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Mexico - a land full of mystery and wonder, a mixture of the modern and the traditional, with a climate that offers equal variety, from hot and humid in coastal areas to more temperate upper inland regions

Why go?

A break in Mexico offers one of the most wonderful holiday experiences to be had, with guaranteed sunshine and spicy fun...

Visit Acapulco, with its romantic history, or head for 'real' Mexico at Guadalajara. Take a trip on the Chihuahua-Pacific railway, and enjoy the spectacular scenery, or head for the nerve centre of Mexico, its capital, Mexico City.

Other attractions include the many archaeological sites such as Chichén Itzá, Coba, Tulum and Palanque. There is also much in the way of activities to enjoy - surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving, for example, and there are great beach resorts on the Yucatan peninsula, including Cozumel and Cancun.

How to get there?

Thanks to its increasing popularity, Mexico is served well with plenty of flights year round - compare prices for bargains...

Direct flights to Mexico take around 10 hours from the UK.

Peak season - Although there is much to enjoy in Mexico at any time of year, November to May is generally the most popular time for flights there. Cheap flights to Mexico at this time will best be found by using our price comparison tool and then booking your flight in advance to secure your seats. There are charter flights direct to the beach resorts of the Yucatan and non-stop flights to Mexico City, as well as options via the USA and Spain to more Mexican destinations.

Low season - Flight prices can be lower in the very hot May to September period, while the weather can get very cold in the winter months of December to February, so finding a cheap flight is more likely at these times. Domestic travel peaks during the week before Easter (Semana Santa) and also at Christmas and New Year, so things generally get busier then. However, prices are usually more expensive from spring to autumn and around the Christmas to Easter period.

Getting to and from the airport

When arriving at Mexico City International airport be sure to take advantage of its great value transfer options...

Mexico City's Benito Juárez International Airport is huge, so be prepared to find yourself slightly overwhelmed once you've stepped into the arrivals hall.

Getting to your destination should be straightforward, however, as the airport has great transfer options. If your hotel has not organised a pick-up shuttle, opt for an authorised airport taxi for good, fast service.

You'll need to buy a ticket in advance and then head outside for your taxi. Have some change handy for tips.

Alternatively, jump on a public bus - this is cheap if you are on a budget and not carrying a lot of luggage.

Better still, the Metro, Mexico City's modern subway system, is cheap and faster than a taxi, but be careful - pick-pockets do target tourists they see boarding - be vigilant!

Where to stay?

Mexico is a vast country with countless wonderful places to stay - from incredible beach resorts to mountain lodges - so you're guaranteed a great holiday...

Most tourists from the UK head to Mexico for its fantastic beaches, and Cancun remains a popular place to holiday for great weather and hospitality. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, and is one of the eastern-most points in Mexico. Accommodation for tourists is varied - top, international hotels nestle along the coastal Riviera, but there are smaller, more family-style resorts too.

Increasingly, the very pretty and less well known Playa del Carmen, just down the road from Cancun, is gaining popularity too.

The slightly more adventurous may wish to give Huatulco a try. This former fishing village has become the beach resort of choice lately, benefiting from its unspoilt 12 miles of sandy shoreline.

Those who enjoy activities may like to stay here as there is lots on offer - snorkelling, diving, kayaking, surfing, cycling and rafting trips are easy to find, as are tours to waterfalls and coffee farms. It is cheaper too as mass tourism has not hit this place. Hotels are generally of a good standard, but you would be pushed to find a five-star - opt for guesthouses and smaller, boutique hotels.

If beaches aren't your thing or you fancy experiencing some city life, Mexico City is an interesting place to stay. With a population of over 21 million, expect a hustling, bustling and loud time. Accommodation here is not as impressive as the resorts (which know how to cater for European travellers), but some of the more luxury hotels are former colonial buildings and can have a really grand feel to them.

Stay near the Plaza Garibaldi - considered the Times Square of Mexico. It is central and safe, with three and four-star accommodation available widely.

Wherever you choose to stay, be sure to book your flights using our price comparison tool and before you know it, you'll be sending a Mexican wave to Blighty and heading to the sun.