbers face. Always practice this activity accompanied by an expert climber and guide.

  • Photographs of Padre Tembleque Aqueduct

    When you visit a huge work of engineering such as the Padre Tembleque Aqueduct, remember to pack a wide-angle lens for your camera so that you can capture the most part of its 66 arches.

  • Try to Prevent

    If you get to San Angel by car, we recommend finding a nearby parking lot instead of parking in the street. Keep your car from getting towed.

  • Enjoy Art for Free

    If you visit San Angel on a Saturday, visit the arts garden and the bazar. You’ll find beautiful paintings, and you’ll get the chance to talk to the artists who painted them.

  • Plan a Route

    You can visit more than two attractions in San Angel in only one day even if you go on foot.

  • Pack According to the Weather

    Given Coatepec’s geographic location on a mountainous area, carry a raincoat because you never know when it’s going to rain.

  • Get the Best View

    Climb up to Coatepec’s scenic overlook and you’ll discover a new landscape every day, sometimes foggy, sometimes clear.

  • Plan a Route

    If you don’t have too much time and you want to visit El Chiflón and Montebello Lakes, take a tour to San Cristobal that includes both sites.

  • Value Artistic Tradition

    Visit the arts market where you’ll find varied and great quality products at a fair price.

  • Follow This Photo Tip

    When you visit churches and temples, make sure there are no signs that indicate photography is not allowed.

  • Ceramic Craftworks

    In Amatenango del Valle, 38 km away from San Cristobal, you can find ceramic craftworks elaborated with prehispanic techniques.

  • Get the Best View

    We recommend visiting the Palace of Fine Arts during the day and at night. In both cases it looks spectacular.

  • Enjoy the Show

    If you want to go to a concert or show at the Palace of Fine Arts, find your tickets at the building’s ticket office and buy them one day in advance.

  • Get a Ride

    The best way to get to the Palace of Fine Arts is by taking the subway, Allende or Bellas Artes stations.

  • Photograph Landscapes

    Take your camera to Hierve el Agua because the landscapes you’ll find there are breathtaking.

  • Enjoy a Good Swim

    Water in Hierve el Agua is warm enough to enjoy a good swim.

  • Get a Ride

    It’s not easy to get to Hierve el Agua on your own, so reserve a tour in advance.

  • Travel Green

    Wear comfortable shoes and practice Eco touristic activities in Hierve el Agua, including hiking and bike tours.

  • Travel Green

    Don’t make noise on the way to the monarch butterfly sanctuary because it bothers the butterflies.

  • Take a Walk

    You can get to the monarch butterfly sanctuary on horseback, but because the terrain is quite uneven, we recommend doing it on foot.

  • Follow This Photo Tip

    When you visit the monarch butterfly sanctuary take a camera with a powerful zoom because it’s not easy to get too close to the butterflies.

  • Take a Walk

    Tecozautla is a very safe destination for long walks at night. Take that into account.

  • Take a Walk

    All around the Torreon’s square in Tecozautla there are several ice cream shops. Visit them before taking a promenade around the square.

  • Choose Your Favorite Route

    At Copper Canyon you can choose between two routes: From Chihuahua to Los Mochis or from Los Mochis to Chihuahua. Both offer great views at the most recommended visiting hours.

  • Go on a Bike Tour

    If you want to cross Copper Canyon riding a mountain bicycle, begin the journey departing from Divisadero town.

  • Get off the Train!

    On your trip across Copper Canyon, we recommend getting off the train at least in two stations and spending the night in those towns.

  • Pack Smart

    In order to climb up Peña de Bernal you’ll need equipment for medium altitude mountain climbing, comfortable clothes and hiking boots.

  • Visit Amazing Churches

    Apart from Peña de Bernal you should also visit the religious constructions in the area. The most popular one is the church of San Sebastian, but we also recommend the chapels of Las Animas and Santa Cruz.

  • Pack According to the Weather

    For your trip to Peña de Bernal pack a hat and sunscreen lotion because there are not many places where you can hide from the sun.

  • Choose the Best Hotel Location

    Reserve a hotel in Oaxaca and travel from there to Santa María del Tule. You’ll get there in a little bit more than half an hour.

  • Follow This Photo Tip

    Use a wide-angle lens when you photograph the Tule tree because it’s very broad.

  • Relax

    In order to enter Tulum take the tram that departs from the ticket office. Even though it doesn’t cover a long distance, it gives you a chance to rest before walking around the archaeological site.

  • Save on Rides

    If you take a cab from your hotel to Tulum, agree on the rate with the taxi driver before getting in the car.

  • Take Cash

    Take cash when you visit Tulum because most restaurants and shops on site or at the entrance don’t accept credit cards.

  • Get the Best View

    Visit the Latinoamericana Tower’s overlook in December and January, two months in which the city skies are clearer.

  • Get the Best View

    Have a coffee at the spinning restaurant of the Latinoamericana Tower at around 6 pm. This way you’ll watch as the city landscape transitions from day to night.

  • Plan a Route

    You can visit the Latinoamericana Tower in a couple of hours, so complement the rest of your day trip with visits to other landmarks such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the Convent of Saint Francis and the Palace of Iturbide.

  • Prevent Dehydration

    The water found in a geyser can reach temperatures of 90 degrees. You can only swim in areas that register temperatures lower than 60 degrees. Still, take a bottle of water and drink small sips to avoid dehydration.

  • Relax

    Avoid physical strain while in a geyser. You could feel faint or even pass out from hypotension. Rather than swimming, just relax.

  • Dance All Night

    Before going out to enjoy Acapulco’s nightlife, go to the diving night show in la Quebrada.

  • Visit an Uncrowded Beach

    Visit the beaches in Barra Vieja. They’re the ones with the greatest land extensions and less vendors have.

  • Dance all Night!

    Acapulco is famous for its nightlife. If you go out at night, the area close to La Condesa beach is an ideal place to find fun.

  • Enjoy a Romantic Sunset

    If you want to watch and enjoy the sunset, Playa Diamante is the perfect spot. Just take into account that the waves in that area can become very strong.

  • Value Artistic Tradition

    If you find a hand-made work of art you like, don’t hesitate to buy it. You’ll find other similar ones, but each one of these works is unique.

  • Travel in Hollywood Style

    Watch the film Amélie before traveling to Paris. You’ll notice that many of the scenes were filmed in Montmartre.

  • Get a Ride

    If you’re tired of walking around Paris, a cable car will take you up to Montmartre. The journey is one minute and a half long.

  • Get the Best View

    Enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower from the Sacre Coeur.

  • May The Force Be With Tunisia

    Travel to Matmata, in Tunisia, and visit some of the sceneries that inspired the sets in Star Wars.

  • Gladiator Battles in Morocco

    The landscape in Morocco can be deceiving, but it’s the place you must visit to see where they created the sets for the film Gladiator.

  • Parisian Drama

    If you walk the streets of Paris they’ll surely remind you of several scenes from Amèlie.

  • Make an Excursion to Monte Alban and Mitla

    Complement your visit to Monte Alban with a tour to Mitla, another Zapotec archaeological site that’s full of stories from ancient times in Oaxaca.

  • Choose the Best Hour

    Avoid visiting the Cathedral of Puebla on Sundays at noon because at that time they’ll have mass services and you won’t be allowed to visit it leisurely.

  • Plan a Route

    The Cathedral of Puebla is located in the city’s downtown, where you’ll find plenty of other monuments. Plan a route before your trip so that you can visit most of them.

  • Visit the Desert on a Bike

    Remember that Desierto de los Leones is located in its namesake National Park and that you can take your bike to visit the park.

  • Discover the Secrets of the Forest

    In Desierto de los Leones, apart from visiting the convent, take a walk along the forest and find the chapels it houses.

  • Choose the Best Route

    Even though you can get to Desierto de los Leones taking the Mexico-Toluca highway, if you want to get there from the city, you can also take the Camino Real departing from the old town of San Angel.

  • Follow Local Tradition

    After dark, follow the local tradition of walking along Campeche’s pier while enjoying an ice cream and feeling the sea breeze on your skin.

  • Fruit Preserves as Souvenir

    When you visit Huejotzingo, buy fruit preserves or pickled veggies as a souvenir. Their method of preparation guarantees that they’ll be fresh and tasty when you get back home from your trip.

  • Value Artistic Tradition

    Even though in Mexico haggling is common, value the works artisans create with black clay and pay the price they set. It’s worth it!

  • The Oldest City in America

    Mexico City is the oldest city in America. It was originally called Mexico-Tenochtitlan and it was founded in 1325.

  • Introducing Mexico City

    Until 2016 Mexico City was called Distrito Federal.

  • The City of Palaces

    Mexico City is known as the city of palaces due to the great amount of buildings that are classified as palaces.

  • Countless Museums

    There are 151 known museums in Mexico City. After London, it’s the city with the greatest number of museums in the world.

  • Speaking Mayan

    Even though Spanish is the main language in Campeche, 12 out of every 100 people there only speak Mayan, a native language in that region.

  • The Former Capital

    Campeche was the capital of Yucatan, a neighboring state, in 1826.

  • Campechanos in Campeche

    A person who is born in Campeche is known as campechano, although curiously, in Mexico this term refers to combining two or more ingredients to prepare certain foods.

  • Linguistic Diversity

    Oaxaca is the Mexican state with the most varied ethnic and linguistic diversity.

  • Presidential Origins

    Two of the most famous Mexican presidents, Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz, were born in Oaxaca.

  • Craftworks from Oaxaca

    Black clay is not the only thing that’s popular from Oaxaca. Alebrijes (wooden fantastical figures) and indigenous textiles are also well known.

  • Virgin Landscapes

    The abundant vegetation in Marquelia makes you feel as if you were visiting a virgin beach.

  • Pre-Hispanic Vine

    In Mexico, there were types of vine that grew since before the Spanish conquerors arrived. Unfortunately, they were wild varieties so the grapes could not be used to produce wine.

  • Wine and Longevity

    Around the world, many people believe wine makes people live longer and don’t suffer from heart issues thanks to powerful antioxidant it contains called resveratrol.

  • Spicy but Safe

    Even though habanero chili is very spicy, it’s not hard on your stomach.

  • Cold Souces

    Pico de gallo is a cold “sauce” or topping prepared with diced tomato, onion and Green chili. It’s not very spicy.

  • Sweet and Spicy

    Not everything in Mexican cuisine is spicy.

  • Typical Mexican Dishes

    In each Mexican state you’ll find different and unique typical dishes.

  • Prehispanic Vegans

    Most Prehispanic original recipes are vegetarian.

  • Prehispanic Origins

    Mexican food has a Prehispanic origin, so corn is its main component.

  • True Mexicans

    Chili pepper is a staple product in Mexican gastronomy. They say that a Mexican who doesn’t each chili is not a Mexican.

  • The Perfect Companion

    Corn tortillas are the perfect pair for all Mexican dishes.

  • Mexican Products

    Mexico introduced chocolate, chili and corn to Europe.

  • Giant Tamales

    There’s a Mexican tamal (dish) called zacahuil which weighs approximately 70 kilos. It’s prepared with chicken or pork, ancho, guajillo and morita chili, and it’s wrapped in banana leaves.

  • San Angel and the Carmelites

    San Angel was named after the Carmelite convent that was founded in the area and that was dedicated to this saint. Nowadays the convent houses El Carmen Museum.

  • Bird watching in Cozumel

    Cozumel is a birdwatcher’s haven. You’ll find ducks, flamingos, falcons, egrets, ibis and kestrels.

  • The Blue Crab in Cozumel

    Each year, Cozumel is visited by the blue crab (cardisoma guanhumi), a threatened species. It arrives after a long journey with the purpose of spawning in the sea. Unfortunately, many of them are road killed when trying to cross roads in order to get to the ocean.

  • Characteristics of a Stout

    Dark beer doesn’t have a greater alcohol content than light beer. Its only difference is that barley was more toasted during its elaboration process.

  • Beer Phobias

    Did you know there’s a phobia to having an empty glass of beer in your hand? It’s called Cenosillicaphobia.

  • Springing Artwork

    At Ex hacienda de Chautla you’ll find a fountain that was built with more than 500 colorful ceramic plates.

  • Chautla’s Nickname

    The historical heart of the Ex Hacienda de Chautla is commonly known as “The Museum”.

  • Royal Gift

    King Charles III gifted the Ex Hacienda de Chautla to the Marquis of Selva Nevada, Lord Manuel Rodríguez de Pinillos y López Montere, in 1777.

  • World Heritage

    The UNESCO declared Palenque World Heritage in 1987.

  • Rediscovering Palenque

    The archaeological site of Palenque was forgotten after the conquest of Mexico in the 16th century. It was rediscovered in the 17th century but the most important discoveries were made until the 19th century.

  • The Place of Great Waters

    The Mayan name of the archaeological site of Palenque is Lakamha, which means “the place of great waters”. It was named Palenque after the small town that the Spanish conquerors founded a few kilometers away from there.

  • Visit El Tajin in 2 Days

    Consider that the archaeological site of El Tajin and its On-Site Museum are quite big. Spend 2 days at this destination so that you can really cover all the area and even take a guided tour.

  • The Matlatzincas in Valle de Bravo

    Prior to the town’s foundation, 400 years ago, there used to be a Matlatzinca ceremonial center that was considered a sacred cemetery.

  • An Obelisk at La Marquesa

    Near the Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Park, better known as La Marquesa, there’s an obelisk that commemorates the Battle of the Crosses that took place during the Mexican Independence War.

  • Coffee Making Tradition

    Coffee growth and commerce since the 19th century made Coatepec a rich region that still preserves its coffee making tradition.

  • Coffee Trees

    Coffee Trees take up to four years to reach their mature production.

  • Coffee Lovers

    Coffee arrived in Europe in the early seventeenth century. It’s said that King Louis XIV and Pope Clement III were the first to become fond of it.

  • Coffee Producer

    In 1800 Brazil was the main coffee producer in the world.

  • Colombian Nature

    In Colombia, a tree grows three times as fast as in Chile and nine times as fast as in Canada.

  • Japan in Aguascalientes

    Due to the growing industrial investment of Asian companies in Mexico, Aguascalientes is home to one of the biggest Japanese colonies in the country.

  • Cenotes Around the World

    Around the globe there are geomorphological structures similar to cenotes, but they’re usually known by different names. For example, in the Great Australian Bay and in the Bahamas they’re known as blue holes.

  • What’s a bivvy?

    Bivvy bags or bivouac bags are sleeping bags made from breathable waterproof membranes. They prevent outside moisture from entering the bag

  • Padre Tembleque Aqueduct, a Multicultural Project

    The hydraulic system created by Padre Tembleque shows the combination of European constructive traditions related with the Roman aqueducts, hydraulic techniques created by the Arabs and collective work techniques that were customary in Mesoamerica. It’s definitely a multicultural project.

  • Growing City

    Until the 19h century San Angel was a town located in Mexico City’s outskirts. Nowadays it’s part of this huge city, but it still keeps its town-like beauty.

  • Colonial Streets

    San Angel is one of the few areas in Mexico City where you can still find stone pavement.

  • Mountain Weather

    Coatepec is constantly covered in fog because it’s located in a mountainous area.

  • The Athens of Veracruz

    The city of Jalapa, near Coatepec, has been called the Athens of Veracruz because of the rich cultural activity it hosts.

  • Chiapas' Cultural Capital

    San Cristobal was Chiapas’ capital until 1894, and although it isn’t anymore, it’s considered its cultural capital.

  • The Many Names of San Cristobal

    San Cristobal has had several names throughout its history. The current one makes reference to the namesake saint that’s considered the patron of travelers.

  • The Second Biggest Auditorium

    The world’s second biggest auditorium is found in Mexico City.

  • Cool Petrified Cascades

    The petrified cascades of Hierve el Agua formed thousands of years ago due to the calcium carbonate saturated water that scurried over the cliffs.

  • From Turkey to Mexico

    In Turkey there’s a similar attraction to the waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. It’s known as Pamukkale.

  • Sacred Waterfalls

    They say that the waterfalls of Hierve el Agua were sacred to the Zapotec culture.

  • Flying Over the World

    The monarch butterfly flies almost 100 meters above ground when most butterfly families fly very close to the ground.

  • Traveling Long Distances

    Monarch butterflies stay in Mexico for around 25 days, and they travel 125 kilometers per day.

  • Monarchs Around the World

    You can also find sanctuaries dedicated to the monarch butterfly in Oceania and Western Europe.

  • Torreon Interrupted

    The beginning of the Mexican Revolution interrupted the construction of the Torreon in Tecozautla.

  • Tecozautla, Pueblo Magico

    Tecozautla was declared Pueblo Magico in 2015.

  • The Cleanest Hot Springs

    The hot springs in Tecozautla are considered some of the cleanest in the world.

  • A Passengers Train in Mexico

    The trip across Copper Canyon is made aboard the only passengers train in Mexico.

  • A Tour That's Worth Tons of Copper

    The name of Copper Canyon comes from a mountain pass that’s famous for it’s copper mines.

  • Deeper than the Grand Canyon

    Copper Canyon is bigger and deeper than the Grand Canyon in the United States.

  • The Door to the Sierra Gorda

    Peña de Bernal is considered the door to the Sierra Gorda, a mountainous region that’s rich in tradition.

  • A Huge Monolith

    Peña de Bernal is one of the few monoliths you can find around the world.

  • A Chubby Tree

    The Tule is one of the broadest trees in the world. It’s 58 meters wide and 42 meters tall.

  • Immense Nature

    The Tule is a Montezuma cypress, a type of tree that grows to an immense size and lives thousands of years.

  • Tree of Enlightenment

    Tule means “tree of enlightenment”.

  • Natural World Heritage

    The Tule is one of the most protected trees in Mexico because it’s considered World Heritage.

  • The Maya in Tulum

    Even though Tulum is not the only archaeological site built by the Maya culture in the coast of the Caribbean, it’s the one tourists visit the most.

  • The Mayan at Dawn

    Tulum was originally called Zamá, which means “dawn”.