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  • The top of palm trees with the sun shining through

Where Mayan gods whisper in underground caves, Hollywood trailblazers found romance and the dearly departed roam the land of the living once more, Mexico’s uncanny allure knows all the right tricks to pique a globetrotter’s interest.

Where Mayan gods whisper in underground caves, Hollywood trailblazers found romance and the dearly departed roam the land of the living once more, Mexico’s uncanny allure knows all the right tricks to pique a globetrotter’s interest.

The innovative Mexicans may have added chilli to hot chocolate and blended the first margarita, but the country’s real genius lies in its ability to keep travellers on their toes. Flanked by demerara sugar beaches and two gulfs (one laden with surfers, the other with sunbathers), with cacti-studded deserts and biota-rich lagoons in between, the natural landscape takes on a feral streak. Spider monkeys materialise suddenly in Yucatán’s Jungle Place Sanctuary and mundane holes in the floor drop into fresh water underground cenotes.

Over on the Baja California peninsula, off-road jeep safaris through the desert unearth an out-of-place pottery village; and the deck of a super yacht becomes a viewing platform to see grey whales.

A blue table topped with a margarita and limes
Mariachi man dressed in black playing a guitar
The main church in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico decorated outside with Ojo de Dios or "God's Eye"
A blue table topped with a margarita and limes
Mariachi man dressed in black playing a guitar
The main church in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico decorated outside with Ojo de Dios or "God's Eye"

In pursuit of…

A colourful neighborhood in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
… an otherworldly take on exploring ancient history

Since the story started with the ancient civilisations, Mexico’s heritage has grown rapidly; leaving behind a legacy of crumbling pyramids, a revolutionary art scene, UNESCO recognised Mariachi bands and a whole lot of tequila and tacos. It’s impossible to move without encountering relics of the region’s past; from the jungle where budding archaeologists gravitate not towards the wildlife but to the Mayan ruins that creep up out of canopies, to Mexico City’s borders brimming with memories: old-school haciendas, The Blue House museum holding the works of Frida Kahlo and tours around the city’s Xochimilco botanical gardens and canals.

Diego Rivera, painter
“I know now that he who hopes to be universal in his art must plant in his own soil… The secret of my best work is that it is Mexican.”

A sense of place

Get to know our favourite spots in Mexico, from the dazzling Los Cabos to the jungle shrouded ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula.

  • Palm trees near body of water during daytime
    Los Cabos

    Los Cabos is a hive of glamour coveted by Californians and those who want to be seen. Surfing, mountain biking and hiking take up outdoor pursuits, but for those less actively inclined there are two areas to split time between: Cabo San Lucas for the bourgeois tastes and a spot of golf, and Jose del Cabo for a more low-key artsy buzz.

  • Clear sandy beach under a blue sky in Mexico
    Riviera Maya

    The region’s underlying passion for wellness comes to a head in Riviera Maya, an area where it’s all about the three R’s – relaxation, reconnection and reclining on a buttery sand beach. The big brands have established themselves here and coax visitors in with Maldives standard service and spa treatments focused on ancient Mayan traditions.

  • Pyramid of Chichen Itza

    Typified by crumbling ruins poking their noses out of dense verdant jungle, the Yucatán area and its slew of villages demand to be explored. Known as the ‘white city’, Mérida shows off with its art culture and fine dining scene, while UNESCO Campeche and hidden gem Valladolid boast a more authentic side to this ever-popular peninsula.  


Its essence...



    • Stone blocks making an opening in an old Mayan ruin
      Explore the Tulum archeological site off-hours.

      When the sun has lowered in the sky and the crowds have dissipated, walk the ancient pathways of Tulum’s Mayan city with a private guide for an intimate in-depth discovery of these ruins by the sea. 

    • A brown sea lion swimming just under the sea surface
      Don mask and fins and take to the water to visit Espíritu Santo Island.

      After meeting up with a naturalist guide, head out over the waves to where the sea lions roam, snorkelling respectfully alongside them before seeking out a private beach for lunch and a swim.

    •  The blue coloured exterior of Frida Kahlo's house
      Wander Mexico City’s southern neighbourhoods and sail Xochimilco’s canals on a vibrant trajinera.

      A hub for some of Mexico’s most revered writers and artists and resembling more of a small village than part of a big city, San Angel is probably most revered for being the birthplace of Frida Kahlo. Her electric blue house-turned-museum is just one stop on a private tour before heading for a locally-famed lunch at Mercado Coyoacán. After, take to a traditional trajinera boat along Xochimilco’s canals to see how the Aztecs utilized the fertile riverbeds for crops, now used for flowers.

    • A Mexican pyramid under a blue sky
      Put grey cells to the test on an Uxmal scavenger hunt and savour the sweet history of cocoa.

      Listen carefully because everything the expert guide shares about the Mayans and the Pyramid of the Magician will not only intrigue, but it’ll help solve the family scavenger hunt around the Maya ball courts and temples that’s to follow. Come afternoon, enter the world of cocoa at Choco-Story Museum where you have the added bonus of learning how the ancestors used to prepare drinking chocolate or take part in a ceremony honouring the rain god Chaac.

    • A group of hot air balloons flying over a Mexican pyramid
      Soar over the Teotihuacan Pyramids in a hot air balloon before exploring the site with a private guide.

      An early rise is tolerated when hot air ballooning is on the cards, flying over the ancient complex that houses the world’s 3rd and 4th largest pyramids for a wonderous birds eye view. After toasting with sparkling wine (as is tradition), a private guide is on hand to gush about the archaeological site and give a closer look at the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, explaining their importance to the ancient civilizations.

Destination essentials
  • Dec - Jun
  • Jul & Nov
  • Aug - Oct
  • 10hrs 10min
    LGW - CUN
  • 12hrs
    LHR - MEX
  • 15hrs 46min
    LHR - SJD
  • -6hrs
  • -7hrs
Time difference
  • MXN
  • Spanish
Currency / Language
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Caribbean & Mexico

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  • A person at the edge of an infinity pool looking out at a boat in the sea

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  • Sunset at Shirley Heights with a view of boats on the sea

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  • A man on a beach carrying towels to some sun loungers

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  • Two small yacht boats anchored just offshore

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  • Birds eye view of the sea and beach

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  • Yachts in the sea nearby green islands
    British Virgin Islands

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  • Two loungers under an umbrella on the beach
    Dominican Republic

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  • An aerial view of two yellow boats on a beach

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  • A line of rowing boats resting in shallow water as trees line the background

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  • An aerial view of a beach lined up umbrellas
    St Barths

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  • A wooden pier stretching out in front with a palm tree either side
    St Kitts & Nevis

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  • Green palm trees near a mountain under a cloudy sky
    St Lucia

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  • A wooden pier stretching out to sea
    The Grenadines

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  • A woman stands on a sandy beach near two sun loungers
    Turks & Caicos

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