Mexico is one of those drool-worthy destinations towards the top of almost everyone’s bucket list, and rightfully so.
Whether you’re into exploring hidden beaches, crave authentic cultural experiences, or have an affinity for having a craft beer in-hand, a trip to Mexico is just the ticket.
Found yourself washed up on Mexico’s shore? Here are our top four picks for how to spend your time.
Food fix in Mexico City
Missing out on tacos while in Mexico would be a crime. The best way to introduce yourself to the national dish is in Mexico City, where vendors are slinging them out of pop-up stalls on the side of the road.
Stewed, barbecued or roasted meat and seafood accompany any kind of fillings you can think of. Each stand has a red and a green salsa to choose from, while the really good stalls also stock avocado-based salsa.
If you’re ready to take your taco consumption to the next level, be sure to sample a Flauta. These rolled, deep-fried tacos are filled with potato, beef, or chicken, then topped with guacamole, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and cheese.
A night out at Coco Bongo, Cancun
One sure-fire way to feel the vibe of a new destination is to sample its local nightlife. So, if you’re the kind of traveller who has an affinity for the dancefloor, set aside a night for the Coco Bongo experience.
Coco Bongo is best described as a combination of Cirque du Soleil, concert, theatre and disco, with the addition of trapeze artists and gymnasts, all compressed within a totally electric atmosphere – in short, it’s wild.
Under-the-sea diving at Mayan Riviera, Tulum
Divers rejoice, for the Mayan Riviera boasts a portfolio of different spots perfect for exploring the deep.
There are more than 20 distinctly different dive sites around the region, including reefs abundant with sea life, like the Mesoamerican reef, second in size only to our beloved Great Barrier Reef.
For those more interested in encounters of the animal kind, this spot also offers the chance to interact with locals like sea turtles and gentle giant, the whale shark.
Thirst quencher at Hermana Republica, Mérida
The longer you spend in Mexico the better acquainted you’ll become with the nation’s array of different beers.
Sure, locals love their food, but beer here is just as beloved, with Tulum home to one of the country’s burgeoning beverage brands, Hermana Republic.
A fusion between the innovative and the traditional, the brewery’s eight specialty beers are available to try at their Tulum outpost, alongside a casual food menu crafted from Yucatecan ingredients.
Keen to find out more about Mexico’s thriving craft beer scene? You might want to take a look at BWS’ World’s Biggest Beer Run, co-hosted by actor Tai Hara. Based on Australia’s votes, they visit the most interesting craft breweries around the globe to create the rarest six-pack, paying a visit to Merida’s Hermana Republic. You can enter to win one of the six-packs here.