One of the best parts of travel in Mexico is the food. It’s cheap, fresh and very diverse from region to region. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always spicy and it bears little resemblance to the “Mexican Food” found in most restaurants outside of Mexico.
Contrary to the guidebook recommendations, I suggest you eat from street vendors every chance you get. If you watch them cook your food you know it’s hot and fresh, two things not guaranteed if your
If you’ve got more than a long weekend and want to do more than the over touristed Mayan Riviera and dig into the “real Mexico” then we’ve got some ideas for you! There is so much more to Mexico than the Caribbean and the resort strip along the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. With ten days and a sense of adventure you’ll explore a country chock full of history, culture, religion and music that will sing to your soul.
Mexico is known for a lot of things, but nudity isn’t really one of them. Mexican culture is traditional and conservative. Respectful travelers have long known to cover their shoulders and their knees when visiting cultural or religious sites.
On beaches in Mexico swimwear is assumed. Topless sunbathing is uncommon (unless you’re at a resort that specifically advertises it) and nudism is prohibited in Mexico’s federal zones, including beaches, although this is not always strictly enforced. What does this mean?
Cancun is the perfect place for a quick, long weekend getaway. Airfare from the Continental USA and Canada is cheap, the flights are often short and it feels a world away from business as usual. With an array of hotel options, from ultra-inexpensive hostels to five star all inclusive resorts that cater from every demographic, from backpackers to families, to honeymooning couples and retirees, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Cancun.
If you’re flying in one one of the long
Mexico is a country that likes to party. Festivals are a regular occurrence, from the big national festivals to tiny village celebrations of a local patron saint. You’ll find food, music, dancing, fireworks and pinatas are standard fare.
Two of Mexico’s well known, but often confused, festivals are Cinco de Mayo and Independence Day. One is a national holiday, the other is celebrated primarily in one region. Once you know the difference, you’ll never forget and if you can make the
Taking a trip to a Mexican beach resort town shouldn’t require studying a huge amount of pre-vacation material, but when the town for which you’re headed has some surprises in store – let’s just say it can’t hurt to be well-informed. Mazatlan offers all kinds of surprises – mostly of the extremely pleasant variety – and some of them are good enough to sway you toward choosing Mazatlan over other resort towns in Mexico.
Here are the things you should know