Hopefully most of you will get the chance to travel around before and / or after the wedding.
Mexico is a beautiful country and has a LOT to offer. Here is a short list of suggestions of our favorite places in Mexico that we think are worth seeing, but by no means intends to be exhaustive. Have a look and let us know if you need guidance.
Bear in mind Mexico is a big country, and although highways are pretty good, distances between one place and the other can be significant. If that’s the case, fear not! There are plenty of internal flights that can help you move around more efficiently. Low cost airlines include: Volaris and Interjet, with Aeromexico being the Mexican British Airways equivalent.
Besides being home to the Zapatistas and Comandante Marco, Chiapas is the richest state in terms of natural resources making it the perfect place for nature lovers.
The major destinations are San Cristobal and Palenque – a true treasure and one of the most incredible Mayan sites in the area. Explore Lacandona jungle, the Sumidero Canyon, it’s endless waterfalls and lagoons.
More info: www.visitmexico.com/en/state-of-chiapas
The state of Oaxaca (wa-ha-ca) is possibly one of the most magical places in Mexico, known for its indigenous diversity, colourful traditions and rich cuisine.
If visiting the capital city Oaxaca, prepare to indulge yourself with excellent food (grasshoppers are amongst the top delicacies) and Mezcal!!
Enjoy walking around the endless craft stores and markets surrounded by the finest examples of Baroque architecture.
Oaxaca is also home to the ancient Zapotec and Mixtec sites: Monte Alban and Mitla, which are both close to the capital city.
Can’t wait to visit? Oaxaca city is a 5 hour drive from Mexico City, or a friendly 1 hour flight.
More info: www.visitmexico.com/en/oaxaca
Think London is crowded? No way Jose, you haven’t seen anything yet! The bride’s nest, lovely Mexico City is 500-year-old and a real metropolis able to cater for everyone’s taste.
Capital to the Aztec empire, is now a vibrant modern city. According to the NYT, the Mexican capital attracts “travelers seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward thinking design”, topping the list as the number one destination to visit.
Still not convinced? Have a look at the reviews yourselves!
Top tip — If in Mexico City, make sure you pay a visit to Tehotihuacan
Paradise on earth? Yes please! Welcome to the Riviera Maya: Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are all part of it.
Explore the area beyond its wonderful white beaches, including Mayan ruins like Chichen-Itzá, natural reserves, underground rivers and cenotes.
Merida is only a 3-hour drive so rent a car, drive around and discover the beauties of this Peninsula!
OTHER places you might want to check out:
GUANAJUATO – Formerly a mining city, it is now, together with San Miguel de Allende, a World Heritage Site. Both cities are a 4-hour drive north west of Mexico City.
BAJA CALIFORNIA – better know for its beach resort: Los Cabos, its vineyards in Valle de Guadalupe and of course Tijuana!