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  • The colours of Mexico captured in 14 pictures

    The colours of Mexico captured in 14 pictures

    June 21st, 2016Tim Draper
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  • Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

    Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

    June 6th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Surviving 42ºC (107ºF) desert heat, tramping hurricane-battered Pacific beaches and scaling lofty volcanoes, our hard-travelling authors have visited every corner of this vast, magnificent country – from the ancient caves of Baja California to the dense rainforest of the Lacandón Jungle. To celebrate the publication of the new Rough Guide to Mexico, we’re sharing a few... Read more »

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  • Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

    Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

    June 3rd, 2016Mandy Gardner
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    Most people visit Mexico’s Isla Cozumel for one of two reasons: to scuba dive, or to kill time with food and drink before their cruise ship takes off again. Every day, up to ten cruise ships – each with several thousand passengers – will dock on the island and unleash a barrage of crowds to... Read more »

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  • The ultimate foodie’s guide to Mexico

    The ultimate foodie’s guide to Mexico

    January 19th, 2016Sarah Gilbert
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    Banish thoughts of boring burritos and tasteless Tex Mex; it’s not just chillies that are making Mexican food hot right now. The country’s diverse cuisine is so good, it’s been granted UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status (French is the only other gastronomy), and there’s everything from tasty tacos to fine-dining fusion. Here are some of... Read more »

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  • Isla de las Muñecas: Mexico’s terrifying island of haunted dolls

    Isla de las Muñecas: Mexico’s terrifying island of haunted dolls

    October 22nd, 2015Colt St. George
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    They hang from trees and clothes lines. Bits of plastic bodies jammed onto fenceposts and nailed to cabin doors, decaying heads strewn among the island’s greenery, gazing at visitors through insect-infested eye-sockets. Welcome to Mexico‘s Isla de las Muñecas, or Island of Dolls. Located deep in Xochimilco, a borough just 28km south of Mexico City, the Isla de las Muñecas... Read more »

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  • A Mexican food adventure: the best restaurants in Mexico City

    A Mexican food adventure: the best restaurants in Mexico City

    September 22nd, 2015Eric Grossman
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    Spicy chiles aside, there’s no hotter dining city in North America than the capital of Mexico. Since it was first established by the Aztecs in the fourteenth century, Mexico City has sprawled in every direction, and today the metro area contains upwards of 21 million people. As the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, Mexico... Read more »

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  • Unexplored Mexico: Chiapas and Tabasco

    Unexplored Mexico: Chiapas and Tabasco

    June 30th, 2015Shafik Meghji
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    For many years Chiapas and Tabasco were famous for revolutionaries, chilli sauce and little else. But these neighbouring Mexican states are increasingly appearing on tourist itineraries, drawing in travellers with their magnificent ruins, colonial cities, unique indigenous cultures and lip-tingling cuisine. Shafik Meghji heads off the beaten track. Chiapas Stretched along the Guatemalan border in... Read more »

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  • 14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    14 magical sunrises that prove it’s worth getting up early

    April 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Riviera Nayarit: hippy-hunting on Mexico’s Pacific beaches

    Riviera Nayarit: hippy-hunting on Mexico’s Pacific beaches

    January 29th, 2015Neil McQuillian
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    On a trip to Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, just a short drive from bright lights of Puerto Vallarta, Neil McQuillian discovers the unexpected… There! I whipped my head round to get a better look. Yes – roger that – no doubt about it. That rare combination of bright, clashing colours and drab browns: remarkable. Quite a... Read more »

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  • 10 eye-opening underwater videos

    10 eye-opening underwater videos

    October 14th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet when it comes to travelling most of us stick to dry land. It’s a shame, as there are some amazing experiences to be had underwater – from swimming with whale sharks to diving around World War II wrecks. Thanks to advances in camera technology,... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • Picking, eating and tripping on Peyote in Mexico

    Picking, eating and tripping on Peyote in Mexico

    September 17th, 2014Alasdair Baverstock
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    Surrounded by the dwarfing Sierra de Catorce mountain range, Rough Guides writer Alasdair Baverstock indulges in some hallucinogenic Mexican cactus for an eye-opening experience. The cactus beside me was quite audibly breathing. Its expansions and contractions were sure signs of its survival in this desert. In fact, looking around at the abandoned silver mine everything... Read more »

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