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Many travellers are wary of Mexico.
However, if you look beyond the news stories you’ll soon discover a country where the culture is king, with the delicious food and the fascinating history both worth exploring in particular.
Here are four potential destinations for your Mexican getaway
Once upon a time, Huatulco was a fishing village, but it’s recently been turned into a resort — without destroying the natural beauty of the area.
There’s a beautiful sandy beach, which is the perfect place to sit back and relax, while those who prefer a more adventurous holiday will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Venture under the ocean on a snorkeling or diving trip, or tackle the waves when you learn to surf. You could also cycle round the resort or go on a sightseeing tour.
If one of your main reasons for visiting Mexico is the food (completely understandable) then Mérida is a must. Their Yucatecan cuisine is known for its worldwide influences and can be found at restaurants and street food stalls alike.
The Yucatecan dishes you need to try:
- Need a hearty breakfast? Go for huevos motulenos. Tortillas are topped with fried eggs, refried beans and homemade tomato sauce, and you can also choose extra toppings — plantains and cheese are both popular choices.
- You can’t beat pibil for smoky BBQ flavour. The tender pork is marinated, then wrapped in spices and banana leaves before being cooked in a pit.
- Sometimes you need something light and fresh, and that’s where ceviche fits in. Raw fish is marinated in lime juice, then served with onion, chillies, and coriander.
You could spend hours just admiring all the beautiful coloured buildings in this colonial city. However, it’s worth stepping inside some of them to learn more about Mexico, with the intricately decorated cathedrals (yes, there’s more than one) and museums all giving you an insight into the country’s history. The Regional Museum of Puebla is especially good if you want to find out more about the area.
Mexico’s enormous capital can’t be missed, especially since its restoration. Head to Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park) to visit the castle and museums, then find a spot in one of the park’s three different areas to sit back and relax.
If you’re feeling hungry, Mexico City is also renowned for its street food. Be sure to grab some tacos al pastor, as recommended by 1Cover—they’re spicy, flavoursome and a great way to fill your stomach on the go.
Anyone who’s interested in art will love the Frida Kahlo museum, although you don’t even need to find a gallery to see artwork sometimes, since there’s plenty on the streets, too. Have a wander and see what you can find!