How to plan a cultural road trip around the Yucatán, Mexico's Maya heartland

A drive through the Yucatán reveals natural wonders both above and below ground. Freshwater sinkholes, spectacular Maya ruins and colourful nature spots are scattered across the peninsula, tucked into the lush, jungly interior.

On the taco tour in Mexico City

A  do-it-yourself taco tour of Mexico City’s historic centre reveals flavours from across the nation.

From agave to Zacatecas: the A to Z of Mexican food

With its snow-capped peaks, seafood-rich ocean waters and cactus plains, Mexico’s landscape is as colourful and varied as the cuisine it produces. We’ve compiled a guide to some of the country’s best-loved recipes, dishes and street food snacks, so you can be confident you know tequila from raicilla and tamales from nopales.

In pictures: Mexico City

Mexico's capital thrives at the corner of grandeur and squalor. Above seven centuries of civilisation, street-level markets and dives provide life's best little pleasures, for those prepared to embrace them.

Mexico: Swimming with whale sharks

Bobbing up and down in the choppy water, I peered across the turbulent Caribbean Sea and gulped. Rising out of the teal water in every direction, like darkened sails on the horizon, were countless shark fins moving menacingly. The Jaws theme played through my mind. Dun dun…. Dun dun…

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