Discover the tropical summer paradise of Cancún in the Yucatán with over 17 kilometers of snow-white beaches that flow into a bright blue sea. You can spend your time relaxing on the beach or go snorkeling at Isla Mujeres or Playa Delfines where you can discover an underwater world full of coral reefs and fish species. Or visit one of the underground caves or Mayan ruins. In spring, American youths take over the city to celebrate their spring break. A week of dancing, partying, swimming and relaxing in the Mexican sun. But you can enjoy a relaxing sun holiday in beautiful Cancún all year round. And if you don't feel like lying on the beach among the crowds, you can rent a car and drive a little outside of Cancún to more beaches of Isla Blanca.
Chichén Itzá was one of the most important cities of the Maya Empire and is still shrouded in mystery today. For decades scientists have been trying to make sense of all the secrets left behind by the Maya. El Castillo is the symbol of Chichén Itzá and the most famous building in all of Mexico. This impressive pyramid was built by the Maya in the 9th century and served as a temple to the god Kukulcán (in English: "feathered serpent"). The building is incredibly ingenious and represents an enormous calendar. Even though it is no longer allowed to climb the stairs of El Castillo, a visit to this historical place is still very much worth it.
The ancient city of Yaxchilán was once one of the most powerful Maya states. The city is now surrounded by jungle and supports an abundance of wildlife, including howler monkeys, spider monkeys and red macaws. This ancient site is known for its well-preserved structures, including ornate decorations, as well as the stone reliefs carved with ceremonial and conquest scenes. Some buildings contain hieroglyphic texts describing the history of the city. For lovers of culture and history, a tour and visit to this site is not to be missed.
Mexican cuisine is originally a combination of Aztec culture and Spanish traditions. It has now become one of the world’ most famous and delicious cuisines. Some traditional Mexican food includes: huevos rancheros , tortillas, tacos, chili peppers, fresh fruit, and chocolate. The most atmospheric place to experience the food culture is a local mercado (market) where the vendors sell authentic local food, souvenirs, textiles and household items. Corn is the staple of almost every meal. Many of these meals are served in both traditional and modern cafes and there are stalls on almost every street corner where you can satisfy your cravings.
Teotihuacán was once an important city in the valley of Mexico and is located thirty miles northeast of Mexico City. Today only ruins remain. The city thrived from about 150BC to 700AD and had about 200,000 inhabitants at its peak. It was a city filled with large buildings, but who lived in the city and how the inhabitants lived is still largely unknown. Various native people claim to be descendants of the inhabitants. Still, today even the ruins of this unprecedented metropolis are still impressive. At this impressive archaeological site you can still see foundations of pyramids, palaces and temples everywhere. Because Teotihuacán was a religious place, Aztec kings still came to the city on pilgrimage centuries after the city was destroyed.