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Mexico

Information about Mexico

Planning a trip to Mexico? Take a look at our articles for information about Mexico, including introductions to Mexican wrestling, tequila and ghost stories. Our articles feature all you need to know for your Mexican holiday, from a guide to surfing in Mexico to the best of Mexico's Mayan and Aztec ruins.

A Guide to Mexican Wrestling
A Guide to Mexican Wrestling

The most popular sport after football, Mexican wrestling is an exciting, colourful and action-packed pastime that entertains millions of fans throughout the country.

A Guide to Mezcal and Tequila
A Guide to Mezcal and Tequila

Spirit drinkers, rejoice – there are two delicious types to enjoy while holidaying in Mexico. Both made from the agave plant, tequila and mezcal are two popular distilled beverages created in different regions of Mexico.

A Guide to Surfing in Mexico
A Guide to Surfing in Mexico

Mexico is home to some of the world's most incredible surf, with big names in the sport heading around the coast to ride the waves, all the way from Oaxaca to the Gulf of California. If you're a keen surfer and you're looking for a new place to hit, then Mexico should be high on your list.

Mexico's Most Famous Ghost Stories
Mexico's Most Famous Ghost Stories

For spine-chilling, eerie ghost stories that are guaranteed to make your hair stand up on end, those from Mexico will most certainly fit the bill. The country's steeped in history, dating back to the Mayan rule which started around 2,000 BCE. This was closely followed by the domination of the Aztec empire that lasted until the Spanish invasion of 1519.

The Best of Mayan and Aztec Ruins
The Best of Mayan and Aztec Ruins

Mexico's ancient civilisations were the most sophisticated in Northern and Central America, with national treasures that are cherished and well preserved. Discover Mayan and Aztec ruins boasting temples and palaces that are hidden in jungles or high on hills.

The Diversity of Mexican Cuisine
The Diversity of Mexican Cuisine

Mexican cuisine has so many layers of diversity in its flavours, colours and textures. The variations in climate across Mexico have an influence, due to their effect on locally available ingredients. Add to this the impact of Spanish culinary preferences and you get one delicious, interesting and sometimes surprising cuisine.

What is a Mariachi Band?
What is a Mariachi Band?

Loud, energetic and instantly recognisable, mariachi music will no doubt be the soundtrack to your Mexican getaway.

What is the Day of the Dead Festival?
What is the Day of the Dead Festival?

The Day of the Dead Festival, or Dia de los Muertos, is a Mexican holiday that honours and remembers friends and loved ones who have passed away.

The Best Tours and Excursions in Mexico
The Best Tours and Excursions in Mexico

Mexico is packed full of adventure. Blending history and culture with exciting, adrenaline–filled activities, you can do everything from climbing ancient, sunbeaten Mayan ruins to snorkelling with whale sharks.

Family-friendly things to do in Mexico
Family-friendly things to do in Mexico

An incredibly inviting country for families, Mexicans welcome children into their restaurants and bars with open arms – but you probably won't be spending too much time in them when there's so much else to do in Mexico.

Do I need a visa for Mexico?
Do I need a visa for Mexico?

British citizens do not require a visa when travelling to Mexico as a tourist, but will require a tourist card. Travelling under any other circumstances outside of a holiday will most likely require a visa.