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15 photos that will make you want to book a trip to Mexico

written by Amy Foyster June 28, 2019
female travellers in Mezcal

This blog was originally published on May 4 2016 and has been updated for accuracy.

The sounds of salsa beating through your body, the tantalising scent of chipotle and coriander wafting through the air and the smile of a local as they greet you with a friendly ‘hola’ in the streets. This is Mexico; in all its colourful, historic, delicious and joyful glory.

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An adventure through Mexico is as diverse as it is exciting. From heading deep into the jungle to explore the ancient Maya pyramids of Calakmul to swimming in the secluded cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula. Tasting local mezcal in Oaxaca or stuffing yourself to the brim with authentic tacos on the streets of Mexico City. It wouldn’t be a trip to Mexico without a refreshing dip at one of the stunning beaches (Tulum is especially picturesque with its jagged coastline and white sand) and dressing up and witnessing the festivities of Lucha Libre wrestling performance is a must.

All of this (and more) is what Mexico looks like on a small group tour with Intrepid Travel.

1. An Intrepid group at Calakmul – a Maya archaeological site located in the jungles of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Calakmul Pyramids

2. Intrepid leader, Valentina, shows the group the highlights of Mexico City.

Intrepid group in Mexico city

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3. Learning to make mole at a cooking class in Oaxaca.

Cooking class in Oaxaca

4. The finished product – YUM!

Person holding a taco

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5. Fun exploring the cactus garden in Oaxaca.

Cactus garden Oaxaca

6. Sunsets always look better in an agave field in Valle de Tlacolula.

Sunset in Mezcal

7. Mexico’s answer to smashed avo – the Mexican Eggs Benedict in trendy Bacalar.

8. From breakfast, to pure paradise. Who wouldn’t be thrilled by this view of Tulum’s gorgeous waters?

Two female travellers in Tulum

9. Or you could grab a mask and get involved with Lucha Libre, Mexico’s theatrical professional wrestling.

Travellers wearing Lucha libre masksREAD MORE: LIVIN’ LUCHA LIBRE IN MEXICO CITY

10. WOAH!

lucha libre match

11. After that, a quick dip in the Nayha cenote is just what the doctor ordered.

drone shot of a man swimming in the cenotes in mexico

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12. And an ice cream in the pretty city of Izamal is another excellent way to cool down…

13. …. before yet another dip in Bacalar Lagoon.

drone shot of Bacalar lagoon

14. Is there anything more Mexican than eating mango off a stick, covered in rainbow-coloured chilli salt? We think not…

girl eating chilli pineapple in Mexico

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15. Unless it’s this tasty street taco in Mexico City.A plate of Tacos in Mexico city

Want to see Mexico for yourself? Check out our full range of small group tours around this beautiful country.

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