Mexico Map

Mexico map of main tourist destinations. Double click on map to zoom.

Why holiday in Mexico?

Tulum beach and Maya temple, Maya Riviera, Mexico Map

Tulum beach and Maya temple, Maya Riviera, Mexico. Photo by Dennis Jarvis.

Mexico has been a tourist destination for a hundred years or so and is not close losing it’s popularity. Offering a winning combination of regular sunshine, truly spectacular Mayan world wonders – Chichen Itza is especially magnificent – large and luscious beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean oceans, tasty and varied food, mad festivals, diverse landscapes ranging from deserts to jungles and reasonable prices, what’s not to like about Mexico?

Well, if you insist on hearing the downsides…. banditry happens, decapitation too – though that’s generally visited upon rival gang members – locals can be uncommunicative unless you’re a tourist waving a fist full of dollars and there’s no short gage of unattractive towns and dull landscapes.
But never mind, Mexico is still brilliant!

Best seasons

Best: November-April.
Worst: June-October (wet, hot); the Yucatan Peninsula especially is susceptible to hurricanes during this season but even if the big H doesn’t strike the seas around may be rough and unclear, the skies cloudy and the beaches less pleasant to hang out on, though prices will be down. The month of March delivers US College kid overload during the Spring Break (various schools, various dates).