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Mexico

Mexico travel guide, including map of Mexico, top Mexican travel experiences, tips for travel in Mexico, plus where to see whales and Mayan ruins in Mexico

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Mexico

Hot as a habanero chilli, cool as a dip in the Pacific, ancient as the Mayan temples and new as Mexico City's bars and restaurants – this is your ultimate guide to Mexico

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Mexico's Island of the Dolls

Thomas Rees uncovers a dark secret in the sleepy canal district of Mexico City and finds a culture fascinated by death and decay

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First 24 hours in Mexico City, Mexico

With its rich culture and thriving culinary scene, Mexico City is more than a stopover: it’s a hot destination in its own right

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A beginner's guide to the madness of Mexico

Aimee Nance is sailing around the world with her family. But it was when they made landfall in Mexico that things got really interesting

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Going off-grid in Mexico

A journey into the highlands of Oaxaca and Chiapas reveals Mexico's beguiling treasures: ancient civilisations, intoxicating rituals... and fried grasshoppers

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The impossibility of staying still in Mexico

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, tries to settle into life in Mexico. But she finds her plans keep changing

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Diving right in to underwater Mexico

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, goes diving in Cancun before saying adios and goodbye to Mexico. And Wanderlust

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Mexico: Copper Canyon country

A scenic train ride through Mexico's gigantic river canyons takes you to the hide-out of the native Tarahumara Indians (who can put away their beers...)

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Top 10 things to do in Mexico

Beyond the beaches, there’s a whole lot of adventure to be had in Mexico, from the Copper Canyon to the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan, and no shortage of tequila along the way. Here are 10 of the best things

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Mexico Travel Blueprint: 4 unmissable trips

Diverse marine life, glittering canyons, mighty pyramids and colourful festivals and markets - Mexico has always been a hot destination among travellers looking for spice and adventure

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Blog of the Week: Mexico's amazing mariachi rodeo

Swarupa Ovalekar has written three books about Mexico, making her something of an expert on the nation’s culture and food – and her blog posts are as educational as they are entertaining

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5 things I wish I’d known about Mexico

Travelling to Mexico? You won't find this first-timer’s advice in a guide book, but it will certainly help your trip go smoothly…

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5 reasons to visit Chiapas, southern Mexico's best-kept secret

From Mayan ruins to colourful bird life and whitewater adrenaline rushes, Andrea Moreno discovers there’s plenty in Mexico’s southernmost state to reward adventurous travellers

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The end of ‘malinchismo’: a surprising food and drink weekend in Mexico City

From world class seafood and innovative Japanese-Mexican cuisine to cutting edge cocktails at the “best bar in Latin America”, there’s a rising pride in Mexico City’s foodie scene, helped along by Donald T

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Mayans, mezcal and mot-mots - Road tripping through Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

Few travellers think of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula for a road trip. But with 100-year-old cantinas, cool cenotes, colourful birdlife and ancient Mayan ruins, this is an area calling out to be explored..

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Mexico's true spirit: Celebrating Day of the Dead in Michoacán

Mexico’s Day of the Dead captured the world’s attention with its skulls and colours, but behind the facepaint is a touching celebration that embraces everything that’s good about life and death...

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5 charming small towns in Mexico to visit now

These small towns in Mexico bring the traditional flavour you're looking for. They offer everything from colourful cathedrals and folk art, to cenotes and azure seas. And, yes, also some tequila...

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Green stays in Mexico

A network of rural B&Bs is being planned for central America – more countries should follow their example

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Mexico City by social media

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, pops across to the Mexican capital and uses social media to get things done. How does she fare?

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How to bag a bargain in Mexico

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, goes souvenir hunting in San Miguel and learns a trick or two about getting the best deal

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The curse of Mexico's Island of Dolls

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, tries to visit La Isla de la Munecas, a macabre island littered with mutilated dolls, but she is blocked at every turn. Is she cursed?

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5 reasons to visit San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The popular, UNESCO-listed city of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico’s central highlands has been named the 2019 American Capital of Culture. Photographer Graeme Green shares his reasons to go now...

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DH Lawrence in New Mexico, 1922

Some people are born travellers, and others have travel thrust upon them; for DH Lawrence, the truth lay somewhere in between

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Visting Mexico's 'newest' Mayan ruins

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, drops by some newly-discovered Mayan ruins and recommends chillin' at Yaxchilan

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Chiapas: Mexico’s secret corner

Dan Linstead discovers there’s more to the Mexican state of Chiapas than one great ruin – including Coca-Cola shrines, echoing rainforest and countless lost cities

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All aboard Mexico City's floating fiesta

Gondolas, mariachi bands, colourful flowers and delicious Mexican food – Xochimilco is a match made in heaven for our featured blogger, Elaine McArdle.

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3 kick-ass cocktails from Mexico City to make at home

Three fantastic, original and tasty cocktails to make at home from the master shakers at Limantour, including a spicy margarita and, 25 years on from Reservoir Dogs, a Mr Pink

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Blowing with the blues

Mark Carwardine has a whale of a time in Mexico

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Mexican ruins on a budget

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, on the cheapest way to get to Mexico's famous ruins

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Recipe of the week: Mexican Tacos al Pastor

Tacos are Mexico's most popular dish – and they're loved all over the world. Here's an authentic recipe, straight from the street food stalls of Mexico City

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South West USA

Greg Ward dusts off his Stetson and rides into the wilds of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah

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10 trips for foodies

Get your tastebuds tingling with these top foodie trips, from learning to cook in Kerala to sampling the exotic fare in Mexico

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Waiting for walruses

Bowhead whales in Canada, commercial whaling in Iceland and great white sharks off Mexico get Mark Carwardine all animated

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Where to celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico (and beyond)

Día de los Muertos takes place on 2 November each year. Discover the best places to experience this traditional Mexican festival, which honours the no-longer living…

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3 boozy cocktails from Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula

From 'beer soup' to chili-infused margaritas, these Mexican cocktails are what Fridays are made for

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How to avoid being taken down by a taco

Wander Woman, Marie Javins, dodges a midget Iron Man in Mexico City and battles the effects of a dodgy taco in San Miguel de Allende

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3 beer recipes from around the world

Beer isn't just for drinking, you know – it makes a great addition to recipes too. Be inspired by these ideas from Mexico, Germany and England

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Drink up at one of Mexico City's 5 liveliest cantinas

A good cantina captures the nature of a neighbourhood and its people, says author Tim McGabhann. He reveals his favourite five authentic bars in the Mexican capital...

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6 incredible things you must do in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula has far more to offer than Cancun's resorts. From Mayan ruins to lobster pizza and world-class diving, here are six great ways to experience the region

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Día de los Muertos: An authentic Mexican experience

From dancing skeletons in the cemetery to decorated crafts and faces, Sarah Gilbert experiences the traditions and festivities that bring communities across Mexico together on 2 November...

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Steve Backshall on world-firsts, uncovering secret sites and his brush with death in Bhutan

For his new book and television series, the BAFTA-winning adventurer seeks out unexplored corners of the globe on 10 expeditions that had yet to be done before – in Mexico, Suriname, Borneo and beyond...

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Gentle giants: The 15 top whale watching trips in the world

Want to see the ocean's gentle giants for yourself? Take your pick of the best opportunities to see whales in the wild waters of Iceland, Canada, Mexico and beyond - with trips running all year round...

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Day of the Dead: Everything you need to know about Día de los Muertos

From skeleton parades and sugary skulls to homemade feasts and lavishly-decorated altars, here's everything you need to know about celebrating Día de los Muertos in Mexico...

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Discover the best of Latin America

There's wild mountain treks in Patagonia for outdoor adventurers, Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize for history fanatics, and dancing through the streets of Buenos Aires for fiesta-goers. Discover all of this and more through Central and South America...

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Rick Stein is one hot tamale!

We talk to TV chef Rick Stein on retracing his first big trip through Mexico in the ’60s, all things fishy, and why the UK is on the verge of a foodie revolution

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‘Drifting’ in Cozumel: a diving weekend in the Mexican Caribbean’s liveliest hotspot

Off the coast of southern Mexico, the world’s second largest reef system has colourfully alien landscapes that are home to sharks, turtles, rays and more. The best thing to do is dive right in...

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